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When you're using Apache HttpClient 5 but all of the tutorials are using HttpClient 4. #Java #programming

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Someone inquired on Reddit today how they can gain influence with #Eugen #Rochko to make changes and suggestions to affect the #Mastodon Project.

You can't really expect to make changes to the core or features of Mastodon unless you're a substantial Patreon supporter of Eugen Rochko/Mastodon project. Mastodon is lead by a dictator of one, Eugen. Most that try report they get nowhere at making change with the Mastodon Project.

There are 3 forks of the nearest competitor you can support where your voice can make a huge difference in #Pleroma:

1) Akkoma - Find the creator @FloatingGhost & if you're an Elixir coder or Patreon supporter, you'll have the possibility of having influence over a small team of a few current Maintainers.

2) Pleroma OTP (original) - Small team of 4 or 5, same as above, you can have a lot of influence. Lain is less involved with the project (at the moment) but they have an IRC chat group if you contact them at Pleroma's gitlab: https://git.pleroma.social/pleroma/pleroma. They are releasing their latest stable updated version, 2.5, at Christmas time.

3) Rebased - Contact the creator Alex Gleason and let him know you want to help in the same ways described above and, if you're a polite person, you'll have sn opportunity to make an impact on future features in his small Developer team of about 6 or 7. Rebased reports itself to other instances as "original Pleroma" so there's no way to know how many instances run Rebased.

Or you can go to the very rough uncharted alpha beginnings of #GoToSocial. Warning that there's not yet even a developed defult UI frontend that comes with installation, you must choose a 3rd party UI. This project could fizzle out before it's ready for prime-time.

These Pleroma forks are your best opportunity to make a difference as there are many active Pleroma servers and some have over 30,000 members demonstrating proof of concept. It's estimated that 10% of the Fediverse is Pleroma.

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Here’s the Rebased page:https://soapbox.pub/2022/08/19/soapbox-be-is-now-rebased/

Here’s a good comparison of all Pleroma forks:https://www.reddit.com/r/Pleroma_Mastodon/comments/ytamh9/rebased_fork_of_pleroma_vs_akkoma_fork/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=mweb

Rebased vs. Akkoma - Which is better?

Universal Advantages for All Pleroma Forks

From the user’s point of view, Advantages for Pleroma over Mastodon:
  • A higher default character limit than Mastodon, making a Pleroma account more akin to a Tumblr account. Thus you don’t have to use “(x/y)” just because you need to elaborate a bit or you can make a “quote, own comment, quote, own comment”-post like you are used to from Reddit.
  • Better thread overview about who answered to whom than Mastodon.
Upsides of the Rebased Pleroma fork:
  • Quote posts (are also on Akkoma but not on Mastodon).
  • Birthdays
  • YouTube embeds
  • webhooks
  • Mastodon Admin API
  • bug fixes
  • Rebased has full text searches
8 ) You don’t have to have any technical knowledge to run Rebased, for $15/month the right-hand-man to the Rebased founder will set everything up for you & update/maintain your instance: https://btrf.ly/

Learn More About Rebased: https://soapbox.pub/2022/08/19/soapbox-be-is-now-rebased/

Advantages of the Akkoma fork over Rebased fork:
  • Akkoma has a feature that looks interesting and that’s “bubbles” - from what I can tell, it allows you to choose instances “closely related” and effectively view their local timeline on your own instance.
  • One of the cool features of Akkoma is it can tap into your instance specific emojis from the react selection. & 313 said you can edit which is super nice for someone with spelling issues.
    • Quote posts (are also on Rebased but not on Mastodon).
Learn More about Akkoma: https://docs.akkoma.dev/stable/development/API/pleroma_api/

https://docs.akkoma.dev/stable/installation/debian_based_en/#support

Experienced user Paul Wilde @paul writes: “I have set up and used both, and I can answer some things. For me, Rebased seems a much more “professional” system. I mean this more in the way it looks, and so it is much more aligned with the expectation of a new user coming from, say, twitter or Facebook, and looks good enough to help maintain a professional look of a brand.

I don’t mean that in such a way to say that Akkoma is worse, but Akkoma feels more “fun” and generally feels less restricted. Both Rebased and Akkoma are fine ways of running a server, and one is not better than the other. But it does mean they suit different use cases and ultimately can’t easily be compared because of that.”


One of my favorite things to do in #Minecraft is travel long distances and explore the world.

Would be a ton of fun to do that with a group of folks on a voice call.


Who remembers the e-mail storms that reply-alls to mailing lists used to cause?
UNSUBSCRIBE
All those sys-admins in a corporation.....

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Mass resignations of iPhone workers after unrest, with report of 30% production loss https://9to5mac.com/2022/11/25/mass-resignations/

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Oversized EVs waste energy (bc of giant batteries) and also endanger other road users.

