Just a reminder that it's great that the Mastodon community is much less toxic than Twitter, but folks were just as excited when Tumblr was new. There are fascists on Diaspora and Minds.com. Decentralization doesn't cure hate.
Welcome new people! 👏 👋
Some useful #Mastodon features you might not know about:
Delete & Redraft - Click on the ... under your posts.
Tools to move instances - https://octodon.social/@schlink/100561221036847897
Block particular instances -
Image Descriptions - https://mastodon.social/@LiamErven/100549775260499384
Undocumented keyboard shortcuts - https://tootplanet.space/@YacYac/100551003949156532
Don't need link shorteners - https://mastodon.social/@jond/100549272934179851
...any others to share?
Humble suggestion that “shitposting” on masto be renamed to “pooptootin”
Finding new people to follow is hard for newbies on any platform. I'm hoping that #Trunk can help. What I need is people volunteering to be on lists so newbies can follow a bunch of people right away. Please reply to this post if you agree to be on a list. Feel free to suggest new lists that I haven't thought of. (Living in my own filter bubble, I know!) Please boost!
Also looking for more lists. 😃
The Missing Element in the Fediverse https://ludovic.chabant.com/devblog/2018/08/16/the-missing-element-in-the-fediverse/
Also, they have horizontal traffic lights here.
How you can tell you’re in the French part of Canada…
Homemade whipped cream is the best kind of whipped cream.
cereal experiments grain. just boost this shit ok
Hey people -- is there a way to boost a random toot you've found online? (i.e. you only have the original URL)
It looks like you can only boost it if you somehow bring it into one of your instances' timelines?
Git your week off to a great start! (Sorry.) New article is up! https://vickylai.com/verbose/git-commit-practices-your-future-self-will-thank-you-for/
I totally don’t envy any programmer who has to seriously handle dates and times: proof number 27 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/25/big-tech-warns-japan-millennium-bug-y2k-emperor-akihito-abdication
It occurred to me that here I am on Dog Mountain, and I’m wearing my Dog t-shirt!
‘In the future, everyone will be hated globally for 15 minutes’
Yes, everyone, it’s time for yet another rhubarb pie!