it's amazing how much of a difference having an actual keyboard case, as opposed to a standard keyboard like I was using, makes to the iPad's usability as a full computer. So much more convenient, and I can finally, a year later, use my iPad as more than a Netflix machine.

Found a good mastodon client for iPad finally. No keyboard shortcuts though, sad times.

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tech, command-lines 

It’s a shame that the only decent command-line we have is the Linux/Unix ecosystem. There are reasons it is the way it is, esp. the fact that most hobbyist devs are programmers/engineers (way too few designers, writers, sensibility readers etc., & the precious ones we have get little respect).

But a cmdline could be all of:

- fully decolonised
- discoverable
- consistent
- documented
- cute

& the fact that ours isn’t is taken to be an essential limitation of cmdlines…

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language PSA 

On a more serious note, based on a conversation on an Internet forum (and addressed mostly at people from the USA):

Most of y'all are probably aware of that, but there's no such thing as speaking "without an accent". If you're not broadcasting words directly into someone's brain via telepathy, you have an accent.

It matters because it's not just incorrect, it's also an example of centering one type of language (yours) as invisible and therefore default.

*Everyone* has an accent.

i'm giving up drinking until Christmas. Sorry, wrong punctuation. I'm giving up, drinking until Christmas

just tried an m1 mac. yes pls i'll have that.

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Websites should really give you an option where they let you through the adblock filter if you donate. I'd much prefer that to a recurring subscription that's a big pain to track down and cancel later on--and that's the point, of course.

,I finally got around to deleting facebook in it's entirety. They probably won't delete my data but i'm not personally giving them any more of it. Also now running pihole because trackers embedded in adds = bad

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youtube removing community captions is so fucked up honestly. it's a massive fuck you to those with hearing issue, language processioning issues like some can have with autism, pretty much all non english speakers or those in the process of learning which media immersion is an amazing way to learn I may add. and there's literally no reason to do it than google doing what they always do, killing off services and features because fuck you

When you're waiting to watch a program and then suddenly everyone wants something and you're already on your feet so everyone assumes you'll get what they want

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Shoutout to men who hate abusive and misogynistic men

morning to all the people. I'm up early today because I have to go places.

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It appears that windows was so upset that I wouldn't let it do updates, it crashed itself so I would reboot it... so it could do updates. You win this time, windows. Act up like that again and I'll be forced to wipe your drive and install linux
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I now have 3 mastodon clients installed on my phone. I think this might be becoming a problem.

very grose 

I was just told by a friend that during this pandemic she has been using her phone as a vibrator. This is after I used it to place a call. Alright but could you have told me before I held it by my face thanks.

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Please, if you have a bot, make it post in unlisted rather than in public. There is so many bots posting in public now that the federated timeline is becoming unusable.
I don’t usually ask that, but can you boost this to spread awareness?

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Imo the functional paradigm makes more sense than the object oriented paradigm.

sometimes I feel like I don't have any actual friends. People just talk to me when they want something. And I find it super haard to say no.

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