"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

"I came in ‘ere for an argument!”

(Alternate caption: “Full same.”)

As a reminder, if people want a Friend Camp Experience on their own server, I do maintain a Friend Camp fork of Mastodon. Some things we have (on the web client) are:

- local only posts
- rich text on incoming posts that have it
- lots of minor tweaks, like less vertical space taken up by "sensitive image" blocks

We're up to date with 2.8.0. I'm also happy to jump on a video chat and help anyone resolve merge conflicts

github.com/friendcamp/mastodon

We used to be the #1 alternative to Instagram on alternativeto.net/software/ins but someone marked our project as "Discontinued" because registration is closed on a specific instance.

Pixelfed has never been more alive!

alternativeto.net/software/pix

I bring you an offering: a photo of a cozy cat. Toe beans! The white hairs in her ears! #cats

...I’m so out of the loop I don’t even remember all the cat hashtags!

me: saves game
me: exits, game asks "save and exit or exit?"
me: saves and exits

Hm. Has anyone made a spongegar (primitive sponge) emoji yet? I feel like it would allow me to express my emotions most aptly

@Pixley @radicalrobit finally someone is taking *checks notes* beloved children's book "oh the places you'll go" down a fucking peg

Daniel Ek about uTorrent:

"And he’s a legendary engineer and I knew about him from engineering circles, ... , and I was like, “I have to meet this person.” And he had started this thing, ... , it was uTorrent and it was growing very massively. We were actually trying to recruit him to come to Spotify. ... So we persuaded him to sell uTorrent to us instead. And the whole idea from the beginning was actually to fold it because we didn’t really care about it."

freakonomics.com/podcast/spoti

@matrix Turns out that there was a successful compromise of the Matrix infrastructure happening.

Details from Matrix on Twitter: twitter.com/matrixdotorg/statu

You may ask how that could happen, but more important: It didn't stay unnoticed and that's a good sign.

#Matrix #Riot #matrixDown #infosec

hm, need to remember to check out "A Voyage To Arcturus"

Apparently something called the "U.S. Web Design System" just released version 2.0
v2.designsystem.digital.gov/

Includes a new font-face called Public Sans (based on Libre Franklin)

github.com/uswds/public-sans

Looks nice!

h/t twitter.com/jeremyzilar/status

I'd love a button that's like, "Boost and subscribe to replies" for when you boost a post asking for suggestions/answer to a question. Is there any work-around for this?

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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!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.

Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!