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Andy Baio

Wow, I like Mastodon's light theme so much better than the default. (Click the gear icon, bottom of the Preferences page!)

Wow, Three Billboards is a mess. I don’t even know where to start. Overly-long and nonsensical plot, awkward and uneven writing, and endless unnecessary casual racism and bigotry, often as comic relief. Why is a small-town sheriff in Missouri married to an Australian model 20 years younger than him? What’s up with that ending? How are any of these characters and their actions remotely believable? How did this thing get nominated for best picture and screenplay? I’m stumped.

Me: "Ugh, why do I have such a headache?"


Me: "Oh, right. I forgot that I'm a drug addict now and need to do drugs every morning or I feel like garbage." ☕

I wrote a tweetstorm over on the ol' birdsite about my early days on Twitter, and my early days on Mastodon, and how this place is giving me hope. I think it'll be interesting to some of you.

Hang on, do custom emoji from one Mastodon instance display on other instances?! :xoxo: :yes: :yay: :xoxo_rainbow: :trashfire:

Is there any way to post a message SOLELY to your local timeline? That would be pretty cool.

The indieweb is looking better and better every day.

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I made a new bot, @QueerEye! It postulates alternate shows you could do in the Queer Eye format.

Also, uh, is this thing working? I don't see any notifications since June 2017.

Hi! Is anyone else able to use the "Follow All" feature on the Mastodon Bridge? I get an error every time.

TO BE CLEAR, I'm not saying that Mastodon will have any impact on Twitter whatsoever.

The idea of a social network "beating" another social network is ridiculous.

Prediction: Mastodon will likely outlast Twitter.

Historically, decentralized, open-source platforms and protocols with any adoption run forever, even if they rarely reach the popularity or cultural relevance of centralized platforms.

It seems likely to me that when Twitter eventually shuts down, people will still be running Mastodon instances.

Did you know Diaspora has 328 active nodes and 17k users? Hell, there are 3,652 active FidoNet nodes, and that started in 1984!

So... am I wrong?

Also, I wrote about the gentrification of weed yesterday. Artisanal chocolate edibles really pair nicely with systemically racist drug enforcement.

The new Reply All two-parter is good!

If you're deep in infosec, it will probably piss you off and/or bore you.

If you're not, it's an interesting story of how Alex Blumberg's Uber account got hacked.

setting up my mstdn (again)