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So uhhh every Coles store in Australia is closed because of an IT problem... in case anyone else is planning on venturing out in the freezing gale to buy some bananas.

hey i wrote script to make it less tedious for instance administrators to add alt-right / lolicon / etc instances to their domain blocklists to help keep the good-faith fediverse vibes rolling along. Big shout out to @dzuk for maintaining a well-researched and thoughtful blocklist.

People will argue that using DMs on here is unsafe because the admins of servers can view it. Arguably, you should use DMs for no more than you should be using them on any platform that doesn't encrypt them end to end, like Twitter.

It's about assessing your own operational security risk. Use DMs like private messages on Slack or a forum. Use Signal or another encrypted messenger if privacy is highly important.

One of my favorite aspects of the Mastodon ethos is the freedom to let developers get on board with apps. They're all still pretty rudimentary and immature, but they're getting there. It's nice to let innovation flourish.

This Sunday morning vibe is, happily, reminiscent of the old days on the bird site but I wonder what would happen if big news broke

I have no idea how to start the conversation of "I'm going to have to mute you [person-I-really-like] because you keep putting all of this hateful shit in my feed."
And the CW feature here is *awesome* for helping with that tendency.

Quickly dipped back into the Bad Bird Site and yeah, quote replies are a terrible idea and we should not have them here.

Welcome new people! :blobcheer: 👏 👋

Some useful #Mastodon features you might not know about:

Delete & Redraft - Click on the ... under your posts.

Tools to move instances -

Block particular instances -

Image Descriptions -

RSS Feeds -

Undocumented keyboard shortcuts -

Don't need link shorteners -

...any others to share?

#Community #MastoTips

Minecraft is so popular with kids because a child's natural habitat is in a coal mine, actually

Oh, I think that's for the Windows VM for work.

Ooh, I have a flash backed zpool I forgot I installed. Neat!

I reckon I'll VM this instance doodad and then play with rehoming it to somewhere later.

Re: last RT 

I think what people seem to be expecting from Mastodon is something like twitter but better. That is a centralised system with better tools for dealing with harrassment etc.

The problem is that federated is a very different approach than the centralised bit

From a business perspective I can't make a case for a Don app yet. We've got too much other stuff on our plates.

If there's enough interest I can set up a Patreon for me to get something ported up to MVP level over nights and weekends.

Note: Any actual app would be paid, likely subscription based (not a fan of them but makes sense here for various reasons).


I've seen heaps of commentary elsewhere that comes from "this thing behaves differently to what I'm used to, so it's bad" which is normal, but unhelpful.
It's like saying Tumblr is bad because it isn't email.

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