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@unemployable ...Also, ants are productive and skilled in useful ways.... The resistists are the opposite.

@unemployable Naw, that still sound too positive... like it is a quality of their character.

I like "resistists" because of the irony.

I'm not going to call them "The Resistance" at all.... I'm going to start calling them "Resistists."

Resistism is not actual resistance to anything; rather, it is the oppressive and especially discriminatory attitude or belief in a non-distinctive doctrine, cause, or theory of "resisting" something.... that is, whatever the neoliberal (economics) puppet masters have them shake their fists at TODAY.

I suspended my facebag account today. People were making my eyes roll so hard, I was getting chronic headaches.

People on there at the point that when Trump flushes the toilet, someone is screaming that the turd must've known something about Russia.

"Pregnancy can be a magical time, but are you doing all you can to make sure your baby doesn't become another neo-natal skinhead in Trump's America?"

Hint: if you want to share a link to your Mastodon profile on birdsite, but the @ in the default profile link causes problems, replace it with /users/ like so:

@xi11ix Yeah... I've been using it and Pale Moon for about 3 months now. FF & Chromium weren't really doing it for me anymore.

Ooo.... here's a nice little hack using Vivaldi browser.... using Vivaldi's built in 'Web Panel' function, I've can have the local timeline and federated timeline onscreen.
For that matter... I have mastadon/TD panel open with the other in the mainscreen at the same time.... functionality just increased a-LOT.

@xi11ix Ah man, I shouldn't spend all that time on nunchuck skills! They are useless on mastodon!

@xi11ix Absolutely.... that's why I love open-source tech.... if there's something you want it do, just wait for someone to add it.

Right now, that's the main limit keeping me from dumping TD altogether. I'm still liking the familiar, easy UI on mastodon for sure.

@chris That's the empty column... I just cleared it for the screenshot for the sake of other people's messages.... I mean the gap on the right of the Federated timeline.
Can I fill it with a Local timeline column? Seems I have to chose between one and the other on the 3rd column.

The function that tweetdeck has that keeps me using it is setting up multiple columns with different watch-words, hashtags, or people lists. Although user quality has definitely waned the last few years, this TD function is an excellent way to follow breaking events live as they happen. My mastodon screen on my big monitor has this huge empty space I'd like to fill with something.

Just came across this write up/criticism of the platform. I don't agree with the 'dead on arrival' assessment, but I do agree with his assertion, "Your identity should not be coupled with the moderation policy of whichever platform you host your social graph on."

I can't speak to the difficulty/expense of hosting an instance, so I don't if his points on that are valid.

Overall, meh.


We will be simulcasting the livestream of the No Agenda podcast shortly.


@adam Kiwi IRC blocks my VPN server, are you going to monitor the 'mastodon war room' along with the one on the stream page?

Hello Mastodon, my new primary.

What I post here will post to twitter and then to FB. I may not have to go back to either.

Come join me!

I originally experimented with being a "zero-profit, unlicensed streamer" using Shoutcast back in 2008. I gave up on using winamp around 2012 when AOL bloated it up making it unusable.

Last year, I found out that AOL sold off Shoutcast to Radionomy who was allowing the Shoutcast dept to quietly keep the service running.

So that's why we decided to go back into streaming as full-fledged 'pirate radio'.

Mastodon isn't the next Twitter. It's way beyond Twitter. Mastodon is the person repairing their own car in their garage again. Mastodon is meeting friends after school to talk about their favorite band again. Mastodon is that thing that keeps you from doing your homework. Mastodon is Friday night at 8PM when your favorite show comes on. Mastodon is the place that allows you to be who you are, share your wins and loses without judgement and send a 🍍to newcomers just 'cause and it is understood.

Just pondering the way Mastodon works brings me such immense joy. The idea of a network of servers, all run by fellow humans for one another, is truly divine :heart: