Hello friends!

I have moved to weirder.earth, in an effort to take mastodon more seriously as a way to find community, positivity and growth.

Feel free to follow me here: weirder.earth/@pootz

To elaborate, I've noticed that browsing facebook and reddit stories, and sometimes even my own rss feed can become alienating and depressing. Then when I come to masto, sometimes I get the same thing.

However it's the only place people usually respond in a genuine way when I bring this subject up, so that's positive.

Sure I should just go in the real world but I remember when I could message random people on the internet and make a friend.

Now I don't get that.

I feel like the tech instances are cool but I don't have much sense of community and the political instances are cool because people "get it" but often mildly insufferable, because I get it you know how to read political books

My main question is how do I find a healthy, motivating community to be a part of?

None of the online spaces other than facebook are places where I even feel like having conversations means anything or will go anywhere so when I do post it's just depressive pessimistic shit

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@shoutcacophony @dajbelshaw @shoutcacophony This is from 2016. What would be more relevant today is follow-up. Has this model been verified? Has our knowledge of this model been used to prevent abuse? Has someone developed mechanisms that rely on this model?

Helped some dudes at the thrift store get set up with a VGA cable for their monitor they bought there cause they thought I worked there because I was wearing my work clothes lol.

I was like "I don't work here, buuuut the cables are over there"

That was pretty fun, especially since two people from the same group independently asked me haha. The look from the guy who asked me the first time as the second guy started asking was pretty priceless too.

Helping others is praxis.


Also it federates with people's bookmarks or something? I dunno, just spitballin.

What we need is search engines so easy to self-host that we can overcome the influence money & state have on Google, et al.

Like searx but less of a pain in the ass to install.

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@Antanicus You're making the right choice. You know about Debian's unofficial non-free image, right? It has all of the juicy proprietary wifi firmware. :)

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Windows 10 just restarted for updates four hours into a 19-hour hard disk diagnostic test


I decided to do an open letter for my 25th birthday. It's definitely weird being an adult, but I'm hoping to get back into music and find time for exciting new stuff. Mostly I just wanted to let people who haven't heard from me in a while know how things are going. Hope you're doing well!

You know the fact that I still get a happy birthday email from DCEmu even though I haven't used it in years is pretty heart warming.

More meaningful than a Team Snapchat vid anyway

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Is there any really big benefit to setting up a VPN on my home network to access my home devices (already have a "privacy" vpn) or should I just use nextcloud and be done with it?

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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 have documented a 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!