I made a flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!
So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.
A collection of things I made for people new to #Mastodon, based on questions I commonly see in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)
What the heck with these privacy settings? https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99766026886377926
Local vs. federated timelines? https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99766033723472311
How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99766038792455458
I'd like to query the #Mastodon hivemind about its favorite open-source/distributed/federated/cash-for-service/low-surveillance software products
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What else do you recommend?
if you haven't set up a machine with a recent build of windows 10, cortana now speaks to you during setup.
there is a registry key that can be set using Unattend.xml to fix this
however, i do not have admin access to the build server
so when some of the IT kobolds are setting up multiple machines at once, you can get a flurry of "hi, i'm cort- hi i'm- hi i'm cortana"
why did microsoft think this was even remotely a good idea for enterprise versions of win 10?
Decentralize your world.
There is of course #mastodon as federated social media.
There is good old #email as federated postbox (as long as not everyone uses GMail).
There is #peertube as a federated video platform.
There is #Riot / Matrix.org as federated group messaging.
There is #XMPP for federated 1on1 messaging.
And there is #nextcloud as federated cloud storage.
In theory most services are already federated. We only miss more users :)
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