Developing Mastodon, I strive to use terminology that is familiar to as many people as possible so as to not put up unnecessary barriers in understanding. For this reason I am happy that we went away from calling posts "toots". It has always been a point of friction for people. Not that I dislike branding, quite the opposite, but in my experience receiving feedback over half a decade, it had a negative effect on the platform for little benefit.
I never look forward to knocking doors but it’s always rewarding to talk to real people. And it was a cardio workout knocking the #Pittsburgh south side for Summer Lee today.
I'm a terrible luddite, I love computers. It's a real tension. 😱
(He says while on lunch from his programming job, surrounded by three monitors.)
Watching APOLLO 11 in IMAX, wishing the left could reclaim the space program as a model of successful government.
I understand the challenge of justifying exploration while suffering is unaddressed at home. Yet the constructivist imagery is like an alternate history of the USSR... compelling in changing the narrative of what social organization can do.