Yeah, so that one thread I wrote about Mastodon being very LGBT actually got about 2-3X more replies than I was about to see from octodon.social.

I think my old snabeltann.no instance (non-functional and practically decommissioned) was a tad more eclectic in its federation, and I kind of liked that.

@tootapp Has Toot! been tested with Pleroma? I get an error message when I try to add a Pleroma instance. Amaroq seemed to handle them fine (except for being unable to full view images and play video from Pleroma instances).

Yeah, I think I'll be moving to another instance shortly. It took me way too long to figure out that Octodon wasn't quite what I had imagined it to be. shitposter.club has been recommended to me. Ironically, that instance is blocked from here. Also, unfortunately, because I follow people from that instance, and that means I've been missing toots from them. What's the name of a large instance that doesn't really block anything but spammers and trolls, and is more centrist?

My toot above seems to have struck a nerve. I hadn't expected so many people to agree with it.

I have a question...

If you're not an LGBT nerd or otaku, should you really be on Mastodon at all?

I ask because I just saw a thread full of very NSFW LGBT quotes described as "capturing the mood of Mastodon" and that's most certainly not what I'm here for.

I'm not particularly left-leaning either.

I mostly just drift around purposelessly, belonging to no particular tribe, having no particular goal, and no anchor apart from my nationality.

I have a question...

If you're not an LGBT nerd or otaku, should you really be on Mastodon at all?

I ask because I just saw a thread full of very NSFW LGBT quotes described as "capturing the mood of Mastodon" and that's most certainly not what I'm here for.

I'm not particularly left-leaning either.

I mostly just drift around purposelessly, belonging to no particular tribe, having no particular goal, and no anchor apart from my nationality.

person online: i like this album <link to album>

me: *wondering what the album is, i click the link. holy shit, i used to listen to this all the time. it was so important to me. a rush of memories come flooding back. the ways it accompanied my life, inspired me, all the stories about the people who made it, how i looked up to them when i was younger. how can i possibly explain all this to the person who linked to it? how can i connect? how??*

me, replying: haha i like that album too lol

I keep asking myself if it was a bad idea to quit the job I had earlier, and the answer keeps coming back that the environment there just didn't work for me. I would've been fired if I hadn't quit on my own, because I wasn't functioning properly in that job.

It's almost shocking to me how important having a job gets when you don't have one. It's much tougher for me to be unemployed now, at age 35, than it was when I was 25.

Fucking hell, this situation I'm in pisses me off so royally. I wake up every day and feel pissed off because I don't have a job.

This is a terrible time to be unemployed. Anybody looking to hire now is going to put it off until 2019 since Christmas and New Year is right around the corner.

It wouldn't surprise me if at least some of these things are limitations of ActivityPub. That would mean that anyone seeking to innovate in those areas won't be using ActivityPub for that.

Another thing I'd want is fully federated threads, by which I mean that *every* post in a thread should be visible to everyone viewing that thread, independently of whether a poster's account is followed by anyone on the viewing instance. On Mastodon, only the original poster can see every reply, leading to a lot of unnecessary repetition.

Also, the ability to edit posts, and to change their visibility, and the instant propagation of these changes, so if you edit a post as someone is writing a reply, the post will change on their screen, perhaps with a little flash/beep effect, so they won't be replying to something you didn't mean to say.

I wouldn't mind it if threads on Mastodon were more like forum threads and could be deleted, removing any replies and blocking any future replies to that thread. There are cases where an entire discussion was regrettable and you don't want to be reminded of it.

Come to think of it, this is closely related to another thought I had earlier about how there should be a social network where posts fading away over time is an explicit feature.

pressed juice that tastes like grass clippings is peak white people, don't @ me

"The problem is that politics just doesn't work like this - people have views, felt experiences, faith; meaning that the answer might be a different one from that produced through the expert's systems."

β€” Simon Cooke, blogger

Little-known quirk of DHCP: When assigning or renewing IPs, DHCP servers may ping the IP to check if it's available. A DHCP client who wants to keep the same IP address may momentarily stop responding to ping requests to encourage the DHCP server to do so.

The Linksys LAPAC1200 access points on my network do it. My network checking script occasionally picks up on that, and sends me false alerts. I may have to add a DHCP lease expiry check to the script in order to fix that.

Does the use of surface-mount technology tend to force you to use more than two PCB layers? These surface-mount chips are so inconvenient because their pins don't double as vias, so I'm forced to begin and end every trace from the same side of the board.

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