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I believe I have seen a few people asking about viewing the public timeline of servers where they may not have an account. -- and I am told a few other apps -- allow one to "browse" the public timelines of other instances.

In Metatext:
1. click on your profile image in upper left
2. select Accounts
3. Click the + next to Add
4. Type the url of the instance you wish to browse
5. Choose "Browse"

Then you can view your accounts or browse other timelines.


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for my new instance community

I live in Vermont (US) with my spouse (20yrs), our rescue dog (Leo) & 7 sheep (Navajo-Churro, Shetland, Finn, FinnXShetland).

I am currently semi-retired, but spent most of my professional career filled with imposter syndrome building and managing websites. Jack of all trades, master of none.

My hobbies include , , making & live-streaming the view of our farm*; & .


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Kind of wild watching raspberry pi nuke their goodwill as if it’s a speed run game. #raspberrypi #acab

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Ok, I've set up an account that automagically, uh, toots out links and posts from kottke[dot]org. You can find it at: @kottke

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Hey there, Mastodon. Coming over from that other place

The Hip-Hop Radio Archive is dedicated to the preservation of hip-hop radio shows from around the world in the 1980s and 90s, contextualizing them, and sharing the stories of the people behind them.

Be sure to also check out @hhra, which was created by @darius to share random one minute clips of radio shows throughout the day.

Politics (US & State of Georgia) 

Congratulations Senator .

From his speech last night: “I am . I am an example and an iteration of its history, of its pain and its promise, of the brutality and the possibility. But because this is America, because we always have a path to make our country greater against unspeakable odds, here we stand together.”

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I'm giving an online talk with Prof. Kaitlin Costello about The Gamification of Everything in support of Metafilter this Sunday!

Register now at

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Does anyone on here use as their cloud storage provider? I'd love to hear some honest reviews from this group. I have a subscription and want to love it.

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Walking through Exeter hospital today, I caught out of the corner of my eye this framed piece of artwork surrounded by little curtains.

“Is that… the Incredible Hulk?”

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I made a three minute little demo video of my fediverse server. If you are interested in what it looks like, check it out here:

This is a stand-alone node app that speaks ActivityPub. It has an ActivityPub API interface, a public profile, and also a browsing interface to interact with people you follow.

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At least once a day my Apple Watch warns me that I’ve experienced a sound above their recommended threshold. And what is it that initiates these alarms? A good old-fashioned sneeze.

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Looks like summet's up with security certificates on public-facing presences - mine, at least. 🔎🤔 (@write_as)

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in Norway, "up and not crying" is a not uncommon response to "how's it going" type questions, and I feel like that's a very reasonable standard to hold oneself to especially nowadays

Winter beard is so grown out Face ID doesn’t recognise me.

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A whole bunch of post appearance settings are now available in the latest Mammoth beta update; including the ability to change text size, line spacing, timestamp styles, display name styles, maximum lines to display in posts, media style (small or big), inline action buttons, spoiler text overlays, and more!

You can also share posts as images now (with the above options to tweak it how you want)


Hope you have lots of schnapps on hand and avoid Krampus!

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Celeb death 

Bob from Sesame Street has passed away. He is one of the people I try hardest to emulate when singing. I Got Two Eyes is a kids singalong song but near the end he gets just a little bombastic and professional singer sounding and I love it.

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I just published a quick screenshot pros/cons tour of 7 different iPhone apps for Mastodon, including three currently in beta

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