Web developer at a startup, lots of opinions about how to build stuff and fix toxic workplace cultures. Jesus will save the world, not software or politics.
Twitter refugee since I spent most of my time there calling out lies about software from a billionaire, but then he went and bought the platform so have to do it here.
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Mastodon CEO says the launch of Instagram's Threads, which intends to adopt ActivityPub, "is a clear victory for our cause, hopefully one of many to come" (Eugen Rochko/Mastodon Blog)
APK teardown of Instagram's Threads app that appeared prematurely on the Play Store reveals the app's website, www.threads.net, and details on how it will work (Kyle Bradshaw/9to5Google)
Today in the annals of the Self DDOSing Twitter we follow the story of the three wise monkeys.
Yesterday was Monkey-can't-read-Twitter. Today seems to be Monkey-can't-post-Twitter.
If tomorrow isn't Monkey-can't-hear-audio-in-Spaces-Twitter I'll be sorely disappointed.
So, anyone else unable to post to Twitter today? If you can, feel free to screenshot this and tag @sysop408 on Twitter.
The moderators of r/IAmA say they will no longer coordinate celebrity AMAs and Reddit "has all the funds they need to hire people" for tasks done by volunteers (Jay Peters/The Verge)
Lest anyone doubt that Twitter was idiotic enough to release code that would cause a race condition and result in its own users executing a DDOS attack on it, here's the network console readout from Firefox showing all the network requests blasting away.
Of course I immediately closed out my connection because I'm a good person. Oh, but it's the weekend and Evil Sheldon is in control so I kept the party going for a while since Twitter insisted on it.
#Twitter has completely cut off public access to posts. Twitter accounts are now unable to share anything with non-Twitter people. Direct links no longer work, which is a disaster for accounts distributing public information.
This is a textbook example of why you should have your own server as part of a federated social network. Ownership means your public links will never break, federation means you can reach a mass audience.
It's VERY easy to set up your own server: https://growyourown.services/grow-your-own-social-network
Every decision isn’t just bad but also worst than the last one. It’s actually an incredible skill.
Imagine how stupid you have to be to take your web site which traffics in popular posts driving engagement, and disincentivize 99% of your users from loading the most popular posts with the most interest around them because it will eat their daily allotment of reads if they do.
This is hilarious. It appears that Twitter is DDOSing itself.
The Twitter home feed's been down for most of this morning. Even though nothing loads, the Twitter website never stops trying and trying.
In the first video, notice the error message that I'm being rate limited. Then notice the jiggling scrollbar on the right.
The second video shows why it's jiggling. Twitter is firing off about 10 requests a second to itself to try and fetch content that never arrives because Elon's latest genius innovation is to block people from being able to read Twitter without logging in.
This likely created some hellish conditions that the engineers never envisioned and so we get this comedy of errors resulting in the most epic of self-owns, the self-DDOS.
Unbelievable. It's amateur hour.
This is all from the second interim report of John J. Ray III, the CEO appointed to oversee the FTX bankruptcy.
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