Macdrifter boosted

Before today, I knew: the reason Twitter was originally limited to 140 characters was so it could be transmitted over SMS (which was limited to 1120 bits, or 160 7-bit characters).

TIL: the reason SMS is limited to 160 7-bit characters is because Friedhelm Hillebrand, who was the chairman of the non-voice services committee within the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), found that a) the average sentence was <160 characters, and b) that matched the average postcard.

I think these “Led Zeppelin” kids have a future

Macdrifter boosted

Anyway, take your victory lap and collect your prizes. You've made it clear that I'm not welcome here, and even though I disagree with the action this Admin is taking (banning me when I didn't break any rules doesn't seem right), I respect and support the Admin's decision to run their instance the way they see fit.

Please do your very best to be kind to each other. The world is a terrible place right now, and that's largely because it is what we make it.



Show thread
Macdrifter boosted
Macdrifter boosted
Macdrifter boosted
Macdrifter boosted

I've waited for a follow up and have not used the app since then. I'd be more concerned that the bugs run deeper and that testing did not reveal this problem earlier.

This should at least be a footnote in DayOne reviews.

"We do not currently have information on how many of those journals used end-to-end encryption, but any such journals would have been protected against disclosure."

Macdrifter boosted

‪I’ve always been liberal. Two men I disagreed with but respected from the GOP were John McCain & Colin Powell. They helped me understand that it was possible to respect people who were wrong, which was hard when Peter King was my congressmen & Bush/Cheney were in the White House.‬

Ok, so, I've been saving these Tweets. How do I load them into Mastodon?

Block parties would be much more useful if instead of bringing side dishes every neighbor had to have a suggestion box. Also, I’m being forced to go to a block party and this may not go well.

Welp, let's try this again. This decentralized social net is all the rage. I'm sure it'll all fine.


The original server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit