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A quick update on donations: in addition to Patreon I also have a Liberapay as an alternative for those uncomfortable using Patreon.

patreon.com/CiaranAinsworth

liberapay.com/CiaranAinsworth

Actual photograph of a man entering an ongoing conversation to say "well, ACTUALLY..."

Tripel Karmeliet is so good. My boss bought me some because I missed out on going to Brussels this year. I work with nice people.

Probably a good bookmark to set so you can easily check how to fixup everything when you fucked up while using #git.

ohshitgit.com/

Also, the site gets my "quote of the day" award for its first sentence:

"Git is hard: screwing up is easy, and figuring out how to fix your mistakes is fucking impossible."

Special new article by @JubalBarca for World Pangolin Day, as his "An Unexpected Bestiary" series does an extra-length special just on pangolins, their folklore, and how to use them in creative settings:

exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

#WorldPangolinDay #Pangolins #CreativeToots #Writing #Gamedev #Folklore

Dear #YunoHost users, @jibec and PierrickBrun have been working on upgrading the #Funkwhale package to the 0.18.2 release.

It is ready for testing phase, and your feedback could help to make the package more robust :)

github.com/YunoHost-Apps/funkw

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In light of earlier events, I have added an IP blacklisting bot to drop any connections coming from the offending IP address. Any other IPs being used to create offensive materials will face a similar block.

Right. Now that nonsense is out of the way, I can focus on other things.

If you have some feedback regarding our documentation, now is the time to share it ;)

socialhub.network/t/new-docume

If things like this keep occurring, I will be closing registrations for a while and switching to invite-only.

Interestingly the user was able to verify their email address, which leads me to believe there was a human actor behind this at some point. Why? Who knows?

Looks like at 1:02 this morning an account was started up using an Indian IP address and a GMX (never heard of them) email address in order to spam offensive content. The account has been removed.

I'm loathe to implement any wider ban on either of these two things as GMX is a large host and users from any locale are welcome. I will be having a look at documentation today to see what other moderation options are open to me at this time.

Lovely thing to wake up to. 17 reports of racist spambot using your small instance. Unbelievable.

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