i'm sam, i used to live in new york city but then my wife got into gradschool so now we live in austin, texas
i've got a puppy who is bad but endearing and a job doing computers that is fine but irritating
i love but basically never play table-top rpgs
i also like (increasingly weird) music and being Mad Online about politics and computers
i don't really like videogames or anime and i'm not queer or a furry so you probably shouldn't follow me
probably bye for now Show more
so i'm likely not going to be around here very much for the next while
as i said earlier, i got back on twitter and honestly, i really missed it
mastodon has a lot going for it, but i'm a 33-year-old cishet white guy, i'm not a furry, i don't care about anime or videogames, i *barely* care about FOSS. i *do* love current events and politics and tv. i never really felt like i belonged here.
which is *fine*! literally the entire world is for people like me!
see y'all around
Also, in terms of anti-harassment and personal protection type improvements, maybe implement instance only messages?
Give some middle ground between being on a completely private instance that doesn't talk to everyone and having to let everyone in and not having any meaningful privacy.
That would be nice to have and would make being on one instance instead of another much more meaningful. You know, the whole 'fostering your own community' thing that mastodon is supposed to help with.
Ya'll are weirdos.
Also, expect trending hashtags to get gamed and ruined by malicious people.
Twitter has to curate theirs because of this...
baseball is good
even if the mets aren't
What caused Elon Musk’s Twitter meltdown? He’s enraged people stopped believing his tall tales. - Vox https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/5/30/17405922/elon-musk-twitter-meltdown-tesla-valuation-bubble-model-3-promises-reality
i literally don't know anyone irl who's ever had a "character" original or otherwise and honestly i Don't Get It
(this is an observation, not a petition for explanation)
"similar to frightened rabbit: the national"
go fuck yourself, spotify
jackassification (jean vackassification)
summer is hot and sticky and gross and i dont like it
"Software is eating the world" is maybe better phrased as "The Spectacle is eating the End of History".
Introducing my new programming language, [extremely generic English word coinciding with an existing concept in an unrelated field such that it becomes impossible for search engines to yield meaningful results]
me: i'm upgrading ubuntu! 18.04, bionic beaver
my wife: 🙅♀️