I love hearing the little noises my chickens make when they're feasting on scratch I've thrown down for them. It reminds me of the Family Guy James Woods bit, "Ooh. Piece of candy. Ooh. Piece of candy..."

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


Centuries before we had American Sign Language (#ASL), Native "Hand Talk" was thriving across North America. Plains Indian Sign Language (#PISL) was used so widely across the Great Plains that it became a universal language for both deaf and hearing people to communicate between tribes. At one point, tens of thousands of indigenous people used PISL for trade, hunting, conflict, storytelling and rituals. It formed the basis for ASL and has largely been lost to history. youtu.be/s1-StAlw3aE

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I've gone down quite a few rabbit holes in my quest to find an e-bike.
I'm not new to the powered bike arena; I used to own a commuter bike converted to gas powered, before ebikes were more common.

I've watched mid-drive vs hub drive comparisons, commuter vs cruiser vs etc.

At least now I know what i want vs what I actually need (i.e., that retro cruiser looks really cool but not really practical).

Cost isn't an object, but I have discovered that so many e-bike prices are insane.

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@cassolotl this is great. Confirms what I thought i figured out on my own.

Being on my own hosted instance, i like to follow vs the home feed.
It increases the likelihood of my exposure to another account that i might find interesting and want to follow that I wouldn't necessarily see on the "home" feed.
So many of my interactions are with people I found that way. I may not yet follow them, but it puts them on my radar.

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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Are you using Mastodon through a computer?

Do you wish there was a multi-column TweetDeck-style interface?

There is! It's called the "advanced web interface" and you can activate it any time you want. It lets you add many specialised columns, subscribe to hashtags and all kinds of stuff suited to large wide displays.

Log into the website, go to Preferences > Enable Advanced Web Interface, tick the box and click "Save Changes".

(To restore the default single column interface, do the same thing but untick the box instead.)

This used to be the default interface on Mastodon, and very old articles about the platform will have screenshots of the multicolumn interface.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #TweetDeck #FediTips #Interface

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This is definitely not Craig's Mastodon instance

This is not Craig's mastodon instance. Fuck Twitter.