Advice to anyone on Mastodon who's new.
Let me say this if you are on here because you think you're going to somehow convince your friends to migrate here or you think you will be an influencer like over there, I got news for you, prepare to be disappointed.
If you're willing to have patience though, try communicating with some of the people on the local and fed. timelines. Even the simplest thing like a compliment will mean a lot to someone and who knows you might make new friends.
quote from me in the news about twitter decentralization
I was quoted in this newsletter about yesterday's Twitter news, saying, "Realistically I don't think this is going to go anywhere; most of these kinds of projects fail. What I'm worried about is that it is going to be a big distraction. It's going to attract resources from the ecosystem that is already out there."
Some clients you remember after 20 years…
Way back when, I would sometimes work authoring DVDs for a certain major Hollywood studio.
For one particular film, an extra feature was going to include the text of an interview with the director. (This was back when someone thought people wanted to read DVDs.)
I received explicit instructions from the director to not change *anything* in transcription, which I did.
When he read the transcript he was *furious* that *I* made him look like an idiot.
@jalcine Yo, the fact Dorsey is viewed as some kind of a leader in this game highlights how much the American tech industry doesn't give a shit about contributing to the field and just wants to make apps that exploit it's population.
Birdsite Refugee, couldn't stand the b.s. and am making my home here.
I sometimes write about stuff nobody on Mastodon cares about but me. Those posts will be unlisted.
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