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I guess a proper would be in order 😄.

Hi! I'm Tom. I'm from the , but currently living in , .

I'm a software engineer by trade and, when the energy's there, as a hobby too!

I enjoy building fun products. You can check some of them out on tomjwatson.com.

I'm into plenty more than tech, though! I'm a little bit too obsessed with , enjoy playing and love slowly killing my house .

People think that Britain's wind-swept barren uplands are natural, but they're in fact a deforrested man-made landscape that would recover given the chance.

This is Fidjadalen, Norway, which has very similar geology and climate, in 1927 vs now. All it takes is the removal of grazing pressure.

rewildingbritain.org.uk/blog/r

When streaming music, what do you mostly listen to? 🎶

app.electricitymap.org/map is one of my favourite examples of beautiful yet practical .

A fantastic way of displaying really important data. Also serves as a daily reminder that several countries *already* have very low emissions for electricity generation.

+ = ❤️

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

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Language selection is now available in the Mastodon web app. Make sure your posts are seen by people who understand them!

Supports quickly finding the right language with fuzzy search and remembers your most frequently selected languages.

#mastodev

I wonder what the ven diagram of Fosstodon and Mastodon looks like...

Many other race nerds out there?

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Folks, a special welcome to @tomjwatson!

You might know him from , a emoji picker, or perhaps his extension Old Redirect.

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I guess a proper would be in order 😄.

Hi! I'm Tom. I'm from the , but currently living in , .

I'm a software engineer by trade and, when the energy's there, as a hobby too!

I enjoy building fun products. You can check some of them out on tomjwatson.com.

I'm into plenty more than tech, though! I'm a little bit too obsessed with , enjoy playing and love slowly killing my house .

Hello, Fosstodon!

I have just migrated from my old account over at @tomjwatson@mastodon.technology. It seems like fosstodon is a better match for open source nerds like me 🤓.

Fosstodon

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