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what topics should I be sure to cover at my "intro to fediverse" talk in a couple weeks?

so far I got:
* how mastodon/pleroma/pixelfed/peertube/etc communicate
* how to pick an instance
* CWs
* privacy settings
* clients
* how to find people to follow
* running your own server
* my own patches to pleroma for static-fe
* some history?

"how to find people to follow" was probalby the biggest problem for me when I was getting started. my timeline just wouldn't be active enough to keep me interested until I'd been checking back in for 3-4 months and building up a follow list.

I'll also talk about some of the fediverse's problems:
* nothing is private from your instance admin
* instances can disappear when admins burn out
* some instances (gab, etc) host/tolerate abusive users
* self-hosting is hard
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I saw mommy organizing her workplace, planning a general strike, and practicing self care

underneath the mistletoe last night

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new word suggestion

malcompetence (n): acting incompetently in order to achieve malicious goals

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is it true? I heard twitter was rebranding as International House of Blockchain??

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On this episode of Libre Lounge, @emacsen sits down with @technomancy to talk about programming in modern Lisp languages (including and especially #fennel-lang), making video games, and DIY keyboards!

librelounge.org/episodes/30-fe

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A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:

wiki.livingcomputers.org/doku.

To connect, ssh tss8@tty.livingcomputers.org

If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!

#retro #fun #computing

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The Mastodon documentation has been rewritten by @trwnh. It now has a search function and a different design as it's now hosted on GitBooks. Take a look!

docs.joinmastodon.org/

If after looking you think a topic worth writing about is missing, tell me what it is!

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operating system? uh, YEAH, i sure HOPE IT DOES

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Building this out has been a pretty successful exercise in using the github.com/jcoglan/canopy parser generator. The PEG model has some rough edges coming from years of BNF but it's worked out well.

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Me: I love working with microcontrollers because they take you back to an era when 512kb of RAM was a big effing deal. :blobnomcookie:

Also me: 4TB is not NEARLY enough storage space :blobglare:

Well I finally got Twitter API access back, but doing so was still utterly miserable compared to for instance getting Mastodon data access.

Joe on messaging entirely. Slightly frustrating but unsurprising that this precedes and supercedes a lot of what I've been poking at recently. youtube.com/watch?v=bo5WL5IQAd

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I never got around to learning BASIC, I finally have the hardware though.

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