i refuse to actually ever post an introduction. instead, i will simply appear in your life one day, and act like i've always been a part of it, and you won't question it
Random thought that crossed my mind: every project NEEDS a document somewhere explaining the design decisions that were made along its development.
Instead of having people constantly ask, "why is everything a certain way?", you can point to your reasoning for why.
It also helps you figure out your *own* reasoning, and makes it easier to question or challenge the assumptions that might not be optimal.
I've been through this kinda rigmarole before when I tried using diaspora*, and the end result was that I completely abandoned it because I wasn't getting any meaningful interactions out of it compared to Twitter. Which was a shame, because I really liked diaspora*.
The problem, of course, is that you will inevitably gravitate to whichever platform nets you more interaction. And crossposts really don't engender organic engagement. They feel robotic and distant, largely because they're just that
ugh i really hope crossposters don't slowly choke mastodon like they did to diaspora*
if you're just crossposting everything you tweet on birdsite then what even is the point of making a mastodon account? that's glorified spam at worst, and a recipe for abandonment.
also, does anyone use tablets or am i just old
if someone makes a tablet-optimized android app for mastodon then that would be cool... tbh, the pwa can be a bit janky and doesn't handle rotation very well, so columns in portrait are cut off thanks to the sidebar
wikipedia giving me the unregistered shareware version of the sistine chapel
to celebrate all the New Stuff on sleeping.town, registrations are open again!
quick summary of the new features:
- custom Glitch Edition-derived flavor called Sleeping, featuring bold colors (see replies for Sleeping-specific features)
- any subdomain can be used to allow logging in to multiple accounts from one browser
- an option to use your avatar as the tab icon to make the previous feature more useful
a preview of the Sleeping theme and its skins (Noon, Dawn, Dusk, and Midnight) are attached
~bots welcome, boosts ok~
US police violence, racism, sexual assault Show more
That CW is one hell of a triple whammy, I know. Alabama police assaulted a black woman in a restaurant. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/04/23/police-wrestled-a-black-woman-to-the-ground-exposing-her-breasts-in-restaurant-video-shows/
Poverty Show more
I often tell friends who are struggling to put food on their plate they should apply for SNAP or go to the food bank
They often reply that they don't want to take it from the people who really need it
Friends, if your bank account is zilch and you're begging online for donations to buy food, you're the people who really need it. It's for you. I only ever got myself out of poverty by taking advantage of every social service available.
Try the food bank.
games culture enjoys the idea of video games more than it enjoys actually video games
shitpost, tech, development Show more
If composers were developers:
"We're building a means to allow everybody to write symphonies! No more years of university or private study, no more complicated software that never quite works. The power is in your hands! :D"
"Great! Where do I sign up to get started?"
*Hands them a music notation book*
*Points to piano*
GIMP stands for Graphicdesign Is My Passion sorry if someone said this one already
2000: "algorithmic" means "computed according to fixed, deterministic procedure"
2018: "algorithmic" means "computed via unpredictable, secret and exploitative methods"
Daily reminder that you should not use Discord unless you like sending 100% identifiable analytics events for every single action you perfom in their app.
"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it is not satire, it is bullying." - Terry Pratchett
them: there is no more knights in XXIst century.
pol Show more
Reminder that labor, PoC and queers got rights by breaking the fucking law and cornering the system into compromising, not by demurely accepting the largess of liberal democracy. They monkey-wrenched and threw bricks at cops and set shit on fire until the system was exhausted.