every morning this guy fucks with me while I'm trying to sleep

interestingly it works ok if you make a request with only_media=true but not when only_media=false

everything but local timeline view seems to be working ok... going to keep digging as I have time

this instance is currently having some issues, will dig in and see what's up soon. Seems like it may just be nonstop ruby errors coming from interoperability problems? Will try to update to latest stable mastodon in the next day or two.

My apologies for the service degredation!

@Alonealastalovedalongthe I try not to be categorically for or against anything in particular unless there's a strong evidentiary basis for causal links to good outcomes.

Is there anything about celebrity and the relationship graph structure in particular that you find troublesome or worthy of further consideration?

@Alonealastalovedalongthe I don't feel strongly about it one way or the other.

From a technical perspective I think celebrities are definitely likely to make these networks more lop sided and difficult to manage (see early twitter panics when bieber tweeted lady gaga or whatever). This might end up happening over time on mastodon as-is though, as existing accounts grow in popularity.

Still a big difference between organic on network growth and celebrities bringing their existing fans though.

I ought to have written something more long form about mastodon's ten year overnight success that hasn't quite taken hold yet. Seems like we'll hit critical mass for network effects to cause higher endogenous growth, rather than something exogenous like twitter increasing ban frequency.

Then again, I could be seriously underestimating the draw of celebrity accounts. I'd imagine celeb accounts bring in a less engaged user on average, so maybe this balances out from a network health perspective?

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Can't wait for these Yamaha HS8s to get here!!

@jessmahler Curious what kind of data you're checking out to say that the "non-coders have left mastodon". I'd love to take a look at the details!

just want to say that all beings with agency are welcome to make accounts here as long as they spend $5

@kunev American "progressive" corps have been moving in lock step on the latest spook, really not great to see but entirely unsurprising

@pylorns yeah so there should be an error getting logged somewhere, I run rollbar and send my exceptions/errors to a third party aggregator but there's probably a simple way to enable local console output if it's not there already

just need some more info on what exactly is causing the issue, I don't see anything obvious in the code ive checked that would be blowing up just by setting that field to null

@pylorns @href ah ok, and you're getting error output or it just doesnt save the secret value? how in particular is it not turning on?

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