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Eugen

Explaining Mastodon in a conversation is so much easier than doing it through text on a website. That has never gotten easier. In fact it's gotten harder because now you have to worry about not sounding like a cryptocurrency because the concept of "decentralization" has been co-opted...

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Cristiioan :pine64: :linux:

@Gargron True decentralization is the one mastodon uses. Crypto is good only for money and keeping important data (like Wikipedia backups).

Jeff Messer

@Gargron I've found we have to simply it even further. Mainstream people might know "decentralization" as a term, but not what it really means. The most simple explanation I've come up with for friends and family who can't detach themselves from Facebook...

"It's like Twitter or Facebook, but they all can talk to each other, and the one you join is like your "home base." Then imagine no matter which one you're on, you can talk to people on all the others!"

They still don't get it tho. :D

Blort

@gargron It's social media, but anyone can provide it, just like email.

*pause*

Realize that the person you're talking to doesn't realize you can have email outside of Gmail.

Eugen

New The Dear Hunter album Antimai released today #tdh

Eugen

For some reason Google thinks that Mastodon for Android is a language learning app..?

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Sharlin
Adamas Nemesis
pricklyheart

@Gargron
Hint hint?
All the translators are owned by predators now that DeepL is bought.

Eugen

Sometimes it feels like people just don't read past the headline. We're teaming up with a design agency to redesign the website, not to just change a color...

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jakob

@Gargron looks more like violet to me

pricklyheart

@Gargron
No reads past the headlines in an app limited to 500 characters?
:KEKW: :pensive_party_blob: :mastodon: :catjam: :blobsweats:

Reno911 :shibacry: :vrparty:

@Gargron will the mastodon software be getting a redesign in the future to?

Eugen

Disappointed to learn Cohost has been started by people from the fediverse. You know what the fediverse is but you learned the wrong lessons from it. Yes, I also think some servers are not operated professionally and blocks often get misused, but that is not a reason to replace a free and open system with a locked down one. I wrote on why decentralization matters back in 2018:

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/12/

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Swiss Chalet Sommelier

Doesn't seem worth calling attention to, to be honest. Let them have fun on their island and learn their own lessons.

Iosif Peterfi

@Gargron have you seen Ethernity CLOUD's concept?

Pete Moore

@Gargron Curious to hear your opinion of Bonfire?

Eugen

I didn’t think Multiverse of Madness was very good. I’m unfortunately disappointed in the direction Marvel seems to be taking in regards to gratuitous violence. There was one scene that I thought was very cool, but frankly, What If had a much better Doctor Strange story than this movie.

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person

@Gargron "What If" could prioritize "good story" because Marvel could retcon as needed. MoM had opportunities for character growth but wouldn't commit (e.g. Strange not being Sorcerer Supreme & What If's "Dr. Strange could destroy the universe if he doesn't think hard about his principles "). In the end, Marvel believes that their Main Good Guys ™️ must be seen as Morally Good and The Best regardless of their actions. It resulted in a weak story imo.

pricklyheart

@Gargron
This is the reason I ceased going to the cinema at all. I decided that some visual novelty was not worth the price of having violence and other glorified amorality injected into my brain and paying for it as well. Much I disdain the attempts at regulation such as the Hays Commission, those boundaries meant that nightmarish stuff was off limits. Preston Sturges made movies that deftly bypassed the regs of the time without being horrific.

The Great McGinty and Sullivan's Travels for two

@Gargron
This is the reason I ceased going to the cinema at all. I decided that some visual novelty was not worth the price of having violence and other glorified amorality injected into my brain and paying for it as well. Much I disdain the attempts at regulation such as the Hays Commission, those boundaries meant that nightmarish stuff was off limits. Preston Sturges made movies that deftly bypassed the regs of the time without being horrific.

karthee006

@Gargron atleast marvel is doing something DC is having a real bad time and horror and violence is each person's personel preference,I love violence and horror so it was a pleasure movie for me.

