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Dearest Apple ML Team,

Please make the typing suggestion algorithm on my phone guess what I mean when I type: Incantnstandnautocorrect or (in the URL bar)

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A lot of the usual Apple people often say in describing the MBP 13” that it’s *only* a pound more than the MB 12” and so there’s not really much difference.

As someone who use a MB for 3+ years and now has a MBP 13”, I can tell you for an absolute certainty that the above statement could not be more wrong.

It’s the only thing so far that I dislike about this machine. Sometimes it feels like a big heavy brick by comparison.

A client feature that mutes boosts that have been in my feed once already.

Newer users to Mastodon -- did you know that the web app has a "delete and redraft" button? It's the BEST.

... older users to Mastodon -- did YOU know this?

I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

I dig this idea of people spinning up Mastodon instances for their cities, like @alex did with:

Sure it adds some complexity to Mastodon. But there is so much potential with stuff like this that, the more I learn about it, the more I believe it is well worth the little effort to understand it.

Reminder, please CW your toots about American politics!

Why do I still see hashtags I’ve filtered out when they are boosted? Anybody know how to fix this?

The more I use it, the less I understand all the complaints. In Notes, for instance, there are buttons to get Title, Heading, and billeted lists with one or two taps. It’s more intuitive than keyboard shortcuts by a mile and more efficient than mousing to the tool or menu bar for the same controls. Font color in Keynote is another great example of something that’s much easier to find and use than the non-Touch Bar alternative.

I really like this thing.

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Got to work in the new office today. Sparsely and (placeholder) furnished for now. So happy to have a place. Cant wait to shape it into a little minimalist writing haven.

Toot! tip: the app does keep your timeline position when showing more, but it’s based on what toot is visible immediately after the toolbar! (this is considered a bug by the author and so will likely be fixed in the future)

In the mean time, to make sure you stay where you are, you can tap Show More and scroll it off screen for a few seconds. 👌🏼

mastodon is like when the mages guild gets fed up with the world's bullshit & lifts their island into the sky.

Toot! Beta just added CW hiding to timeline items (you could always make them, just didn’t show). Feels that much closer to great.

New users: I've written a guide to Mastodon, which you can find here:

It was originally brief, but it keeps growing. o_o

Hey friends if you're looking to be less reliant on major corporations who wish to track you, please check out

startpage gives you major search engine results, but protects you from their tracking and does not save your information.

(i've found duckduckgo to be dangerous because the results are so bad it makes me wanna google, but startpage is always on point!)

Can anyone suggest some people to follow? Ideally writers, editors, artists and creative types, and ideally non-men. Not interested in primarily-tech-content accounts! Ta. 💜

Just letting people know that generally politics posts are exactly the kind of thing (besides spoilers, obviously) that should always go behind a CW.

Let’s all of us ex-Twitter newcomers be a positive addition.

When we were packing up from camp or a school gym where we stayed, my marching band director (probably my most important mentor) used to say:

“Leave this place better than you found it.”

Not necessarily original, but damn if it isn’t salient in these times and here on Mastodon.

Also, if you can at all, get onto the @tootapp beta ASAP! I have enjoyed using Mastodon far more since I started using it.

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