debugging my project gutenberg scraper unintentionally produced an emphatic rallying cry
hi to all the new users on the fediverse. remember that dogs. thank you
I've learned to be inventive in my speech to make myself less robotic but deep down I regard all language and other acts of communication as flawed approximations to telepathy
hello I'm just really enjoying the updates to my instance's theme and I want you all to enjoy it too so here is a non-mobile-view screenshot thanks
I've always liked Waluigi. He just has this je ne sais wa
Here's an article about fun bot makers leaving Twitter. Both @aparrish and I are interviewed in it. https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/twitters-new-developer-guidelines-might-end-fun-bot-accounts.html
"I should find out what SDF actually stands for in sdf.org, because every time I see it I think Super Dimension Fortress."
Honestly, how is Tootdon the only app on any platform to let you add local timelines as columns? That's a damn shame.
i toot in your general direction
your mother was a gargron and your father made a bloop sound
mastodon.social should close registrations again
by depriving new users of the smaller-instance experience it's turning them off to masto entirely
Social media isn’t changing. It _has_ changed. Companies are scrambling to adapt, but they can’t do so effectively because they didn’t anticipate people just doing their own thing. So they're doubling down on what got them to where they are, which ironically is the same thing that is killing them.
We can have our own social media experience. We do not need any of these places for anything.
This idea is just taking time to disseminate into the larger internet consciouness.
But it’s happening.
I think the idea that a new Mastodon user is supposed to pick an instance based on affinity/interest is the number one thing that prevents people from joining. I think there needs to be a retooling of the messaging to make it about trust.
People don't join email services because of affinity. They do because they trust. They trust Google will be around for a long time. Or that hushmail won't sell their data. Or that Hotmail is easy to use. Etc etc.
"Going to slay the dragon and save the princess?"
"…I'm more about abolishing monarchies than abolishing reptiles."
Remember how, in the mid 2000s, there was a trend in Western websites, to put the whole damn website in a SWF, and it was basically completely terrible?
Welcome new people! We're so excited you are here!
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Use room temperature canola oil on your skin, but only after rinsing your eyes with cool water until you can see again. Change your clothes ASAP and do not put your fingers in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Passing the Turing Test since 2008
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