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I'm TBYB; Don't want to use my real name and I'm too lazy to come up with a pseudonym.

I'll be honest here: I'm here purely for the writing and occasionally talking about what I'm up to. I get enough noise about politics, the news, and general internet drama daily.

I'm also here to overcome my crippling fear of inadequacy when it comes down to my own writings. All advice/feedback is welcome.

I flip between short stories, long-form reviews, and occasional journal entries. Anyway,

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Hey everyone! My name’s Molly and I’m completely new to Mastodon. I write song lyrics and poems among other things.
I’m excited to meet folks and use this space as an outlet for writing!

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I’m Lola - I was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria but have lived in the US most of my life. I teach biomedical informatics and work on AI in medicine and telehealth research.

I also write short stories - literary, historical, and speculative. My first book will be published in 2022 by Amistad (North America) and Trapeze Books (UK).

I love to travel, read, talk politics (I’m pretty liberal). I’m addicted to Scrabble. I speak Yoruba, Igbo and I’m learning Spanish on Duolingo.

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Hi,
I just joined today. I'm trying to get things figured out and my profile all set up. I look forward to interacting with others here. .

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Is there anybody here that uses other Fediverse services, except from Mastodon? I have been fascinated by the whole concept of ActivityPub and federated social networks, but haven't seen great value on other Fediverse offerings. Am I missing something? 😅

#federated #social #activitypub

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Introducing a new way to monetize your writing: via micropayments and the Web Monetization protocol 💰

Read the full story on @blog: write.as/blog/monetize-your-wr

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I'll primarily use it for software development (writing Go, using Goland for an IDE), and routinely keeping 50+ tabs open in Chrome. Then there's just email, and Slack, which practically demands a dedicated machine right now.

On occasion, I'm doing image processing and video editing, plus some very casual gaming. So not a ton of graphics needs, though I'd like it to be snappy when I'm doing this work.

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Thinking of finally investing in a decent desktop computer, and looking at the Thelio from System76. Anyone have any experience with it or other recommendations?

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Hey everyone. I just joined Writing Exchange! If you want to chat, talk about life and or have any problems and need a listener then I am a trained listener on a site called 7 Cups. Also, if you are lonely and just need a friend then I accept everyone no matter what. And or if you just want to chat normal then please let me know.

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Hello everyone! This is my post for this instance - I've been kicking around Masto for a while, but not really committed to an instance outside of .social before. I'm more active on Twitter, and you can find my series Caught in the Balance on read.write.as. I'm just about to hit Episode 20 and take a hiatus - so I thought I'd come and see what everyone else is up to during my break!

Looking forward to connecting with you!
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The "inbox" will be sorted on a few different dimensions, making it more of a prioritized to-do list than a normal message inbox.

I'd like the sorting algorithm to be entirely flexible / customizable for everyone. For me, it'll involve a combination of "importance" or priority for a given person, plus recency and category of request.

This is the single question I need the software to answer for me daily: Who do I respond to first?

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I think the MVP will include a subset of actual Inbox messages only from important contacts. Once usable, I imagine I'll use this new tool in conjunction with my current email workflow -- scan and triage in my current standard email client, and do the actual work / communication with this new tool.

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For the inbox UI, current idea is a chat-like "buddy list" -- the focus is on names of people who've emailed, not subject lines. This is just like , but actual message composition will still reflect classic email -- long-form instead of short chat messages.

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Beyond that, there's plenty of room for integrations, e.g. issue trackers we use at @write_as (Phabricator / GitHub) and other comm platforms

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Biggest ideas are:

- An "inbox" interface that's more about people than messages
- Deeper classification for contacts, meant for categorizing users, customers, contributors, potential customers
- Better message organization meant to facilitate more timely responses and general customer support

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