The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.
We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.
The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.
I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.
In case you missed it, our supposed short episode on #StarTrekDiscovery went long. Oops. Damn Time Crystals.
Not sure what to do next. I've affixed half of the fortunes I've received in my life to this board.
More details, maybe some gold lines in between some of,the fortunes?
Ironic CW. Potential Contentious Attitude
It's a shame, but a lot of what I've seen recently on Mastodon is just a kind of dumbed-down (often by the apparent buffer of CWs) version of what I've experienced on Twitter: Intolerance, hatred, polarised attitudes, self-righteousness, entitlement, tribalism.
Nothing to do with the platforms - just the modus operandi of scared human beings. Which is all of us. Until we're not.
Friends of the Mastosphere, I need your help! I was thinking of making my minicomic into a zine, but I have no idea how the process works.
How do you guys do it? Do you print your zines at home with a rigged fax machine from 1995? Or do you enter a shop and force them to print all your copies at gunpoint? How do you overcome the awkwardness of such a situation? Do you use standard A4/letter sheets and toners or do you ask only for the finest vellum?
Hanging out at #PodSummit in Calgary. Any other Fediverse peeps here?
How to ask for advice on Mastodon:
Need advice on what bike to by? Post that your car won't stat.
Need an Linux Distribution recommendation? Post that you Windows OS just decided to upgrade.
Need to do an informal poll of what people drink in the morning? Post that you like coffee.
(Tongue in cheek. I love you all.)
Alabama is like "We're tired of Florida getting all the attention."
Got patch cables for my new compressor. Um, wow. This makes a difference. Woo.
I think this will take more concentration to get a decent sound out of my voice then I have at the moment. I'm not at my best #MentalHealth
So, maybe tomorrow I will play more, or record a new mantra.
Isolation MH [-]
My depression and anxiety makes me isolate. I'm awake and laying in a chair because I just feel shame radiating from my partner when I'm in bed next to her. She deserves more. I'm just a burden and she'd be better off without me. These thoughts and feelings are in my DNA. I cannot shake them. So, it would seem I desire to shake everything else. Avoid everything. Hide. I should be gripping my partner at these times, but I can't.
Today I picked up a compressor/gate for $25. The guy was moving and just cleaning house, getting rid of things so he didn't have to pack them.
It's not an expensive piece of tech, just a behringer, but it probably still retails for just under $200 CAN. I'm going to spend more on patch cables to get it into my current setup than I did on it. So, why not?
I've got to sell my small mixer anyway, that should make up the price.
Stop trying to replace Medium! Make a blog!
What is it of Medium that you are trying to recreate? Ask yourself that question.
Community? Medium's is centralized. Gross.
A blog is its own entity. It can be anything you want. Everything on Medium begins to sound alike. The 'community' drives opinion and then you have a certain type of community dominating the converation.
Call your platform tumblr-like, but fuck Medium. IMO
Pro tip: if you're on a Mastodon instance running a relatively recent version (2.5.0 is the earliest I've been able to check):
* Go to <your instance>/filters (here, for example, it's https://elekk.xyz/filters
* Add New Filter
* Add the keyword "womenarestupid", click all four filter contexts, check "drop instead of hide", and uncheck "whole word".
This will remove these racist, misogynist, and now homophobic spam posts from your timelines and won't even leave a tombstone behind.
Writer, video editor, motion graphics occasionally pay me. Creating art and having conversations fuel me.
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