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Something @Mastodon did that I had begun to think was impossible: it got me thinking about open social platforms again.

I'm so burnt out on birdsite and facepage - even though I like many of the people I follow there. Being here and feeling encouraged to re-think some of the patterns that have been ossified on other platforms is so refreshing.

Thank you @Gargron et al.

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Wow, Mast is a *good* iOS app for Mastodon. It looks great, has plenty of configurability, and supports all the native features I can think of.

👍🏻👍🏻

itunes.apple.com/us/app/mast/i

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/me sings as the spouse wraps leftover hamburger

"if you have a lot of meat YOU CAN FREEZE IT"

spouse unimpressed

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"The first time you write a bit of code, it can go in tmp.

The second, it goes in Github."

$dayjob

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I am SO excited about this work @brentsimmons is doing. I was a Frontier user in the mid-90s when Brent was at Userland.

inessential.com/2018/10/15/why

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My spouse told me she never put her birthday into Facebook as a security thing and my immediate thought was oh you poor child, you KNOW they have your exact date and location of your birth based on all your other metadata, and they probably share that freely out to advertisers all the time.

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RT @joecrowshoe@twitter.com
“Tell Natives they can’t be Native for 500 years and no one bats an eye. Tell white people they can’t be Native for Halloween and everyone loses their mind.”

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Device memory spec:

w3.org/TR/device-memory/

Allows websites to customize content based on available memory on your device.

What I see is more fingerprinting, more tracking, more data for the shadow profiles. #corporateespionage

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I think @Tesshutchy gets my close, personal, and occasionally semi-homicidal relationship with ☕

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Anecdote: In college I did a 3-month course in worldview and philosophy. We were always staying up til the early morning working on papers and projects, but breakfast was only served between 6:30 and 7:00am and was the only way to get coffee before lunchtime.

I found out years later that my classmates called me "the dark presence" because I would drag myself down to breakfast in jeans, birks, and a hoodie (with hood up) to drink a couple of coffees and gnaw a bagel, simply *radiating* "GO AWAY"

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#adulting means watching your child drive away by themselves, in wonder, while asking yourself "Am I grown up yet?"

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p sure the spouse doesn't understand how head banging to white zombie is cognitive work in action

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I got to work on my Mastodon client a bit today, which was nice!

More accurately, I decided to work on my Mastodon client a fair bit today instead of the other stuff I should have been doing.

Sadly it's still way way behind what I've seen of other clients that are in development and I still don't know if this will ever be a real product or not.

I like working on it anyway, though.

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"A Young Activist’s Advice: Vote, Shave Your Head and Cry Whenever You Need To" nyti.ms/2Cu01YR Powerful words from the inspiring Emma González.

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