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Una chiacchierata su: il Fediverso


Il come e il perchè del Fediverso.

Links:

San Benedetto del Tronto
https://social.as59715.net/users/cittasbt
Account sul fediverso del comune di San Benedetto del Tronto

Mastodon come alternativa a Twitter; Mastodon non è Twitter, è antivirale per costruzione; La sfida principale di ogni community.
https://blog.quintarelli.it/2022/11/mastodon-come-alternativa-a-twitter-mastodon-non-e-twitter-e-antivirale-per-costruzione-la-sfida-principale-di-ogni-community/
post di presentazione di Mastodon

ActivityPub
https://activitypub.rocks/
Il protocollo su cui si basa il Fediverso.

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From today's wikipedia trip: a 1920 ad for work clothing that mentions that they are made by unionized workers.

Among the qualities listed there is: “And realize that into these garments goes honest, skillful workmanship by our expert Union employees on a 44-hour week!”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Railway_workers_in_1920_overalls_advertisement.jpg

(sorry, I don't have the energy right now to copy the rest of the text, it's mostly what one would expect, but if somebody can write a complete image description I'd be grateful)
Copy of text (part 2):

And, realize than into these garments goes honest, skillfull workmanship by our expert Union employees on a 44-hour week!
Blue Buckles' quality supremacy is absolutely safeguarded! Prove yourself that they are the greatest overall value you have ever put your money into.

Jobbers OverAll Company Inc., Lynchburg, Va.
Largest manufacturers of overalls in the world.

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You've heard of "I don't want your fucking app."

Now get ready for "I don't want to join your fucking Discord server just to get basic information that should be on a proper website instead of hidden away in the archives of a fucking chatroom."
I will always hate how SpecialK hosts all of their builds in Discord, like it's actually MORE manual work to release it on their Discord so WHY are people so hellbent on this idea
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@redstrate @nu They really don't know any other way to do it. Telling them they can set up their own website and host their own downloads blows their minds.

Android modding community, I'm looking at you.

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I've published a new pattern, for classic jeans.

The lower torso and legs of a man wearing a pair of jeans-like trousers in brown fabric; he's keeping his hands in the pockets.

https://sewing-patterns.trueelena.org/contemporary_menswear/trousers/basic_jeans/index.html

They are based on a menswear block, so for people who need more fullness in the front than in the back; one day I will also draft the same pattern based on a womanswear block, but right now I don't need jeans-like trousers in non-denim and I don't have a source for decent denim, so don't hold your breath for it :)

@sewing group @FreeSoftWear group #sewing #sewingPattern #jeans

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I might have to think about trying this one out... I have a woven pants/slacks pattern in the works, but not jeans per se

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@Mre. Dartigen [maker mode] let me know how it works!

I'm not sure how easy valentina is to use (even if just to enter the measurements and print out an existing pattern), and I'm not proficient enough to write a guide myself :(

And if you have any doubts on the instructions part feel free to ask! That part I take full responsibility for :)

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So, chaos.social is closing new accounts, because the twatter influx has overloaded the admins. But probably more crucially, they don't want to be a huge instance, and therefore are prepared to help others on the way to setting up their own.

That's the fedi thing to do! And it reminds me that I really want to look into running another small instance for @interpeer - not that I want to leave chaos.social so much as a project member instance would be cool.

We'll see, we'll see.

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Content warning: Bad social media habits the tech industry has instilled

Content warning: Bad social media habits the tech industry has instilled


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Open-registration fediverse servers require a multiple of the person-hours required to administer limited-registration servers.

A single person can easily moderate scores of screened users who can be reasonably expected to behave a large percentage of the time.

If you don't screen users, you not only get more people who act out, you also *attract* all the people that are inclined to act out who can't get in elsewhere.

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The administrative overhead of coordinating the team of volunteer moderators (assuming your server isn't one of the two that are bankrolled by, say, the gambling industry...) also multiplies, as you have to find more qualified moderators, get them to behave consistently and deal with the turnover inherent in the task.

