Don’t forget folks. At fosstodon, we’re here to discuss software. Sometimes we’re the teacher, sometimes we’re the student. And arguments are great! It’s what makes science what it is! But humility is incredibly important. We also don’t want to waste each others time with comments like “I disagree”, or “that’s dumb”. So here’s a helpful guide.

I need @EU_Commission to force airplanes to adopt USB-C power ports too so I can stop carrying a Type A and Type C cables.

I am now posting from

@purism currently is running a long outdated version of Mastodon with a bug preventing me from forwarding my followers automatically. So please follow me there!

@MichalBryxi Oof. That's right up there with: "It's GraphQL. The client can just deal with my lack of intentional domain modeling. It's type-safe so my poo doesn't stink."

I keep getting confused as to why people are acting all confused about how Mastodon works. It works like Twitter used to work! And then I realize: Twitter hasn't worked like this for 10+ years, a lot of people don't remember when Twitter was like Mastodon is now.

@MichalBryxi 👏 YES! I wish were more popular. So many of the people who think GraphQL is better than REST assume REST means giant unmanageable balls of JSON hurled across unintuitable URLs.

I also wish Fitbit had publicly released its v2 API that used JSON:API.

#JsonApi is by no means perfect, but at this point I'm pretty certain that anything less in functionality than JSON:API will eventually mean pain and terrible hacks.
Please do learn from good, widely adopted standards instead of trying to be smart.
APIs are *extremely* hard and you *will not* be able to see everything that your app will need.

@kkomaitis 🤣 Ok that part is true. “Can I get the rest of this in a to-go bag?”

@kkomaitis I will now show this to anyone who asks what my favorite Swedish foods are. 😝

But I don't know what US cuisine is. Any food I can think of is an evolution from another culture. I miss Chinese-American, TexMex, MexiCali, and Italian-American food the most.

Maybe fast food or chain restaurants? That would be quite narrow and unfortunate identifier.

The Apple Watch Ultra I bought in the US does not work on European cellular carriers. 🤦‍♂️

That is annoying and was not adequately communicated by Apple at purchase.

@ccart31 @heyjovo You can follow from your Mastodon account by searching for and hitting follow. Or you can create a separate Pixelfed-server account, but there isn't a need to do that unless you want a different app experience.

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⚡ Curate unknown instances before processing activities
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InboxFilter will be optional, and allows you to set trusted instances, and use community consensus to determine if activities should require human/admin approval.

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@johnsheehan ICE companies do seem quite aloof in general. Probably also why I’m wanting a RGNT motorcycle instead of anything from established manufacturers.

The Serial1s are way too fugly to be that expensive. 😬

I look forward to search engines like DuckDuckGo and Google having specialized search capabilities for fediverse posts.

…like everything else on the Web

…because this is just the Web.

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Given the explosive demand and margin for e-bikes, I am surprised more established motorcycle companies are not making them.

grocery store chains: we set record profits this year

retail chains: we've never made so much money

energy companies: we just posted our best quarter on record

news article: who is to blame for inflation? you peasants wanting wages, probably

I am confused by people posting openly on the Web and thinking they are not performing an act in public.

Search is useful and necessary. Hashtags are not enough.

Each post on Mastodon is a mini blog post on the Web that should be indexed using the same rules and tools as everything else on the Web.

Mutuals-only would be a useful feature to add, private accounts already exist, and noindex meta data already exists to ask search engines to exclude you.


I just froze my credit report on all 3 US credit reporting agencies and—dear gourds—that was a difficult 2 hours of my life as a US American-Swede living abroad.

They do not like access from outside the US and they also do not like VPNs. It is a continuation of the US policy that the only Americans who want to live abroad are terrorists or tax evaders.

An estimated 10 million US Americans live abroad. That is more than the population of 40 US states.

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