To address EV car bloat, Norwegian officials have proposed a weight-based fee of NOK 12 ($1.10)/kilo over 500 kilos.

Example: An Audi e-tron would cost ~$2,330 more.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/norway-became-an-ev-paradise-now-it-s-imposing-a-weight-tax-and-bringing-back-the-vat-200685.html

#electricvehicles #cars #climate

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I miss landlines, corded phones, and cordless phones.

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BTW, every cordless phone I have ever purchased has last about a year. No more that two, and I didn't buy cheap ones.

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What are we expecting for the beginning of December? Well, the @NWSCPC is calling for a slightly above normal probability of precipitation and likely below normal temperatures. A very appropriate way to ring in the start of meteorological winter (December 1)!#CAwx

#cawx
Thanks, I understand the caveats and will play around with it.
I’ve been browsing https://github.com/dariusk/rss-to-activitypub thinking of using that in a somewhat similar bot integration. Not sure if you’d have seen it, I only recently learned of it.


When an American driver sees a manual transmission.
He gets a heart stroke? No way.

Have an automatic gear in our car, gets the stress out of traffic. And some reduced gas needed. In comparition to the last car, which had 5-gearbox. City traffic with stop-and-go and those Staus on the autobahn... automatic gear (6-gear or more) is what makes the drive smoother. Autobahn speed we drive is usually between 120 to 140 km/h. When no limit is.

But that is our opinion.
gosh, I love them. gives me the some of the same im-part-of-the-machine feeling that I get from fixed-gear bicycles.

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@Tibor released a tool to help you find your Twitter followers on Mastodon.

https://www.movetodon.org/

👉 Evaluation happens locally in the browser
👉 no CSV import necessary
👉 List sortable by registration date ➝ Find new accounts quickly


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There have been several new urbanist creators that have started channels recently, and that's so great to see. But we need even more of them!

Maybe you could be next?

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2022/11/24/when-content-creators-share-strong-towns-ideas-people-listen

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I wonder how or if Chuck, or was it Charles, has seen Prof Steve Keen on this topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-

Maybe outside one’s field but relevant to everyone.
hey, just wanted to tell I appreciated your dutch bike, public transport importance and swiss train videos. Many thanks and hope you keep making them.

PS:Can you make something about grid modernization for renewables, since you're E. engineer.

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Did you know? Pumpkin pie became a popular dish during Civil War-era Thanksgiving celebrations because pumpkins were grown on small farms, not plantations, making the pie a symbol of abolitionist virtue.

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Electronic mail is so confusing. Why do I need to choose a provider and how do I even decide? And once I have an address, how do I find my friends’ addresses and send them letters? Will I only be able to send letters to people using the same provider?
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Don’t worry, electronic email will never catch on - just a fad.

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#BikeTooter 🚲 I have a question .. recently got a 29" schwinn ascension and the stock "no brand" disc brakes are rubbish .. how can I make them work? aren't they supposed to be better than rim brakes?
Having a really hard time getting them tight enough to stop without constantly rubbing 😕

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With the number of drivers I see rolling through reds and stops and the frequency at which they claim cyclists do the same you’d think they’d see us as their kin! #Cycling #BikeToots #Bikes
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Unfortunately 2 tons of car running a red is going to do more damage than a cycle but its only cyclists that are breaking the law and a danger....
Of course if they were licensed, had plates and insurance that would solve the problem.....🙄

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Flickr’s CEO, Don MacAskill, is asking for your feedback if Flickr should connect to #ActivityPub. Simply post your opinion in Don’s Twitter thread here:https://twitter.com/DonMacAskill/status/1594945727255699457?t=Kk4ikjDrqQiIVV6a2-mDbA&s=19

#Flickr is a photo-sharing platform and social network created in Canada in 2004 by Stewart Butterfield, Caterina Fake and Jason Classon and was bought by Yahoo! In 2005. Later it was sold again to to SmugMug Inc. Users upload photos for others to see. Users create a free account and upload their own photos (and videos) to share.

A rising tide lifts all boats & a larger audience on the Fediverse has the circular effect of drawing more people.

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Flickr couldn't simple send every post to a small servers federated timeline. A user on an instance needs to follow a user for their posts (and posts they have boosted) to make it to an instance's federated timeline, with some other exceptions. A small instance where no user follows any Flickr accounts would only see Flickr posts boosted by their follows.

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but how likely is it that a you only have people on the server which don't follow someone from flickr ? Specially since flickr is even much bigger than mastodon.

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Is there anywhere to donate unused cycling kit, jerseys etc? #cycling #biketoot

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most cities that I've been in have at least one DIY bike co-op that sells donations to pay the rent while teaching people bicycle skills, depending on where you are that might be a good option.
I'll have a look, plenty of charities that will take bikes.
I'll have a look locally, (Leicester).

