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Want to assist with oulipo translation? You can kibitz on non-compliant strings at

Right-click on a string and add your oulipo-compliant translation in a pop-up kibitzing form.


(Only low-hanging fruit shows up in this tool; difficult-to-track-down strings don't.)

RJL20 boosts

It's back! My prognostication about how long it would go down for was right on, too. *cough*

ATTN: This instantiation will soon go down for upgrading. Back up in 15 60ths of an hour, with any luck.

Instantiation Notification: Mastodon v2.7.0 is out, and I am anticipating installing it tonight (5+ hours from now, say). I'll post again just prior to taking things down for upgrading.

Not planning to go to work's big Annum Novum party. For a longstanding PNW institution, this party is looking awfully NYC-ish.

And I ❤️ food trucks, but for how much cash admission costs, I want a snack and a drink (not just bubbly for a midnight toast) thrown in gratis.

I'm cranky about all this cross-promotional sponsorship, too. Bah, humbug.

Updating to Mastodon v2.6.1 looks ok. Notify @rjl20 or @rjl20 with bugs you find, plz.


And you know that "could" is actually "will", right?

A major upgrading of Mastodon today could put our instantiation out of commission for a bit, on and off, starting soon. Sorry!

I did a bot again, but it can't post to this spot. It posts about romantic/smutty books it thinks up, using a list of books you can find at a library as its writing prompt:

Sorry about that unavailability just now! Upgrading from 2.4.* to 2.5.1 was tricky-ish.

A bunch of UI strings to fix, now. Or tomorrow.

Jumping through hoops for "PCI compliant" status. This is a thing I do on four occasions annually, at minimum. I didn't know I was signing up for this. *sigh*

A guy at work today, talking about suds from a local pub: "similar to an armpit full of hops"

An apt turn of phrasing.

Whilst looking at oulipo translation bugs in our spot's mastodon program, I found an actual bug in a part of what only admins can look at. And it's not a bug now. I should submit my patch back to main. Huh.

Instantiation policy discussion topic: boosts of non-oulipo-compliant toots from global instantiations. I think I could automatically prohibit that; should I try?

I'm not saying I want to! Just tossing it out for community discussion.

I should probably put up a www spot for folks to find instantiation status, plans for shutdowns, and such, huh?

This instantiation now runs v2.4.5. Looking forward to 2.5.0 soon-ish, possibly.

Gonna shut down this instantiation for a bit to apply a fix or two.

I am finding out so many things about Windows ACLs in a small amount of clock ticks. SO MANY THINGS. And such a small amount of ticks.


@3butBackwards Just so you know, using "3" to avoid using that glyph which is "3 but backwards" in toots on this instantiation? That's a paddlin'.

Show additional (Mark II) is a lipogrammatic Mastodon for all.
Ambigram by B. Morin, CC BY-SA 4.0