turns out when you chase away the shitlords who make everyone miserable it helps the community be more appealing to people who arent shitlords

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I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.

Anyone familiar with mushrooms?
Found these growing in a planter box amongst my strawberries.

I'm definitely not going to try eating them, and they're high up enough to be out of reach of the kids.

Me, a software dev, talking to actual engineers with engineering degrees and whatnot: greetings fellow engineers, haha levers and pulleys amirite? wattage

>It's only one minute long, but this CCTV footage has a better narrative and more compelling character arcs than most of the arthouse films I've seen

I got zero responses last time I hit up the Fediverse offering paid creative work, but I'm not giving up!

Some #Owncast features being worked on require iconography. And while we could use an icon library or something like Fiverr it'd be nice to work with an illustrator on the Fediverse who focuses on icons to have something that is custom.

This is paid work, so please boost and tell your friends.

Feel free to message me on the fediverse or email me: gabek@real-ity.com

Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊

Psst, devs and data engineery folk in Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane, ask me about jobs at @thoughtworks.

I'm here for like two weeks. It feels much better than constantly being on Facebook. I'm calmer and more present.

But I really miss my #yarn and #handspinning tribe. I have noone to really share this passion with in real life, and there seems to be like I'm the only mastodon user in this niche.
Maybe I should not care and just create. It just feels a bit lonely like this.

Or maybe I'm just too stupid to navigate the #fediverse. But I'm really not that geeky Person...

Countdown to clone apps in 3..2..1

RT @louisbarclay@twitter.com

@Facebook@twitter.com Five hours after I tweeted this, I received a cease-and-desist letter from Facebook's lawyers

They told me I'd been banned from Facebook for life because I make Unfollow Everything, an extension to help people use Facebook less

Here's the full story:
slate.com/technology/2021/10/f

Thoughtworks are currently hiring First Nations software developers for our First Nations Delivery Centre programme. Please pass on to anyone who might be interested. thoughtworks.com/jobs/3274750

Work on 3 hours sleep 

Me at standup: I will... work on the thing, so... others can also work on the thing and know how.

Manager: When will the project be finished?

Me: *blinks* ... I don't know

Manager: ... Really? I've got people asking for it next month!

Me: *blinks* ... I don't know... I have only just begun the thing... I heard promises were made... Bad promises.

Manager: Well can you get me an idea of how long by the end of the week?

Me: *blinks* ... I don't know. I work on thing...

lockdown coping mechanisms 

Combination of lockdown cabin fever and broken sleep by a 11mo and a 5yo have been rotting my brain.
I'm at the point now where I'll break into random song with mangled lyrics. My current favourite is Helter Skelter.

"🎵 When I get to the bottom I go back to the sloppity eye;
And I sit on a lice and then we eat brine;
And I something something mumble AND I SEE YOU AGAAAAIN! 🎵 "
Repeat for 30 minutes...

The kids think this is hilarious.
The Mrs is a little worried 😅

#2494 Flawed Data 

We trained it to produce data that looked convincing, and we have to admit the results look convincing!

I felt the pull of a summoning, and was dragged to the depths of Hell again.
"What now?" I say as I appear in the mystic sigil.
"Hi, Bob," the demon says. "Our printer has stopped working."
"Release a soul."
"But-"
"You want my I.T support? You summon me from my sofa? You pay."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Gardening, Sydney, 

You know what's better then working?
Posting pictures of how your @plants are doing!

Me and the Mrs are tolerating a mild chest infection (No, it's not _that_), so what better time to harvest some ginger and lemons from the garden!

The ginger smells _so goood_.
2nd generation from some store bought stuff that was sprouting in the fridge.
Stuck it in a pot, in part-shade - viola! Delicious and nutritious ginger.

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