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Hey all, I'm moving to a smaller instance!

social.coop/@christianbundy

I appreciate the hell out of mastodon.social (cc: @Gargron) for hosting me during my first week on Mastodon, but I'm looking forward to the cooperative ownership and governance model that social.coop is using.

I'll import my follow list, but unfortunately you'll have to follow my new account if you'd like to stay connected.

social.coop/@christianbundy

See you all on the other side!

Hey all, I'm moving to a smaller instance!

social.coop/@christianbundy

I appreciate the hell out of mastodon.social (cc: @Gargron) for hosting me during my first week on Mastodon, but I'm looking forward to the cooperative ownership and governance model that social.coop is using.

I'll import my follow list, but unfortunately you'll have to follow my new account if you'd like to stay connected.

social.coop/@christianbundy

See you all on the other side!

I think I might make the jump off of mastodon.social -- anyone have any recommendations on how to switch instances The Right Way?

πŸ“£ PSA πŸ“£

Twitter w/o Twitter

We have deployed Halcyon at itter.photog.social for our users.

It's a Twitter UI clone and has that old, familiar feel of Twitter. Great if the Masto UI isn't your cup of tea.

You can login to the interface with @[username]@photog.social and it will take you to your account settings to approve the application.

For other admins: the code is at github.com/halcyon-suite/halcy

Ping this account if you're using nginx + php-fpm or similar and we can get you more info.

One stopgap solution would be to use some sort of style guide, where you could agree to at least standardize on singular/plural forms, but I'm not sure whether that solves the root problem.

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It's taken about a decade for me to start caring, but I have to admit I'm really not sold on arbitrary hashtags from a UX perspective.

Generally a message *about* a subject seems to be more on-topic than messages that are tagged , so it's frustrating to see hashtags that are less helpful than a search.

Don't even get me started on small changes (i.e. versus ), and how most systems don't categorize the above hashtags as having any sort of affinity at all.

Aside: I'd really love if more platforms supported Markdown. Unicode is generally fine for most formatting, but I think most toots could be better represented as Markdown than just plaintext.

Unfortunately the prevelence of Markdown-like deviants (e.g. Slack) make it unnecessarily difficult for most people to understand how their text will render.

Can we all just agree to start supporting CommonMark everywhere? Please? :~)

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Just closed my eyes while trying to brush my teeth and I now understand why my friend's brother just took down the bathroom mirror for the month.

Bathrooms feel *much* smaller when you don't spend your time staring into the mirror.

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honestly some of the best goddamn brownies I've ever had:

- boxed brownie mix
- neat egg
- tons of peanut butter
- crushed pecans and cashews

I'm not joking I just walked into the bathroom, and looked straight into the mirror before I realized what I was doing.

This is going to be a pain in the ass.

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A few years ago my friend's brother decided to avoid looking at his reflection (mirror, camera display, etc) and said that it gave him an interesting perspective.

I think I'm going to give it a shot, just to see. Has anyone else done anything similar? I'd love to get some more perspective on this.

@caraellison

It's kinda mindblowing when you realize that the time spent on corporate #SocialMedia was actually unpaid work couched as a "free" service. Once I started seeing my attention as a form of investment, I got more intentional about moving that energy to #Mastodon...

Positive to see decentralisation but sad that the narrative has moved to how to cope with climate change, as opposed to how to prevent it.

"Puerto Rico needs to be recreated in such a way that it is resilient to stronger and more intense storms and also the slow creep of climate change[...] One way would be to decentralise. Replace the electricity grid with local renewable sources such as wind and solar. [...]bring decentralised primary health services to Puerto Rico"

positive.news/2018/environment

I really enjoy the use of content warning as an effective caption or title for your post. Is there any downside to just using it like a subject line?

I'm not sure how to search for this on Mastodon, but are the N55 folks (or anyone in the larger community) on Mastodon?

If you haven't seen them: n55.dk/MANUALS/Manuals.html

My favorite is the spaceframe: n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAME/spac

Joined the Open App Ecosystem loomio group. I like the aim: β€˜This is a neutral group to talk about how we can build a suite of interoperable, open source tools which support transparent, democratic, and decentralized organizing.’

Not 100% sure what the approach is yet, but good to talk with others who care about this and are thinking these things over.

loomio.org/g/exAKrBUp/open-app

To anyone who hasn't tried using #Diceware to generate their password manager passphrase: I would highly recommend it. Using meatspace entropy for password generation makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I have extra dice if you need one 🎲

world.std.com/~reinhold/dicewa

#security #password #passphrase #passwordmanager

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