Why am I tooting about capitalism, Nazis and greed instead of IPv6, INFOSEC and Linux?!? Oh, because ignoring v6, INFOSEC and Linux doesn't get people killed, and ignoring Nazis does.

OK, that's weird - @mastodon thinks I've been away since July 30 2018, and just sent me an email with all the "interactions I've missed" ?? New feature trying to catch up or ??

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The fact that people say shit like "I really respect the fact that you manage to make do without Google" kinda shows me how up that paddle-less creek we are.

You're not quitting heroin. You are saying "Oh its cool I don't need these services I didn't have anyway before"

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I have a Toot Safety Officer on standby 24/7, their job is to watch my posts and if I make a particularly bad one blow up my instance remotely
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You know, while I'm on the subject of moderation, if you come to a place where one of the draws is "the moderators are human beings and not faceless representatives of a corporate monolith" and then you keep treating the moderators like faceless representatives of a corporate monolith, you're probably part of the problem, not the solution.

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Seeing low battery in other people's screenshots makes me anxious.

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To put into perspective what is happening, here is 6 month of history of the processing required to run mastodon.social:

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this is my favorite picture that I've taken in a while. it's a colony of hydroid (invertebrate animals) that use their tentacles to stun prey and pull it into their mouths. this species is called the pink hearted hydroid. plz always send me weird ocean things. weird shit from the ocean is my life blood.

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if waking up and checking twitter is like waking up to the whole work screaming in your face, waking up and checking mastodon is like waking up to a surprise party w all ur best buddies

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New to Mastodon? Here are four intro guides to help you understand how everything works here. Show more

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UI animations in Mastodon are disabled by default to reduce motion sickness. However, you can turn them on in your preferences!

Animated avatars, autoplaying GIFs in toots, and animated emoji are possible: :polarbear: :perfect:

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It's late Saturday night. When all the tooters who go home alone beg to be boosted. I hope this one goes viral.

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A few of you have asked, so:

It's a long way to go, but I think I found a way to more or less verify my actual identity, here at mastodon.cloud, by using my verified Facebook account to verify myself, here.

facebook.com/itswilwheaton/pos

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"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

#videogames
#retro
#arcade
#shmup
#stg
#anime
#manga

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."








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RT @itsjamesherring@twitter.com
A street artist has been improving Facebook billboards across London.

h/t @protestencil@twitter.com

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Generalistic and moderated instance.