Discovered that I had inadvertently been hoarding penguins - will bring to #emfcamp in case anybody would like one 🐧🐧🐧
All the cool kids are on IRC anyway...
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What will you add to Mastodon? Grab the source and get hacking... https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon
1. Toot a typo then think "if only Mastodon had an edit button"
2. Remember that it's open source, so "git clone" and explore code :-)
Okay, with another influx of new people, here is again my article "Welcome to Mastodon: Here is what's different and why it's better" https://medium.com/@Gargron/welcome-to-mastodon-111d9227e56a (I am working on a better in-UI onboarding process)
Non-federated instances are a feature, not a bug
Sometimes, you just want to connect to your peers, and only your peers. Being able to do so without accidentally the world is a good thing; compare randos dropping into mentions on the bird site.
Or, better yet: imagine a neighborhood instance, where people from a certain geographical are coordinate stuff.
Different usecases, different needs to federate