A few people have let me know instances now have features for backing-up and importing old toots and follows— okay, if that's automatable, that's a fix for half the problem, cool! But there needs to be some idiom for pushing to your ex-followers "@mcc is now @mcc@fuckspace.industries", and have instances know they need to either correct the follow or present a "refollow?" popup.

(And unfortunately, there probably needs to be a way of taking that back, because this is a security attack surface the size of Alaska.)

If an instance goes away, or you decide you like another instance's UX/features more— well, you can repost stuff, you can shrug off content that's lost, you can let your friends know, ~oh, did you hear? I'm on fuckspace.industries now~. You can do these things *IF* Mastodon is a fun little side thing where we do our low-pressure social networking. This is not feasible or adequate if Mastodon is actually meant to be a *replacement* for Twitter.

The lack of an account migration idiom on Mastodon really is fatal, it is sincerely a thing that keeps me from recommending Mastodon to people. The witches.town evaporation to me was kind of like a disproof of the fediverse and I feel like maybe the fediverse dev community should have treated it as such. There needs to be a way to recover your account, "toots", and follower network if one instance goes away.

Okay so tumblr is banning rotating cubes saying it's porn and facebook banned saying "i'm gay" saying it's sexual solicitation and Twitter always seemed like it could disappear at any moment

I feel like we need to be getting ready for Mass Migration to Mastodon, which means we need to fix anything that keeps Mastodon from being usable, and there is in fact something that keeps Mastodon from being usable, there's one specific thing, it's this:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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“It turns out making your own Zachtronics game is the most interesting Zachtronics game you can imagine” - @mcc, mcclure.github.io/qgcon-2018

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As an update, the URL for the Twitch video linked here changed! You can now find the video at twitch.tv/videos/319700428?t=0 or it's linked from the page with the slides mcclure.github.io/qgcon-2018

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Hey, so I gave a talk at Queerness and Games Conf this weekend on making your own programming language, and it's up on the Twitch page!

The talk went over the power dynamics of making your own language, why small-scale languages can be useful in game dev, and there's a demo of making a simple language interpreter (embedded in a JavaScript game).

You can see the slides and the code from the demo here: mcclure.github.io/qgcon-2018/

You can watch the talk here:
twitch.tv/videos/316750486?t=0

As an update, the URL for the Twitch video linked here changed! You can now find the video at twitch.tv/videos/319700428?t=0 or it's linked from the page with the slides mcclure.github.io/qgcon-2018

Hi my name's Andi and this is the first post I have ever made on Mastodon

They told me not to toot… but I'm still here for y'all

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PROJECT STATUS: THIS IMAGE IS THE ONLY THING THAT APPEARS, AND IT APPEARS ONLY IN THE LEFT EYE, AND ONLY EVERY OTHER FRAME. THIS ADMITTEDLY REPRESENTS SOME DEVIATION FROM THE PRODUCT SPEC

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@moshboy oh! There was a take-rocket-to-Mars sim on Atari 800 that made you decide what to bring, and weight and cost was important. You could buy cats, which were useless. But you could buy *negative* amounts! I would fill up on negative cats and float off the Earth with tons of equipment and piles of cash. I still think about all those negative cats.

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sext: you avoid blocking off your emotions...i gently avoid social media

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a game where when you're finished, it's your job to put together a trailer cut together from footage of your playthrough

I HAVE ACQUIRED A SMALL ROBOT THAT SCREAMS. I AM EXCITED

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