Pinned toot

2001: Ha ha Linux could even run on a toaster! j/k
2011: Wow this toaster actually runs Linux. It’s not a joke anymore.
2021: Please pay the ransomware to receive your toast.

Not sure how long this will last but I’m at @tibius. I‘m figuring out how to run an instance but I think I have it mostly groked now?

I am amazed that my instance seems to work. If you want an invite please just ask.

So here is what setting up a new instance is like. You set up the software (hard/easy depending on your skills/hosting) and then Mastodon is running but nothing works. Then you follow people and slowly federating happens. After about a half hour some connections somewhere are made and it Just Works.

Okay, after about a half hour my first toot on my new instance has appeared. I guess that's how long it takes.

I feel like there's a box somewhere I should be checking that isn't checked but documentation is hard to find...

Hrm, still not sure, but I think federating takes time maybe to read feeds somewhere? hrm...

If you have a brand new instance, is it normal for absolutely nothing to be showing up in the federated timeline for a while? I don't seem to be able to follow anyone...

cis guys vs hrt 

A good way to tell if someone is awful on here is to scroll back to around 4 July and see if they're posting patriotic stuff.

housing pol + 

Please Submit Resume With Photo means We Are Definitely Racists For Sure

Is it just a coincidence that I found so many people from my town on here? Or do coincidence and fate figure largely in our lives?

The trade war is wrecking the economy so the government is handing out free money to compensate. Also welfare is bad (unless it’s to the right people) and free market! washingtonpost.com

I just duck duck goed for “rub on nitro pink” (which is paint i thought) and woah

The house I'm staying in has a Google surveillance device. They got upset when I unplugged it, so I've been asking it to play music, but no matter what band I ask for, it seems to wind it's way around to indie or film music within 3 songs.
I've asked if for Wendy Carlos and instead it started playing Kraftwerk, which is a more tolerable substitution then anything so far. Much better than the elevator music it thought was similar to Anthony Braxton. How long will it at least stay period synthy? Probably 2 more songs.
I'd be more sympathetic to the notion of sacrificing privacy for convenience if this gadget could succeed at anything. It's not good at search, jokes, music or anything at all, so far as I can tell.
Update: the second song is the Twin Peaks theme, so it got cinematic again instantly without even playing the artist I asked for. And then a film piece for piano by Philip Glass, which is just like Carlos, am I right? 🙄
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