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God bless, and have a great day everyone! 😃
Note to anyone who would like to block #TheresLife:
Please discuss the issue with me first so that we can discuss the problem. I would not want all of the members here to be unable to participate with your instance simply because of a minor disagreement or because of just one or two of our users.
I figured I should write a pinned #introductions post so that when people find me from another instance they actually see something on my profile (psst. find more at https://theres.life/@masterofthetiger).
I am also a #computer programmer. Not as a job, of course, but I work on projects as hobbies.
When this account was inactive, it accumulated over 100-200 followers. Now that I'm temporarily posting occasionally, I've been slowly losing them.
I'm trying to understand why people wanted to follow a dead account so badly.
I'll grant that wish if they want. I won't be posting here forever. Feel free to follow a virtual corpse to death. 🤷
"How Soon Hath Time" by John Milton:
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stol'n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
My hasting days fly on with full career,
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th.
Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth
That I to manhood am arriv'd so near;
And inward ripeness doth much less appear,
That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th.
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow,
It shall be still in strictest measure ev'n
To that same lot, however mean or high,
Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heav'n:
All is, if I have grace to use it so
As ever in my great Task-Master's eye.
tl;dr: I'm stepping down as administrator of There's Life. I'm looking for a replacement. If I can't, you have until December 31st to find a new instance to call home.
I know I've said this before, but this time it's for real.
I was 14 when I started There's Life. I'm 18 now, and my life is going in directions that make running this instance impractical. Including the possibility of pursuing higher education.
I've enjoyed interacting with all of you and providing a comfortable nook of the Fediverse for Christians to thrive. I will never regret my part in that.
I'm looking for someone who can run this in my stead, taking over administration of the instance, its virtual machines, and its finances. Last time I handed off the instance to someone, they had their own obligations to fulfill, and management mostly reverted to me. I can't do that this time.
Here's the ultimatum: if no successful complete transfer of power happens by the end of November, There's Life will be discontinued. I will stop paying all administration fees and the server will shut down. There's Life will go offline no later than December 31st.
If you are interested in taking over, please contact me. I'm hoping to transfer everything as soon as I can. You must be committed to either running it indefinitely, or passing it along to someone else who is.
I'm also willing to educate those with some understanding of Linux servers on how to run Mastodon instances or help transfer it to a service like masto.host.
There's Life members, please share your thoughts! This decision is about you. Please ask any questions you have about this, and I'll do my best to answer. I can't say everything in one post. :-)
> Today, right now, a 20 years old saving for her retirement makes absolutely no sense. That person has 0% chances of ever seeing that money again.
A big win for decentralized communication?
I'm looking for work. I'm a junior developer with experience working in open source communities, but without professional work experience.
I have experience leading open-source projects, participating in open source communities, and programming in several languages. I can comfortably write Go, Python, C, Rust, and Zig.
I've also have some experience as a sysadmin (e.g. I run benign.town).
For more info, feel free to DM. 🙂
CV available upon request.
#TheresLife had now been updated to the latest version of #GlitchSoc. The most notable new feature is the new language selector. You can now say what language your post is written in, which allows people to filter for languages more easily.
This is particularly useful for accounts that post in multiple languages.
what if the small positive thing you do for someone today has a domino effect?
or even, on a smaller scale, what if just listening to someone or showing them kindness or aiding them when they needed it most, saves a life?
what if some positive change you made in your own life inspired someone to make a positive change in their own, and then they inspired another, and they inspired another?
It's quite interesting to me that to an American conservative, "liberal" means "a Marxist Communist or secretly a Marxist Communist sympathiser, sworn enemy of Freedom", while to a European (or young American Jacobin reading) leftist, "liberal" means "a rich capitalist or secretly a rich capitalist sympathiser, sworn enemy of Progress".
And decades later, nobody bothers to clarify which pejorative they mean, but both agree that Liberals are The Worst.
Makes for very odd conversations.
Little headsup, Mastodon developers seem to be testing a language selector in the posting interface (see attached image).
The idea is you set the language you're posting in which will make it easier for other people to filter your post out if they don't speak it.
You can already set your default language in the Preferences/Settings section, but the idea of this new feature is to let you optionally change the setting for each particular message. This is handy if you toot in several languages.
I have no idea if/when this will be rolled out, the developers' instances often get test features like this.
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