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Using Mastodon via IRC teaches you how to appreciate alt texts. "blah-di-blah and blah. URL." 🤔 To click or not to click in my IRC client? I mean, Emacs can handle it, but I guess I don't want to click.
And I also found a bug! Oh no! If the toot I'm replying to has been favoured by somebody else, apparently the program will mention them. This is weird. Perhaps it actually makes sense? I don't know.

So the moral of the fucking Mastodon story is, if you don’t want toots on the f’verse *forever* (i.e. zero way to remove them from all possible angles of view), which might be important to you if you keep a light footprint, then make sure you delete your account off an instance well ahead of the instance ever going offline. Otherwise, consider those toots forever accessible in Crom only knows how many different caches.

The thing I like about !! is that it doesn’t matter how many os you use, you can always find a toot with that many os.

I didn’t know about featured tags! I realize that the four hashtags I added to my bio oh so long ago have nearly nothing to do with my actual posts. Featured hashtags even gives you a suggested list, and on your profile you will see the number of matching posts of yours. I think it’s cool. What do you think?

You can view all of a person's posts filtered by hashtag by adding "/tagged/" to the end of their public profile address, then adding the hashtag.

For example, here is a link to all of's posts tagged #MastoTips:

This can be very useful for artists wanting to link to a portfolio, or writers wanting to link to articles about a topic.

You can also add these to your public profile page by going to Preferences > Edit Profile > Featured Hashtags


@fitheach There's this description of Boston, US:

“The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the center we find the South End. This is not to be confused with South Boston which lies directly east from the South End. North of the South End is East Boston and southwest of East Boston is the North End.”


You know that I live in and I'm constantly amazed that English speaking, privacy-conscious companies appear to use "Hosting in Switzerland" for their marketing even though the Swiss secret service is scanning all fibre glass going in and out of the country. In the mean time, the Digitale Gesellschaft @digiges is going to court in order to improve the situation of the surveilled. German: via @netzpolitik_feed

A while ago I wrote an absolute beginners' guide about how to run a web service like or on a small Linux system.

( is ephemeral, so I'm reposting it occasionally)

when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

Yesterday or today i bought some albums by The Doubleclicks because I wanted happier music that I could listen while making coffee and snacking in the kitchen. And it’s already paying off. I just wanted to blast The Sisters of Mercy for the entire building to hear and tremble in respect before my anger but now they’re singing about the things friends are for and I’m already laughing. 👍

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Some examples of using #LaTeX to create beautiful textual objects.

17th-century #poems recreated in LaTeX, using typographical styles of the period.

#Aphra #Behn

sources here:


@dredmorbius Why is threading broken on your last toot storm? Or is this something you're doing on purpose? when I click on toot 9 I just see the poll, no. 1, and no. 9; that is, no. 9 is not a reply to no. 8 but a reply to no. 1, just like all the others. Is there a benefit to this?

B612 is an open-source font developed by Airbus. It's the result of a research project to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font” to improve display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading.

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