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one of the very awesome things about a federation like this one is that we can easily make a wide range of sociological experiments at medium scales.

Paid subscription instances, open crowdfunded, ad-financed, opaque-donations, mysteriously-funded, whatever. Direct democracy, admin council, any kind of election and dictatorship, ... You can do it and we can *compare*.
that's potentially very instructive.

I am sure has obtuse error messages on purpose

Fav if you take the party with you wherever you go

Boost if you can stand in a corner and awkwardly sway to music with a drink in your hand anywhere and the party is just a nice to have

4.8.1 packages uploaded today.

Not a security release so don't worry about rushing it. Looks like minor changes from what I have seen of it.

After a bit of mucking around I am now on 1.5.0 of

CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE BODY

1. Mecha-satyr designed by someone who doesn't know about digitigrade legs

2. Orb, Keurig branded

3. Living Adidas tracksuit worn by a 3rd-party Hatsune Miku instance

4. Dog, non-idealized

5. Taur-shaped autonomous killdrone (must work 12 hours a day but you won't remember any of it)

6. Perfectly optimized rationalism mainframe (prone to sudden and prolonged fanfic-writing binges)

7. Slime entity, non-idealized

8. Benedict Cumberbatch fan-clone (malware-infected)

I'm loving #Mastodon so far. However, I'm finding myself joining extra instances all over the place to find people in the same niches I like. It's frustrating, and I feel one of the big limitations of Mastodon that may force it to hit a glass ceiling eventually. Unless someone has a better way of doing things? How do you folks discover new people, do you just stick to the federated timeline?

Do those new network interface names in suck hard or what. That change killed all my virtual machines.

Ah. I had a mail server problem which held up the bug report

if someone use CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licensed assets, does it allow you to ask for optional donations to keep the service alive?

*looks at twitter* oh good, i got followed by a tech exec and three more brands

*looks at mastodon* i got followed by 8 witches, 3 queer furries and 7 cybrepunks

HOLY SHIT!!!!!

MIT, the FUCKING MIT is running a mastodon instance!

mastodon.mit.edu/about/more

Still got a strange problem on my system where uses the wrong key to unlock the private home directory.

There is a reasonably straightforward work around but still annoying.

I thought I reported it but can't see it now.