I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

#introductions

Hey!

The name is Amir. I’m an indie game developer who built a game that hit the number one spot in the App Store (followed by two more games that made it into the top 10). All written in Ruby 🙃

I’m now the owner/CEO of RubyMotion and am working on porting A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch (using mRuby and libSDL).

Left soul sucking corporate .Net and never going back. Best decision I ever made.

“When a community creates a monument for itself, bodies are freed to occupy another space.” -Bryan Lee Jr.,

the future 

is like the past, but it hasn’t happened yet.

“If we can only discuss ethics when it’s revenue-neutral, then we don’t have ethics.” - Sara Wachter-Boettcher at

“We shouldn’t get to spend 10 years not thinking about all the harm we might be doing.” Sara Wachter-Boettcher at

“‘Lean’ and ‘Agile’ are often an excuse for a less thoughtful approach.... Worst-case scenario and inclusive design should always be part of your planning.”

"What is Mastodon?"

"It's a competition to see who can find the funniest domain name for their instance"

"I thought it was a social network?"

"Yeah it's that too, I suppose"

Imagining if Mastodon called instances "neighborhoods" instead. The metaphor works really well IMO and doesn't sound like robot-speke.

Everybody knows that you can pin a toot, but check this out, you can toot a pin as well! #mindblown

What do you call your Mastodon todos? 

Your tusk list

Just as a heads-up, don’t use PMs/DMs on Mastodon, and if you have to never share any private information.

Admins of sending and receiving instances can read those, as there is no end-to-end encryption. Even if you trust the admins, instance ownership could change or hackers or government could get in.

Use different tools designed specifically for this.

mastodon.cloud

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