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Hey, Mastofriends, I'd like some help/feedback on a thing.

I'm building an open source platform for hosting web comics. I want it to be safe and usable by as many folks as possible, out of the box. But before I get too far into a rabbit hole of difficult-to-change design, I want to ensure I consider all the options users would actually appreciate in a community platform like this will be.

Linked below is my current list. Thoughts?

trello.com/c/xg8E27jw/51-site

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Hey folks! You may have seen this already, but I've fixed the link, and I'd still like some help/feedback on the thing.

I'm (still) building an open source platform for hosting web comics. I want it to be safe and usable by as many folks as possible, out of the box. But before I get too far into a rabbit hole of difficult-to-change design, I want to ensure I consider all the options users would actually appreciate in a community platform like this will be.

Thoughts?

github.com/danhunsaker/laracom

Happy Pi Day, US folks!

We'll get to the rest of you in July.

PLEASE BOOST FOR VISIBILITY (reposting on this account too)

HACKERS: I have a request

A notable, widely-used dating app I've been reverse engineering exposes user's postcodes, addresses, and google placeid via the public feed, meaning anyone can find anyone's location.

This is disastrous as the app caters exclusively to LGBTQIIA people, potentially exposing them to harassment.

I have been working on a python API for this application, and I would like to release it into the open.

I have contact the staff and while they state they will respond in 72 hours, it has been over a week and they have not responded (They did get the email, because an automated email was sent back to me).

I cannot in good conscience publish this API at the moment, despite that I would very much like to add it to my CV, as it represents the only recent work I have done.

What do I do? Is there a place I can file a report for this kind of thing? A CVE seems a bit too harsh.

How can I get them to deal with this, while staying legally protected?

Any advice on this matter would be GREATLY appreciated.

LOL I have so much to do today and I want to do nothing.

We're updated to the most recent version, and I just cleared out a ton of old remote media.

Adding some additional monitoring so I can keep track of why the instance goes down once every four hours or so.

If you notice any weirdness, let me know.

FYI if anyone’s interested, I have a free 3D printable portable computer shell in STL format

github.com/cypnk/Portable-Comp

Can't pay rent this month.

Late last year, my state decided I owe them money and started taking it directly out of my paychecks. I've managed to scrape by since then, barely, much like pretty much everyone I know. But even though the end is supposedly in sight (next month? Maybe April?), I just wasn't able to make it work this month. Doesn't help I started having a car payment around the same time because my old vehicle died.

I need $500 to cover rent, but I don't know where to find it.

If you're new to Mastodon, please visit -

or if you'd like to invite new people to Mastodon, please ask them to visit -

my Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon, which (in addition to being a Hitchhiker's Guide reference) will tell you many things that are useful to know about Mastodon, and also some other things:

github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

Of course, "accused" is probably the wrong word, here.

Should have said "You can only be called on abuse so many times before you realize you're an abuser."

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You can only be accused of abuse so many times before you start to believe you're an abuser.

I could talk for hours, if not days, about how dates work, across multitudes of calendars. I'm hoping to have more time to work on Calends, my calendar abstraction library, in the near future. But ask me how date parsing or formatting work in X programming language? I'm looking that stuff up as I go, fam.

It isn't a coincidence that you never see black men on dev teams.

Hate when Q&A guests don't bring any passion for their project to the table. It leads to things like running out of questions, and copping out of questions designed to make you think. Really limits the energy the session can have, which makes for less fun for the folks asking questions.

If you're doing a Q&A for your project, PLEASE feel free to GUSH about your answers.

I totally forgot to mention that folks can support development of LaraComic with monetary donations, if they want and are able! Just added a list of ways to contribute to the GitHub Sponsor button, but thought I'd list them here, too:

- patreon.com/DanHunsaker
- liberapay.com/danhunsaker
- ko-fi.com/danhunsaker

or even

- paypal.me/hunsakerdan

For those who missed my previous posts on LaraComic itself: retro.social/@danhunsaker/1033

Before I wander back to bed for a nap, I wanted to quickly repost this for the folks who weren't around when I posted it last:

Still building an open source platform for hosting web comics. I want it to be safe and usable by as many folks as possible, out of the box. But I want to ensure I consider all the options users would actually appreciate in a community platform like this will be.

github.com/danhunsaker/laracom

Feel free to drop thoughts in replies to retro.social/@danhunsaker/1033

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