this is my semi-regular yet aperiodic reminder that this place here is a distributed federated version of Callahan's as far as I can tell and that is one of the most bestest things that can be.
Every one of you is precious and wonderful and unique and necessary and deserving of life and love and peace.
Anything your brain does to try to convince you otherwise is a mean trick.
Please try to remember this. Remember it unceasingly.
Also, elephant herds are matriarchal.
The elasticsearch cluster for the toot-lab fell over but it seems to be working again after a service restart
Me: So anyway a LOT of people got banned on Twitter. My group DMs have moved to Slack and people are switching to a platform called Mastodon. I'm trying it out but I'm sure beefs will break out between the caremads and the softboys and there will be all sorts of infighting soon.
My Wife: We're filing our taxes separately next year.
JAPANESE MASTODON: Well-adjusted, polite people talking about stuff like video game strats and food
FRENCH/GERMAN MASTODON: Educated, politically oriented people talking about national politics and sharing news articles
SPANISH MASTODON: literal pictures of Shrek's hog
ENGLISH MASTODON: ｃ ｈ ｅ ｅ ｂ ｓ ｂ ｅ ｂ ｏ ｒ ｂ ｇ ｅ ｒ
Welcome to Mastodon! Show more
So you're new to Mastodon, huh? Well, here's a few sites you might want to visit:
CREAKY'S HOUSE OF WET THINGS ($5 admission): Finest selection of not-dry things in the fediverse.
forgotten.dreams.pantry: An entire instance dedicated to compiling abandoned dreams to eat later. Good tips on home pickling!
The Tree That Doesn't Talk: Don't believe anyone who says it does! But DO check it out! Each leaf has a l'il ugly face on it. Wow! (Don't put your ears by its roots!)
Looking for free music with open licenses (boosts desired) Show more
Basically, I want stuff I can use in noncommercial applications with attribution, but which does not require me to use the same license for the derivative work.
(Granted, my application is "bnackground music for streaming Minecraft on Twitch", so this might not be at all necessary ... but I am not a lawyer and people talk about videos being derivative works, so I wanna play it safe.)
https://freemusicarchive.org/ has turned up some good stuff for me, but if there are other places I should be looking (or artists who want to promote themselves), I'd love to hear about them.
Happy Friday, folks.
I’m glad your here and exist with me. It’s more fun together.
Long shot - but hey, worth asking...
Is anyone out there a member of a teaching website called Tutorpages (just taken over by Superprof)? Most likely if you do home tuition/private tutoring. Please get in touch if you are, or can point someone towards me. Investigating possible security goof.
16 months of the toot-lab's Sidekiq jobs
Should “Fediversary” mean
- your anniversary of joining the fediverse
- your adversary on the fediverse
we have only one chance to get this right
My favorite part about new folks joining is all the new frens.
Hi new frens.