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It's been a while that I've been telling around I intend to write a about socializing on .
Of course I didn't finish the guide, in fact I didn't even start writing it... I'm still in the note taking phase.
However, today I took a plane and read an [article]( by @yarmo in which he compared Mastodon to a village and Twitter to a metropolis.
I didn't like this analogy very much, so I came up with my own in which Mastodon is a big city with a lot of different places where people hang out.
I didn't polish this yet, it's just some notes I jotted down quickly, so take it as an unpolished draft.
I'd like to know your opinion about it: if you're a long time user if you believe that this analogy actually reflects Mastodon and if you're a new user if the analogy made you understand some things about Mastodon you didn't previously know.
I'll take into consideration your comments while polishing this up and to decide whether to actually include it in the guide.

So, here we go:
Mastodon is like a big city with a lot of people that hang out all the time.
Since the city is big, people hang out in many different places where they meet their friends, and generally people always hang out more or less in the same places.
Some people live near the centre, where there's a lot of different people and they can barely recognise faces and other live in isolated outskirts where few people live and everyone knows everyone else.
Some people just hang out in places where they do things that interest them, such as churches, gyms, workshops, art galleries and so on and thus mainly hang out with people that shares their interests.
The more you hang out in one place, the more you get to know the people that stay there and become their friend; moreover, staying there you get to know their friends, which may just be passing every once in a while but who normally hang out in other places.
Some groups of people despise others and try to avoid each other as much as possible by not talking to each other, avoiding common friendship and not going to the places where those people hang out.

When you move to a new city it's difficult to make friends; if you already have a friend living there, it's good to go around with him for a while to see all different places and to get to know some friends so that you can then choose where to hang out and who to meet.
If you don't know anyone living there then you have to start making friends autonomously; a good way to do this is to just choose a place that you think you like and hang out there for a while, trying to talk to people and getting into conversations with them. It's unlikely that you'll immediately find your favourite place in the city or that the first people you meet will become your best friends, but it's good to start making these "introductory friends". Through these friends you'll meet other people and eventually you will meet someone who's really cool and with whom you get along very well. Eventually you may distance yourself a bit from these people as you hang out more with other friends you made and you may stop hanging out in the place you were initially hanging out as you discover places you like more.

Thus, you'll slowly discover the places and people of the city until you find a good spot that you like.
If you're like me, you won't be happy with just one place or just one group of people and you'll start going around many places and making several groups of friends.
On the other hand you may just find a few good friends and always hang out in the same place.

Thus, it's inappropriate to start by asking around who are the cool people to follow: if nobody knows you nobody will be able to tell you who you might get along with.
It's also inappropriate to ask people to present you other people who do your same job or have your same interests; the best thing to do is to go in places where such people hang out and try to meet them naturally.
Just imagine going to the barman and asking him for the list of engineers specialised in photovoltaic panels that go to that bar... And then just going to those guys and saying something like "I heard you do my same job, we shall hang out together." That's not nice, even though he does your same job he may loathe you or you may not have fun with the guy, this is a place to hang out and not a job board.

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I'm happy to announce that I finally published online the first version of the calculator!
You can access it here:
(Yes, sure... I'll add some ssl eventually)

Of course I'm open to subdomain donations for this thing...

It is not polished, but should kind of work...
If it breaks it breaks, don't really know all problems that could arise.
Oh well, take it as it is and if you find some problems let me know.

Usage: Enter the number of days you wish to analyze
Enter the url of you instance, including https://
Press the submit button

Log in your instance and authorize the application to read your stuff (I'm not storing any of it)
Wait for a while, it will stay on the authorization page for a while; this is normal, keep waiting.

A table will appear with your daily and the one of the whole period and the name of your Gustavino

For the people reading this and not understanding all the fuzz about this ratio.
The is the ratio of toots in you home timeline by the person who appears most often over the total amount of toots in your home timeline.
The name is Gustavino because @GustavinoBevilacqua gave me the idea of measuring this quantity, and I since discovered that he often accounts for 50% of the toots in my home timeline.

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Hola a todo los españoles que empezaron a seguirme.
Me presento: yo soy un quimico italiano, ahora estoy mudando en Santiago de Compostela a trabajar.

El mi Español no es el mejor, quiero que mejorarlo. Por un Italiano es facil hablar Español, pero es dificil perfectarlo porqué la gente entiende tambien si hablas alguna palabra en italiano.
Ahora soy en Varsovia, en la cama de una pintor.
En 10 dias tengo l'avion por España.
Stoy buscando una habitacion en Santiago, si sabes de alguno que alquila mandame un mesajo.

