The whole idea of social media as some town square to solve the worlds problems coming from both Musk and Dorsey is completely bizarre. When was the last time we resolved a societal issue or had an actual substantive global debate on Twitter that went well?
I feel like the thing Twitter isn't getting that Mastodon does is... I don't want to go onto social media to have trial by idea combat. I want to talk about hobbies and technology and share dumb memes and relax. Musk is throwing a tantrum about people leaving because they don't like "free speech", but he doesn't understand what social media is supposed to be or why people like being on it.
This is not good for productivity... instead of having to fire up my PowerMac 9500, I can open https://system7.app/ in a browser and play Marathon.
If you’re a newcomer to mastodon.technology, we’re glad you’re here!
If you’re an ongoing m.t active user, please consider supporting the server on Patreon if you can. I just bumped up my support level. Let’s help make sure this community can continue to be available as an alternative to Twitter. https://www.patreon.com/ashfurrow
"...if you think that, by taking the “public square” private and consolidating control even further, Musk will somehow uphold free expression and protect democracy, you will be disappointed."
One annoying thing about Metal: Apple doesn't seem to have updated all their guides to account for Apple Silicon. Or at least they provide inconsistent guidance. One document says to use private buffers to improve performance. Then this one says don't use private buffers on macOS. But then it's not clear why private buffers would offer an advantage on iOS only if the GPU is the same.
Theres also been no mention of a Catalyst version or iOS Apps on Mac support - which just seems like an additional snub of Apple's whole strategy.
Onboarding feels like a weakness of Mastodon. It works really well for choosing a specific group of people to share interests with. But for some groups the number of choices could be overwhelming. Also thinking about professional services, news organizations, etc. And then teaching people the difference between local and federated is overhead.
But in the meantime I'm liking the tech focused feed I get on my local server.
I think @marioguzman is already talking about writing an open source Mac native Mastodon client. Would also be happy to contribute as time permits!
iOS, Mac. Graphics, signal processing, computer vision. Toots not on behalf of my employer. Can't always talk about what I'm working on.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!