Listening to this 5 hour long Lex Fridman interview with John Carmack and can't turn it off.
This was also the first bake after refrigerating my starter and it was still slightly sleepy. I think next bake I'll take it our one day earlier Thursday morning so it has a bit more time to get nice and active by Saturday.
Hey #newbies! Don't worry about how mastodon works. Just join and play. Don't worry about what 'instance' (server) you can swap later. Just come and chat. No algorithm, no suggested stuff, no ads, just us!
Toot = tweet
Boost = retweet
Star = star
Bookmark = bookmark
I never did an #introduction.. I'm David! I'm a software engineering manager for one of the large national US papers. I work with the content and API teams to make our content highly available and scalable for billions of requests per day.
I'm also a self hosting nerd mostly because of the privacy and societal problems that big closed source tech have caused. I think that users taking sovereignty over their own data is leading to a better Internet.
Aside from that I love cooking and baking 👋
Welcome to everyone migrating from #twitter i hope y'all stick around
but to set some expectations
while mastodon is advertised as a twitter alternative it is not a drop in replacement and if you expect it to be you'll just be disappointed, there is no algorithm to find things for you, and you will not become famous here
however if you can i would highly recommend trying to stick around for more than a month, it takes patience but when you find your corner it's quite nice here (if you have a following on twitter i imagine it took a months or years to get it on twitter, don't expect mastodon to just give you a following any faster)
and you don't really need to become famous anyways here, I'd argue it's a better experience with a smaller community here
in my experience despite being much quieter than twitter it's easier to find people who'll actually interact with you here (i appeared out of nowhere a few months ago with no existing following and i still got more interaction than i got in the year i was active on Twitter)
it takes patience, but i highly recommend putting in the patience and sticking around for a few months before leaving because it didn't give you enough attention fast enough
if you expect too much you'll be disappointed, but if you temper your expectations a bit you might be pleasantly surprised by the community you find here
"Why the Internet needs the InterPlanetary File System" (IPFS)
I'm a self-hosting nerd who loves to cook.
This is a server just for my close friends and family.