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Andrew @andryou@mastodon.social

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List of my Mastodon bots (so far):

bots:

@680news
@blogto
@cbctoronto
@citynews
@cp24
@tpsoperations
@torontostar
@ttcnotices

bots:

@bbcworld
@cbcworld

If any of the above open an official Mastodon account I'll delete the specific bot, but until then... :thinkerguns:

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Thread on Twitter on the sketchy "get rich quick" conference feat. Pitbull and Sylvester Stallone in , worth a read: twitter.com/sdbcraig/status/98

Aftermath of the windstorm yesterday coinciding with garbage collection day

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Wind Warning:
Police have received numerous radio calls regarding fire and hazards of falling materials and trees within the city.
Please take extra precaution if and when outdoors but if possible to stay inside and somewhere safe.
#staysafe
^ka

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Really pleased to see that "Who are your favourite people to follow on Mastodon?" thread on HN. It's a shift in tone from talking about the legitimicy of Mastodon as a platform

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Okay, somebody actually made a bot lmao @gargronbot. Okay, let's listen to this song again, shall we

youtube.com/watch?v=OpmeHLb5uc

In news, I just found out that the witches.town instance (a pretty large one) is shutting down on April 30th.

A must-have browser extension which lets you group sites into "containers". Site cookies are separated by container to prevent sites from tracking you across the web: addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef (e.g. I've created a Banking container)

I've been here a little while but never wrote a formal introduction, so here goes!

Like my bio suggests, I like , I'm a web developer based in , and I've set up my own instance for fellow Torontonians here: the6ix.space/

I've also created a number of bots to mirror content from Twitter to the Fediverse (full list is on my timeline), some are @bbcworld, @cp24, @ttcnotices (the last two will make Mastodon feel like home for fellow Toronto citizens)

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#tip Individuals can block entire instances. Just pick an individual from the instance in question, go to their profile, and open up the menu you would use to mute, block, or report them. Under these options is another one: hide all posts from <instance>. You'll be asked to confirm, just in case. Once you pull the trigger, refresh your feed. You won't see material from the instance you just blocked.

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observation: once posts (with hashtags) are set to anything other than public, the posts are not returned in searches even if the hashtag is specifically searched (due to this I will remove the hashtags from my bots since they're useless)

List of my Mastodon bots (so far):

bots:

@680news
@blogto
@cbctoronto
@citynews
@cp24
@tpsoperations
@torontostar
@ttcnotices

bots:

@bbcworld
@cbcworld

If any of the above open an official Mastodon account I'll delete the specific bot, but until then... :thinkerguns:

*clicks on Federated Timeline*

*a nude full frontal pops up from switter.at instance* (and I have "Always show media marked as sensitive" unticked")

@Gargron what's the best approach here? Is there the ability to mark an entire instance as NSFW (like Reddit's subreddits)?

tip: go into Preferences and tick languages you want to filter out from public timelines to make them a bit easier to follow.