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There's a problem with a website I'm on. So I think: "I'll just wait. The sysadmin will fix it soon. They know exactly what they are doing. This is just a temporary inconvenience."

Until I remember I'm that sysadmin.

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Many arguments from opposing sides are very thought-provoking once you get past trying to refute it at all costs.

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I never wanted There's Life to be a political or even religious instance. But rather a place where we discuss God, His teachings, and how they apply to our lives. In the end, what else matters?

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We (as humans) often look to affirm various ideas we hold, reasonably justified or not, with nonsensical arguments and bad logic.

When we see something that doesn't look quite right, yet validates our beliefs, we all too often accept it, ignoring reason. We want validation. We want to be understood and to have others share our convictions.

We do this repeatedly, and we gradually become more ignorant about opposing views. We call other people fools and yet our own arguments are just as foolish.

We are never right. We never completely understand our world, our lives, or other people. We are always learning. Don't hinder that.

Never put convictions over sound logic or beliefs over pursuing truth.

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Don't Repeat Yourself and Keep it Simple Stupid are important principles in software design. They are often abbreviated respectively as DRY and KISS.

To easily remember not to repeat yourself when you code and to keep things simple, just remember DRY KISS, or dry kiss. You're welcome for the mental image. 😛

Credit to @PetabyteStudios

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@josias well I think their main purpose is to make boatloads of money for Sergey, Larry, and Mark. the ads, exploitation, and usefulness are all just side effects.

The manipulation Google, Facebook, etc inflict on people infuriates me. What I also don't understand is why people let them get away with it.

*rather than in my text editor where I normally start out blog posts

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My best blog posts start out when I start writing in the Mastodon post box rather.

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Aspie girls, where are you... surely I'm not the only girl on the fediverse.

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Well I'm excited about your new project!

Here it is for those who want to see your masterpiece via web proxy:

portal.mozz.us/gemini/josias.d

I plan to write more on mine:

gemini://gemlog.blue/users/zephan/

portal.mozz.us/gemini/gemlog.b

What kind of software are you thinking of building?

I set up a Gemini server at gemini://josias.dev

It will also serve as my main ~~blog~~ gemlog.

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@sir Found the answer in the spec. I need to map port 1965.

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I'm trying to get gemini working on the same domain as my current http site served with nginx. How can I do so while using the same port and without using a subdomain?

I see that @sir did it with gemini://drewdevault.com

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Is anyone else having problems with their home timeline on There's Life?

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There's a problem with a website I'm on. So I think: "I'll just wait. The sysadmin will fix it soon. They know exactly what they are doing. This is just a temporary inconvenience."

Until I remember I'm that sysadmin.

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As a techie, if I hear one more person talk about getting a "download" from God, I think I'm going to scream.

Downloads aren't "mysterious", they're a predictable sequence initiated by an end-user when you ask for a specific piece of info/file and get exactly what you asked for, when you ask for it.

For the love of truth, the word you want is "revelation". God reveals truth to us, truths He wants to reveal to us (not what we demand). He does this in His time, while we abide and wait on Him.

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Gab never wanted to participate in a movement to redecentralize the web. They simply wanted to hijack Mastodon apps because their own was blocked.

I actually had slim hopes in them for a moment. But nothing but trouble ever came from Gab joining the Fediverse. They simply came, did a lot of damage, and last I heard, they were leaving (and federation no longer appears to work).

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Ok lovely people, what's your #1 hospitality tip? As in, when you're welcoming people to visit your home and feeding them because you like their company

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A family-friendly social network (Mastodon instance) devoted to the new life found in Christ.