@wesleyac youโ€™re famous! saw your post come through my 250+ point hacker news rss feed ๐ŸŽ‰ very cool article and, as a sidenote,down with daylight savings time!

I also had high hopes for getaether.net but @stavrosโ€™s experience makes me think something is not right there. (I havenโ€™t tried it myself though)

a while ago I started writing a blog post about how communities donโ€™t scale and why we should stop trying to make giant social networks work (ie twitter/fb). my argument was largely based on Dunbarโ€™s number but reading goodreads.com/book/show/172346 has only made me think this is the case more.

soon ill finish writing this post (esp now that I have more ammunition for my argument), but for now Iโ€™d just like to say that I think the fediverse is a great idea.

Iโ€™ve been experimenting with Huginn lately and quite like it. It seems like you could accomplish most of what this does using a set of scripts with cron/smtp/a web server but I like that Huginn has all of the batteries included.

My current project is building YNAB/Venmo agents that can automatically charge people and create the appropriate YNAB transactions (in the correct budget) when I put something on my card to split (or a restaurant bill).

A decades old problem in that has the simplest of solutions which would benefit literally everybody: remove free on-street parking.

nytimes.com/2021/01/05/nyregio

@wesleyac any reason why the profile directory is limited to those who have >10 followers? seems like that could be lower given that this instance has a pretty trusted set of users.

@Mayana Please add me to Architecture, Blogging, Cooking, Engineering, New York City.

For the sake of filling up the recurse.social local timeline with some more stuff, here are some photos I took on my Canon A-1 throughout NYC this Fall.

hi rc mastodon! and ty for getting me up and running @wesleyac

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