Me: can we install tool-x?
Devops: what do you need it for?
Devops: that's been superseded by tool-x-prime
Me: Not quite, tool-x-prime only supports a subset of features and rebuilding what I'm working on to use that will add days/weeks to my workload
Devops: Pretty sure I used tool-x-prime for that a few years ago
Me: please can we just install tool-x and then consider tool-x-prime once things are actually working?
Thanks for making me jump through those hoops 🤦♂️
Most clothes are just very very complicated knots
@maffeis I wonder if it's useful to consider an instance to _not_ be a community -- at least in terms of interests -- but instead as a society with shared rules (e.g. what's considered acceptable, who they'll federate with and so on).
In that context, does it make sense to have a single identity that exists in multiple societies, that each have different rules?
"I feel like everybody avoids politics on social media. Besides that, though, everyone feels like they have a voice."
I found this article about life inside a "content house" fascinating and terrifying: https://harpers.org/archive/2021/06/tiktok-house-collab-house-the-anxiety-of-influencers/
"When I first invented the hammer* I had no idea how important it would be. And yet ever since, everything I look at turns out to be made of nails."
(* I didn't)
After about a month offline, I finally figured out how to deploy Mastodon docker images to Dokku so I didn't need to keep my stupid Procfile fork around.
The most tangible benefit to this is that I can remove the GitHub fork, and stop getting dependency updates from Dependabot that I can do literally nothing about!