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Reminder: If you've come here from Twitter, check periodically for more people to follow as they show up here (and if you've never used it, now's the time!).

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Another useful thing: There is a language filter in Preferences (, but it doesn't apply to the Federated Timeline (yet?).

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The Federated Timeline is a lot more useful/managable after hiding content from a few noisy/irrelevant instances.

Figuring out how to block instances was difficult, though. Here's how to do it: Go to the profile of someone from the server you want to hide toots from, press the ••• button there, and select "Block everything from <server>".

Why you can't do this from the Filter section of your preferences or the ••• button on toots...


Idea: Design your UI as if your user is constantly in an emergency. Put nothing in their way, make everything obvious, make important things stand out.

pet illness, fundraiser 

my cat shumai has cancer and I'm raising money (along with her other caretaker) to help pay for her treatment. shumai is healthy and happy after recent surgery to remove a large tumor, and is responding very well to the follow-up chemotherapy. we want to be able to keep it going long-term as necessary:

here is a picture of shumai in a box

Can we stop using “male” and “female” to describe plugs and connectors? Partly because, you know, Gender, but also because it’s so much more fun to call them “innie” and “outie.”

If humans can't use your tech,
they don't need to become more technical,
your tech needs to become more human.

< butt plug review > 

im crying i love this so much its like it was written by dale gribble

this model is *incredibly* dishonest and I feel ashamed of all the times I tipped big because it was miserable outside and apparently *most of it* was pocketed by the company instead of the driver I was trying to pay extra

ive decided to stop using doordash due to their tipping policy. "dashes" have a guaranteed minimum payment of, say, $6. you'd think if you tipped $4 the delivery person would get $10, but th…

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