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I hate moving, but so glad @LongcrierCat, @foxwitch, and others are helping out because we'd be lost otherwise. Currently heading to Salt Lake City tomorrow, moving to Seattle in a month.

We may have to go on a hiatus from this instance for 2-3 weeks while we get to a place to stay, interview, and try and network a lot at Defcon to help find a new job.

I'll respond to DMs and check briefly daily, but don't expect as much activity from me. @setsuna is also available if you need anything related to Plural Café

"just hanging out, ya know..."

we came across an instagram of a rescue months ago and the foxes there are super adorable, like this blue arctic fox:

just a reminder that instance admins will never ask for your password for any reason! there's no reason for us to need it

so if someone ever DMs you and asks for a password, report that DM! It's definitely a scam

Hugs within 

Take one, pass them on
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meta, kiwifarms 

so Kiwi Farms has set up an instance here and I would like to explain why this is very bad, worse than gab in my opinion. for those who don't know, Kiwi Farms is a community dedicated to finding neurodivergent people, and making a spectacle out of mocking them, harassing them, doxing them and documenting everything they do. they are most well known for their harassment of 'Chris Chan', a lower functioning autistic trans woman who has been internet 'famous for about a decade and that's all down to their documentation of her and continuous harassment.

kiwi farms is bad news, they're dangerous, more so than the edgy memelords of gab.

Admin PSA, harasser affiliated instance 

Block all subdomains of,,, (but especially and block the entire IP range

I really shouldn't have to tell you why to do this if you know anything about them.

take on deplatforming nazis 

take on deplatforming nazis which everyone should have:

just do it.

stranded in Gatwick, boosts OK 

Could anyone not too far from Gatwick host me overnight?

I'm currently stranded because of an airport-wide outage and sleazyJet refuses to deal with anything (even though they are legally required to)

re: warning about offering help 

banned the account as well.

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warning about offering help re: status posted from this instance 

I went ahead and un-RT'd a request for help after being notified that the user was "emotionally manipulative to gain dubious consent for sexual favors".

if you are thinking about reaching out, you may want to rethink about that.

mastodon admin stuff, anti-gab 

iterating on @maxine's location block to drop Gab user agents trying to fetch things from your nginx, I wrote a quick config snippet to dump all Gab user agents log lines to a file on their own (i.e. for automated iptables blocking, or some other clever solution.)

    log_format gab '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] '
'"$request" $status $body_bytes_sent '
'"$http_referer" "$http_user_agent"';
map $http_user_agent $gabuser {
~*(gabsocial) 1;
default 0;
access_log /var/log/nginx/gabusers.log gab if=$gabuser;

Useful tip for Fediverse instance admins, gab 

Gab actually uses a custom user agent to grab stuff.

Mastodon does the same, but this makes it easy to make sure gab instances can't pull from you!

if ($http_user_agent ~* (gabsocial)) {
return 403;

To your nginx configuration. That blocks all requests with a user agent that includes "gabsocial" (case insensitive)

You can also add other user agents, at your leisure

It just returns a 403 if they try to pull

how are concurrency devs like anarchists? 

state is the enemy

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Plural Café

Plural Café is a community for plural systems and plural-friendly singlets alike, that hopes to foster a safe place for finding and interacting with other systems in the Mastodon fediverse.