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Home timelines should be all caught up now. Our traffic is averaging 400 req/s with occasional spikes to 1,200 req/s.

There are 23k active users on right now (8.7k arrived this week). Registrations are closed but invite links work. You can create an invite link from "Invite people" link or preferences page.

I have added 2 mods to the team (awaiting response from 3rd candidate), reports are being processed. Nazis can get fucked.


Although @tootapp isn’t fully baked, it’s a really well done app that’s a goddamn delight to use.

Can’t wait to use it after they’ve applied even more polish.

Just got back from Tristan und Isolde. If you had told the 20 year old me that watching a 5 hour opera would be a musical highlight of my life, he would have given you a dirty look and kept drinking his beer.


I’m going to see Tristan und Isolde tonight, performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

It’s 5 hours long: I’m a little scared 😧

Returning to Flickr (and to some extent using Mastodon) is like putting on your favourite old coat: familiar, comfortable and warm.


So: a gentle and loving reminder to all my old birdsite friends: it's appreciated here when posting political toots, or anything that might be unsettling or triggering, that you tag your toot with a content warning, so it is hidden behind the warning by default. It's not a red flag that your tweet is bad, trolls aren't going to come for certain flags (can't search them), it's just one way that this community protects itself.

Some people even use the CW feature to make clever jokes. You'll see.

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I like big buttes and I cannot lie
you other geologists can’t deny
when a mountain juts up in an itty bitty space
And a caldera in your face


I rage-quit Twitter at the end of November in 2016. As someone who has worked in online communities for close to 20 years, I couldn’t stand being a member of a community where the people in charge cared so very little for their users. We worked very hard at Flickr to make sure that people were safe. Your company isn’t the government and you can delete any account at any time for any reason. If you create a community, it’s your jobs to ensure that it’s safe for all.

The place we’re going camping tonight had an overnight minimum last night of 0.1°C 😬


Longtime mission finally accomplished: taught my children PRINT CHR$(7)


I wrote a tweetstorm over on the ol' birdsite about my early days on Twitter, and my early days on Mastodon, and how this place is giving me hope. I think it'll be interesting to some of you.

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