taking a #mastobreak for today, possibly tomorrow as well.
* I don't wanna hear about twitter right now. If it's dead to you, then stop dragging its corpse around.
* I don't wanna see people being snippy and shitty over trivial stuff like programming languages. Live and let live.
* I don't wanna see people busting gargron's chops over how he does things. Make your own alternative, find an alternative.. just do something productive.
Be back later y'all :)
In light of #ddos stuff happening with protonmail again... I'm setting up a personal domain and pointing it to a digitalocean instance for a personal email address. I got protonmails free account and it's design to totally suck ass is quite effective.
I will control my email now.
Toxicity in the timeline Show more
When I left social media some time back, my top grievances were privacy related, out of control advertising and waaay too many toxic people everywhere I went.
Masto remedies the first 2 grievances well enough, and I'm thankful for that. The third one however...
I recently followed a bunch of people and it's obvious I already need to do some pruning.
I wish people wouldn't shit where they eat... overall this place is awesome and I hope it stays that way.
Drama in the federated kingdom Show more
Sums up how I'm handling it
So uhmm.. yea...
I don't wanna work anymore today. Can someone say it's time to quit for the day? I'll let you be my boss or something.
Has anyone tried Spideroak for backups? Does it suck? Happy Crashplan customer of many years, but they're killing home user service. Need Linux support (Carbonite fails here)
#ActivityPub support is now available to everyone! 🎉 🎊
Write.as blogs don't federate by default, so to enable it you can either sign up with our new page: https://write.as/new/blog/federated, or if you're already on Write.as, go to your blog's Customize page and click "Enable federation"
Note this also includes support for custom domains. So if your domain is hosted with us, you can now choose your handle when you enable federation and your blog will be accessible in the fediverse!
News addiction and anxiety Show more
Today is day 2 of not reading any local or world news. Yesterday (day 1) was done by accident, but I realized it right before I went to bed. I also realized that my general anxiety was non-existent.
Much like the dopamine miners of Silicon Valley, news providers also play off of our emotions for their benefit. Fear, angst, outrage, confirmation of our biases are all feelings that keep us wanting more news.
Take a break today. Don't let them manipulate you.
Mastodon regularly reminds me that Silicon Valley is a literal hive of skullduggery, ran by people who would sneak into your house at night and lick your ice cube trays while you sleep.
"The answer to bad Nazis having your personal data is giving your personal data to *better* Nazis, and that's where our new startup comes in" - some Silicon Valley venture capitalist, right now, probably
birdsite protest, alex jones (+) Show more
If you're still on Twitter, there's a protest movement building to get Alex Jones off by blocking all the Fortune 500 companies with a Twitter presence.
Twitter thread with instructions: https://twitter.com/shannoncoulter/status/1028632688586936320
for the love of god and jesus (god's son) PLEASE boost this toot
Hi, I'm Heidi and I'm new here. Judging from the amount of cat pictures, I can see I'm in the right place. #introductions
Hello new followers and existing followers!
New Followers: I am in the process of getting settled into a new job and in financial recovery mode (aka - working as many hours as I can get to get stable again). So the project is on hold for a few more weeks.
Existing Followers: While there is a repo and matrix chat for development, I can't really jump in and start working on dev yet (see above). I apologize for that.
I will be announcing when I will be ready though! I promise it is coming up!
#activitypub and our #federated world Show more
Yesterday I tooted a list of #activitypub powered platform ideas I had seen discussed here on masto I thought was interesting in nature. Today, I'm kinda reflecting on the responses on my post and in those conversations where I spotted them.
We're only thinking of reinventing existing wheels by cloning the centralized services we already use. There's advantages to this, but we need to use AP for something amazing and unique.
We need a Facebook killer.
New folk joining mastodon, if you must crosspost from outside sources to here, please do folks a favor and set up the crossposter to post behind a CW. We all have various reasons why we left other sites (twitter especially) and putting that behind a CW allows people to opt-in to such content.
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