"Are you magic?" the child asked
"What is your definition of magic?" the robot replied.
"Uhm... Things that can not be explained by science."
"Then I am not magic. But you are."
"All the best things of all you human people - curiosity, creativity, compassion - are magic."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@stephaniewalter what if you're a one-person self-funded startup?

@loke @thomasfuchs

Last night I had a nostalgic dream I was using MTS again -- an operating system I haven't used in almost 30 years.

An interesting new project, Unglue.it encourages authors to liberate their books:


It works in three ways:

-Download links to free books

-Download links to free books with optional donations to authors (to thank them for setting their books free)

-Purchase links to books that the author has committed to make free when a certain target is met

(via @paulfree14 )

#Books #eBooks #CreativeCommons

Is there a script out there that will go through my follows list and unfollow accounts that have the "moved" status and give me a list of where they moved to or follow their new account?

@npd @cwebber Certainly if there's anything imperfect :-) about movable-schemas it'd be nice to document/discuss in issues there. Then if there's an alternative, we could start talking about it there, sure.

The problem is Chris proposed an alternative to strawman, so I don't know where to begin.

Also, Chris, if you want feedback on your proposal, maybe make a repo for it?

@cwebber @npd And I REALLY HATE using microblogging for technical discussion, so maybe move it to gh issues? Issues on mov are welcome.

@cwebber @npd You somewhat mischaracterized my proposal. I wasn't suggesting one use the definition text every place in the data you need to refer to the definition. Instead, you use a URI like now, but you connect it rigidly to the definition, so that different URIs can clearly refer to the same thing.

Fairly concrete proposal at sandhawke.github.io/mov/

The schemove implementation isn't quite done.

@elomatreb Good plan, after I somehow get rid of the dozens of spam accounts. For now I've made it admin-invite only.

@highfellow It's supposed to be for a community of 1000s, but they don't really use it, so yeah, I guess I should close account creation for now. (It's for W3C community.)

What do you do when you're admin of an instance with dozens of users and you're not feeling motivated to keep up with deleting all the spam accounts or figuring how you're supposed to manage them?

Interesting hackathon in two weeks, for folks who want to help separate fact from fiction online. Some travel support available, especially to help with diversity. Application deadline tomorrow.


(I'm not involved in running it, but know the folks, and plan to be there helping with the data-sharing projects)

What do y'all think of making the first of each month be a social media push day?

Like, if you have limited energy to improve the social media world (eg by getting your friends to try or doing some setup or hack project) let's to do it in the same rhythm so we can support each other better.

Like, if four of your friends all try mastodon for the first time the same day, it's likely to go better than if they each try a different week.

Worth a try for a few months?

CEO of Pleroma here, we just became part of the IBM family. Because our goals are so aligned we'll be shutting down the fediverse tomorrow. Thanks for travelling with us on this awesome journey!

@freakazoid Link to news about canonical, or are you just running with the joke?

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