Woo! As you may have seen from that previous boost, Mastodon 2.9 is now out, featuring a new single column interface:
This is, IMHO, a huge step forward for getting non-technical people onto Mastodon 👍
Instead of the Tweetdeck-style interface, there's now a default single-column timeline which is much less scary.
(The multicolumn original is still an option in Settings, and those who currently use multicolumn will continue to see it by default.)
Thinking about how intimidating Mastodon can seem because you have to scroll through a huge list of instances and pick one and try your luck, rather than just going to "the bird website" or "the facebook" and signing up.
But then, like - that's how it always used to be? That's what forums were like, you found one randomly, you took your chances, and it worked out or it didn't.
How quickly big tech conditioned us to fear choice and mistrust the unknown, I guess. Anyway uhhh piss piss ass piss ass
Your guide to 2019 summer movies that aren't all about white dudes being the heroes of everything all the time:
I bought myself a gift for my birthday because I always feel guilty about other people getting them for me. It’s like treating myself without the gift guilt. UPS delivered the package to another house a block away. UPS recommend I go pick it up from their house myself, what? This is Texas, I ain’t gonna risk getting shot up over a $20 comic book. Ordered a replacement, I hope they send it to the right house this time.
Most software developers agree that programming is a creative endeavor. Many also insist on rigorously following certain rules - programming styles, development methodologies, etc.
But putting hard limits on creativity is rarely a sensible thing to do. Using rules to guide your work and help you be productive is fine, but the real art of programming is in knowing when to break the rules and to do your own thing.
Quiet, don't talk much, nerdy but still into sports, tinkers with electronics.
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