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Johannab

@Johannab@wandering.shop

Your crabby #GenX internet Auntie. I help with the mopping up around wandering.shop, primarily on the community/moderation side. I live in a too-small loft condo with a large spouse, embiggening child, 2 medium cats and lots of yarn. Lately picking away at stringed instruments.

#fedi22 #knitting #banjo #nerdyGurdy #music #futureCities #urbanism #onlineCommunity #DataScience #diabetic
Looking to #getFediHired

Admin/Mod business: https://wandering.shop/@proprietor.

https://proven.lol/f2b79a

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MsHearthWitch, to random
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No, I am definitely not going to regret starting this latte at 6:15 pm. Absolutely there is no issue with this. My body totally metabolizes caffeine like it did 20 years ago. I am immortal.

(pls do not perceive my account at 2am)

Johannab,
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@MsHearthWitch I had my 2nd mug of brew after the mystical 3 pm cutoff today, I may be up if you're chatty later. 😝

Johannab, to random
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Oh. Wow. This thread - ungood. Libby/Overdrive selling borrower history to advertisers? Yikes.

From: @longobord
https://infosec.exchange/@longobord/112243098104196246

Johannab, to opensource
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Friends and fans, have a look through this hashtag and thread today for a fediverse ! Help your favourite server(s) or platform(s) keep the lights on. Or if you’re a fedi nomad, looking for a new home, read up on some of the featured communities which, we hope, are participating in voluntary community fundraising so they stay running and stable well into future years.

From: @flexghost
https://mastodon.social/@flexghost/112230788758370867

Johannab, to HashtagGames
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Hey, I’ve been hearing there’s a getting set up for tomorrow.

Look out for this. Maybe we can call it out on this weekend, and spread the news that some mastodon instances (or other federated homes too?) could use a bit of your spare change, or monthly subscriptions.

Check the tag tomorrow.

Johannab,
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many thanks to @flexghost for coming up with a way to help Mastodon admins across the ‘verse, and to just call out and show off how many communities we really have out here.

cstross, to random
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A rightwing Christian lobby group that wants abortion to be banned has forged ties with an adviser to the prime minister and is drawing up ­policy briefings for politicians.

The UK branch of the US-based Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has been appointed a stakeholder in a parliamentary group on religious freedoms in a role that grants it direct access to MPs:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/06/extreme-us-anti-abortion-group-ramps-up-lobbying-in-westminster

(More evidence that reality is taking its cues from the Laundry Files,"The Apocalypse Codex" this time.)

Johannab,
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@cstross WHYYYYY why why is there not some sort of basic fitness test for this kind of privileged engagement or access.

“In a fundamental way, does your stakeholder mission include interfering with the freedoms of someone who does not consent to your mission statement? Then, you do not have a seat at the governance bench. Go write a letter like everyone else.”

Johannab,
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@cstross yeah, same in this Westminsterian descendant over the pond.

Just yellin’ at my clouds, half wishing the eclipse were really gonna bring the end to some.

atomicpoet, to random
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I would like to meet a metasexual.

That is, someone who’s attracted to the concept of sexualities but not people.

Johannab,
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@atomicpoet I think you may have just instantiated a new class.

Johannab, to random
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Great thread from @pluralistic , or click through and read it as an essay. The “too big to care” description also grabs me right in the feels. THAT line being crossed tells me a monopoly has transitioned to oligarchy, and this is where a government, even a conservative one, has an obligation TO care. The enshittification phenomenon is a harbinger of failing democracy.

From: @pluralistic
https://mamot.fr/@pluralistic@mamot.fr/112213164548795444

cstross, to random
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Looks at murder of aid workers in Gaza

Checks principles

"Axiom: Killing civilians is always wrong. (Doesn't matter why, or who: no exceptions, it's always wrong.)"

Fuck Netanyahu. (The end.)

Johannab,
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@cstross gawds this whole thing is making me sick.

Civilians.
Pacifists.
Aid workers.
Not just like, aid workers specialized in war zone/rescue/evacuation/medics- who, purportedly, have some training and risk awareness.

WCK FFS. They just seem to be the most innocent and fundamental of the dedicated aid orgs, they get food into bellies, that’s ALL.

Netanyahu has lost the plot completely, that government has abandoned everything it stood for and it looks like the IDF has gone rogue.

Johannab, to random
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LinkedIn is worse than Meta now and is doing more damage to job seekers than it is providing real help or resources. Change my mind.

