I'm not seeing any of the content-warning meta in my feed but it's like... you know when you're having a conversation with someone and you bring up a topic and a few words in you can see that they're annoyed or uncomfortable or just uninterested so you switch to talking about something else? CWs are a way of doing that same thing in an asynchronous medium (like mastodon) where you change your speech in real time in response to how people are reacting—you have to anticipate that reaction instead
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They're great. They're great even for not triggering or potentially disturbing or upsetting topics.
I love that I can see at a glance if I should stop and read something, or if it's not going to be relevant to my interests.
It's amazing to me that people don't use them MORE, tbh, because I love that quality about them, and I read more CWed toots than those without.
lol the library just threatened to send me to collections if I didn't return the books I have even though I got zero overdue notices for them today is going GREAT
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So apparently what happened is that Acast didn’t set up a 301 redirect, they setup 302 redirect. Which doesn’t tell any of the apps like Apple that the feed is permanently moved. Then they deleted my feed since I was no longer with them and they thought it was old and no longer in use. That means that anybody who subscribed to the Acast feed got bumped from the show. Which explains why I went from 80-90k downloads per episode to 30-40k. Excuse me while I go throw up.
cool cool cool cool Acast's refusal to do a 301 redirect on my RSS feed means that people who listen on Stitcher haven't been getting episodes either cool great yep great no problem
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Feeling totally down about Flash Forward this morning. Between the feed issues, Stitcher dropping episodes, and just feeling like the last few episodes have been mediocre at best I was already down. And then I just saw this: https://twitter.com/alieward/status/999488993770201088 where Alie Ward asked Apple to include a science category in their “Bold Women” podcast selections (yay!) and of course Flash Forward isn’t on it. I just feel like I’ve missed the boat entirely.
I'm in this stage of working on this story map right now
Just to be on the safe side here, it decided to fill the entire planet with sheep texture.
I'm morbidly curious to see all the ways people eventually manage to turn Mastodon instances to the dark side.
You could set up a Mastodon instance for free, grow it to be huge, and then sell all the instance's data for money. You could do all kinds of weird shit.
I think my favourite IT story (not mine) is the server that needed to be rebooted whenever it froze completely. The mcguyver solution? Get an old pc with a CD drive, and every time it loses connection to the server it ejects the CD tray, which has a poking stick attached, which hits the reset button.
The line between genius and insanity was definitely blurry there.
I really need to find a hobby of some kind in which I am making physical things, away from a computer. Maybe sewing? Or woodworking? Or sculpting or something? How depressing is it to admit that I literally do not have a hobby????
Oh man the eels are slithering today!
(this is a good thing for me: http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2018/04/23/ideas-are-a-bucket-of-eels/)
whenever an editor encourages me to send in weird ideas I wonder if they really know what they're getting themselves into
I guess I never really made it public or official but I live in the Bay Area now. If you're here and wanna say hi/get a drink/show me something cool here, hit me up?