@freemo I'm looking to migrate servers, but I get an error page with a 500 (Internal Server Error) status when I submit the form on the redirect setup page. I set up the account alias on my new account about a week ago.

BTW, thanks for running this place, it's been a great introduction to Mastodon.

I JavaScript, has a spread-like operator for optional elements been considered? Something like:

['a', ?'b']
=> ['a', 'b']

['a', ?null]
=> ['a']

I know you can emulate this with a spread + conditional + array literal, but I think this could be way simpler to understand.

@rauschma or any other JavaScript experts

The Associated Press -- like essentially every other major journalism outlet -- has totally normalized extremism.

Calling the new house speaker a "staunch conservative" -- a pathetically weak euphemism for far-right extremist -- is only the latest example of Big Journalism's collapse into willful helplessness.

It's journalistic cowardice in the face of a movement that aims to bring down democracy, and by extension journalism.

Shit, here it is to everyone not to a thread:

It was the extraordinary James Baldwin who taught me that one could be very angry and very kind AT THE SAME TIME.

Gandhi told me. King told me. But I dint get it, until I saw Baldwin doing it.

Baldwin, doing it. Read James Baldwin, watch the videos of James Baldwin

Get your mind right.

I wrote about 2 groundbreaking pancreatic cancer studies this week: #AI identifying high-risk individuals and a vaccine clinical trial published @nature today


It all feels like sour grapes that Bluesky released a not even half finished product and got lots of notoriety. They obviously did something right. Try to figure out what that is, if you want your network to be more appealing

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But I get frustrated when people talk about the same things being possible in ActivityPub that ATProto claims to be designed for. Someone should go ahead and make it, then. Otherwise, it's fine if another person wants to do it the way they feel like.

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What bugs me about these rants is that if he's right, and ATProto is unnecessarily complicated for no good reason, then surely there's nothing to worry about for people who like the ActivityPub ecosystem.
QT: urbanists.social/@sam/11033990

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Fucking Christ the @protocol is the most obtuse crock of shit I've ever looked at. It is complex solely for the sake of being complex and still suf...

When you write hashtags that contain multiple words, make the first letter of each word a capital letter, for example #DogsOfMastodon. This will make the tag readable to blind people.

Blind people use the internet through screen reader apps, which read text out aloud. By putting a capital at the start of each word in a hashtag, you are telling the screen reader how to say the tag correctly.

In the non-techy world this is generally known as "CamelCase".

(Techy people may call it PascalCase)

For clarification, folks, this means that Calckey is the first ActivityPub platform (AFAIK) that will let you migrate your entire social graph (followers AND followings) from one ActivityPub instance (whether Mastodon, Calckey, Misskey, or other). You still have to export from one and import to the other, but that's a simple thing (and will probably be automated soon)..

cc @Tchambers @atomicpoet @mmasnick @jeffjarvis @davetroy @scafaria @davidslifka @elipariser @dangillmor

You asked for it, and it’s coming. Quote posts, search, and groups are on their way. In the meantime, check out the new onboarding experience launching today. blog.joinmastodon.org/2023/05/

Also: you know the cartoon where the dude turns into a Nazi because people called him a Nazi? Don’t be like that. Some people who hate the bad-faith shitbirds will also hate you. Every movement has assholes, narcissist, and dramatics. Deal with it and focus not not being a bad-faith shitbird.

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Could the potentially migrate to AT Protocol? Aside from a different namespace, what would prevent this from happening, from a technical standpoint? Are there places where ActivityPub is more capable?

I realize that there isn't yet a fully baked AT Protocol, so it's possible no one knows the answer for certain, but I'm interested in thoughts.

A lot of people don't know the difference between capitalism and ... having markets and shopping and little coops and companies in non-super-essential economic sectors that operate independently.

Markets existed before capitalism and will exist after.

Super early thoughts:

- Onboarding feels super smooth. Selecting the default server feels low stakes.

- Initial feed feels Twitteresque, for better or worse. I don't know how to explain what this means. It's a vibe.

- Took about 5 mins to switch to @acjay.com. I LOVE this.

These are weak points with , as I think nearly everyone acknowledges.

I have to admit that a lot of it is my distrust of Jack "Elon is the singular solution I trust" Dorsey and his motives.

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: what do folks think of it?

I'm not on yet, but I suspect that if they are able to improve upon a few of the core pain points of , it might be the true Twitter successor.

Mastodon has a discovery problem.

There, I said it.

I really like it here and appreciate that the level of discourse is better than Twitter, but 2 problems:

- it feels like I'm not finding new voices frequently at all
- there's no sense of zeitgeist here

Different problems, but I think both related to the lack of algorithms.

Typo in @washingtonpost hed:

“Biden is running out of time to avoid calamitous debt ceiling outcomes”

In this country, debt is solely Congress’ responsibility.


“House GOP dishonors oath to protect full faith and credit of the US, puts gun to head of global economy”

Once, a couple cops overheard a buddy and me talking about teaching and one was like, "my hat's off to you. I can cuff someone if they're out of line, but as a teacher, all you have are your wits."

1) He's right
2) The experience of teaching in a tough school was hugely influential on my views on parenting

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