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Euan doesn't have a personal Mastodon account and I ( @SpankyWorks ) keep telling him that he should be on cybre.space because of this image. florp :florp: if you agree.

What I usually tell IRL people about Mastodon when they want to give it a try is to not treat it like anything they've ever used before. I tell them to remember what it was like installing and using Vine for the first time (since most people had experience with that app and it was quite different from other things).

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@rodneyrehm A really good (and accessible) alternative for the "original UI" is pinafore.social by @nolan . I was never a fan of Tweetdeck and the user experience on pinafore is so much - in lack of a better word - calmer

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I've been trying out Pinafore.social today. It's an alternative front end for Mastodon that works with any instance. It's absolutely fantastic if you're looking for a simpler Mastodon UI. Thank you @pinafore for all the great work.

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YOU πŸ‘ CAN'T πŸ‘ BE πŸ‘ CENTRIST πŸ‘ ON πŸ‘ A πŸ‘ DECENTRALIZED πŸ‘ PLATFORM πŸ‘

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new users: please remember there is an existing friendly culture here and that it will take time to get used to it

mastodon the software is similar to twitter, but mastodon the community is very, very different

please respect that, leave your outrage at the door, and try to be friendly - we're willing to help you learn, but you have to be willing to learn

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NEVERMIND I CAN MAKE MASTODON LOOK LIKE BULLSHIT IT'S GOOD ACTUALLY

My testing at work involves turning off my monitor and using screen reader software to navigate and use my app.

Fun fact: one of the most powerful and popular tools, NVDA, is free and open-source! You should try it out. It has made my applications more useful and accessible to everyone.

nvaccess.org/

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Take me down to the paradox city where the grass is green and the grass isn’t green

like, the documentation for FreeBSD blows my mind as someone who learned most of my *nix-fu from years-old forum posts and trial-and-error while using various Linux distros over the course of a decade

y'all FreeBSD is actually pretty cool

Yay, I got working on my personal FreeBSD server! Maybe I'll get to replace Dropbox now, only issue is the price of storage space on the server.

my work machine is a windows remote vm and literally every tool I use is available on linux. That's the only thing I dislike about my new job, but at least I can get most of it working through WSL/VcXSrv. I have however noticed that WSL seems to leave stray processes all over the place and sometimes locks my files.

Nextcloud installation issue Show more

Hyper Potions is good :pink_potion: 🎧

Electron over JVM as a service

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aspirational book learning Show more