Yessss my script to migrate Ghost posts to static-site-ready Markdown files seems to work
Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news
Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news
I hate the WYSIWYG editor on our work website so much I copy-pasted the raw HTML into a text editor so I could fix the formatting faster.
Hot take: nostalgia is a disease that robs us of our present and our future
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The notion that you have to have a certain level of profession at a certain age is extremely toxic and just fosters a culture that never goes developing beyond a puberty stage.
If you learn new things, you are of course bad at them.
If you pick up painting with 30, you're not picasso at 30
You need to learn and train to become better, but if you're expected to be a pixasso at 30, there is no room for that.
Stop saying RSS is dead people. I'm literally using it to read your shitty article about how it's dead
This is extraordinary. Intersectionality and Feminism:
Capitalists: "Education and training are the responsibility of individuals, we're not paying or contributing in any way."
It sure is tough to update your dating profile when the only extant photographs of you from the past decade are security camera footage.
My tool does *basically* the same thing but from a web app instead of a python CLI (even though I'm personally partial to CLI apps, I thought the web app might be a bit more accessible, especially for those who don't currently have python installed).
I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. https://mastodon-de-mob.codesections.com/
Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.
It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.
Perhaps the single most revolutionary idea in social media right now is discarding the assumption that people will communicate in good faith and plan for people with negative intentions.
Being able to assume good intent is not a generalized view point but one that comes from a very specific place of privilege and access.
Shifting away from this perspective would be a significant step forward in improving the quality and safety of online interactions.
I mean look where the original markdown file for e.g. the first post is:
Now that I'm poking around in a Ghost export file again I'm even more committed to moving my blog onto something else. This data structure is ...unsatisfactory.
The Web is agreement. (h/t @edsu)