In short, smaller curated instances will always be better moderated AND feasible to manage with volunteers; open-registration instances inevitably grow beyond their capacity.

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Status update on the flannel shirt: all of the main pieces have been assembled, two buttonholes out of five have been done. I still have to fell the seams on the sleeves and the sides, and hemstitch the hems. And then I must not forget the reinforcement patches at the sides and sleeves. The one I've almost forgotten about about every time I think on what's still to do on the shirt :D

Being able to wear it this weekend is starting to sound feasible, unless something unexpected happens.

#sewing #HistoricalSewing @sewing group

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hem done!

And I've also added a button that was missing to the white linen shirt of the same pattern.

tomorrow I'll cut, press (that's going to be a hassle) and sew the reinforcement patches, and then it will be done!

And then on the pile I have the facing of the bathrobe and — cough — a couple of things that I really would love to have mended :D

#sewing

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reinforcement patches, done!

the shirt is complete!

I'll wear it (and take photos) in the weekend!


I have a problem: the tutorial¹ I'm following says to leave the thing in a warm place until it's dry enough that the cat will sleep on it, but I currently don't have a cat.

pliz help: what should I do? wrong answers only :D

#sewing #stays

(no pictures, because it's white linen fabric wet with xantan gum on white poster paper in low light, and I didn't even try. just imagine you're on a low bandwidth connection and you're reading the image description here.)

¹ https://thedreamstress.com/2019/08/making-linen-buckram-gum-tragacanth-vs-xanthan-gum/
You must forbid your imaginary cat to sleep on it.
The imaginary cat will feel the urgency of sleep on it; mission accomplished.
Put it in a box. Close and seal the box. Wait. Open the box.

If there's a dead cat in there, contact Mr Schrodinger.

If there's no cat, clearly it was dry enough, and the hypothetical cat left unobserved the same way it arrived.


#til that there is yet another #fabric-based thing that is called buckram and it has some similarities, but is definitely a different thing from the other two I knew.

A mesh material used to make fursuit eye pieces.

(The other two are the buckram used in hats and the one used to stiffen stays)

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source: the internet (if somebody knows more, please do say so in the comments)

meme of a ferengi. the text says: “I've just heard that humans, a day after being thankful for what they have, will fight like klingons over further acquisitions.” and, at the bottom “I'm impressed.”


I was outside for a walk with @Diego Roversi , and asked him to come with me to a #fabric shop, so that I could buy exactly what I needed (to wrap christmas packages), with no time to look around at what they had and get ideas.

We did. I got what I needed. We payed.

And then just before leaving I noticed some nice woolens. And I may have taken a picture and sent it to my mother.

To be continued... :D
btw, it's now almost 20:00 and I can say that all of my #blackFriday purchases amount to 1 meter of utilitarian fabric, bought in a brick and mortar independent shop that had no mention of black friday anywhere. :D
I bought a 1 mt steel ruler… 3.90 €.

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A proposito di caffé d'orzo, l'ho detto che i coperchi dei barattoli del caffé d'orzo funzionano come tavolozze su cui il colore si pela via per gli acrilici?

(this post in italian because I'm talking about food packaging found in the italian supermarkets)
Il caffè d'orzo mi fa abbastanza angoscia¹: vedrò cosa trovo di equivalente.

Che tipo di plastica dice il simbolo del riciclaggio al di sotto?
Molto facilmente potrebbe essere HDPE.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codici_di_riciclaggio

~~

¹ termine usato gergalmente da queste parti al posto di "schifo".
@GustavinoBevilacqua io lo adoro, ne ho sempre un barattolo a casa... te lo spedisco? :p
@ndo
Ma no, mi basta sapere che tipo di plastica è.

