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if i was a supreme court justice i would simply make good rulings instead of bad ones

one of my many frustrations with today's media is their filter that can take a concrete action done for measured reasons and report it as something done out of "concern" or "fear".

feels like childhood games like _robot odyssey_ or _the incredible machine_ were teaching me the skills to scavenge components post-collapse more than they were teaching me anything about engineering-by-catalog.

hey #fediverse, I'm looking to create a collection of social sustainable VPS providers

some characteristics:
- green energy
- worker owned
- organic growth
- opensource
- NO hyperscale

some examples:

please send me more!

If you haven't seen Shake Hands with Danger, it's a workplace safety vehicle focused on construction equipment with impeccable timing and terror, and a banger of a song

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I think a lot of us are familiar with the granddaddy of all iconic industrial safety education videos, Shake Hands with Danger, but may I recommend the equally iconic Forklift Driver Klaus's First Day on the Job? Where shake hands with danger is dark and terrifying, Klaus's day is significantly goofier... And MUCH gorier. Please heed the warning: there is a lot of blood in this very silly ten minute movie.

discord is a corporation 

the developer of is formally deprecating the project, and the only path forward would be for someone else to make a different version under a new name.

essentially, they've been in a constant battle with Discord staff and had their requests completely ignored, and with the latest changes to the API, they have lost all motivation to work on the project. because no one else they trust was able to take over ownership, they're shutting it down.

they made a big post on GitHub about it if you want to read the full story. it's a mess:

from what it seems, there's a good chance that a lot of major Discord bots will not work when the deadline in April 2022 comes by and Discord wants all the bots to switch to the new API. and there's not much you can really do about it

anyway I'm sure there are lighter apps i could use for a single-user instance, but I wanted to get a little familiar with Mastodon itself as an admin

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regular install of mastodon following the instructions, and it's using 830MB of a 1GB container right now, about 700MB of that is the Ruby web app

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computering mini-rant 

for all the "we have plenty of ram" going around since the 90s, memory has been the main limiting factor in most of the low-end server stuff I've been trying to do, and for some segments of the server industry it's been the main limit all along

getting ready to move over to a little single-user mastodon instance, @scanlime


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