has reached the end-of-life and is now read-only. Please see the EOL announcement for details

Hmm, well, time to figure out how to migrate my account. Moving on over to @mralex!

whats a good retro tech instance that's open to the public?

Top marks to the kids who opened with "we want to talk to you about your car insurance". Very scary. end of life update; tldr delayed to jan 1 

some users have had issues exporting their account backup archives, so to make sure i can communicate with users until all issues are resolved i will be delaying the read-only phase of the end of life to january 1st, 2023. (also because there's a lot going on in my life right now and i want to make sure i can respond promptly to issues that might arise)

to be clear: you will still be able to export backups after the site goes read only. i just want to make sure people have a way to reach me if they encounter problems.

TFW someone starts following you on an instance you forgot you had an account on. πŸŽ‰

This place is kind of What if Twitter were Linux

For instance, could we reinvent late-90s Web Rings using modern ActivityPub/federation tooling? Ushering in a resurgence of personal sites and weblogs.

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Made it to the laundromat, and even though I am still feeling quite unmotivated today, I do have one or two ActivityPub ideas I might have a go at hacking on soon.

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I wont spam anymore today, but I just wanted to share the game we did!

It was made by two people: me and @LucieLumia

It's a relaxing 3rd person exploration game in which you play as a Mouse!! 🐭🐭🐭

It's also available on Switch

#indiedev #gamedev #indiegame

That said, waiting at the laundromat may give me ample time to finally come up with a pithy domain name to host a masto instance on. :blobcatthinking2:

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I need to do laundry today, but really struggling to drum up the motivation to do anything -- besides drink coffee and eat doughnuts.

Five years after I set up this account (soon after Thimbleweed Park released) I am taking a break after another Terrible Toybox game I worked on released, #ReturnToMonkeyIsland. I was the lead game programmer, with 3 other game programmers working with me. Plus of course @grumpygamer and Dave Grossman. A dream project to work on.

I think what I’m actually thinking of is a federated BandCamp, a method of getting artist releases out to broader communities. It’s the obvious copyright concerns that make this a likely non-starter, if artists want to get paid.

A stripped down version could be a lightweight announcement system that links to BandCamp/Spotify. And at that point it becomes an ad platform, which sucks.

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Is there a fediverse equivalent of SoundCloud yet? I imagine it would be like PeerTube but, you know, for sound.

How to migrate from one Mastodon server to another without losing followers:

1. Sign up on new server
2. On NEW server: Go to Account -> Moving FROM another account
3. Enter old account's handle
4. On OLD server: Go to Account -> Moving TO another account
5. Enter new account's handle and submit


While I'm here, thanks for all the florps, @chr! This was a rad server.

Aw man, just as I start dusting off my account over here I learn that is shutting down. Maybe time to spin up my own instance? Unless there's another happy home open for artsy-fartsy-musicy-gamey folks?

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the mastodon instance at is retired

see the end-of-life plan for details: