Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

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Due to recent events, I read so much wrong things about #Fedilab

- No, Fedilab was a paid app before the gab matter. The goal was to move people to F-Droid (Fedilab got more than 50k active users at this time)

- No, I didn't remove the free version, it was taken down by Google due to donation links.

- Yes, in-app login block is useless. That will never prevent your account to see messages from instances that you don't want to see.

And yes, the app has all tools to build your safe place.

Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

Another excellent video from Humane Hancock about veganism and wild animal suffering:

It is amazing to see those questions discussed widely! We should really stop committing the appeal to nature fallacy when we are the first to (rightly!) criticize it when non-vegans use it to justify animal farming.

Hong Kong SARS 2003: 300 dead, left a mark in the city's soul still felt today, and made temperature checks in airport and schools and hourly sanitizing of lifts and escalators permanent fixtures in how the city operates.

Sweden COVID-19 2020: 5000 dead so far, but, you know, they were mostly old people. Shall we go to the cinema tonight? I haven't seen Hamilton yet.

Thread sur l'ésotérisme dans les luttes 

Covid-19, masks, sweden, humor and serious 

That time an actual psychologist made up "Stockholm syndrome"[0]‌ to explain the mystery why a hostage wouldn't trust the psychologist who was callous toward her, and who led the haphazard police operation that threatened to kill her, as much as she trusted a criminal who was friendly toward her:…

[0]‌ he named it "Norrmalmstorg syndrome" but that was a bit too precise for international media

One of the many advantages of using this is that you can measure amounts of solid coconut oil.

If you want to cook/bake measuring only the mass of ingredients, it turns out that the densities of most vegetable oils are close to 920 kg/m³ at ambient temperature:

Dealing with integer overflows in Fortran code encoding the size of arrays on 32 bits... why doesn't everyone use 64 bits everywhere for that?

This time it should be easy to solve because I don't actually need that much, my actual sizes fit on about 28 bits. But I can't go much higher.

The new book from Magnus Vinding, Suffering-Focused Ethics: defense and implications, is out! I highly recommend it.

You can download a free PDF version on his website:

Also, there happens to be a short quote from me in it :)

I added an archeological site and my residential building to OpenStreetMap! Last time I modified it was ten years ago, I should do it more. I was surprised how easy it was!

Aaaah I missed compiling codes with thousands of compiler warnings like

Warning: Element of assumed-shaped or pointer array passed to array dummy argument ‘a’ at (1)

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