never forget that git is so complicated that i managed to accidentally push a change request to change "toots" to "yiffs" on the mainline mastodon branch https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/8738
@emma i used to work on SharePoint. i'm told we got a differential XSLT compiler from DevDiv at some point in the product's history, because SP is an XML party through and through, and it was not rare to have frequently modified style sheets used to render UI in the _megabyte_ range 🙃
And here's one of my LJ icons from the period, crossing over BtVS and XML.
And I think arbitrary structured text was not as general a use case as we thought it was, once HTML showed up.
XSLT was nice for its time, but template languages have grown past XML.
Man goes to scientist. Says he fears for the distant future. Says the difficulty of safe storage and disposal of nuclear waste weighs heavily on his conscience.
Scientist says, Solution is simple: entrust the nuclear waste to a powerful culture. They will protect people from accidental exposure.
Man says, But doctor, we consider ourselves a powerful culture.
Alright, since general-purpose instances seem to be closed these days, and smaller-focused instances are flourishing, lets make a list of good instances people on mastodon.social can move to! Places with good moderation, relatively good uptime, open (or fill out an application) and nice communities.
What is the instance
Who is it for
It's very wee and I have to learn how to type on a 40% setup, but it's darling.
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