Most common complaint I see about switching social media outlets: "I don't know anyone there."

...that's a positive, in my book. New friends + old friends as soon as they realize that they DO know someone on the platform and join! There are perks to being a pioneer!

The founder of the project is such a model of a smart and graceful person that following the project is less about the project and more about being privvy to demonstrations of genius itself. Entranced, you may find yourself reaching for your wallet, thinking "yeah, I can send this guy a few bucks."

And his behavior has seemingly attracted other big and kind brains to the project.

Hey #fediverse, what does Mastodon solve, for you, personally? What was the lure that brought you over?

Brain: Psst!

Me: Whhat?

Brain: Hey dude! Remember that function? I bet you can write it EVEN SHORTER!!

Me: Whatever… Do you realize it's 4am?

Brain: No, go, do it! Now!

Me: Shit :-(

I went to order my afternoon latte and my barista asked me about Mastodon.

Seriously. This actually happened.

All he knows is that I sit in his coffee shop all day working on something having to do with Twitter and that there's a bunch of bad news about Twitter today.


Taught my 5 y.o. to talk with her tablet with "Ok Google", so now she can search for cartoons on youtube all by herself. I think I opened Pandora's box with this one…

> To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here.

*closes tab*

Okay, where do I complain about the universal rule in US to keep temperature inside business building constant around the year?

You see, this is STUPID. People come to your building from the outside, and they're wearing clothes appropriate for the weather. So your 65°F may be comfortable for jeans and coats, but in the hot summer it's f....g FREEZING. Also, you lose ginormous amount of money on electricity.

And now for a healthy 6 mile run in 90°F heat!

It's virtually impossible to opt out.

It needs dozens of taps, some require you to go to the partner site to opt out which I didn't even attempt, and the navigation actually coerces you to go to the site instead of going back to opt out of the other categories.

Shame, imgur. One of the worst. Deserves an

#GDPRHallOfShame #GDPR

Don't store thousands of small files on S3. Wrap them into a .tar on the client or something…

That's because as a distributed eventually consistent storage S3 takes quite a long time to propagate your write operations (copies and deletes), and while it's doing it you're going to see different results between different attempts to list and read files. It can literally take hours (looking at it right now).

Cis het white people: "How can I make this about *me*?"

There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

My 5yo daughter is playing with her mom a repetitions game where she's trying to repeat whatever mom says. Mom won with "polymorphism and encapsulation are a basis of object oriented programming" :-)

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