Se è HDPE fondo un po' di tappi dell'acqua minerale e via: li ho tenuti da parte per vedere se trovo il tempo di aggregarmi a Precious Plastic.

http://preciousplastic.com/
@ndo
@Gustavino Bevilacqua

LDPE

ma te ne devo tenere un po' da parte e prima o poi portartene qualcuno?

io di solito faccio fuori una confezione di caffé d'orzo ogni 10 giorni :)
Ma no, tranquilla!
Il polietilene bassa densità è quello delle bottiglie dell'acqua minerale, si trova a vagoni.
quindi anche i barattoli delle proteine hanno la medesima funzione. #insightful

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I still have to finish other handsewn things, but I have the cutting mat on the table, and I decided I might as well start cutting the #AugustaStays, and then maybe later in the weekend I can make the buckram.

The pattern pieces for the Augusta Stays laid out on white linen fabric (with big washers as pattern weights).

Natural linen would have probably been better than white¹, but oh well, in 200 years they are going to be yellow too :D and they will be trimmed with powder blue cotton

¹ yes, it's white³, the blue tint is courtesy of the vintage effect² in the pinephone camera :D
² no, it can't be turned off :D
³ and now I must look for a UV light to find out whether it's merely bleached or it also has optical whiteners, but I don't know where it is

@sewing group #sewing #HistoricalSewing

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there is only one place our UV light usually ends up. Children room 2 😜

(also I miss sewing but what can one do. Too many hobbies 🤷 )

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@Beko Pharm we don't have children, but the engineer knew where it was.

that counts as almost a children, right? :D

(and btw, the answer is yes, it has optical whiteners)

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Third layer cut!

I was tempted to only use two layers for the straps, since this time they wouldn't fit under piece A, but then I tried to squeeze it somewhere else and… WIN.

one of the pieces didn't fit in the canonical layout because of the shape of the fabric, but has been squeezed upside down between two other pieces

#sewing #historicalSewing

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Content warning: cars (+), metal, silly

@Fabio it does have nanowar blasting¹ out of the stereo quite often :D

(and so does my mind, now. :D)

¹ FSVO blasting :D

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Content warning: Long, Fediverse culture and history, wholesome, trans

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Content warning: Long, Fediverse culture and history, wholesome, trans

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Also, I had forgotten that the binding was handsewn, so I had hoped this evening to set in the sleeves on the flannel shirt, and, nope, that's not going to happen :(

Content warning: eye contact, sewing


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Hey all, with the continued influx of Twitter people, I'm once again seeing a drop in the number of people who add alt text/image descriptions to what they post, denying access to many disabled users here.

Exactly how you do this varies by Mastodon client app, but it is usually just below the image once you upload & before posting.

Even a short-but-useful description is better than nothing—focus on what you're trying to get others to get from the image rather than describing every detail.

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@Teffer and people who has made 18th century #stays : I'm reading the instructions for the #AugustaStays and they say to layer the fabric, starting from the outside, as outer layer, heavyweight linen interlining, buckram, so that buckram is towards the body, with just the optional lining separating it from the shift.

Do you have any idea why it isn't layered as outer layer, buckram, heavyweight lining?

@sewing group #HistoricalSewing

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I have no idea!! The stays I made were fashion fabric, canvas interlining (optional 2 layer) and then lining. My best guess is it’s based on extant stays that have that pattern, but you can probably layer them either way. Maybe the interlining gives a smoother outer look.

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Is there anywhere doing managed Mastodon hosting that's still taking people on?

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Content warning: football world cup, misinfo

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@Julian Andres Klode 🏳️‍🌈 I think I've seen some posts on the topic even here on the fediverse, yes.

I'm not sure whether it was people watching it, people wishing to watch it, but who were doing an effort to boycott it or what.

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Content warning: general info, short list of instances of accounts I follow, might be helpful to new people on here

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There are a few ones who have some people I quite like there. Unfortunately I couldn't join scholar.social or eldritch.cafe. Always love the queer/disability/solarpunk ones.
@CelestialStars registration might be closed while they deal with the huge influx

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Content warning: cibo, pane, italians talking about food in italian :D

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@Elena ``of Valhalla'' non ci saranno foto, ma un fumetto si?

