Is this thing on? I'm gonna be using @Borogove@rafting.io as my primary Masto account.

I think this might be worth some sort of mini-celebration. I never thought I'd live to see the day.

"the MP3 technology became patent-free in the United States on 16 April 2017 when U.S. Patent 6,009,399, ...administered by Technicolor, expired"

:ballot_box_with_check: likes are now florps
:ballot_box_with_check: timeline goes sideways
cybre.space/media/s8KxhXtJBs27

"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."





is it true that mastodon is actually a psyop created by hover and namecheap to spur people into paying crazy prices for hip domain names such as "balls.hypno.gongle.sigil", "godzone.fuck" and "will.i.am.shitner"

Hah, I thought that was a nethack game but it was just an ssh key constellation.

a couple people have asked me if it's okay for them to sign up on botsin.space and if it's cool for them to run bots there. yes! please do!

but two things:
a) you are subject to my total lack of Docker skills
b) I will add a TOS that will likely amount to "don't abuse people or servers"

a couple other people have wondered​ if there should be a canonical bot server and if botsin.space should be it. If that happens, ok, but personally i won't presume that without a conversation about it

Playing along with this. Since search only can search hashtags for now, we need more of them out there.

"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

Here's my list of interests!

#gaming
#development
#design
#music
#design
#wordpress
#android

For kicks I booted an instance of mastodon for running bots. It's at botsin.space/

I made a bot too. I wanted to make something that broke past Twitter's character limit, so I made a bot version of Strachey's LOVELETTERS botsin.space/@loveletter

@enkiv2 @tfj Keep in mind the federated timeline does not contain every toot on every remote peer. It only contains toots for remote users that have at least one follower on the local server. So it's at least "somewhat" curated in an indirect way.

@ceejbot @evilchili Do I need to use your federated names for you guys to see me? Do you actually each now have two accounts to watch? I know it's early days yet but end users shouldn't have to know about federation :/

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