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false alarm! @ida is taking over as deadinsi.de's admin. we're all good, folks

@KatSuricata i recall seeing a toot from aurelia that there's insufficient funding to host deadinsi.de's servers and that she was gonna let the lease expire, as it were

i'm the only active server staff right now. it's kind of scary, honestly

this feels like the sort of thing a billion-dollar company wouldn’t want publicly representing their level of quality

Cheer up, Ozymandias. Why don't you turn that sneer of cold command upside down sweetie

for all that WordPress is almost the single most successful project the internet has ever seen, Automattic has never done hosting sites (not services) themselves very well. i cannot remember the last time i have seen a single person use or care about WordPress-dot-com.

i am not very enthusiastic about their ability to understand the things that made Tumblr good and reinforce them after years of atrophy, but nor am i very apprehensive about it. it’s a solid We’ll See. :imp_think:

i keep trying to get into Pillowfort, but it keeps failing to connect with me for some reason. it doesn’t have the community feel that Tumblr did—Mastodon is the replacement there—but it doesn’t have enough non-art posts to have much of its own original feel. i haven’t found a use for it for anything but casually browsing fanart, since :mastodon:’s federation makes discovering that on here harder than it needs to be.

maybe Automattic will unfuck Tumblr so i can just use that again, who knows

i have never been as enthusiastic for anything as this human being is about their credit card provider’s app

Imagine a world where we could have a decent conversation about violence, glorification of imperialism, normalization of far right shit, and other issues with games in general without someone screaming about how they played Doom and didn't shoot up a school, as if direct and immediate causation is the only way something can impact anyone

I fucking hate gamers and their absolute refusal to think about games as anything beyond a personal experience.

They're so permanently scarred by their mom telling them they spend too much time killing people in games when they were 14 that any suggestion that games have any impact of any kind on the world at large sends them into a blind rage.

I hate gamers. I wish I didn't like games so much so I didn't have to spend time with these shits.

there is nothing holding the left back more nowadays than the intolerable purity culture we have going on, where you have either never done anything wrong your entire life and every single second of every piece of content you put out from the second of your birth to the heat death of the fucking universe is perfect ambrosia wholly without sin or flaw *or* you are an evil traitor demon who spouts libel against the proletariat and who never deserves to log onto the internet again

i would honestly be able to tolerate ContraPoints discourse so much more if it wasn’t *always* just an endless loop of

“wow, a super intelligent trans woman who is absolutely killing it in terms of success lately, helping to spread leftist ideas to huge audiences we usually struggle to reach in intelligent, shareable, digestible ways!



but here’s this one research error (in a 40-minute video, from a one-woman team) or a one-off joke that wasn’t conceptualised perfectly, cancelled”

i use Google Play Music for streaming right now, but because it’s being deprecated Eventually™, i thought i’d try out YouTube Music Premium (its future replacement) since access to one gives you access to the other

i just have to ask: how the ever-living hell can the music selection be inconsistent between two services owned by the SAME PEOPLE

I need to pay for faster shipping more often because when I have headphones or something on the way my brain wants to shut down and skip the days in between

i honestly don’t know if i could be any more hyped for VtMB2 than i currently am; vampires will forever be one of my greatest guilty pleasures, and they are *shockingly* underexplored in gaming. what we’ve gotten to see of it so far looks stunning.

seriously, what were the last vampire games we’ve even gotten? Vampyr (which was barely-playable) and DARK (which was *completely* unplayable)? and DARK was yeeeaaarrrs ago

give me my goth bloodsuckers gdi

I feel about the blocking of Gab the way I feel about the Bechdel Test: it’s literally the *least* amount of effort you can put in, not something you should expect a gold star for.

Sure, we should make sure to say “yes, good”, but only in the form of “yes, good, but what else are you going to do”.

Today a user encountered our automated spam filter on Write.as and alleged that we were providing shelter to hate groups. That couldn't be farther from the truth -- enough said.

Still, we've written more about this and how our spam filters work over on the forum: discuss.write.as/t/how-spam-fi

is it just me or does diet cranberry juice taste like really watered-down blood

it’s actually kind of uncanny once i realised how strong the similarities were

i would honestly love to switch to @Tusky from @fedilab because of the Gab situation but i have never managed to get Tusky not to randomly fail to display half of my timeline no matter what fixes were suggested 😿

just got hit with the “remove instance block” update today which makes it sting extra

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