"finding a good preexisting theme" is the new "web development"

it's 2019 and the personal website is back ywwg.com

(no I am not looking for a job)

I wouldn't keep debugging via printf if it didn't reliably work

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When I joined masto, I gravitated towards following creative peeps and noticed a thing that's pretty common to all of us: we feel guilty for promoting places that people can buy our work or otherwise support us financially. So I started the #CreativeToots hashtag for that very reason. Got an Etsy page? Online store? Patreon? Selling a piece of art? Throw that tag on it. Do it with unfettered abandon. Everyone else: Look at that tag for artists to support. Buy their stuff. Help them create. <3

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hey i need the perspective of a woman or lgbtq woman on how using mastodon has been for a story can you hmu loneil@hearst.com

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Recently I've been thinking a lot about startup culture, and its values. I don't want to be associated with it at all any more — I want to be the founder of an indie software business, not a startup. I care more about users than million-dollar valuations. And I want more people to feel the same way, choosing small-scale, human values over investment and growth. I tried to articulate this and wrote a thing about it: joshsharp.com.au/blog/fewer-st

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I'm officially on Mastodon more than Twitter. It's happening.

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interested to hear about pre this month mastodon, and from people in different communities who were using it all along as a safe space (not in the pejorative sense of the term)

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Maybe,

now that I'm 35

every time I wonder if I should or shouldn't be doing a thing that I feel like I want to (not) do

I'll just say "I'm too old for this shit"

and do whatever, because fuck it :D

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You have been visited by the Old Wizard Cat of good fortune. Boost this Toot to bless a stranger.

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A quick PSA:

I keep seeing "Mastodon is being slow" or "Mastodon is loading incorrectly."

The thing is, mastodon.social is loading slowly cos y'all are stressing the servers out.

Other instances aren't having this problem, and the easiest solution to the problem is to move to a different instance.

THERE'S SO MANY Y'ALL

*end PSA*

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One of the most important things to know if you're migrating here from Twitter is that simply liking a post does NOT cause it to show up in anyone else's timeline. That only happens if you actually boost ("RT") the post.

This is especially important when creators you care about are trying to get the word out about their work. It is unbelievably disheartening to send out something important (like a Kickstarter link) and see everybody like it but nobody boost it.

REMEMBER TO BOOST THINGS

@dl so is it up to instance admins to add other instances to their fediverse?

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@modern.seinfeld

Jerry: she subtooted you?

George: Subtooted me!

Jerry: what do you do in that situation, do you refute the toot?

George: Jerry, the virgin refutes the toot, I, the chad.. BOOST the toot!

J: You boost the toot sub tooting you?

G: Boost the subtoot!

Kramer *enters*: That's called a domtoot.

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