Creating a self-hosted #Mastodon instance for local communities seems to be a fantastic utilization of Mastodon's power.

List of GNU Distros on Mastodon

Please help me share.

- Ubuntu @ubuntu
- Ubuntu MATE @ubuntumate
- Kubuntu @Kubuntu
- Xubuntu @xubuntu
- Lubuntu @lubuntu
- Ubuntu Studio @ubuntustudio - Mint @linuxmint
- Debian @debian
- openSUSE @opensuse
- PureOS @purism
- GuixSD @guix
- Manjaro @manjarolinux
- OpenMandriva @OpenMandriva
- elementary OS @elementary
- MX @mxlinux

Not joined yet:
- Fedora
- Red Hat
- CentOS
- Trisquel
- Mageia
- ...

#linux #gnu #freesw: I wish all join Mastodon.

The most important and meaningful work to me is that which elevates the platforms by which people and communities can express their agency.

@Wknwkn if all of masto held hands in a straight line, that would be hard to organize

Do they call them alpha males because they lack certain essential features, are potentially unstable, and may be seriously flawed?

Generally speaking, most mammals are colorblind. Not in the sense that they see in greyscale, but in the sense that they are dichromatic in the same way dogs are-- able to see violet, blue, green and yellow, but not ultraviolet or deep red. This is likely because the first mammals lived nocturnally in burrows, to hide from dinosaurs which they shared a planet with at the time. The surviving dinosaurs by contrast, aka birds, have 4 color receptors, and can see considerably more into the UV spectrum than we as humans can.

This is hypothesized to be the reason that so many bird species are so much more colorful than mammals, by and large, whereas birds often take vibrant hues and variable shades, it is very rare to find a mammal species with any variety of colors that aren't a shade of brown, black, white, or yellow. Primates are the odd ones out among mammals, as we have a 3rd color receptor. Some primates have very vibrant colored testicles, really breaking with the mammal mold.

If you ever feel like people are not receptive to your enthusiasm that may be a good signal to look for different people.

Yep. Introverts should pause to imagine what it would feel like to be told you had to live with 20 people for the next 8 weeks with very few breaks.
RT @BridgetPhetasy
Introverts bragging about how easy it is to quarantine, please understand that for extroverts, being isolated feels the same way to them that being around people feels to you. Check on them.

Poetry is simple, you just put word after word until you're crying

You have said what it is to crawl this earth in this broken body, poking through the thinness of reality into madness, and in so doing, you have briefly, like the sight of a humming bird, made life less of a misery

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Dear fellow developers,

Remember that “once you know it, it’s easy” is as true for quantum physics as anything else. It doesn’t mean it’s easy. And it’s not an excuse for not making it easy to begin with if you can.

#design #foss #simplicity #consistency #beautifulDefaults

Technology problems are easiest to solve when they can be reasonably framed as business problems.

Not because businesses matter, but because businesses are self sustaining economic machines.

A technology challenge that works within a self sustaining economic machine has more opportunity for attention than one that does not.

#ZincCoop - #WorkLog

I have new work in this amazing SFPC exhibition at Westbeth Gallery in NYC

I'm showing letterpress prints and a short video piece based on this project (mastodon friends have seen a lot of WIP posts about these pieces)

the gallery is open tomorrow and thursday (jan 22nd & 23rd), please go visit if you're in the area and have the time! I should've promoted this before the opening but I'm really bad at remembering to do things like that!

augh my back

it's amazing how much better my back feels when I do stretching exercises every morning vs when I don't (and how much I feel it when I start again)

Reflecting on my 2 years on the fediverse, I've said some dumb shit I regret, had falling outs with people I respect and haven't lived up to the expectations of everyone.

This year I'll be working on myself, and if I've let you down, I'm sorry.

Thinking about this quote in the context of my note-taking and personal wiki obsession: 'Any system that must be perfect in order to deliver value is deeply flawed.'

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