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On the latest episode, @flowfx shares his good news while @nickfarr yearns for a BahnCard 100.

Note: It's also the first episode recorded remotely.

severalwaystolive.com/sw016-ca

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Hey, fediverse! Listen up. You'll like this, I promise.

Yesterday I was on Norwegian national radio, talking about how the "monopoly" of Facebook over the public discourse is dangerous and that politicians need to step in.

My sollution? Enforce federation!

That way the free market of social networks can work and the network effect will no longer be a "social DRM" locking people in.

Based on this text (norwegian): nrkbeta.no/2016/12/19/samfunne

It's available in Norway here: radio.nrk.no/serie/her-og-naa-

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Ok guys, it's @nickfarr here (in lieu of my mom who usually drives this account). I've finally convinced my mom to try a pilot podcast with me and I'm looking for advice on a good unit for recording.

@flowfx and I use the Zoom H2n, and it's been good to us. Any suggestions beyond this for basic field recording?

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When you kindly request that the co-working space follow German law regarding opt in email advertising and the person says 'we have a no bullshit policy and if you keep acting so entitled about your rights then I have the right to not let you in'

Factory Berlin is a good example of all that's wrong with tech today. Silicon Valley's permissionless innovation imported in to the German startup scene...

Ok, what is the *minimum* functionality required to qualify as having coded a Mastodon client in Excel?

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Though it should be fully apparent by now: No the internet does not just sort it self out. The rules you make and more importantly the rules you don’t make sow the ground with the kinds of weeds that will eventually take root and crowd out less virulent plant life.

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So in the last month of being a new Mastodon admin I've seen: (1) a popular instance wipe its entire database and (2) a popular instance's operator ragequit and take the server with them.

Definitely an education in mastodon failure modes!

My sense is that the decision to become a Mastodon admin comes with some responsibility to plan for continuity... the broader Mastodon community suffers when there is no plan or a lack of effort to carry it out.

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Would anyone be willing to donate to me, an uninsured gay tran who lost her job and needs to be able to pay the rent, buy black market hormones, and eat until she finds a new job... Please? :/

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So far the best thing about is this Nick-Farr-Tribute-Gang. Give those guys a lot of hugs. <3

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@flowfx @nickfarr Usually I'd recommend this technique for holding microphones...
... but as you can see it's for unicorns and I'm not sure wether it will work on grumpy bearded men.

(source: twitter.com/roddi/status/92646)

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"If a CoC works for you, that's fine and I respect it - please respect that it doesn't work in all cases, and let us build better solutions that will actually help as many people as possible feel safe in our communities."
shiromarieke.github.io/coc.htm

Stolen from @nickfarr other social media account

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I would vote for @severalways2live to be moderated by @nickfarr 's mum en español

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"This was one of those parties where there were no taboos...and the next thing I know, they've cleared off half the boardroom table orgy..."

What else would you expect from the WTF episode?

severalwaystolive.com/sw013-qu

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Howdy there SW2L listeners! We finally have a presence here in the federation, thanks again to @leah and @rixx

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or draft ideas for the show, toot at us here!

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You know you have a good episode when you can just go and make coffee while @nickfarr keeps telling his stories.

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@nickfarr Do you know any electronics gurus? One of the mics in the Zoom is broken and doesn't pick up any sound. (duh..) it's the center mic on the MS side of the device.

I'm not even going to try to repair anything.

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Coming soon to you: new @nickfarr stories you won't believe!

Seriously, I still don't believe them. Not really. Although..

Hey listeners of SW2L...what are your ideas for upcoming drafts?