Alright, time to see what #lineageos is all about for myself now
NOTE TO NEW USERS:
Mastodon's a cool place, but it's private like a local coffee shop, not a home bathroom.
Remember that the admin of your instance can see EVERYTHING you post, including direct posts. They can even disable 2 factor authentication, if you have it enabled (and you should. No really, enable that stuff now.)
Bottom line: Find an instance where you feel you can trust your admin, and don't send direct toots unless you trust the admin at the recipient's instance as well.
To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!
Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:
Control Your Platform.
Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.
They all go away. Every one of them.
Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.
Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.
Since we seem to be in the middle of (another) user influx, I'm reposting some getting started resources:
https://kevq.uk/getting-started-with-mastodon/ (both @kev https://nolanlawson.com/2018/08/31/mastodon-and-the-challenges-of-abuse-in-a-federated-system/ @nolan
*Tool for finding people to follow*
*issue tracker for software bugs*
Let me know what I've forgotten!
This #ldjam has been a bit slower to get going on the audio compared to past jams. I've spent more time in the code than I usually do, but I've been enjoying it more than doing the music/sfx for this one.
Final update: He's in!
He finally made it into the lineage os irc channel and asked for help. Not long after, someone hooked him up with a .zip archive with a working installer.
It was definitely a learning experience for him to realize how much of the free and open source community relies on the community itself to make things happen.
I am no longer 😢 I am now 😀
So true... via reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/a2gc5b/its_not_contagious_is_it/
I'm having a look at #pixelfed now, but I can't tell the differences between instances, like i could with Mastodon
Let the game jammin' begin! #ldjam43
Big lift on hackers.town lately...
Server upgrades, emojo wars, new users...
We are on a roll folks.
Though we are not here for these reasons.
We have a mission.
We are here to touch the minds of the world, change where, and what our world is.
To restore the future state that was stolen from us all.
We have the capacity for utopia, yet we were delivered into the arms of the dystopian system we we re warned about.
The world doesn't have to be what these men of steel tell you it must be.
Unshackle your mind and rethink who and where you are.
The veil is thin, the visualization is strong.
Envision your will a digital blade, and use it to cut away the fat of the digital era.
Arm your endpoint, arm your mind, arm yourself.
Retrieve the snapshot.
Restore the future.
Software dev, foss fan, musician, gamer, trying to do the right things.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.