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If you were thinking of auto-deleting your old toots I have good news - I made a thing for you (me): github.com/hughrun/ephemetoot

LOL I guess Signal is back up because suddenly everyone is "on Signal"

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here's a really long shot: anyone speak Malayalam?

Trying to process how the NRA can simultaneously claim to be "in the strongest financial position in years" and be filing for bankruptcy. Have they been trading while insolvent?

There are two types of Australia rural library websites:

"We're located in the tin shed behind the Shire Hall, call our friendly librarian Maureen on 9911 2233 to find out when we're open."

or

"CUSTOMERS WILL BE CHARGED FOR LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS.

NON-RESIDENTS MUST PAY $50 BOND.

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR POLICY"

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cops in libraries 

Do better, regional West Australian public library that uses this as one of the only two images on your website.

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why are so many people saying "the fediverse has done way more than w3c. screw them" ... folks *waves hands around* this shit works because a bunch of people volunteered their time to standardize things. you can hate the policies of one such working group, but it's not magic. those people deserve credit and not such erasure.

my usual whining about library websites 

"To enable everyone to have access to our collections, we have an Overdue Policy...
Details of this policy are available in our Welcome booklet."

[endless screaming]

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Hello to Fediverse newcomers, except for white supremacists; in that case you're not welcome. Delete your account and sit with what a horrid person you are.

Can someone please check this website and tell me whether I've had a stroke? It says that Light Library Service is actually an organic farm yeah?

library.light.sa.gov.au/home/

I think I've finally worked out why there are so many crappy "school community libraries" in SA. Most of the state has no real LGA - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outback_

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“Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very, very hungry, and you had no way of obtaining money, it would be excusable to grab the painting, take it to your house, and eat it.” - Lemony Snickett, The Wide Window

Squiz Matrix has the most unhelpful API guide I've seen in a while.

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Today I learned about this little JavaScript library from the Knight Foundation (not that one) for hyperlinking sound just using HTML and a network accessible audio file.

soundcite.knightlab.com/

A silly example: inkdroid.neocities.org/soundci

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