If you know anyone at a Historically Black College or University: Apple is partnering with HBCUs to offer a $25,000 grant and a 12-week internship/mentorship program to chosen Scholars: https://www.tmcf.org/our-programs/career-preparation/apple-tmcf-hbcu-initiative
@jamil very specific joke
@jamil The whole concept of decentralized platform is that everyone shouldn't be on the same instance. There are plenty of instances which cater more to people's interests, or are going to be stable despite the onslaught of new users. But the entire concept decentralization... everyone being on mastodon.social defeats that purpose.
I'm on tchncs.de not because I'm in Germany, but because I've used their other services before and trust them.
@jamil Part of the appeal of mastodon, i think, is the community aspect of instances and the neighborhood feel they have. .social is a firehose, and with it, the moderation and likelihood for bad actors to thrive increases. But really, I think folx want other folx to find their tribe
@jamil Everyone huddling on one server makes the network less distributed and kinda ruins the point
the more people spread to smaller servers the more accounts federate across the network (i.e. the more people appear in the federated timeline on that particular server) so discoverability is improved
I've been reporting any issue I see with Apple Maps in the iOS 12 betas, and believe it or not, Apple has actually been fixing all of them. Street layouts, misaligned buildings, incorrect hours - Apple actually fixes this stuff.
If you're a Maps user, and there's some little inconsistency that's been bothering you: take a few minutes out to actually report the issue!
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