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Goats are among the most revolutionary of all animals
When a goat finds a way to escape captivity, it will not leave right away. Instead, it will teach every other goat how to escape, and they will go together. They will go back and help the little ones, the sick, the slow. They do not leave any behind. It is a beautiful sight to behold.

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Oh, I thought it was Fudge Marry Kill. Like who would you kill, get married to, or share fudge with.

I think my favourite feature is the content warning. It's especially useful for hiding the punchline of your joke.

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I am glad that people enjoy Tumblr but I have never been able to understand how it works. What looks like a comment thread under each post is just a bunch of "reposted" notices. Does any conversation occur on it, ir is it just for mute image sharing?

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Tech writers: mastodon is not a proper social medium
Masto users: but we're social all the time?
Tech writers: nono. what we mean is that our advertisers can't pump money into profit like they're used to
Masto users: [swears in French]

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Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

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if anyone has any cool ideas for a bot i would love to hear them

wow, reddit is nothing but united airlines gags today

Working with a client today who still has an old school DNS setup where www is the public website and non www is their intranet.

I haven't seen that in sooooo long.

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federation works.
defederation will not break federation, because if an instance completely defederates it'll just be centralized.
the federation will still exist even if instances defederate.
the federation is a massive hive-being unconcerned with the whims of the few

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Curse you, fast-moving federated timeline! Making me boost the wrong toot.

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i didnt choose the sysadmin life

i just bought a vps thinking, "this cant be that hard, its just software, i know how to use software"

buddy

you dodnt know how to use software

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It's definitely a mistake to compare Mastodon to Twitter. Its survival will depend on providing something different rather than similar. And I've got the feeling so far that it's going in the right direction 😊

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mom: hey son I joined this new Mastodon thing
me: oh shit mom, I coulda helped you find a server, which one did you choose?
mom: well I liked the privacy policy on satanic.bikerladi.es but then communist.blaze.party had the shortest ping latency so

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I never tweeted, I don't nosebook, I geeplussed for a couple of days. I've heard of photogram, snorpchat, and veins, but couldn't tell you much more than "they exist".

I have now concluded that was all cognitive self-defense as I fear I will dream a federated timeline tonight. I should have listened to @cassolotl while I still had free will.

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mastodon is twitter if twitter was just people talking about installing their own twitter instance

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For folks (myself included) who are terrified at the inability to port followers cross-instance, consider:

Eons ago, folks used the email address provided by their ISP. You changed your ISP, you let your friends know about your new email. Because non-ISP-provided email generally sucked (2MB of storage?!?) and you had fewer things tying you to your email address anyway.

I've had the same email address for nearly 13 years. Before that, I bounced around a lot. We've had this problem before.

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