Eugen

Somebody gave our Android app a 1-star review on the Play Store because "there is LGBT" [sic]

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Kat M. Moss

@Gargron What is wrong with people? Sometimes I seriously wish I could just lay down and die rather than listen to this woke bullshit.

Dell Optiplex 9020 :lgbt_io:
<elle>

@Gargron advancing the google hierarchy until i am a google app store dev and IP banning this user from any download that involves third-party/app-owned user interaction

that'll give 'em something to write about lmao

Eugen

Mild satisfaction from seeing Bitcoin prices crash. Make that shit a stablecoin by dropping it to $1

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ParmuTownley :popos: :bitcoin:

@Gargron kinda sad seeing people trashing bitcoin when it was built for good reasons people just don't know about.

🇺🇦iuriiko🇨🇦 :verified:

@Gargron why you think is could be possible?

teledyn

@Gargron I confess, I did try to buy bitcoin when it was $20 but curiously almost all of the Canadian vendors wouldn't accept e-payments, they demanded cash in person and the nearest to me was two hundred kilometres away. The others weren't responding to email inquiries. So modern, those folks. Heck, back then you could even buy weed online with e-payments!

Eugen

I hope you're looking forward to customizable user roles in Mastodon

Eugen

Today was plant maintenance day

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Wandelstock :mastodon:

@Gargron

Ah, is it that day that i water my plant?
Damned, i missed it.
Next year better

unti1x

@Gargron did you just rebooted them or something?

TheOPtimal

@Gargron Yes, the Mastodon Laboratories Power Plant.

Eugen

Ordered a yubikey so I can fix Mastodon's webauthn feature.

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ForeignObjects3

@Gargron Support GIF's and you might actually overtake Twitter in a post Musk era.

He's banning Droves of people without recourse. i went after Amber Heard and @lorealparisth for supporting the Abuser not the Victim

For going after his Girlfriend in an argument vs a Twitter Moderator i had 2 accounts banned cause @ace_Redux is a dick

This is a growing trend.
Take advantage as with GIF's its back to Facebook for 9/10 people who leave Twitter & Musk behind them

@Gargron Support GIF's and you might actually overtake Twitter in a post Musk era.

He's banning Droves of people without recourse. i went after Amber Heard and @lorealparisth for supporting the Abuser not the Victim

For going after his Girlfriend in an argument vs a Twitter Moderator i had 2 accounts banned cause @ace_Redux is a dick

Hans Hafner
James Conroy-Finn

@Gargron if you need any help with testing, I have a couple of Yubikeys and access to both macOS and Linux. Plus a tonne of #security and #software development experience on both platforms.

Eugen

Testing an accent color change over here (official announcement coming soon). Currently an in-place replacement of the old one, but shades of individual elements will probably have to be adjusted.

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fernandofvh

@Gargron Hola, ¿y la versión para Linux? Ahora mismo uso el navegador o Whalebird pero me gustaría poder usarla como en Android. Un saludo

Mara, Sophie & co.

@Gargron now my pinned tabs look weird - blue purple blue x.x

Michael - [ now is the time ]
Eugen
sтυx💙💛
Humane Tech Now

@Gargron birds are adorable 😍

Likely watching its reflection in the camera lens. Wonder if this type of bird recognizes itself, or sees a companion. Only very few animals have an 'image of self'. Think parrots are among them.

Eugen
Stefan Midjich ꙮ҄

@Gargron omg yes please! I have an entire setup I made just to notify me of new accounts via pushover. Webhooks would be amazing here.

Drew

@Gargron Unrelated, but any ETA on when the official mobile client will add support for "Unlisted" posts / replies so I don't clog the timelines when replying to people?

Eugen

Feel like I'm an outlier in not caring how people pronounce my name. Any variant of the same root will do. I've been Eugen, Eugene, Евгений, Женя, Eugenio (jokingly), Eugène...

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Hyolobrika

@Gargron You forgot "website boy".

Iván Ávalos 🇲🇽

@Gargron Spanish people: «El Mastodontes».

somegirlblr

Agree with others that this is pretty typical for an European, especially if you or someone in your social circle works with international people

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