Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

@foone wow flashback - I too have made a blood sacrifice for too many PC repairs.

TBH I have no idea what I'm doing here yet; or even if I'm going to stick around. But I am not enthused by the prospects for twitter in view of yesterday's news ...

I felt a great disturbance in the Cloud, as if millions of birds suddenly tweeted out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

Oh look an evil billionaire is buying the bird hellsite - I better dusk this off again.

You'd think it would be hard to film "For all mankind", what with the decade and a half time jumps each season, but remember the actors are living through the great pandemic, so they're actually aging slightly faster than the time jumps account for.

@saramg I’m almost tempted to try doing that deliberately now.


The fun thing with WebUIs is they can combine the consistency of X in the '90's with the ability to mix in bits of other sites and a design led by people who want to trick you into doing things you don't want to do.

And thus the floodgates open. Chinese and Spanish added since that previous toot, and three more pull requests for Italian, Turkish, and Dutch.

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@saramg You get something similar with systems too especially in academia where you still sometimes find unix systems that have been administered by a succession of random postgrads that haven't been updated or sometimes even rebooted in years but have had extra functions bodged on as it seemed like a good idea to... someone...

I wish I didn't understand why software starts out usable then *intentionally* degrades to utter crap through the addition of poorly thought through "features".

I wish I could wonder in ignorance, but I can't. I've seen the sausage get made by the same cookie cutter mediocre no talent hacks over and over again, and they always fail up.

@saramg It's probably time I gave Absinthe another try. I think I'll try a slightly less headbanger version this time though.

@saramg Last time I did Absinthe it was ​Hapsburg at a ludicrous ABV and I eneded up with a very bad head the next day (add water - no more water than that!). So how is your head today? 😀​

When 2020 is getting you down, just remember that nearly a century ago, Australia declared war on Emus, and the Emus won.

Feeling the "I need to ditch facebook" thing again today:

Need to persuade more of my friends to try alternatives. <sigh>

Oh yeah just incase I know anyone who's geeky enough to be on here and /doesn't/ already know about it:

Hmm, not used this thing for a while. <fx: sets up apps and goes to find more people to follow>

I feel seen


As pride month comes to an end, I made a little something this morning for my trans siblings who are also into electronics. 💜⚡️


Today’s Molly is brought to you by the words “Very High Pollen Count” <fx: waits for the antihistamines to kick in>.

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