Weird. Just got a reply to a several-years-old toot that I wrote after I had gotten laid off. Funny thing, getting laid off from MeetEdgar was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Still at the new job I picked up after MeetEdgar and I’m learning more, in a leadership role, compensated more than 2x what I was back then. MeetEdgar ended up laying the rest of their staff off about 18 months later and it was under much less favorable circumstances. Sometimes things just work out.
"Give me some time.."
submitted by FoundationUseful270
I know you can migrate across instances to some limited extent (I did it a long time ago), but what happens if whomever is running an instance just pulls the plug without any warning at all? Are you just kinda screwed? I suppose that’s the tradeoff when you decide to set up shop and squat on an instance that someone is maintaining/providing for free? I wonder if there are any instances where you have to pay to join… is there a mastodon.coop?
@md I think the most galling thing is how much content I gave them for free to monetize. I’m not claiming it was *good* content … I’m not sure why anyone would read it. But I participated in giving them my labor for free, got nothing in return, and they used my (imperceptibly microscopic relative to everyone else) participation to enrich themselves. Shame on me.
"The Broke, Woke, & Joke Levels of Git"
submitted by br41nLESS
Me: "I could use a new pocketknife, this one's getting old."
[looks at a knife maker's site]
[Video autoplays. Guitars shred. Fire shoots everywhere. A gravel-voiced man snarls JOHNSON STONEBREAKER IS NO STRANGER TO WAR. INSPIRED BY SAMURAIS VIKINGS AND MOUNTAINS, WE DESIGNED]
It's, like, a letter opener but it also has a bottle opener.
Me: Enh, I'll make do.
He/Him. Grumpy programmer (Python, Android, other stuff). Vegetarian. Marxist-Leninist. Occasional musician (learning Ableton rn). I'll follow back almost anyone. Portland, Maine USA.
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