I found a screen big enough to handle the sheer raw resolution of the #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope

Because the Fediverse uses chronological timelines, and because it has a worldwide audience, it is totally fine to boost your own post later so it can reach people in different time zones.

There's no algorithm deciding what people see in their main Fediverse timeline, so they just see whatever happens to be there when they are online.

#FediTips #Fediverse

RSS fans!

You can follow any Mastodon account via RSS by just adding ".rss" to the end of the account's public profile URL.

To find a user's public profile URL, click on their profile image within Mastodon.

For example, if you click on FediTips' profile image you get this page in a new tab:

mstdn.social/@feditips

So, to follow FediTips through RSS, use this address:

mstdn.social/@feditips.rss

This will only show that account's public posts. Other posts will not be visible on the RSS feed.

#RSS #MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

After having “Dark Mode” on what feels forever switching it off to reduce reflections for working outside. Everything looks super weird to me now. Wondering how long I need to get used to that again. Also how good I can cope with the switch when going inside again.

Know how the ‘hamburger menu’ in most apps has gone from three lines to three dots? Tumblr calls it the meatballs menu and that is perfect.

I declare ‘meatballs menu’ to be official tech canon and the new law of the land. The hamburgers time has passed, now is the age of meatballs.

This is worth sharing.

It's an animated GIF where every frame is a valid QR code that leads to the "Never Gonna Give You Up" rickroll.

That's kind of amazing.

nitter.net/zackfreedman/status

Nice instructional narration over a video of a dancing person that starts a crowd.

sive.rs/ff

Great and clean resource for some fresh takes on how to explain musical basics.

jefftk.com/news/music

We let the symbols of capitalism (©® and ™) into our languages, we can add some more pronouns and language-specific variations of common terms with ease.

I got inspired by @blinry to try to make something with TIC-80

Originally it was only experimenting with with particles for raindrops. It escalated a bit 😊

The power/direction of the wind can be changed with the left and right cursor

@sofia helped with the pixel art of the lake

Oh hi next wave of mastodon converts! I guess the existance of the official iOS app helps this time around in terms of retention?

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