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Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!

(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)

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Novelty account recommendations? Specifically, personifications of things like cities, weather and animals.

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Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.

If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.

If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.

Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.

You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍

Update: my wife bought me a spare dongle for $10, so that’s good, and I borrowed a 2TB drive from the office, and am now in the process of backing everything up to it before wiping the failing partition and copying everything back over.

This time I’m going to use APFS (*ding*) instead of HFS+.

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fun fact:

you probably get more mercury from eating a can of tuna than from a flu vaccine

bitching about 🍎 

Not a great day for Apple hardware in my house. First I lost the dongle so I had to use the painful earbuds on my commute, then, when moving my Mac Mini, it decided to stop booting because face fails with a “Disk full error” every time. Smart status says the drive is fine, so it seems like it’s just HFS+ falling over, but wow, did I not need this. 🙄🙁

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Regarding that FURBY.ASM source code, I, uh



(by which I mean, boosts and pull requests gratefully accepted)

In retrospect I should have added a “yet” to that. Empathy and communication skills can (and should) be learned!

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So, let's start this off with a sub-toot 😉:

If you can't tell the difference between disagreeing with colleagues and shitting all over their work, perhaps your conversations shouldn't be posted publicly for everyone in the world to read…

@eevee Are you on/have you heard of It’s like a federated Twitter, but with a paid hosting option…

It's always a little sad when you try to help someone make things better, and they swear at you and storm off (virtually speaking, that is). 🙁

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There are more people using Mastodon today than any IRC network. Just think about /that/ one.


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