i just joined #mastodon and noticed it's tough to find active people to follow. #trunk https://communitywiki.org/trunk has built themed lists, which are a great start, but many accounts are stale and there's a lot of clicking to navigate online.
so last night i played with #trunk's API and packaged up some filtering and automation into #python/#selenium so all i have to do is 1 click confirm. i put it on gh this morning for other #newbies like me. https://github.com/lots-of-things/pytrunk
Personal Pledge to Keep Mastodon Not Shitty.
1. Post no distractions. Our time is so short, and so much to do. Each thing I write should aim to make others better off.
2. Ignore shock and flash. Support quiet voices of value. Don't reward outrageous, it breeds more outrage.
3. Reply for the better. Don't pander. Don't doggie-pile on dissenters.
4. Assume humanity, prepare for trolls. I might not see the harm I do. Others don't see how they are perceived. Remain aware of others' intentions.
The Flaming Lips performing with a little social distance!
Please enjoy the new online exhibit Post Hoc, with work by
Derek BeaulieuForsyth Harmon
Lauren Lee McCarthy
Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault
Simon Morris & Valérie Steunou
I have reached the "writing a 4 chapter philosophical treatise on the nature of identity and why I exist" part of the pandemic.
record scratches, camera freezes, etc.
So how did I get here? well when @mike and @kev wrote about why they blog and then started #100DaysToOffload, I tried to write a quick summary of why I write a blog. But then that turned into why do I do anything, and the whole project snowballed, and 3ish weeks later I have described my "reasons."
Hello Mastodon! I have a request.
I'm trying to find a cafe that openly publishes their operating budget online. Has anyone ever heard of that?
Why? It's been my brother's and my dream to create a non-profit coop-type cafe that compensates workers fairly and keeps prices fair too. To do this I want to make some way for the whole org to be totally open. I've assumed that something like this must exist, but I just haven't ever been able to find it through a search engine or word of mouth.
Making #apps that respect privacy is important, but if we want everyone from our kids to grandparents to use them, there needs to be a stellar user experience.
Not only does it need to be on-par with "the other" websites that everyone uses, the UX actually needs to be better.
Respect for the user's needs and desires is paramount to gain widespread adoption.
i fancy myself a scientist, but really i just do math. but really i just program computers. but really i just type on a keyboard. but really i just wiggle my fingers.
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