Pinned oot

Hey all,

2020 is just around the corner and during this holiday season there are a lot of folks right here on the fediverse that are struggling to keep up with day-to-day things.

If someone is making something you like (toots, artwork, music, whatever) and if you have the means please consider heading to someone's profile and see if they have a Patreon or a Liberapay account listed. Even something small every month can help.

Help a Fedi out.

Pinned oot

Feeling lost on Mastodon? Wondering what all of those timelines and options mean?

I did a video presentation about Mastodon for Michigan!/usr/group (

Here's the video if you're interested:

Pinned oot

Hey folks,

If you have some spare Liberapay cash laying around would you please consider sending it to Sophie Lagace?

She outlines the reasons in her blog post here:

Suffice to say they're going to though a rough patch and could use the financial support.


Pinned oot

New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:

Also I'd like to send you a quick "hello" and a note that if you're on that our beloved administrator is @CobaltVelvet. She runs this place and keeps it tidy.

It's also not free as in beer so if you'd like to keep this place running please feel free to help out her Patreon:

(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)

Keep calling it a pod and Hal won't open those doors.

Dear universe:

It is a podcast, not a pod.

A podcast is what you listen to.

A pod is what you are in when you ask Hal to open the pod bay doors.

Oh jeez, I just saw something in passing that said "what's your North Star"?

Polaris, you marketing wank. It's called Polaris, and it's your North Star too.

celebrity death, metal 

EN: H \o N K! 24th Pepper and Carrot MINI, here:

New degrees and old rivalry! \o/

FR : H \o N K ! 24ème Pepper et Carrot MINI, ici :

Nouveaux diplômes et bonne vieille rivalité !

I will always be grateful for the folks that hang out here.

"You're listening to the buttery smooth sounds of the voice of George Takei. Oh myyyyyy!"

(Impressions that JoDee has to endure from me)

food, marketing, breakfast 

Currently dancing like nobody is watching, so if you are watching I tried to warn you.

Quick release of tootstream to update to 1.5.0 and do some code cleanup.

Release notes and more at

Thanks to everyone who made this release possible, and thank you for flying .

one of my favorite things about how godawful american business is is that ", a Delaware corporation" is written into y combinator's series A term sheet template (

We did have the 2010s, didn't we? I feel like it was all just a blur.

I'm not sure what it is about Maximo (the software) but I did a migration in the 1990s related to migrating data over to it and helping create a web interface to it and I'm still getting recruiters pinging me for Maximo (the software proper) experience.

This happens yearly.

I literally cannot help you.. My experience with Maximo is the same as any vendor database from the era. All Maximo was to me were pretty tables that I got data out of. That's it.

rando: "$25 is a lot for a PDF. I mean you don't have to print it or ..."

me: "You're right, but we're donating the difference to the monastery where tiny monks are ensuring that the little bits are moved just so, otherwise those PDFs couldn't be made nearly to the quality that you might demand. I think it's quite a bargain actually. Tiny monks are really hard to come by these days."

God, it totally sounds like the drum fill from Frank Zappa's "G Spot Tornado". I think that's why it feels so out of place.

*Cool Jazz*

*nice quiet song ending*

*G-Spot Tornado fill*


Apparently it's been a month since VirtualBox 6.1 was released and Vagrant hasn't shipped a release that supports it yet.

Here's the work-around in case you run into this:

Show more

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!