"How can the ship be sinking? The bow of the ship is higher in the air than it’s ever been before!"

@annika thanks for running this. It's always here when i come looking


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.

@benwerd and why i spend so little time here. I've been saying this for years, but only moving my solution forward slowly and incrementally.

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

@b *slaps roof* this bad boy can fit so much graft in it

but legit that would be interesting to figure out. Who were the people involved in the creation of the boat? How many different companies? How many errors happened in the process? What is a comparably priced structure, a public school? What is a comparably complex structure, an apartment building? Where were "luxury" components chosen, and what is the markup? What is the special handling required per item?

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

@phildini i feel this way, but never reconnected again. I just halfway float in and out. Seems ok. Extremely Online Individuals still seem to tolerate me

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

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