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I predict a problem:

Currently mastodon is being run as free software by hobbyist and enthusiasts. They're piggybacking on infrastructure built for much larger projects and customers. You don't build a server hall for a thousand low-tier payers of $15 / month. You build it for the two of those that will need to scale up to the enterprise level, and eventually (now) fedi software will have to scale to that same tier

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I did it. I finished and published an essay I've been working on for far too long.

It's about the developer ideology and methodology that stands in the way of building a better internet with the fediverse featuring as a major part of a potential solution. Please know that if you're reading this you're probably not one of the offending tech-heads.

youtu.be/Vsh8G7JBxms

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Finally finished a I've been working on about how humanity is basically a big and we shouldn't let people who has been dead for 300 years convince us that we're the sole reason for our thoughts 🌿

So if you like and dunking on Descartes it might be up your alley

youtu.be/So1UJwdah0E

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Attempting to get some of my thoughts on learning out on video as a means of getting into the pace of video essay writing πŸ“š

This requires so much work to be any good but we're working on it, one step at a time 🌱

youtu.be/PNlt0pjRfOE

Probably going to be experimenting with changing instances soon

if you were wondering what happens when oulipo.social (doesn't allow the letter E) meets dolphin.town (only allows the letter E): dolphin.town/users/e/updates/2

The most daunting thing for me about joining Mastodon/Fediverse was picking an instance.

Having joined one, a RL metaphor emerges for me: "it's like picking an apartment building."

You need to evaluate the management. Do they respect tenant rights? Is the desk clerk skeevy?

Do you want to live in a big impersonal complex? Or a little boarding house, where people share a lot and have house parties? You can even be a "home owner" and run your own instance (pay the bills, fix the plumbing).

We need some new large instances for all the still coming ex-Tweeters.

Someone should create a general purpose instance at twitterexod.us

@feditips

For accounts that you add to lists and then pin in column view, can you remove those accounts from the home view?

As the web matures as an industry profit margins will decrease, which will increase the pressures to extract more rent for existing capital in the form of infrastructure. If this happens then fedi is dead unless it can blow for blow match the price ratcheting. This is dubious without a strong culture of donations and support.

The only long term solution is if admins and users own the means of infrastructure. Anything less is a holding pattern or active decay.

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I predict a problem:

Currently mastodon is being run as free software by hobbyist and enthusiasts. They're piggybacking on infrastructure built for much larger projects and customers. You don't build a server hall for a thousand low-tier payers of $15 / month. You build it for the two of those that will need to scale up to the enterprise level, and eventually (now) fedi software will have to scale to that same tier

holy crap this has shorted out my brain, please get me to this location immediately, I require this bizarre mini teapot village to live

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"I don't speak Japanese, and Tsuchiya spoke no English. Nonetheless we were communicating through our eyes, breath, pauses."

TeaTime branded erotica

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But I'm unsure whether or not this is a genuinely good idea, as in dealing with peoples identities and if people will have to use many different logins to access all the environments across those spaces?

I know that Mastodon uses and as such can probably extend to providers, but I haven't seen any such identity provider being referenced when trying to learn about the

Insights, comments, directions? 🌱

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Trying to figure out how much it would cost to run a whole ecosystem of federated apps with theme using kubernetes on DigitalOcean or some other such service

new people I do promise that outside of new user influxes, we do talk about stuff other than just activitypub design and how twitter is bad, like, uhhh, jorts and meowing

Don't you just love the fact that since most Americans use whatever the hell cashapp is, and we Europeans use... errrr, the main way to easily send money is the same thing that's the reason why so many people are on today.

I wish we could do something about this without being brigaded by cryptobros

I think I realized that I never did one of these things that everyone's doing now that the is causing a mass exodus from Twitter

I'm a 28 year old tech-worker who spends a whole lot of time reading anarchism, philosophy, climate and sociology texts in an attempt to better understand just about everything. Turns out, it's mostly a bunch of people who looks like me who thought that they knew how to save the universe

I also occasionally make YouTube videos 🌿

Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.

#NewHere

had a really nice romance dream 

a girl working at the laundromat kept flirting with me and then asked me out.
later, completely by chance, i saw her at an outdoors common area - she was painting something and explaining it to a small crowd. i got a little closer and saw the painting was ME. and she was explaining to the people how she was trying to capture the beautiful shimmer of this person's hair in the sunlight. i was blushing so much someone asked if i was okay

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