If you're on .social and looking to move, .art isn't limited to visual/traditional artists - we take anyone who follows creative pursuits; video, music, writing, interpretive dance, we have clowns! :D - game design; if it's creative, you're welcome here!

New people, welcome to Mastodon and the Fediverse!

Here's how to get started:

1. Find some people to follow over on @FediFollows, and through Trunk (communitywiki.org/trunk)

2. Find out your Mastodon/Fediverse address so you can share it with friends (mstdn.social/@feditips/1072482)

3. Invite people to join you on here by telling them to go to joinmastodon.org and click on "Get Started". It doesn't matter if they join a different server because the servers talk to each other (here's a bit more of an explanation mstdn.social/@feditips/1070214)

4. Find out what the Fediverse is (mstdn.social/@feditips/1070440)

5. Find out why Mastodon being on so many different servers/instances is a really good thing (mstdn.social/@feditips/1070837)

6. If you see anything nasty, you can report it to your friendly server admin (mstdn.social/@feditips/1065401)

7. You can (sort of) verify your account if you own a website (mstdn.social/@feditips/1062741)

If you have any questions, @ me or DM me!

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

I signed up on mastodon.social not knowing what to expect from fedi. Now I’m ready to move to a more interest-focused instance and actually enjoy the local timeline I’m on.

weirder.earth and qoto.org are both appealing. I guess I’ll dive into instances.social and make my careful decision tomorrow!

Call me pedantic but I find it unacceptable for musical instrument manufacturers to use the term “polyrhythm” to refer to polymeter.

Speaking of, Olympia Noise Co.’s Patterning drum machine app is actually capable of polyrhythm and it’s so fun to play with: olympianoiseco.com/apps/patter. More circular sequencers on the market please!

悲鸣。CW:对暴力的描写 

睡前每次感受到心脏均匀的搏动就想做点什么。Surely there’s *something* that can be done, right?…right?

想把刀插进压迫者们的胸口。不仅想杀死具体的皇帝,还想杀死「皇帝」这个抽象的角色,从规则里和从人们对规则的无意识的期待里抹灭它。

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每晚吃了安眠药之后的状态就是精神恍惚,不时怀疑自己身处革命前夜。

这还算是我第一次写个中文的嘟文。我一向来是想通过社交媒体来练一下中文,毕竟在日常生活中没有很多机会使用。起初是想聊一些比较随便的东西,但今天看到了一位住在上海的博主的文章,记录了目前封城和方舱的具体情况,彻底地让我感到震惊,愤怒,伤感,也觉得这种记录,接触不到中文界的互联网是看不到的,但是非常值得被非中文界的世界看到。所以,还是冒昧决定开始写这个thread,来给大家做个英语翻译。

This counts as my first Chinese toot here, and while I've wanted to use social media to practice a language I don't get to use often in my day-to-day, I thought the first thing I'd be tooting about would be something more lighthearted. But today I read an article by a Shanghai blogger...

cheap joke 

If you add “ba-dum-tss” after delivering the punchline of a music-related joke, you will now have created an infinitely-nested cheap joke.

原来 cache 台湾叫做「快取」,内地是叫做「缓存」的,有趣的对仗。

@feizong 来中国特色 techno party,点播一首《唱支删歌给党听》送给中国共产主义派对。

The official Mastodon app really needs to add support for the "Local" timeline.

It was (presumably) left out because on larger servers it's an overwhelming firehose and seems useless.

However, on smaller servers it's a really important way to build a sense of community.

Instances like social.chinwag.org put a lot of work into making their local timeline pleasant for their members, and they have withdrawn from the JoinMastodon.org directory in protest at the lack of Local support in the official app. This is a bad sign, it shows something has gone wrong in relations with smaller instances.

Small servers are really good for Masto, because the more small servers there are, the harder it will be for any amoral billionaires to try to buy up the network.

If you agree that the Local timeline should be added to the official app, please add thumbs up to the relevant issues on GitHub:

github.com/mastodon/mastodon-a

github.com/mastodon/mastodon-i

#MastoTips#Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

巧合的琐事。CW:新冠肺炎 

与友聊天猛地记起小时候读地摊盗版书,里面把「大白于天下」误印成了「大白干天下」。当时觉得滑稽可笑所以逢人就讲,以至于这么多年后还能回忆起来。今天再读,比起好笑更觉得阴森……

Lakoff and Johnson, Metaphors We Live By

> The very systematicity that allows us to comprehend one aspect of a concept in terms of another […] will necessarily hide other aspects of the concept. In allowing us to focus on one aspect of a concept […], a metaphorical concept can keep us from focusing on other aspects of the concept that are inconsistent with that metaphor.

current gears 

Current setup:

- numerous soft synths and effects running in REAPER,
- Komplete Kontrol S25 (MIDI keyboard w/ rotary encoders)
- Shopping list: Arturia BestStep Pro (MIDI sequencers)
- Kawaii digital piano but rarely interfacing with the laptop

This humble setup should have enough potential to create a lot! :BlobhajTinyHeart:

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synth GAS 

…aaanyways, I gave up on the new Volca in favor of my previous all-software approach since my budget can’t afford to go the hardware route. Figured I’d be better off spending the Volca money on a Arturia BeatStep Pro.

I’m too stuck in the music staves paradigm I picked up when learning the piano as a kid so I expect a sequencer interface should be an eye-opener. I hope I’ll be able to post audio clips of jamming sessions!

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@Garuru 以前不觉得,直到回国后第一次参与了单位的党员思想交流会。当时说是有领导过来旁观,为了凑人数把我这个群众也拉去了。过程大概就是党员们分别讲述自己对党章的理解。绝大部分党员同事都表达了如下观点:“当自己感到迷茫的时候,就会拿出党章读一读,然后就能感受到力量……”当时真的觉得自己在参加一个宗教团体的圣经讨论会。

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