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Has the “covfefe” thing hit Mastodon yet?

"All these moments will be lost in time, like... chariots... of... fire..."

its the year 2050. for 10 years your retinal implant has been blinking 12:00 because the company decided to stop supporting it

not joking here. serious post. if it becomes impossible to block ads at some point i'll just end up browsing the web like stallman does, furiously tapping the hook switch on a 1950s bell telephone to approximate V.32 9.6 kbps frequency/phase shift keying, with the telephone's audio output connected to one of those seismogram plotters. this will give me a paper copy that i can annotate & peruse at my leisure (ie write in the data in pencil, mark the start of packets with a highlighter)

In the mastodon justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the police, who investigate memes; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the shitposters. These are their stories.

In A.D. 2017, meme was beginning Show more

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í can't believe y'all international mastodon users are gonna make me learn three new languages at the same time

a fork of Android where every time an app asks you to rate it, it rates it 1 star and then uninstalls the app

Just got these in the mail! Three more pocket-sized from Button Shy Games. mastodon.social/media/xk9NFhFH

For fuck's sake, why can't I just tab straight from text entry to the "TOOT!" button or use a keyboard shortcut? Having to touch my mouse to shitpost is majorly dampening my shitpost efficiency

I could really use some help with macOS UI work for this Mastodon client I'm working on. I'm struggling ridiculously with the core concept of NSTableView cell resizing.

Please boost.

my uncle works at mastodon and he gave me the cheat code for unlocking the secret fifth column that gets you unlimited toots and invicibility

"Will Mastodon make any money?" scream the journalists, who have forgotten the joy of building sandcastles on the beach

Mastodon Bechdel test: Does your instance have:
- A non-bot talking to
- Another human about
- Something other than Mastodon?

OK, I read the frikkin manual: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

“Unlisted toots are public, except that they do not appear in the public timelines or search results. They are visible to anyone following you and appear on your profile page to the public even without a Mastodon login.”

That’s some confusing language there. They’re public, but don’t show up in the public timeline?

So, Mastodon has local timelines, and a federated timeline, but what is a “public timeline”, and what’s the opposite of that? A “private timeline”? If something is posted Unlisted (“Do not show in public timelines”), where *does* it show up?

my other favorite thing is asking students "how many vowels are there in English?" and then they all say "five" and then I write on the board "beet, bit, bet, bait, bat, bought, boat, boot, but (also book)..."

we're at the moment I love in a movment, when people ask "who is in charge of X" and you say, simplifying, erasing, but with hope, "no-one!"

it was favourite moment when the Net went mainstream, it was my favourite moment when introducing people to Noisebridge.

You have to alternate "no-one is in charge!" with "you are in charge!" with "everyone is in charge!" with "it's complicated and emerging"