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Dave V. ND3JR @ND3JR@social.coop

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Time for a new as my old one's a bit out-of-date.

I'm a 37 year-old cis man living in western PA, USA. I work as a and (unfortunately) backup . I'm primarily a user.

I'm also into , my username's my callsign.

I started back in July and am now a student glider/#sailplane pilot.

My other interests include , , , (which I used to work in) and , especially my own named Freyja.

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I mentioned that I had my second glider flight on Sunday. I took my DSLR camera with me this time, and when my flight instructor had control of the glider I took pictures. Here are four of them.

It was another great day for gliding/soaring. Too bad I couldn't stay long due to Freyja's vet appointment.

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Mastodon isn't Twitter. It doesn't behave like Twitter. You will be disappointed if you have actually entirely lost the ability to communicate without being triggered by the outrage algorithm. Don't bring that culture here, it's why we left earlier.

The timeline is linear. Follow people you ordinarily wouldn't. Utilise the followers only message feature when you want to avoid a potential pile on. Report UX issues in a polite way and they'll probably be fixed, because this isn't Twitter.

"If the instance admin becomes abusive, or treats the server like his own petty little fiefdom, what can be done about it? Why should I trust an instance admin?" - seemingly unironic comment in a thread comparing mastodon with tw*tter

Time for a new as my old one's a bit out-of-date.

I'm a 37 year-old cis man living in western PA, USA. I work as a and (unfortunately) backup . I'm primarily a user.

I'm also into , my username's my callsign.

I started back in July and am now a student glider/#sailplane pilot.

My other interests include , , , (which I used to work in) and , especially my own named Freyja.

@djsundog With minor exceptions for a few people who are still trying to import Twitter culture, I've been quite happy to see that most of the new people are actually respecting the culture instead of trying to colonize it. It makes me optimistic for the healing ability of this whole thing, as a place to be people, to unlearn bad behaviors imprinted by capital, and to detoxify. Two days of ironic shitposting giving way to earnest and wholesome posts as people slowly get settled in, is beautiful.

One thing I feel is a big contributor to burnout is being too focused on the "anti" aspect of left struggle. Being anti-capitalist, anti-racist, etc. Obviously, being those things is good, but defining yourself too heavily by being the antithesis of the status quo is an exhausting endeavor. Try to direct more energy to the post-capital restructuring, and anchor yourself on what you believe in as well. Universal access to material security, education, healthcare, etc. A better world is coming!

Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.

Tell all your friends. I'm teaching a free, trans-centered, programming class in NYC in a few days. with @t4techNYC@twitter.com and @thisismetis@twitter.com

meetup.com/Metis-New-York-Data

how about we stop screenshotting things from twitter that made us mad and sharing it here for all to see??

you don't have to keep bringing all the trash you see around to my door like my dog does

LET"S MAKE MASTADON WHOLESOME AND AUTHENTIC INSTEAD OF EDGY AND IRONIC

RETOOT IF YOU'RE WITH ME

Will mastodon kill twitter?
no

Will twitter, faced with the scope of its problems, try to implement comprehensive preventative and restorative measures which over time will prevent it from tearing itself apart through sheer inertia?
also no

Will there be an inexplicably large number of posts about cats?
yes. yes there will

My glider flight(s) tomorrow have been cancelled due to a bad weather forecast. Sunday's looking really good, though!

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Leftists need to get behind and spread the word about the cooperative movement/solidarity economy/whatever else they're calling it these days. Worker's coops, community land trusts, etc

In particular because my hyperconservative dad just spent 10 minutes gushing about his utility coop, and when jokingly asked whether that's socialism just brushed it off. Even though, yeah, that's literally #socialism

Read this a couple of days ago but forgot to share it. A good long take on "free speech," conservatives, and what their real fears are.

The free speech panic: how the right concocted a crisis

The long read: Snowflake students have become the target of a new rightwing crusade. But exaggerated claims of censorship reveal a deeper anxiety at the core of modern conservatism

theguardian.com/news/2018/jul/

So a week ago I told yโ€™all I was making a #shirtโ€”well, it arrived! If you, too, reject societal #masculinity norms maybe youโ€™d like one too? If so, you can get one at zigg.com/masculinity. Let me know if you do and send a picture if youโ€™re comfortable and let me know if I can boost it! #selfie

dear new mastodon users dont just come here to plug your twitter

#Medium isnโ€™t even trying to disguise its indifference to #EU citizens and the #gdpr.

I will never read another article on Medium again, regardless who wrote it or why. It has sunk into the cesspool of mainstream media capitalism. All its pivoting should have been a clue, aside from being another centralized Silly Con Valley brainfart.

If you want a proper alternative to Mediumโ€™s plate of shit, write.as is your huckleberry. writeas.org. #fediverse

@matt