I’ve decided I’m going to use my account at Wandering Shop as my primary Mastodon account for now. So if you want to keep following me, please head over to @KelsonV. I hope to see you there!
I’ve decided I should pick one of the two general accounts, and in the interest of federation, I think I’ll go with the smaller instance (Wandering Shop) over Mastodon.Social.
QUESTION: If I mark this account as migrated, is that permanent? Or can I change it back (or to another account) if I change my mind later? Will I still be able to log in here?
After complaining about the ways people try to cram long form writing onto birdsite (giant threads & images of text remind me of the old tech support days when users pasted screen shots of errors into Word docs b/c it was the tool they knew) I realized I don’t see that so much on Mastodon.
I wonder if it’s the culture, just who I’m following, or if the 500-char limit gives people enough room that they don’t feel they’ve already writing a long chain, why not keep going?
Sounds cool, until you get trampled by someone trying to get free swag and suddenly realize, “We’re in The Bad Place!”
Interesting: UK heat wave is revealing the outline of ancient Roman and older sites under crop fields as plants grow differently with the remnants of ancient walls and moats. The article doesn’t make it clear why this is unique to heat waves, though.
This seems more complicated than it needs to be.
Other than specific roles (like a dedicated admin account), how do you balance them? Heck, how do you label them?
I’ve got 4 masto accounts: 1 for “good” photos, 1 for book discussion. I keep changing my mind abt how to handle the other 2, what to post where, who to follow on which account & so on.
There’s value in separating social contexts, but there’s a practical limit too.
How many accounts do you balance? How do you keep track of them?
Question about a story element from an in-universe perspective.
Answer in terms of TV production practicalities.
Someone missed the point of the question.
@natecull I think The Last Jedi pushes back against this. Poe fits the description a lot better than Luke does, and his whole arc is learning that it’s a problem. Finn’s a counter example. And I see Luke more as someone dealing with depression and trying to push everyone away than someone who equates being a jerk with heroism. And even then part of the point is that he has to push through it.
I’m going to start posting books & comics commentary at @KelsonReads, for those who might be interested…
Explained to the 7YO that https only tells you whether the road is safe, not whether the place you’re going is.
I love how Windows 10 brings the uncertainty of “when is my device going to get the latest OS? *Is* it going to get the latest OS?” from Android to the desktop.
My Windows box is no longer listed as compatible, making me wonder whether I was going to have to jump through hoops, or if it was even going to be blocked. I couldn’t find much info in the subject. Finally I just forgot about it for 2 weeks, and it finally showed up.
I’ve been slowly cutting back on things that can be used for third-party tracking on my personal websites. Share buttons have been removed or replaced. Embeds are limited to specific pages. The last few ads are gone, and affiliate links are using local images.
I’m still using Jetpack stats on my WordPress blogs, but I finally finished removing Google Analytics. It’s overkill for my use case anyway.
Oddly, GA still sees a few hits on pages w/o the JS. Must be some cached copies floating around.
@brion Yeah, the switch to “reboot for everything” struck me as a “Didn’t we spend a decade complaining about Windows doing this?” moment.
Perfect to go with traffic jam on a rocky road.
12 Tons of Liquid Chocolate Have Blocked a Polish Highway
All aspiring Augustus Gloops should report to Poland.
It hasn’t even been a week since I last looked at Facebook, and it’s already trying to annoy me into returning by sending me 4+ emails a day hinting at what I’ve missed.
2 days in a row I’ve gotten 3 copies of the *same* “did you see this?” message. Like maybe I just didn’t see the first message because, I don’t know, my inbox algorithm hid it, and they’re hoping another copy will get through. 🙄
I’m not even trying to quit FB, but the pestering makes me want to stay away on principle.
There’s been a lot of talk positioning Mastodon as an alternative to Facebook. It’s more an alternative to Twitter, but it isn’t quite that, either.
It’s an engine that powers multiple alternatives to Twitter, that talk to each other.
Most people are used to social networks as services: FB, birdsite, LinkedIn, Tumblr, etc. So they expect Mastodon to be one service, which can be confusing.
I wonder if emphasizing its nature as the engine for many services would make it easier to explain.