@strangeattractor @zacharius just sent email to both of you... and yes, let’s get Ellen admin access while we figure out the whole transfer.

@strangeattractor @zacharius yes, I’m happy to cede control of the domain as well. Ellen — let me know on email where you’d like me to transfer the domain (no need to buy off me, just need to know it’s in good hands). Domain is currently on Namecheap. And in the interim, happy to have you join as admin as well. I’ll move this convo to email.

@strangeattractor @zacharius basically paying $20/mo to @zacharius if he wants to continue administering, and $20 plus admin labor too if he wants out... I don’t know how much of a chore it is for him

Hey folks, it looks like too few people are using this mastodon instance for it to be worth sustaining. And now it looks like the moderation headaches are increasing as well, with the spambot wave. I have been paying for it so far, and @zacharius has been maintaining it. I think the server is paid for through June (so another 2 months). Unless someone wants to take over, I think we’ll give people a chance to download data/migrate accounts and shut it down at that time.

@zacharius we seem to have a big spambot attack. Can we do something. Most signed up last week.

Turned off open registrations for the time being. Too many spam signups looks like.

Looks like there was a wave of spambot signups. Suspended all the reported ones, thanks for reporting @ykgoon and @machado cc @zacharius

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After six months of writing privately, I'm going to restart my blog. The current idea is to go for volume, but I'm also going to curate anything worthwhile into a newsletter.

Current interest is origins of the conscious self and origins of complexity, but there will be lots of other film/philosophy/literature stuff. Newsletter link if you're interested 🙂 bryankam.substack.com/p/coming

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Things to remember today:

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-- Ian Maclaren

"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses. [...] There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal."
-- C.S. Lewis

How is everybody doing. Haven’t been checking in here lately. I hope everyone is staying safe.

@KingMob just cook ‘em over medium and use a larger bun

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One of the most obvious symptoms of my aging is my newfound love for the harumph.

I totally learned it from my grandpa, I just haven't felt ready to take on the mantle until recently.

Hmrph.

@temujin9 took decades to get here. First few decades of Bollywood were all classical and folk Indian traditions, them a couple of decades of bad awkward synthesis. The seamless fusion of western and Indian styles iscrecent, with a crop of excellent dancers. This guy is Ranveer Singh, Who is particularly good.

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Any interesting developments in the fediverse in the last few months?

I haven't been very active here in the last few months, but am pleasantly surprised to see there's a continuing steady trickle of activity among a few regulars. I'll continue being variably active but open to any other suggestions.

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Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin. Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe. If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.