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I am a web developer and in Athens, Ohio. I work with PHP, Javascript, Typescript, CSS/SASS, and SQL. I enjoy playing/watching football (soccer), & have supported Chelsea FC since falling in love with Gianfranco Zola in 1997. I also do a good amount of gaming on the PC & Switch, with FIFA Career Mode, Age of Empires 2-4, Valheim, & Euro Truck Sim 2 in heavy rotation.

If you created your account a long time ago, you may be seeing Mastodon's advanced web interface (multiple columns). That interface has not been the default for years now. You can control which one you see from Preferences.

My Pixel 3 from June 2019 finally bit the dust (in perfect shape, but the battery started swelling, popping the case open) and I was able to get a Pixel 6 Pro coming tomorrow! Already have a Spigen Liquid Armor case and some 3D/UV screen protectors coming, anything else I should know about? I've been an Android user since 2010 (HTC Aria > LG G3 > LG G6 > Pixel 3 > Pixel 6 Pro) but I love hearing how folks are using new, amazing devices!

I never did this properly, so here goes! 

I am a web developer and in Athens, Ohio. I work with PHP, Javascript, Typescript, CSS/SASS, and SQL. I enjoy playing/watching football (soccer), & have supported Chelsea FC since falling in love with Gianfranco Zola in 1997. I also do a good amount of gaming on the PC & Switch, with FIFA Career Mode, Age of Empires 2-4, Valheim, & Euro Truck Sim 2 in heavy rotation.

Anyone using (or even know about) a --native-- Windows (10) mastodon client? Whalebird is okay, but I'm starting to feel the itch to try something else with more polish & speed.

Recently, I have upgraded the mstdn.social server to keep up with demand and provide a smooth social experience for you. ⚡

We excist to give you a fun, secure, community-owned platform that’s free of ads, tracking, data mining, and corporate overlords.

Anything you can do to help will be welcome and will go toward making mstdn even greater than ever!

paypal.me/stuxOS
patreon.com/mstdn
ko-fi.com/mstdn
liberapay.com/mstdn
opencollective.com/mstdn
bunq.me/mstdn

More information: mstdn.social/about/more#suppor

It's nice to see mastodon.technology after a short break. I'm not necessarily one of the new converts, but I am going to check in here a lot more often from now. I guess it's time to dust off Whalebird and use mastodon on my computers again, instead of just lurking from my phone!

where were you when you found out Easter Island heads have *bodies*

Someone texted this to me and I thought it was an incredibly apt description of bitcoin

"What do you mean be 'hard coded' in the program?"

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Welcome to all new users on mastodon.social, and all new users everywhere else on the fediverse!

@kev wrote an inofficial primer that you might find useful: kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

@noelle wrote an inofficial FAQ you might find useful: github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

I hope you have a good time and stick around. :toot:

MOAR cat pics! Gotta combat the doggos I see all over Mastodon haha

It looks like today is the day. From idiotic and inconsistent leadership, to actively harming users, Twitter has had more than enough chances to get things right. I'm not big enough, important enough, or verified, and I only have ~300 followers, but the principle is important to me.

Just as a heads-up, don’t use PMs/DMs on Mastodon, and if you have to never share any private information.

Admins of sending and receiving instances can read those, as there is no end-to-end encryption. Even if you trust the admins, instance ownership could change or hackers or government could get in.

Use different tools designed specifically for this.

Oh, Fox News. Yes, they were both young, gifted, and black, but Patti LaBelle and young Ree were actually different black women

Like many, many others, I'm getting a Mastodon account going because Twitter are fucking up YET AGAIN in relation to 3rd-party apps, developers, and just generally not being disgusting slimeballs.

Mastodon for Tech Folks

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!