Skip making a showing at the farmers market the week before their launch

Pro-#scooters rant 

@erikvorhes Do wheelchairs actually use the gaps between trees and parking meters? I would assume they use the cutouts at the ends and then go down the middle of the sidewalk like pedestrians do.

Pro-#scooters rant 

I don’t get the outrage over parked scooters blocking sidewalks. Have you seen a US city sidewalk? The first 3-4 feet are already blocked by parking meters, trees, trash bins, bike racks, traffic signs, streetlights, utility poles, mailboxes, fire hydrants, etc. Plenty of space for scooters in-between.

Yet another new beta version of Toot! is out! This time, it's mostly small improvements and bugfixes.

* Character count on posting screen.
* Toned down CW.
* Better display of direct messages on toot screen.
* Show name of app on toot screen.
* Copy text of toots.
* Hashtags with non-ASCII characters should work now.
* Various other bugfixes.

@erynofwales Go further down the hill a little to Wrecking Ball. Totally worth it. Or if you’re further west, try fifty/fifty.

Just so we’re on the same page, the #Apple hardware updates rumored for the event expected next month include:

- new MacBook
- new iPads
- new iPhone, obviously
- new Watch (up to six new models)
- new Mac mini
- new partridge in a pear tree

That is a... likely unrealistic amount of new stuff. I think it might be worth tempering your expectations.

#tech

I have just pushed out a new beta build! New in this version:

* Toots with content warnings and sensitive media are now hidden.
* Fixed crashes on iPads. There is still no actual iPad UI, and there won't be for a while, but the iPhone UI should now work a bit better on iPads.

Idea for Mastodon clients 

A “strike” button on toots and retoots. Action is completely private. Three strikes on one account and it gets unfollowed. A like or a boost gives the tooter back one strike. Call it “boot”.

cc @tootapp

#city #cars #pedestrians #bikes #safety rant 

Yes we need protected bike lanes but we also need a culture shift, both in the way we drive and in the way we design city streets for driving. Drivers should not be entitled to high speeds in cities. Safety and respect for non-drivers should be the priority.

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#city #cars #pedestrians #bikes #safety rant 

Something that doesn’t get mentioned enough when comparing EU vs US cycling infrastructure and pedestrian safety: American drivers simply drive too fast in cities. It’s common to see cars speeding at 50mph feet away from pedestrians or cyclists.

“It’s like I’ve moved to a new town where nobody knows me, but everyone is looking to make new friends.”

The final quote of this Wired article sums it up perfectly.

wired.com/story/join-mastodon-

is as good as people are saying. Best rom-com in a long time. I cried a lot. It touched on so many interesting topics: food, fashion, strong women, , culture, lgbt, game theory, relationships, family, etc.

@bignimbus @arditi @erinbee I feel like the pressure is perfectly adequate, but the pitcher is too big. Get a smaller milk pitcher. I can steam enough for a cappuccino in about the the same time it takes to pull a shot. The slower steaming is actually more forgiving. You have more time to get the microfoam swirling right.

@shibayashi Work your way up. Start with unsweetened cappuccinos. Then gradually reduce the amount of milk. Graduate towards cortados, then macchiatos, then espressos. If the last is too big a step, throw in americanos.

@Nycbeardo @willdinkel You should keep en eye out for @tootapp. Closed beta right now but very promising.

Tootbot sounds like a fart app.
Mastobot well that sounds even worse.

I'd really like phone calls to not take over my iPhone's screen. The people who call me are not people I want to talk to on the phone, and it's a huge disruption. Just a regular notification is fine.

I know it's technically a phone. I get it.

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