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פסח: החג בו אתה מקבל מאנשים ברכות ואיחולים בלוויית תמונת נשותיהם מקרצפות את הבית.

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Facebook: Everyone knows me. I am me

Twitter: Some people know me. I am a persona based on me

Mastodon: Nobody knows me. I am a transient, sentient beam of ultraviolet light

HTTP ERROR 540 Not Enough Hametz :expressionless:

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mastodon install instructions for rails devs

(preqs: git, postgres, ruby, bundler, npm)

git clone
cd mastodon
bundle install
npm install
psql postgres -c 'CREATE DATABASE mastodon_development;'
rake db:migrate
rails s

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Explaining the powers of instance admins over user data and identity, I find I far too often use the phrase 'weakly godlike'.

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This site is making me feel like I should read up more on Usenet federation (and censorship). Any suggestions?

Why I don't buy into all the 'Mastodon is taking off' hype is still available. You people are not serious.

Mastodon instance on is up and running. Registration will open in a few days as we're still hammering a few issues and learning how to run the site.

Huge thanks to @abgd who worked with me the whole day on getting this hippopotamus flying.

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Let's try it in english with the #NeedHelp tag !

Hey dear admins, does somebody know what's the meaning of this paper plane column in the users admin panel ?

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@Vigdis How much could there to be to know about running rails and nodejs inside a docker container on a VPS, with a high velocity codebase running production, and an immediate userbase to whom you offer no redundancy and which will expect 24/7 uptime? This is pure alarmism!

היום למדתי שיש רק טופ-לבל-דומיין אחד בכתיב עברי : '.קום' . כל העלגות, המסחרה והאמריקנופיליה של התרבות המקומית בשלוש אותיות קצרות. קסוּם.

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There's a feeling to this place vaguely like being in a temporary autonomous zone and I know that feeling will fade but I will miss it even as it leaves. #mastodon #metadon #metamastodon

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About risk profile:

- Mastodon is like email because you can't delete federated toots
- Mastodon is like twitter in that Google's search bots index it, unless your admins robot.txt it away
- Mastodon is like being a teenager because the people that own your instance can see all your private stuff

Have a talk with your admin about their policies.

By default, assume everyone will be able to read your toots forever.

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To relieve pressure from Support on various instances, use #NeedHelp and everyone that has the capabilities to can help.

In the process of getting help only tag support when the questions doesn't seem to find a solution.

Thank you in advance.

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A meeting at work - 

Boss: 30% of the world's electricity is consumed by datacenters.
Colleague: They should move to Gaza, so they won't have to pay for it.
Me: *silently blowing a fuse*

(and that is why I won't switch to a 'free-speech' instance)

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reading a bunch of comments about Mastodon on tech news sites about how it "will never succeed" or will go extinct. Problem is, that defines Mastodon's success in the metrics of Silicon Valley VC. The point of Mastodon does not appear to be a growth -> exit -> brand vehicle strategy that Twitter has been struggling with.

I'm having a good time here. Isn't that success enough?

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