Mail each of your followers a homemade cupcake!

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I realized how much I missed the friendliness of Mastodon this week. Been checking back in this week after a couple month’s hiatus. This is such a great place.

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Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

(obviously I'm not a MSP member, so feel free to ignore)

My view is that small instances like MSP or Fosstodon are better served by standards ("don't be a jerk") than by rules ("don't espouse any of the views on this specific list").

Big instances need rules to avoid arbitrary action by different mods and don't have time to discuss every significant mod action. But smaller instances *do* have that luxury, and taking it preserves their flexibility

Just noticed I never did my toot! Here goes

Hello, I’m @plasticScript! I recently got into FOSS and internet privacy and am very interested in it. I’ve replaced most of my services with FOSS alternatives. Happy to be here!

@measlytwerp I read this thread out of order and got to this story without the context that Esteban was a cat. That didn't diminish the quality :)

Hey! I'm learning to become a #sysadmin . I still have a LOT to learn, but what I need mainly right now is some project to get involved with.

So if you know someone who needs a hand on some basic server admin and maintenance or other work that might be suitable for beginners, pls let me know!

I'm based in the global south and have good internet connection. DM me if you have any ideas. I'm looking for both paid and volunteer jobs. #boost is appreciated!

#linux #mediawiki #wiki #php #python

Hey Mastodonians, #GNUSocial citizens and others! Gear up for tens of millions of Nextcloud users spread over several 100K servers who can now join the #fediverse in just one click!

Join the global social network!
#mastodon #selfhosting #federation

@triptych @hywan
That article mentions the `wasm-pack publish` command that can be used to publish Rust crates as NPM modules. That sounds really cool—do you know of any good crates that have been published that way? After scanning through NPM, I didn't see a lot that looked like it'd been written in Rust, but I might have been missing something

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I had an interesting conversation today with someone who was starting out in tech, and asked me for advice.

I did my best to provide concrete, actionable suggestions:

Just made it to the other side of a ~36hr power/Internet outage. (Thanks Winter Storm Diego!) What'd I miss?

Now that I have heat back, I'm going to venture outside and see how pretty it is. Wasn't able to bring myself to do so when I wouldn't be able to come back to heat


Also, the fediverse is global enough that, even on small instances, it's entirely possible that there *isn't* a time when the mods are (all) asleep. My instance () only has five mods, but we've got folks in the states (both coasts), the UK, and Asia. So, you'd have to work *really* hard to find a time when we're all asleep!

@sky @Elizafox @pandora_parrot
(I'd also love to see tools be built out that let part-time mods be more effective/handle the community with less effort—and I plan to build some of those tools myself once the moderation API is opened up: fosstodon.org/@codesections/10. I think tools that make modding even a little bit easier could go a long way towards preventing burnout and keeping modding a rewarding volunteer project for members of the community (especially in small/medium instances)).

@annika That makes sense. I think @nolan / @nolan talked about something similar—using multiple accounts to have multiple voices on the fediverse. Maybe I'd feel the same way if could get people I know IRL onto Mastodon but, at least so far, I've felt like I really only have one voice on here. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@sky @Elizafox @pandora_parrot

Yeah, that's a good point. They're also very close to that goal on Patreon (for reimbursing the mod team) so maybe that's coming soon.

That said, I'd prefer to see moderators with less work by having a ton of mods (ideally on different instances, but that's just wishing) instead of fewer mods who do it full time. I think modding is best done in spare moments by people who interact with the community as users first, mods second.

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Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.