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.
the very existence of the police is violence
Meta: re CWs, politics, etc.
Please always and ever keep in mind that you have every right to be an insensitive jerk unless your instance has anti-insensitive jerk rules.
Just remember people will treat you based on how you post and if everyone's blocked/muted you, nobody's gonna see your content at all. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
the means of production is stored in the balls
btw if someone makes an activitypub tumblr, CALL THEM REBAGELS.
if someone makes an activitypub tumblr please call it Trilobite
(because they rolled up like modern pillbugs)
Mastodon instance with achievements
~~~ ambient emotional support ~~~
Portland's cycle hire station wanted me to type in my gender!
Q. for Masto admins Show more
If I survive the next two weeks, I'll be cracking open the Mastodon mainline issue tracker and beginning a year or so of part time work to move the project forward.
Am also actively developing functions.sh (online at http://functions.sh/ with hashes and source available on GitHub, https://github.com/jakimfett/functions.sh) with the intention of automating as much Mastodon setup/config/admin and autoscaling as is humanly possible.
Would you please help boost me?
Racism, "free speech", US Show more
> When a white student at California State University was caught this month wearing blackface, administrators had a clear message: it was racist, but “protected by free speech”.
> Days later, when a professor tweeted that the late Barbara Bush was a “racist”, the university’s tone was different: the faculty member would be investigated for her remarks, which, a campus president said, went “beyond free speech”.
why do college mailing lists send like 9473958 messages a week that have nothing to do with me? ugh
Hitler Show more
We act like Hitler did the holocaust but no, Nazi Germany did, which was composed of a very large political body run by tons of people, and which was voted for and joined by fuck tons of people. The party which would come to rename itself to the Nazi party existed *before* Hitler joined it and had the same political ideas *before* Hitler joined it. He wrote a book that got popular so they made him the face of the party. But if you killed baby Hitler it just would've been someone else
Hitler Show more
Zooming out and becoming more abstract, individual bastards like Hitler, Trump, Mussolini, Tojo, etc. aren't the source of violence and fucked up shit. They happen to be the faces of the *systems* which enact that violence. They're fucking bastards but without any one of them some other bastard would take their place. The material conditions, ideologies, and systems are not created by individuals alone. The idea to Do a Genocide didn't start with Hitler. The "final solution" wasn't even his idea
fun fact: gargron has never 420'd
the true bread is the friends we made along the way