Johannab, to random
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Oh no. Sitting in my online DataSci lecture. We’re talking about time series data and discovering seasonality…

Somebody in this class is now trying to argue CoViD conspiracy theory at the instructor. “Well I consider it a bioweapon so how do I show that in my analysis …”

OMG you don’t??!?! No one cares what you CONSIDER it. We’re trying to show seasonality or not in a longitudinal data set? You don’t start from what you “consider” the outcome to be?

Johannab, to random
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@pixelfed @dansup are we able to follow threads accounts from pixelfed.social? I found a photographer to follow who has got threads fedi activated, but can’t be found from PF.S.

atomicpoet, to fediversenews
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Threads has successfully federated with atomicpoet.org.

So all questions about whether or not they will federate have been answered. More to the point, Threads is federating with my personal server.

There were doubts about whether Threads would allow federation with single-user and small user servers. There were also questions about whether they’d allow federation with non-Mastodon servers.

Well, I’m running an Akkoma+Mangane server that has two active users on it. And federation with Threads is indeed working.

@fediversenews

RE: https://threads.net/ap/users/17841401746480004/post/18047168578568435/

Johannab,
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@atomicpoet @fediversenews When I click the link you posted:

{"success":false,"error":"Not found"}

Johannab,
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@jcastroarnaud Maybe drop his handle from your replies, then - you’ll circumvent your own setting by engaging with the account.

Also please don’t make spurious reports of Threads accounts just because you don’t like that they exist … that means your admins have to engage, in order to deal with them.

Generally, you won’t find them in front of you unless/until there is an interaction, after which, you have “federated”, at least in some limited way. cc. @atomicpoet

seachanger, to random
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tfw you are on the M/V Kennicott ⛴️

Johannab,
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@seachanger That looks like an awesome trip. Love the hammocks!

How long a cruise is it to do this?

atomicpoet, (edited ) to random
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Can someone please explain to me what’s going on?

I legitimately have no idea, and I don’t know why I upset this person or even what they’re trying to communicate with me.

No, I’m not being obtuse. I really don’t know.

RE: https://mastodon.social/users/sssystemic/statuses/112129909662820466

Johannab,
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@atomicpoet It looks to me like they were reading something into what you said that was not there at all.

It seems to me many people communicating online are people who rely on unwritten cues and context, like tone and body language, in face-to-face communications. Those are absent when we interact through screen and keyboards, but folks’ brains still feel the need to fill them in somehow - and they frequently get it wrong.

Johannab, to random
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This is simple and clear, very nice explainer!

You can make some substitutions here, using any corporate/commercial monolithic site for “Twitter” and pointing out that “Mastodon” is not the network or the Fediverse, just one of many interconnecting applications available. Depends on how complicated you want to get or where your contact has their base of familiarity.

https://mattbrown.dev/mastodon/

Johannab, to random
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Hey there Wandering.shop regulars … @AstroKatie over on her Bsky account has a “can anyone find me the title/author of this story… “ question and allowed me to share her request over here.

https://bsky.app/profile/astrokatie.com/post/3knta6oj2gt2y

Does this ring a bell for any of you hardcore SF&F writers/readers?

masukomi, to FiberArts
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Printables is having a contest for related models.

While I rarely sew, I got curious about what people had made. Check out this amazing "Bobbin Ferris" (wheel)!
https://www.printables.com/model/800546-bobbin-ferris

I dunno how much you need to sew to justify having that many loaded bobbins on hand, but damn... Very cool.

Contest page: https://www.printables.com/contest/430

Johannab,
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@masukomi oh, that’s amazing. Back when I was quilting I could TOTALLY have that many bobbins on the go.

Johannab, to random
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Topical for our wandering shop community (maybe I’m the last to see it, I dunno) and for the data science/“AI” studies I’m into of late.

Further commentary on the Torment Nexus:

https://ancillaryreviewofbooks.org/2023/12/31/an-anti-defense-of-science-fiction/

Johannab,
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@cstross TY! I have read that already. Sorry, should have tagged that on as a reply myself.

Johannab, to random
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Hahaha.

Johannab, to random
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Poison the training sets. Make unsupervised LLMs unworkable, or at least ineffective and recognizable. https://theluddite.org/#!post/reddit-extension

Johannab, to random
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Does anyone “out there” feel like being a Fediverse advocate to their local gov’ts, agencies, or societies?

IFTAS has put out a good explainer on why an organization (as opposed to a corporation or an influencer looking to profit) might want to consider a Fediverse presence. This includes some pros AND CONS about the model, but info/offers to help get past the hurdles.

https://about.iftas.org/2024/03/06/open-social-for-the-common-good/

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