My feed is way too quiet - I need more people to follow on Mastodon. Can I have some recommendations?

Esp interested in:

- Web apps / Open source
- Front-end development
- Startups / makers / sideprojects
- Journalism
- Dry humour

Actively trying to avoid:

- Political commentary
- Dogmatic views
- Social justice crusades

I'm looking for a way to shield my phone number for #privacy reasons. Suggestions?

I have used an app to create a burner number that forwards to my Android phone, which is great - but it is not a #FOSS thing that is going to work on a #Linux phone, so I'm looking for an alternative. Something simple like a voicebox that I could access over the web or via email might be all I need, although the ability to somehow make calls from a burner number would be great.

I don't mind paying for a service, but I won't sign up with a company that is a privacy disaster, like that big search engine / advertising company, or that nonsense thing in Redmond.

#VOIP #privacy #phone #burnerphone

Wait couldn't you use #OSM to create fantasy world maps? I mean the mapping system is there... even more interesting, couldn't you create a fictional non-existant world using the OSM system as an overlay of the real world, interlinking with IRL places and only allowing edits based on place markers -

two groups fighting over the changes of this mystic nonexistant world by practically going to these places?

Boost if you think space aliens probably decorated this bar. (DuBouchett Liqueur Promo clipping, 1945) Interior w/pale pink and bright pink vertical banded walls, dark brown and black floor, and yellow armchairs with orange bands across them.

Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity 

''#Spiders have been found two-and-a-half miles up in the air, and 1,000 miles out to sea.''

''It is commonly believed that ballooning works because the silk catches on the wind, dragging the spider with it. But that doesn’t entirely make sense, especially since spiders only balloon during light winds.''

''spiders can sense the Earth’s electric field, and use it to launch themselves into the air.''

truthful assholery is still a better thing in the world than fake friendship

always and forever

assholes can hurt you

fake friends can destroy you

people probably shouldn't recommend use of liberapay since they are losing their payment processing capabilities in a little over a week

also they are trying to cover that up to prevent a bank run

White people are all prejudiced. So are all black, red, brown, yellow, conservative, liberal, moderate, CIS, trans, gay, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, atheist, animist, pagan, other religious, young, old, ancient, rich, poor, and middle class people. Plus all those others I didn't mention.
What matters isn't whether or not you're prejudiced, but what you do with that prejudice.


well, really, my point is that these keyboard warriors usually have a "i'm better than you" attitude when they engage other people in this space.

if you're out there spreading awareness through the internet and doing what you can, that's good, but the people doing it for that reason are usually humble about it.

the people who are doing the internet SJW trope, on the other hand, are doing it to build their own reputation at the expense of the overall movement.

Mmh vous connaissez un bon site de recherche de #torrent ? ne répond plus

thepiratebay y a plein de proxies différents on sait jamais si on est sur le bon site, et puis je trouve les résultats décevants...

gameing discourse: Moorhuhn was the peak of German game development

Stupid random fact:
Philosophy comes from "Philo" and "Sophia" - The love of Wisdom.

But since Sophia became co-opted later to mean "Wisdom" and at first was just "Cleverness" - perhaps "Love of Cleverness" isn't only just more correct but also sort of fitting if you've ever been forced to talk to a young person with a fascination for Philosophy for any length of time*

[* in that scenario "any length of time" no matter how short, is always "too damn long"]

Holy cow, it's happening! We have Step 0 (in the form of ActivityPub); we have Step 1 (Mastodon and the renaissance of the Fediverse took care of that). And now Step 2 is getting implemented by @iday :

Garden walls are being broken down. :)

I try not to use abbreviations because
1: they can easily confuse people who are using screen readers
2: They often confuse me because I have to think about what that actually means now every time

If accessibility is important to you, consider using no or less abbreviations.

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