Not Everyone Is A Furry: a guide to human sexuality for Mastodon users
Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. ~ Edward Stanley
If you have a 100Mbps cable connection and a 300GB data cap, you're only allowed to use it 8.3 hours per month. 50Mbps LTE and a 10GB cap? 33 minutes per month.
I've asked my senators to introduce legislation requiring ISPs to include how much time per month you're allowed to use their services at full speed in any advertising.
Take breaks. Set a timer if you have to so you don't forget.
Ask for help when you need it. It sounds simple, but trying to handle everything without help causes stress and anxiety for a lot people.
If you wear glasses, are they clean? Take a moment and clean them up so you can see a little better.
me: hmm theres something in this bash script thats taking too long and slowing it down. i wonder if theres some kinda profiling tool for bash that lets me see what it is
me: *types 'bash profile' into google*
The length of copyright expiry is fucking insane
I was thinking "oh hey, I should build a gopher site, I wonder what I should put in the misc. files section"
I thought, hey, episodes of the goon show would be nice
The Goon Show was broadcast between 1952 and 1960
You'd assume that they'd be out of copyright by now
They come out of copyright in 2083
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE YEARS after the last episode aired
Self-care (cont): You don't need to have a window open to social media so you get every little outrage or lol in real time. You don't need to bust your budget or put in overtime so that everyone gets the perfect xmas gift. You can give yourself breaks as long as it doesn't put other people at risk. You should devote time to creative hobbies and fitness for your long-term health.
The meeting was incredibly boring and it felt like it had been going forever. Then Laura noticed something... Didn't Oliver just repeat a suggestion he gave 15 minutes ago, word for word? And didn't Mia also just respond to him the exact same way? How long have they all been in here?
Me: I’ll join Mastodon and post there instead of twitter
Me one week later: *posts to both and has even less time*
I'd really love to know what this counter.social buzz is all about
I wish there was a universally-agreed-upon signal you could add to a slack/email/DM to mean "this is purely informational and I expect no response at all from you"
Hey, remember when Twitter first started and everybody knew immediately how it worked?
Good times...good times...
for anyone new to mastodon who thinks mastodon so far is just talking about mastodon Show more
this is something that happens when we have huge influxes like this, because we want new users to feel comfortable and have all the information about how to use the site
there's normally more interesting content! it's just getting swallowed up in the intros/how-to's because of the sheer number of people joining right now
stick around and/or come back in a few days and the timelines will look very different, i promise
Another day, another burst of new users from Twitter who are kind of confused about this whole “instance” thing. Here’s an analogy that might work for older folks like me:
Each Mastodon instance is a BBS. And they are all connected behind the scenes, kind of like FidoNet or WWIVNet.
We don’t have any door games, though. Sorry.
Please direct your friends to joinmastodon.org or another instance of your choice like octodon.social, toot.cat or toot.cafe, etc. mastodon.social is "default" choice for a lot of people and it's getting kinda hammered right now.
Please remember that Mastodon supports account deletions. You don't have to e-mail me about it, just click on the gear symbol, then Security, and there you have it. I like receiving e-mails and get excited when I get a notification, seeing a "please delete my account" spoils the mood.