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Instances that block other instances generally publish those blocks in the about page.
I advise against joining the ones who don't follow this practice.
Discovering which instances blocked that specific one is a bit more difficult.

To have an idea of the instances you're going to interact with, I recommend this website I also used it when I switched to this instance.

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Ok, non-nerds, feel free to stop reading.

If you:


Not only will you see a cool ASCII art map of the world, you can scroll around with a mouse and zoom in. It's astoundingly cool ASCII art.

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@ifrit los de San Pedro están recaudando fondos para organizar la fiesta del barrio.

The USA is proposing modifying this law regarding the responsibility of content published on the internet.

“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

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So proud of our new rainbowish data stickers! It’s our reward for those who visit our exhibition at the Graphic Days in Turin!
Get yours at Graphic Days, from 16 to 26 May in Turin!

Good afternoon, I'm searching some advice for some software to manage the tasks of a small group.
I have no problems regarding mine specifically, I use TaskWarrior and that is alright.

However, I'd like some simple way to note down which things have to be done overall by the group and which ones are being worked on. It would also be nice if it tracked a little bit how long these things took to complete.

I want something simple, most of the things we just talk to each other. Just not to forget what everyone is doing.
I don't plan this to be keeping track of everything everyone is doing, just important things which may take a while to complete.

I was looking at stuff like Trello and Asana. I'd prefer a tool which is free, but if some significant advantages are available I can pay.

Do you have any advice? Thanks!

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Sono Saio, mi piace disegnare.
Sarebbe mi intenzione pubblicare ogni sabato un disegno.
So anche leggere ed ascoltare.
Questo il mio primo messaggio.

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@xtaldave "So you're saying you can't publish this. Okay, okay, I understand, no problem. I just thought it'd be a shame if something happened to your infrastructure..."

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Open letter to Nature editors complaining about the lack of code availability for AF3 (Publishing code is normally a prerequisite for publishing in Nature)

(Yes, I am fully aware of the irony of using a Google form to do this - not my idea, just sharing.)

#StructuralBiology #Alphafold #Crystallography #CryoEM #NMR @strucbio

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Faccio così da anni. Uso un alias e ci appendo un "+qualcosa" per filtrare in cartelle. E per sgamare chi passa il mio indirizzo a terzi senza autorizzazione.

@Dunpiteog @GustavinoBevilacqua

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How Europe voted on granting new rights and privileges to Palestine in UN General Assembly

(via u/covidisrealyo)

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Reminder that my deep learning course at the University of Geneva is entirely available on-line. 1000+ slides, ~20h of screen-casts.

Full of examples in PyTorch

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Dai un'occhiata a questo
È graficamente molto accattivante, e ci sono alcuni filtri tipo la musica o la politica

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My son was playing computer games again so I said

When Abe Lincoln was your age he was studying books by the light of the fireplace

He thought for a moment and said

When Abe Lincoln was your age he was The President of the United States

Thats when I told him he was adotped

Thanks @albertocairo, some time ago I followed a course of yours on visualization and recently applied some things I had learned to move from a histogram to a much more beautiful and informative visualization for a poster.

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@bbacc @oblomov @Dunpiteog

Il marito trova la moglie nel letto con un tipo, e spiega: «questo giovinotto m'ha chiesto se avevo una giacca che non usavi, e gli ho dato quella che non metti mai. Poi gli ho dato dei pantaloni in cui non entri più e alla fine lui m'ha chiesto: "C'è altro che suo marito non usa più?"»

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@GustavinoBevilacqua @Dunpiteog «è finita la bombola, ed il bombolaro quando ha portato quella nuova ha visto la lampada fulminata e mi ha proposto di cambiarla lui, poi ha sistemato il rubinetto, il tavolo, ha piantato i chiodi e sistemato tutto»
«accidenti, e quanto ti è costato?»
«ma niente. Quando ha finito mi ha detto che potevo fargli una torta, oppure andare a letto con lui»
«e tu gli hai fatto la torta, giusto?»
«e che sono pasticcera, io?»

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Ieri sera, all'#eurovision la giuria della #Serbia ha dato i suoi 12 punti della #Croazia. Considerato che sono stati in guerra fino all'altro ieri, è stata una cosa bella.

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