Visited the RSS memorial today. After all these years, it's still amazing to see the lightning hit it—every hour, on the hour—and then watch as the sparks ripple out to the aggregator towers at all the cemeteries that are still subscribed.
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.
A Mastodon instance where you can only say the letter "e". Follow me there! I'm @e
yall seen one of the japanese instances? courtesy: https://twitter.com/legumx/status/852551752742305792 https://mastodon.social/media/0w5aVg-BV6wgsk2KegM
Meta-Mastdon REAL Talk Show more
It's boring to frame Mastodon as a Twitter usurper and much more interesting to think of it as an experiment for techno-socialism.
While users don't "buy" Twitter, Twitter sells user data to companies looking to make a profit off of users. People who have the means to create or support Mastodon instances provide the "service" for free. $ and tech skills get re-distributed to a wider community. Nothing and nobody is bought and sold.
I see a lot of doubt directed at Mastodon, partially because it's precursors (Ello, Peach, Etc.) fared so poorly, but I think a defining difference is that it's the first platform in a long time where I'm both interested and *able* to actually build something on. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way.
Mastodon: *paints beautiful wall mural*
Twitter: Who's gonna buy that? You can't even transport it?
Mastodon: *does an elaborate interpretive dance in front of the mural*
Twitter: Wait, is that part of the art?
Mastodon: *group meditation chanting "awooo"*
Twitter: Ok but how do you monetize?
Mastodon: *a thousand voices sing a hymn to diversity as a million weirdos dance*
Twitter: We're, uh... we're going home now...
Mastodon: *builds space ship*
do the people complaining about mastodon admins being able to view your private messages realize that
twitter can do that too and they're literally partnered with a service named "dataminr"
CWs aren't "censorship" or putting your toots behind some kinda wall, they're basically equivalent to lowering your voice so only the intended people can hear you in this crowded bar, as you talk about stuff that's potentially upsetting, TMI, or whatever.
People don't want CWs on "politics" (which really means "the news") because they're oversensitive and afraid of seeing the news, they read they news, they just don't want it to be a 24-hour punditry vortex in here.
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