I'm curious about the general #Corona vibe on Mastodon.

"We agree that the difference between sending eggs with the little- or the big-end first is trivial, but we insist that everyone must do it in the same way, to avoid anarchy. Since the difference is trivial we may choose either way, but a decision must be made." - Danny Cohen IEN 137


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@syndikalista there are lots - Agricola and Stone Age spring to mind. See this BGG link for lots (and lots) of info: boardgamegeek.com/boardgamemec

Twilight Imperium 4 fans... is there a video somewhere telling the introduction backstory? Would love to send it to friends to get them excited about the game!

Just took 90 seconds to remove them. Wish I'd done that in 2012.

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Just realised I've had 24G of EBS volumes sitting unused on AWS, connected to stopped instances... for _eight years_. Cost me about a dollar a month. 🤦‍♂️

im really starting to prefer mastodon over twitter

i used to be really into having the newest computer gadget. now i use refurbished hardware. it's so much cheaper. it lasts. it reduces landfill waste. it's great, and i don't really feel like i am missing out on much tech-wise.

here are some tips if you need tech stuff but don't want to spend a lot of money, support horrible companies, and such (1/n)

I'm surprised more people aren't talking about microblog.pub. Seems like an admirable project.

If you’re not in my particular niche communities, you might not know about the community that exists around old ThinkPad laptops. But I’m going to tell you about it, because I think it’s awesome!

ThinkPad laptops from years ago are enduringly popular, because they have great support from free software, and they’re extremely repairable.

Not only are new or used parts extremely easy to come by, people are even designing new parts for these old machines, so you can upgrade rather than replace!

@zensaiyuki @chartier Thanks to GDPR we already get to completely delete our accounts in the EU if we want. Does the same provision exist for US accounts, given it's technically the same operation for them?

Apple joins Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Mastodon, and others in data-sharing project theverge.com/2019/7/30/2074686

The goal is to (finally!) build simple tools to move your photos, posts, contacts, and other data between services.


@kezzbracey the moderation overhead is probably the biggest challenge for me. I'd love to do it, but I'm not sure I have the capacity.

Next stop is probably hosting my own mastodon instance. Or perhaps a Pixelfed instance for gamedevs.

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