Why does the #MastodonApp not have "unlisted" as a publicity layer (? IDK what to call it) to post to alongside "public", "followers only", and "only people I mention"? Is that an oversight or a deliberate design decision? Either way, its absence is odd.
re: request for comments, fedi blocks
@CobaltVelvet Taking the human out of the loop is caustic IMO; shared block lists have been a cause of much, much evil and collateral damage. You'll never know who you've blocked because the curator had a beef with someone
Something that helps organise the messages flowing by your instance? Sure; but anything which takes individual admin decisions out of the loop is a good recipe for enormous damage
I did it. I did it.
It’s interesting that the biggest communication challenge facing Mastodon communities is explaining that it’s basically a protocol and a network of independent, interconnected servers, which is what the Web, e-mail, even DNS and most of the fundamental services we use on the internet are, and always were.
It just illustrates just how much ‘Big Tech’ proprietary social media platforms swallowed up and walled off, if it’s now difficult to explain what the internet actually is!
The only reason I'm following celebrities is to stroke their ego so that more of them come over here.
I'm not interested in replicating Twitter on Mastodon but I am interested in providing viable alternatives to corporations. In the case of #SocialNetworks, that necessarily means making the alternative as entertaining as the corporate stuff (as is reasonably possible), which necessarily includes getting celebrities on here.
P.S. One e-celeb (?) I watch on YouTube said that she tried the Mastodon mobile app but when she saw that she has to pick an instance, she immediately noped out.
She misunderstood instances as walled gardens. (Of course, that's true for some instances, but) I bring it up only to underscore that even signing up is a significant point of friction for the non-technically minded. These federated social networks have a ways to go before they can compete with corporate social networks.
Day 2 of trying to install #Linux on this old laptop
I couldn't get Xubuntu's GUI to load despite some help from @lucifargundam (thanks).
#BunsenLabs ran into a partitioning problem.
Now I'm having trouble getting my live USBs to launch on the laptop and I have no OS installed. (BIOS does recognize the USB drives, at least.) Will give it until midday ...
Some people seem to want to use #contentWarnings for everything, I.e. as content headers instead, and others seem annoyed by that practice.
I'm trying to fit in with whatever culture was supposedly here before I arrived but there doesn't seem to be a consensus on what that culture was so
I think I'll just stick to using content warnings as warnings instead of headers. If you want them to be used as headers, get them renamed to something that doesn't have the word "warning" in it.
Various German bodies and authorities have already created their own Mastodon servers, as have many EU agencies and the Commission.
Having my entire life charted out is the kind of existential pressure I cannot handle. Has anyone else with ADHD had success with Gantt charts? How do you use them?
What has helped me is a #toDo manager. There are many such apps out there. Go through them until you find the perfect one for you. I ultimately landed on Tusk—it has all the functionality I need and is monetized thru a sale rather than subscription model. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ulsoft.tusk
A to-do list is not going to cure your ADHD but it does help, especially if it's always with you on your phone and automatically notifies you about your responsibilities. That takes much of the organizational burden off of you and helps you to focus on simply completing tasks instead.
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