Partially answering my own question (and knowing I won't be able to search for this later, lol)
* fediverse-wide full text search is currently not implemented in part due to harassment concerns
* Full text search of my own posts https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/4293
* Full-text search scoped to users' past interactions https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/5880
here we go, elixir time
@isagalaev I think it failed because Google tried to make a better Facebook instead of accepting that they had created a social network/forum for geeks, artists, musicians, writers, and people who weren't comfortable with the eternal high school reunion vibe Facebook had back in 2011.
But I'm saying this as somebody who joined during the G+ beta.
Joel Spolsky: "it’s amazing because it demonstrates that Facebook has finally grown up and joined the rest of us in understanding that software developers are designing the future." https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2018/01/12/birdcage-liners/
I am not sure it's what happened to Facebook. I simply don't trust them anymore, so I expect some trap in the future.
2008: "Includes support for Windows, Mac, and Linux"
Oh wow, how convenient! I really appreciate talented developers who write good cross-platform code and accomodate to users of multiple operating systems!
2018: "Includes support for Windows, Mac, and Linux"
Oh great, another fucking Electron app 🙄
Full stack engineer like, if you give me a pile of things I will draw up a detailed schematic of how to make the most stable and efficient stack out of them, but I won't build or maintain it for you.