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Reminder: If you are a white American, your mission today is to confront and embarrass your conservative racist relatives. Make it at least awkward to be awful.
Here's the manual ✊ https://masto.ai/@rbreich/109394407478905873
and I know that video doesn't deal with the racism part, but from my experience, all of this goes hand in hand and facts are what's best. Good luck to my American 🇺🇸 friends going through these tough get togethers.

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Not a surprise, but still disappointing. Canada makes copyright term extension official. Term extended to life + 70 years as of December 30th.
New works entering the public domain lost for a generation.
https://orders-in-council.canada.ca/attachment.php?attach=42842&lang=en

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What is so bad about just giving credit and some money to the artists, creators and authors? They don't get enough as it is. Why does capitalism work for everything else but not creative people?
Copyright's intended purpose is to strike a balance between encouraging artists to create by ensuring they can get paid for their work AND allowing works to eventually enrich the public domain. When copyright terms are too long it stifles creativity by not allowing other artists to iterate off prior works and also often inadvertently renders artists works largely inaccessible to future generations if they aren't "commercially viable".
Massive theft of copyrighted material from the public.

When I realized how evil it is, I changed the legal page of my book to give myself about 15 years to make back the money and time I put into it.


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Informed researchers will often bring up the “oxygen of amplification” problem, which refers to how easy it is for everyone from journalists to citizens to activists to accidentally amplify hate speech and extremist propaganda simply by repeating it while bringing attention to it. Propaganda and hate speech still has the same effect on its intended audience and victims whenever it is repeated—regardless of the intentions of the repeater. Choose not to amplify harmful information.

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Had to stop for a couple photos here while on my ride this morning. (Sorry about the NDS.) #cycling #bicycle #seabikes #Seattle #photography #photog #photo #photos #mywork (1, 2)
looks like heaven! Beautiful shots!
@finn I know that spot well. Always wanted to own a houseboat. It’s a #Seattle thing.

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A recent benchmarking report from USDOT shows how poorly we have performed on pedestrian safety compared to our peers.

https://international.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/mrp/docs/FHWAPL2-020_GBP_Ped_Safety%20_Desk_Review_final102822.pdf

#VisionZero #SafeStreets #Walkability
Chart showing fatalities in US increase by roughly 30% since 2000, while other countries decrease
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Our numbers in NZ are way up this year, along with everyone else’s.
We’re all failing to protect vulnerable road users.

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US mass shootings since 1982, by gender.

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As a man, I am ashamed.
wasn't the last one "Non Binary"?


I enjoy both regular expressions and SQL.

I'm a dying breed, I guess. #programming #regex #sql
That's optional, at least with Postgres.
I often do use lowercase but I feel like I'm breaking a law

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US Mass shootings since 1982.
Disturbing stuff.
Chart of US mass shootings

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Banning assault weapons makes no difference, people need to focus on real solutions and the real culprit, right-wing terrorism.
It absolutely flattened the curve. 1999 was an outlier in the decade. This is was year of Columbine followed by a handful of workplace shootings.
The overall trend shows a rise between before and after the ban. There were millions of new weapons produced over that time as well, since the ban focused on cosmetic features, so it wasn't lack of weapons that did it, more likely economic stability of the 90s and national unity after 9/11.
when you look around the world for a country whose economic, social and cultural systems you could use as a model, you couldn't do much better than the USA.


The feeling I get about the current state of the #Fediverse reminds me of the frenzied early days of Google+. #Mastodon

(Note: I've been on the Fediverse for over a decade and it's never been quite like this.)





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Apparently, the Toyota Tacoma is still sold with a manual transmission as an option. Nice.

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I prefer analog clocks over digital ones.

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RT @anildash@twitter.com

It's impossible to overstate how much the big tech CEOs and VCs are being radicalized by living within their own bubble. The level of paranoia and contrived victimization is off the charts, and they increasingly only consume media that they have funded, created by acolytes.

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/anildash/status/1595108616969019393
To take an example: Sam Alito. How can he be such a shitty legal analyst, such a dickhead on a personal level, & then at the same time go around whining about how people are being mean to him & the court?

Thing is, all of that makes sense *from inside the RW media bubble*.

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It's a bizarre feature of our info age, which I haven't quite been able to put into words. When you disagree w/ someone now, you're not looking for what features of a shared world you disagree about. You have to ask, "what world are they living in?"


The graphics in #Pokemon Scarlet/Violet aren't the best in 2022, but the music is a fun time as always.

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Ran into an MFG Cyclocross event at Woodland Park while out on a ride on Sunday. Now I'm curious about trying #cyclocross out for myself! #cycling #bicycle #seabikes #Seattle #photography #photog #photo #photos #mywork (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

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people love it. Can't hurt to try!
 
I’ve done a handful. I’d describe the experience as a time trial with distractions 😝

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Raise your hand if you've been on the fediverse since the identi.ca days 👋​