✨ 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.
“Decentralized Twitter” is not a real solution to a hard human problem: https://werd.io/2022/mastodon-and-the-future-of-twitter
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 #nonviolentcommunication #nvc 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. https://www.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 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nonviolent-communication-marshall-rosenbergs-nvc-training/id1497893802
also, stop sleeping everyone, you can get way more done that way
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
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.
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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