@wiggins Hi, Matt! I don't know that this site will replace the bird one, but welcome! And thanks for giving it a shot.
@James_LRR Hi James! It's way quieter here than on Twitter. But it's a lot kinder. Welcome!
I have NO idea what instances are or how they work, so have a picture of my cat. https://mastodon.cloud/media/0lFtNyWgWCh335DdAvw
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