Taking a social media break. See y’all in a week.

I'm finding, even with Twitter's hobbled APIs, that a lack of good, compelling clients on all my preferred platforms dampens my enthusiasm. Social media is too stressful if there's too much friction to keep up.

My Lunas finally arrived. Work pretty darned well.

Complain about CWs all you want, but wander around Those Other Social Networks™ and you’ll be happy it exists here.

tarot is rigged. they don't even let you bring your own deck to counter their attacks. how are you supposed to win

Oh man, you know what I bet Mastodon would be great for? College campuses! Make an instance just for the campus, put up some fliers, and there you go! Perfect local online social hub to make friends and find people to do stuff with.

Playing with the idea of both a Mac and iOS client for Mastodon reminds me I’m considerably more skilled at iOS. Might aim for iOS first just to get something delivered.

platform concerns 

its been barely 24 hours and people are already posting screenshots of tweets. from twitter. the site we all just left because we hate it. but yeah lets see some tweets i guess

We may be under-appreciating the advantages of Mastodon for business or institutional use.

Wishing there was some alternative way to thread that wasn’t so birdsite-like.

(You’d figure all those extra characters would help, but nooooo.)

Given the number of iOS apps for Mastodon in the works, I wonder if I should actually start with the Mac client…

Of course, that could only work well if there was some official, baked-in way to remember timeline position.

(Yeah, yeah, Mastodon is OSS, just submit a PR…)

So, yes, still planning on those client apps. Have some leads and passing interest in helping develop, but nothing solid yet.

Travelled this week for work. Looking forward to normalcy and being able to get back to my Mastodon client(s).

Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.

If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.

If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.

Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.

You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍

Well, we know Twitter blew it when even the trolls are leaving.

Major bonus to the first Mastodon client that allows me to turn off animated avatars.

Good: CWs.
Bad: Not using them when you should.

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