✨ HOW TO HAVE A NICE TIME ON THE FEDIVERSE ✨

1. Don't be a downer in replies for no good reason.

2. No unsolicited advice.

3. If someone says something nice to you, boost a post of theirs that you like.

4. If someone is rude/unhelpful/a downer in your replies, block-unblock them to get them off your follower list (or just block them if they don't follow you).

5. Use hashtags sometimes, and when you do, click on them and boost the good stuff to federate it about.

#meta #tootorial

I'm going to be giving a talk in a month and I don't have even my topic nailed yet. I help run a lecture series at work. Hella stressin on it. Obvs gonna be computersy, but I can't just stand up and say "they're terrible, just stop" and really trying to stay positive

i didn't realize masto was still a thing so much. I was just coming to check my links because I'm deleting / rotating email addresses.

Centralization - of information, discourse, applications, power - is a deep societal harm that I think we’re only beginning to really understand.

wow it's been a long time since feb 2020, rebrand time

thicc pandemicc

fun time with a spiky blobby chonky boi, drink some crown with that rona woooo!

ok yeah no wow sorry

using a modern computer on the internet is like you've got this amazing studio workshop library full of tools and stuff, workbench space all over the place, and you're gonna put it all to use any minute now - except you just can't stop staring out out one dingy window at these people screaming at each other in the street

I was becoming more and more convinced we need to start over with computing.

Now becoming more convinced we'll make the same mistakes.

Building my own indie ecosystem might not meet my needs any further, and now I'm also exhausted.

(Building a kid a Linux setup on RaspberryPi, pondering if I'm just poisoning the community and world further. Considering, connecting, pushing on...)

I feel surprise there's not much talk on masto. I find it is very useful for life in general, but relevant for considering what need I'm trying to meet when engaging with social media. cnvc.org/ has a lot of resources. Meetups and workshops have been useful for me, even over video calls. There's also a podcast of talks the founder gave podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/

nothing bad ever happened on the internet, let's chill there

Looking at the current timeline (with a German perspective) it seems we might finish vaccinating high risk groups by mid-2021. After that there probably won’t be a lot of public consensus nor political will left to continue significant measures to slow the spread

also, stop sleeping everyone, you can get way more done that way

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why am i reaching out on the socials, am i just rotating voids to scream into

Update: this is related to Intel getting rid of S3 suspend in Tiger Lake, and the surprise of S0ix not really working with all hardware & software all the time. If you or someone you know do computering for a living and use the linuxes, beware this trap will be biting

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Graphene OS is amazing so far. I already consider it worth buying a new Pixel 4a for.

It's Android without Google, and it is signed, secure, private, and auto-updates.

Getting started with flashing new Android OSes takes effort, and I've been doing it on hard mode for a long time, but this is the simplest I have seen. It's not as simple as Signal, but... we're getting there.

Polite reminder: Earth is a tree planet with some bacteria. Everything else is just the extra stuff that lives here too.

un/related: solid time to listen to dark music on youtube and realize they removed the toggle to disable autoplay. because why would you ever want automated suggestions to stop, robot knows best

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follow up: that was too much work and i just did the gross apache thing. computers are still terrible

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