I like to check the federated feed.
It's always fresh and has more perspectives than just those I would find to follow on my own.
One annoyance for me is when I spend too long trying to parse a toot only to realize that it was created by some Markov chain bot or whatever.
Thank goodness for the mute function! 🙌🏽
My 2¢ on personal fundraising:
If you can, create and publicize both a short term and long term giving option (like a Venmo/PayPal AND Patreon)
Some folks are intimidated by long term commitment, but they know they can afford to give now.
Others can't do much right now but can afford to chip in a buck or two each month.
AGPL was a bold pick for the Mastodon license. It means that anyone running the software is obligated to share any changes they make with people who use it - even if all those changes are on the server side, and the users are just people who visit the site. This is much more restrictive than regular GPL, which doesn't count it as "distribution" people only access via the web.
Corporate entities are going to stay the hell away from any AGPL code. I guess that's the point.
If you're interested in hearing an album made with nothing but an outdated smartphone, check it: https://rainbowkitten.bandcamp.com/album/telephone-tough-guy
Every bit of this was done on my phone. The tracks, the album art, the liner notes, even the upload to Bandcamp. Neat huh?
Feel free to download it for $0.00. I'm cool with it. 😊
Re-released the Mastronaut with clarified #CreativeCommons licensing! Thanks for all the awesome folks of mastodon for helping me understand the process. (more details: https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/licensing-types-examples/)
The same download URL works for the full size image: http://www.bcavello.com/work/illustration/mastronaut_mastodon_awaits.png
#mastoart #creativetoots #art #copyleft
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The Frontier Development Lab is designed to pair space researchers and #AI industry experts to create innovative solutions to some of the most extreme challenges humanity faces: predicting #spaceweather, asteroid #planetarydefense, and #resourceallocation
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#FrowbackFriday I spent 10+ hours on social media website fanart, so here's a revised version of that with a more general tagline.
(full size available on my website: http://www.bcavello.com/work/illustration/mastronaut_mastodon_awaits.png)
There are 81 instances with greater than 50 accounts.
Let's try again, this time with feeling:
I may need an emergency commission made for me from today until Monday mid-day (CEST), I need it by 14.00 the latest.
It is banners and header for my Twitch channel.
My already commissioned artist has run in to some trouble, and may refund
My budget is $200.
If you are an artist and have time to help me within this timeframe, please send me a link to your previous work so I have a few to look at tomorrow.
It appears hashtags WITHIN CWs are searchable, but not in the labels.
Hashtags of stuff I care about/am interested in so we can find each other Show more
#representationmatters #libraries #acessibility #transcrowdfund #blacklivesmatter #bart #intersectionality #gameing #mastoart #safersex #cyberpunk #enby #solidarity #skillshare #ai #politics #fatpositive #mentalhealth #resist #anticapitalism #sf #sustainability #trans #news #nonbinary #political #gentrification #lgbtq #poc #firstnations #ace #consent #pasta #photoshop #gigeconomy #police #machinelearning #ethics #queer