I love that there is, “A small band of buckwheat enthusiasts known as the Eriogonum Society”. latimes.com/local/california/l

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"No single company should control the future of the web platform." Good birdsite thread from Anne van Kesteren of Mozilla mobile.twitter.com/annevk/stat

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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.

#auspol #protest #activism

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screw flying cars, what happened to /this/ vision of the future

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“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.” newyorker.com/science/elements

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I had to block some external instances on Masto.host shared hosting.

Here is why and how that can be reverted: masto.host/i-had-to-block-some

This was a tricky decision but couldn't think of a better solution.

If you have any suggestions, please do let me know.

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Perhaps I'm the only one who wants to see #i18n support for Mastodon usernames...?

But if you also think the Fediverse should be open to people unfamiliar with a QWERTY keyboard, please leave a thumbs-up on github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Did you know that is currently under testing the ability to add custom CSS via the Administration interface github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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

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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."

blog post: lahosken.san-francisco.ca.us/n

little program: lahosken.san-francisco.ca.us/c

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"A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon" by @bethskw on Lifehacher: lifehacker.com/a-beginner-s-gu

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."

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Soooo... Why are Mastodon usernames restricted to English characters?
#i18n

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One reason I’m bullish on Mastodon: I think it has the potential to jumpstart “innovation via 3rd party client” again.

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Oh, so I'm starting to collect a list of people who might be interested in a native Mac tootclient...

Feel free to toot'n'boost this.

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I wonder what % of Patreon subscriptions (backings? Patreons? Not sure what it's called) are $1/mo.

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. rushkoff.com/books/throwing-ro

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