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@slightlyoff has me wondering, does Mastodon end up having fewer accounts that grow to have such large followings?

I could imagine without an algo feed people end up building more follows / connections with those in their immediate surroundings.

@smallcircles what do you think?

Do people often keep multiple mastodon accounts?

I wonder if there is a nicer split here, my follows before the great twitter exodus were far less techie.

While nice to have them again, I wonder if different accounts for different interests could be an idea?

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@Gargron Hmm, yes and no. When you move somewhere, you live by the rules of the new place. Yes, you can bring your culture. But if people are fleeing a toxic culture, does _anybody_ want them to replicate that here?

My corner of mastodon says "use CWs liberally" and I'm happy to adapt to that simple request. I've been putting subject lines in emails for decades now, it's really not a big deal.

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The Pessimists Archive is ‘a project created to jog our collective memories about the hysteria, technophobia and moral panic that often greets new technologies, ideas and trends.’

I love it

no longer uses it's wordlist + todays date to compute the current word! has changed it to be a curated word each day.

It's a shame my parents aren't able to use the little offline Wordle clone I made for when they're out of coverage.

Aaron Swartz 

Last night I watched "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz", boy it was frustrating to hear what happened.

is an amazing person who impacted the web deeply.

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Where are the plotter folks on here?
#plotter #plottertwitter #ptpx

I'll be running the third annual plotter holiday post-card exchange, sing up for the mailing list to be notified when I do!

twitter / fedi meta 

I've only been here a few months, but wow it does feel different these last few days.

Makes me wonder how those who have spent years here are feeling.

Wow this little tool proves super useful to track down accounts that have migrated in the

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Hey, so, we've hit 1,028,362 monthly active users across the network today. 1,124 new Mastodon servers since Oct 27, and 489,003 new users. That's pretty cool.

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#feditip: go to https://{your mastodon server}/users/{any username}.rss to get an RSS feed for your RSS reader.

Level 2: go about your day without internet, then in the evening settle down at your Computer Desk with a nice cup of tea to RSS-digest the day's shitposts.

Level 3: Aggregates your RSS feeds into epub format. Load the output onto your 2000's e-ink e-reader via USB cable. Sit in an overstuffed armchair with a nearby lamp, say aloud "Ah, yes, today's internet" and sip your port.

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I had this little personal list of my favourite blog posts of all time. They're all offline, all 404, I had to double, triple check, they're all offline, the remaining few that were still live just a few months ago are gone. I thought maybe my connection was down, no, they're all just gone from the internet.

The internet swallowed them. I can't believe it. I don't know what we'd do without the waybackmachine. We'd just forget everything I guess.

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A constant tension I have when I'm working on a small feature is that I want to make it "good enough" and then move onto something else... but I also know from experience that whatever state it ends up in probably won't be revisited for multiple years, so it's worth putting in a bit of extra effort now rather than lie to myself that I'll improve it more later.

@simon Nice to see you over here! When I first migrated from twitter I really missed your posts!

So much so I had a bot account of you running for a while.

Sometimes when building a docker container, sending the contents of a large current directory can take an awfully long time.

Today I found a way to skip that step.

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The end result, I have a single warc file safely stored on my hard drive.

If I ever need it I can crack it open in and view the site exactly as it was today when crawling it!

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