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#PROMEMORIA

Se siete un'azienda e non volete fare la figura degli straccioni (tipo quelli che si mettono sul furgone l'indirizzo mail @virgilio it: è come scrivere il numero di telefono sul sacchetto del pane!) DOVETE farvi una vostra istanza, perché:

1) siete VALIDATI (se ci tenete) perché es. admin@standa è di sicuro vostro, standa@bida non si sa

2) potete scrivere quel che volete, e anche farvi l'account BlackFriday@standa che nessuno dice nulla

Varie ed eventuali.

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avrei voluto fare un istanza ma non é una cosa facile almeno per me serve un server web e non sono in grado di farlo
@Francesco_lombardo85

Di sicuro qui puoi trovare chi ti può dare una mano.

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Boosting a toot is like

Hovering around with an ion repulsorlift jetpack high up in the sky

Look down and see a toot rocket fast approaching

Seems like it could use a push to get on its way to orbit

Catch it just as it comes into tractor beam range

One well-timed spin around to accelerate and release

A sonic boom and it's on its way up and away

The flare of its toot engine blinking out of sight

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Hang on, The Cheat; we're takin' this baby TO THA MOOOOON!

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#introSegrete
Ciao tuttə!
Sono un informatico di professione (specialmente python, dati, AI ma sono curioso anche di altro). Ci sono arrivato perchè dopo aver letto Neuromante volevo fare le IA 😂
Cerco qualcosa di interessante da fare che non serva solo a vendere paccottiglia o arricchire qualcuno, quindi se avete proposte mandatemi un messaggio. Credo di essere piú o meno bravo a trovare, analizzare e presentare i dati e ad automatizzare queste cose e quello che non so lo cerco di impararlo.

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Ti annoi e non sai che fare? Sei un programmatore esperto? Allora ho quel che fa per te!

Vai a pulire quel putridume che è il codice di GIMP. O i bug. O la lista di pull, merge etc
Scegli, sta pieno così di lavoro quel software maledetto.

Scherzo obvsly :V
Benve su mastodon e LS!
E ricorda sempre di aggiungere la descrizione ai media caricati e di scrivere sempre in maiuscolo l'iniziale di ogni parola negli hashtag con più termini per rendere tutto il più accessibile!
@ashneehs 😂 da utente sporadico di GIMP riesco a capire la frustrazione. Grazie per i consigli di accessibilità!
@ashneehs software maledetto scritto in c, linguaggio un po' lontanuccio da python but the sky is the limit :)
@frank_von_baffen
@diorama @ashneehs C e C++ sono un po' il mio sogno proibito. Ho studiato C all'università in architettura degli elaboratori e mai più toccato ad eccezione di qualche riga su arduino. Ma è un sogno che compete con un sacco di altre cose da studiare.
@diorama già che conoscete le differenze dei linguaggi di programmazione è tanto, io manco quelle so.
Son tutto fuorché una programmatrice, per cui se dico cagate fatemelo notare lmao

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Content warning: Pubblicità ad un'istanza per gattari

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Favourite or repeat this if you're a Debian Developer, contributor or user and want to make it easier for others to find you.

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I suggest adding the #Debian tag


TFW you realize you've been cleaning and oiling a domestic power tool while it was on, because the sun was shining on the lamp and you couldn't see it was on.

luckily, my foot was quite far from the pedal, so the actual risk was minimal.

#sewingMachine
Now repeat with me the mantra: "BEFORE TO MAKE MAINTENANCE ON A POWER TOOL ALWAYS REMOVE THE PLUG".
@Gustavino Bevilacqua with the woodworking power tools? of course I would always do that!

the sewing machine? it has a plug? I thought it was directly connected to the mains :D

(I know)

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As a blind individual, I have to say that #Caturday on #Mastodon is far far more enjoyable then at #Twitter, where the vast majority of cat photos are not described.

It is also been fascinating for me to hear descriptions written by those who sent the image, immediately followed by Apple image recognition’s attempts to describe the same image. Only rarely does that add anything to the ALT, & often directly contradicts it.

There is no auto magical solution to image description. It is something best done by a human, for only that human can explain the “why” of the image: the reason that image was chosen to speak so eloquently without words for those who can see it. ALT allows you to provide those words.

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