take the last train to...
@gdkar Caught the last train to Braintree, though!
take the last train to...
@gdkar Ashmont, except it failed to appear. 😞
Still got a photo from the vantage point I wanted anyway.
music, some lyrics
Mika's "We Are Golden" was randomly being played by some folks I walked past this evening. I don't know if it ever got radio play, but almost certainly not this decade, so kudos to them. Somehow it came up in my phone's shuffle as the second song this evening. An interesting coincidence.
"We are not who you think we are."
mastodev feature musing
What about a mode that picked N% of the conversations that someone you're following is having but you wouldn't otherwise see in your timeline (they're responding to people you don't follow), and showed you the side of the person you're following in your timeline? Probably only for not-followers-only posts, so you could see the whole thing if you wanted.
(Not all that hard to do: the server already gets those messages. Nice to configure on a per-follow basis, though.)
masto meta, but not this week's meta
I updated Mastodon ~5 days ago, but screwed up the permissions. So anyone with a new avatar, or any post with a new emoji, failed to send a post to me. Fixed it this morning, so now I'm getting all the retries at effectively random times, which is highly entertaining.
(But also, if I randomly fav or respond to something of yours from several days ago, sorry, I'm not creepily going back through your timeline, I probably just saw it now.)
NPR has Death Cab for Cutie's next album ("Thank You for Today") up to listen to: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/13/636053290 . I rather like it.
* Those Mr. Clean "Magic Erasers" appear to not just be melamine foam, but also have a little white pigment in them.
* They'll also pick up pigments from any paint you're scrubbing, careful if you're switching from one color to another.
* The residue will pull colors out of paper towels, use white paper towels to clean up.
* If I end up fingerprinted in the next [short while], it'll be interesting, as one or two prints aren't nearly as ridged as normal. (Luckily I probably won't.)
pol, trolls, what to do about them
Interesting (executive summary of a) report about the benefits and harms of reporting on manufactured outrage and trolling, and some recommendations on what to do about it: https://datasociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/0-EXEC-SUMMARY_Oxygen_of_Amplification_DS.pdf
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