I love that there is, “A small band of buckwheat enthusiasts known as the Eriogonum Society”. https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-tejon-blacklist-20181210-story.html
"No single company should control the future of the web platform." Good birdsite thread from Anne van Kesteren of Mozilla https://mobile.twitter.com/annevk/status/1070259201014935552
We have an announcement.
So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.
The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.
I just saw this sign. These kids are great.
“Torvalds’s decision to step aside came after The New Yorker asked him a series of questions about his conduct for a story on complaints about his abusive behavior.” https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside
Firefox will — by default — protect users by blocking tracking: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2018/08/30/changing-our-approach-to-anti-tracking/
I had to block some external instances on Masto.host shared hosting.
Here is why and how that can be reverted: https://masto.host/i-had-to-block-some-external-instances/
This was a tricky decision but couldn't think of a better solution.
If you have any suggestions, please do let me know.
Did you know that is currently under testing the ability to add custom CSS via the Administration interface https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/8399
If all goes well, soon you will be able to customize your instance design even if you don't have access to the server or you don't want to mess with SCSS🤞
Big thanks to @Gargron
I made a little program to generate "ransom note" text using fancy international symbols like "İ 𝗺Ąⅅ𝔼 𝔸 𝔩𝒊ŦƬ𝕃🝗 ᑭ𝗥Ⲟ𝙶ꞅ𝙰𝗺 t𝕆 𝔾ƐŊЄᏒa𝞣𝐸 'Ꮢ𝛢𝛮💲⎔⩋ Ŋ⎔Ƭ𝛦' Ƭ𝐸𝑿t 𝑼ຣi𝓝𝙶 🝡𝘈𝚗𝘾γ 𝒊𝚗𝚃𝙴Rn⩜𝚃İ⬯Ⲛaℒ ട𝘺ოβ⎔ℓS."
little program: https://lahosken.san-francisco.ca.us/cgi-bin/ransom_note.py
"A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon" by @bethskw on Lifehacher: https://lifehacker.com/a-beginner-s-guide-to-mastodon-1828503235
Love this metaphor for instances: "you can choose to keep your money at your local bank or credit union, but your money is still good everywhere."
Am almost finished with Rushkoff's "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus," and Mastodon definitely feels aligned with the more evenly distributed future he describes. http://www.rushkoff.com/books/throwing-rocks-at-the-google-bus/
Generalistic and moderated instance.
Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!