Any recommendations for such an icon are welcome! Must be recognizable at 16x16px. I've got no idea currently …
Why isn't the Mastodon introduction post called tootorial?
The Java GDPR compliance : disconnect from internet 🙃
A street artist has been improving Facebook billboards across London.
Let me say this: it is a bit weird, but as newbies arrive in waves, for lack of a better word, we also get waves of well meaning advice. Don't do this, please do that, here's a guide, here's how to mastodon... I love it, in a strange way. It's welcoming. We care, both for the existing community, and for the newcomers. Welcome, all of you! Also: set picture, write an #introduction, check out the local and federated timelines, comment on other people's post, that's how you grow your network. 🤗 🍍
"Wer einen Spaten kauft, darf damit den Garten umgraben, aber auch Nägel in die Wand schlagen. Er darf den Spaten weiterverkaufen oder sich, wenn er möchte, ein Spiegelei darin braten – der Hersteller hat dabei nichts mitzureden. Doch all das ändert sich, wenn es sich um einen Gegenstand handelt, der ein Herz aus #Software hat."
It’s genuinely heartwarming to see friends I’ve primarily known on the birdsite come over to Mastodon. It’s like, they’re kind of fumbling and confused, but are figuring it out, and they’re getting help from the folks who are already here. Welcome 🙏
Changing random stuff until your program works is "hacky" and "bad coding practice", but if you do it fast enough it's "Machine Learning" and pays 4x your current salary.
Numbers of #trackers will get worse now that Exodus was added to check for them. So be aware: whenever some app advertises something "cheap" or "FREE" (all-caps), check for the list of trackers. In my app listings, "monitoring" icons which you can click for details. Our "winner" is in the shopping-list section: 13 libs #tracking you tracking your shoppings. And that's just the "worst offenders" listed; had I included all, the number were 28 for this app. Congrats. No #privacy with those.
Trackers! To give you an idea of how far spread that pest is:
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