Just a reminder to everyone over here that I’m actually over at @buzz now. Namaste.

I hate to do this since I’m getting a following here, but I just set up @buzz and am planning to transition to that. Hopefully last time I will switch instances.

@case @ian Yes, I was thinking the same thing! In the meantime, I’m probably gonna set something up on masto.host with the andersen.social domain I just registered.

Lots of questions about abuse/moderation on Mastodon and how it’s different from Twitter.

This article goes into detail and explains a lot of how it works here.

Some things seem different (e.g. no global search, no ‘retweet’ with comments). But once you read the rationale behind it it makes sense.

*definitely* worth reading if you’re planning on sitting around here for a while.


@jeffmc I’ve seen a bit of the Vegas one but just started watching.

My favorite is Desert Flippers, both because I love Palm Springs and because they do great work. I’ve also been enjoying Vintage Flippers, which is all in the LA area, at least partly because every single episode there is a moment when the lady makes some awful color choice and the guy is like “Ehhhhh I don’t knowwwww,” and he is always 100% correct.

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Essay idea I don’t have time to write: my latest comfort TV discovery is HGTV flipper shows. I find them reassuring and soothing because you’ll see them take on, like, a former meth den with dog feces on the carpet and turn the place into a gleaming mid-century inspired space for what feels to me like a shockingly small amount of money.

@hchamp @mathowie I *was* interviewing for an engineering position and Google cut me off halfway through a day of scheduled interviews. It was pretty brutal.

Set up a monthly Patreon contribution to Mastodon development. patreon.com/mastodon

@monkeydom To replicate Twitter, first we must make all of its mistakes.

Half serious idea: one of those TinyLetter type services, but for parents mailing their adult kids.

“Do I need visual aids? Must I dress up as an eigenvector? Must I bake relational-database cupcakes? What is wrong with you?” newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08

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