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Despite being free software, Mastodon as a project takes a hardline stance against nazis

The covenant has been added approx. one month ago so that for the first time in Mastodon's history, our project could make "no nazis" a part of our branding.

i was burned out by the birdsite and abandoned my account there a couple of years ago.

when i found out about mastodon i joined up with .social and read a lot more about what federation was and how it works. i thought it was a great way to have a birdsite alternative without any corporate bs. now it feels so much more than that

i've always tinkered around with my own blogs and servers, it seemed only natural to start my own instance, and here we are!

hopefully years more of it

Hi! If you're reading this, please ask yourself "Why Are You Here?" - let's start with the instance you're on, and expand to mastodon. do you prefer this federated, self hosted model? just trying something new? tell us all.
You can read my and many other responses over at #WhyAreYouHere.
I'd love to read yours.

i was hoping to have a lot more energy and get more people on the instance after the election. now i don't really want to think about at all 😔

i really don't like whatever they're doing to the buns at :maccas: because eating a big mac is way too buttery now. get this brioche shit outta here!

i kinda get a small kick out of defederating from nazi instances

admin annoucement, instance blocks 

admin annoucement, instance blocks 

here's what fixya user john m. had to say about the convection microwave i bought from kmart yesterday. he's absolutely right too

gave my bathroom a thorough clean after maybe leaving it for too long. it's so nice and shiny now! is going down for some scheduled maintenance 🚧

[Me, sobbing] You can't just call whatever you see a file, Linux.

[Linux, points at hard drive] /dev/sda

[Me] Please, no

[Linux, points at controller] /dev/input/js0

[Linux, points at the ever present void, just at the edge of our vision that we all try so hard to ignore] /̵͉͒̈d̸͍̙̯́͝e̶͔͗v̷͒̏̚͜/̸̺̝͆ṅ̸̫u̴̟̓̍͘l̶̦̣̃̃͝l̷͚̩̋

waiting for jenkins to do cloudformation gives me lots of spare time in my day

"SwiftUI, Privacy, macOS, and the Web"

I had planned on working this weekend but got distracted and instead wrote this 4000+ word riff on what I think about SwiftUI, privacy in software, open source, and where I think Apple is heading.

the spineless reception to john setka's comments from the ACTU and state/federal labor is completely unsurprising and absolutely disappointing. looking forward to white ribbon day when all of these cowards will talk about "the standards you walk past" while completely ignoring this fiasco

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Café de Auspol - part of the Mastodon social network - Australian Politics - Watch out for spills!