Hello world! I've been a software developer for nearly a decade and I'm a huge proponent of FOSS.
Mastodon first impressions: I need to find some relevant follows. My subreddits took years to curate and I fear this may take nearly as long.
@klutchell Be Welcome here - the local timeline here of fosstodon has lots of toots from some really knowledgeable and interesting folks. You'll be up and running in no time.
@oilyfish cheers! I also just found the lists of interesting people to follow on the intro page https://hub.fosstodon.org/blog/five-things-to-do-after-you-join-fosstodon
@klutchell Welcome to Fosstodon! Enjoy your time here.
@klutchell welcome to Fosstodon!
Welcome. Hope you like it here. It's a bit slow at first but look around, follow people that seem interesting and soon you'll be in the middle of it.
Custom emoji list for Fostodon:
Kev's most excellent article about getting started:
Also, try asking around in communities (like subreddits) you already like for people that also have mastodon accounts. The lobste.rs recently did that, found some nice connections there:
@klutchell Hi fellow guy. Welcome in this interesting place. Hope you enjoy it! See you! :)
@klutchell Welcome! So far I’ve found it pretty easy to find good people. The combo of focused instances + federation means cross-pollination that creates new discoveries once you have a critical mass of a few follow.
@klutchell What's your class in D2?
@jccpalmer Hunter. You?
@klutchell I, too, am a cloak-wearer. Loving the new bottom tree Gunslinger.
@jccpalmer right?! I went on a knife streak yesterday and it was glorious! Making Shaxx proud.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.