Hi, I have 3 free subscriptions (for 30 days) to Casey Newton’s Platformer. His blog can be viewed here: platformer.news/

So, if interested I’ll need name and email addy. First come, 1st served. Priority to folks on qoto.org.


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Dolphins stalking my sons boat and riding the wake. This was out from Gt Barrier.

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@daviding referred me to check out Mastodon. He did the same thing in 2009 with Twitter and other social media channels. Usually takes some time to learn, to connect and figure out potential benefits - Now it's time to test this one.

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“These ministers . . . strip the love of God of its beauty, and leave the throng of religion a huge, horrible, repulsive form. It is a religion for oppressors, tyrants, man-stealers, and thugs. It is not that ‘pure and undefiled religion’ which is from above.” -Frederick Douglass (such a smart, wise person) @bookstodon mguhlin.org/2022/07/mynotes-ch via @oberyhendricks (author)

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I recommend this profile to those who love urban photography.


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Is there a good hosted Mastodon provider that's <$10/mo and isn't full? I'm just trying to host my own account. Or maybe at most my immediate family.

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How else might we make these choices differently that tech giants have?

The fediverse can decentralize the economics while centralizing certain public squares.

The fediverse can decentralize power over identity and self-representation while centralizing shared blocklists.

The fediverse can decentralize server hosting while centralizing software development.

The fediverse can decentralize algorithms while centralizing public data.

Or whatever else. How should we be making these choices?

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Many in #EU are starting to wake up to the fact that supporting #US #NATO Proxy War was great for American business and the Military Industrial Complex, but a disaster for the people of Europe. How long before our politicians cop on to themselves and stop the self destruction...?

🐦🔗: nitter.eu/wallacemick/status/1

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Today is Sunday, 27 November 2022.

libreboot.org/ will go offline this evening, for a few hours, possibly into the morning of 28 November.

This is because I'm (physically, across town, on my bicycle) moving the servers to my new network. DNS changes gotta trickle down.

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Hey #Mastoadmin community, I am one of the admins on zeroes.ca with @trendless

I hear rumours of a mailing list & a discord server to get assistance in tuning mastodon during this time of hypergrowth.

Can anyone DM me the coordinates please?

We are assessing options to grow.

I have experience scaling ruby apps but I am sure others have gone before us, so I would like to leverage whatever learning has gone before us.

Thanks! #fediadmin

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I'd like to build a heatmap of places I visited during the last two month.

I have Google location history json file, but the only site I can google out is broken.

Any advice?

What I’ve been called and why I use the tag on my profile. In jest of course.

Content Warning: Russophile Post (Actually a funee) 

Gotta be a Russian Army Squirrel

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"Mercedes locks faster acceleration behind a $1,200 annual paywall"[1]

What's next?
- Oven only goes above 300F with a $50/month "Heat Plus" subscription
- Dishwasher can only be used more than once a week with a "Sparkle" plan
- Insulin pump that requires active Internet connection and a $5/day "Sugardaddy" service charge

[1] theverge.com/2022/11/23/234749

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🎥 #9: Mastodon from the Terminal youtube.com/watch?v=Se5YdvcZGM

A 3-min video where I explore using `tut`, a terminal user interface (TUI) for mastodon, where you can create new posts, browser your timelines, view your notifications, and more...


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Fascinating to see tech people learn that setting up a Mastodon server, keeping it secure, paying the bills for hosting and the 24/7 devops...

...is the easy part.

Proper steering of a community and keeping tabs on moderations is 95% of the work.

Don't start a server if you're not willing to learn and do that.

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