Mastodon please help me with something. I'm a #trans guy with practically no trans guy friends. I know nothing about trans guys. I only know about James.
I could really do with some transmasc and trans men friends so.... hi?
Boosts encouraged 💜
As you may recall:
• The W3C is in part hosted by MIT but MIT intends to withdraw on Dec 31.
• A new W3C nonprofit needs to take over on Jan 1.
• MIT needs to transfer assets (member dues, contracts, IP…) to the new W3C for it to operate.
• I was elected to the W3C Board and am part of the negotiations.
We're two weeks away from cutover and the negotiations are going… poorly. 🧵
To all mastodon admins:
Hi! I’m Evan Phoenix, the primary author of puma, the ruby webserver that powers mastodon!
Please reply or DM me if you need tuning help! I’ve got no officiation with the mastodon, just want to see you succeed!
(Quick Tip: set WEB_CONCURRENCY to core count * 1.5 and then tune MAX_THREADS. High thread values will see diminishing returns!)
In those comments he’s literally saying that his goal is “brand recognition” for mastodon, so that people are more likely to sign up for mastodon instances over other different-looking federated instances
It’s literally the shit I talked about in that blog post, he’s actively trying to make people think the Fediverse is just mastodon and create growth at all costs
He’s also talking about servers “cooperating or competing” which holy fuck, no, Fediverse instances aren’t competing, no instance loses anything from someone choosing to use another instance
In a year he’ll probably remove that “g” from “gGmbH” and turn all the community work that went into this over all the years into his personal business in hope of making millions..
Confession about porn
Sometimes I see a bit of a porn where a lady is really half-heartedly (or robotically) sucking a dick and I think, 'mate, oh no. That is just absolutely NOT how you suck a dick. Are you not embarrassed? You're a porn star, that's a dick! It's like Paul Hollywood on a baking show completely fucking up the bread round.'
So probably going to defederate from infosec.exchange later today (see recent boosts for reasons). Don’t think I will lose any followers but will lose a few people I have enjoyed following (@tinker especially)
It's becoming clear to me that some parts of the fediverse may be incompatible with each other.
This is a feature and not a bug.
Everything on the fediverse is basically public... but people want to be themselves first and foremost here, and that isn't always compatible with the parts of fediverse where people are their professional selves and voices of their companies and acting under corporate (or state) interests.
The vast majority of the fediverse (that I see) is trans, female, catgirl, queer, and whilst it's a minority also black... sections of society that have repeatedly learned through experience that they are on the sharp ends of relationships in other social spaces and experience discrimination even here.
They are right not to trust, and to act defensively.
The feature is that each instance, each community, each individual... finally has control over moderation.
Defederation doesn't have to be justified to anyone, nor be a source of disappointment... defederation is a feature and not a bug.
Please suggest: instances with non-white admins or mods
I would like to be able to make recommendations to BIPOC who have been scared off by the (non)moderation of mastodon.social and some of the other bigger instances.
If you know of an instance where there are non-white people who are doing the moderation (and also that the moderation is good) please let me know.
Thank you, comrades! <3
They/Them/Gender is a fuck. Anti-Imperialist Anti-Fascist Anarchist
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