And this, kids, is why blocking alt-right-tolerating instances and moderating alt-right bullshit on sight is necessary:
tl;dr the playbook is:
1. create an account reposting popular conservative content
2. every once in a while drop-in a far-right meme, take it down after backlash (this measures the temperature)
3. once the follower numbers and temperature are right, go all-in on far-right stuff (and get banned, but also redpill a bunch of normies)
4. rinse, repeat.
I just discovered the great "An Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon" by @noelle and wanted to share a link to it here.
I feel like there'll inevitably be some overlap between this thread and the guide, but I'll probably have some unique stuff to say. (P.S. hey noelle, feel free to incorporate anything I write under this thread to your guide! No need to ask for permission, I give you full permission here.)
Second, I just wanted to say that I'll be updating this thread weekly, on weekends, at least for a few weeks as I have some things I wish to talk about. This will involve some talk on how blocks work and how effective they are, how to make sure your toots are the most accessible (including but not limited to media descriptions), picking instances, and picking desktop/mobile clients.
All sorts of criticism and extra information is welcome under these toots under this thread. I am sharing what I know, which is by definition a subset of all that there is to know out there. These thread is also not restricted to the positive sides of fediverse, so if you point out some important pitfalls or shortcomings in our culture that I omit that puts some of us at risk, rest assured I won't be asking you to brush that under the rug. Fediverse is great and all but there are downsides and shitty parts and it's not okay IMO to hide that in the name of good publicity.
Finally, if you have any topic recommendations, feel free to send them my way. I'll make a note and mention you in it when I eventually post about it.
(sorry for the delete and redraft, I forgot to include the one link I was tooting about )
Have a nice day and enjoy fediverse!
Must read by the creator of dogecoin 👇👇👇
I am often asked if I will “return to cryptocurrency” or begin regularly sharing my thoughts on the topic again. My answer is a wholehearted “no”, but to avoid repeating myself I figure it might be worthwhile briefly explaining why here…
Behold the work of fiction that is this page: https://support.spotify.com/uk/article/spotify-on-google-home/
If you have a Spotify Family account and multiple Google Home devices, good luck ever trying to listen to music on one device and not have it interrupted by you kid playing music on another 🙄
Decided to switch my personal website over to that 1024b.club layout I was experimenting with a couple of months back:
(it's 989 bytes, in case you're wondering)
Let me know if you notice any broken links, or have suggestions for optimising even further. FWIW I'm *definitely* keeping the emoji 😂
"We copied Instagram and it didn't work, so we're shutting it down."
<product manager looks around with shruggy arms>
"Anyone else got any ideas? Anyone?"
Reaching people on the internet in 2021 https://theoatmeal.com/comics/reaching_people_2021
Forgot to take photos, but for those interested, the one-person tent I bought (Grand Canyon Richmond 1) seems to be pretty good when I put it up in the garden just now.
I reckon my height (6' 1" or ~185cm) is pretty much the limit, though.
Really pleased that this tent, sleeping bag, and jungle blanket all fit nicely into my new Montane 32l rucksack with space for provisions. I can also attach my Z-Lite sleeping mat to the 'ice axe' handles on the outside!)
Reminding myself today that I'm in 'recovery mode'
(I'm sure @doctorow has already seen this)
It's amazing and scary to see the ancestor of something that will likely hunt down and kill one of your descendants
I'm really pleased that we've got young black sportsmen like Mings willing to stand up to racist politicians and use their platform to say what a lot of us are thinking.
COVID, UK, useful info!
You can get rapid home testing kits that you can use regularly so you can make sure you're not an asymptomatic carrier.
They're free, they come in a multipack and you can order essentially as many as you need on an ongoing basis.
You can also go to certain locations like local pharmacies to be tested there for free.
"Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it." (Epictetus)
Working with We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.