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I just installed Mint on my old ThinkPad (T420i) and Mate is a nice desktop environment. It's been pretty simple to manage everything. I'm not dumping GNOME but Mate is like a slightly more posh Xfce.

It cracks me up how people don't get The Athletic:

Sports fans want to read about sports. Newspapers stopped covering sports. Sports fans are willing to pay. Everyone is like "The Athletic is no different from a newspaper!" But it is, in that they're covering things like hockey and not just running wire copy and national stories.

I don't know to what extent their revenue model works but the content is great.

It's a good morning when you have every disc burner in the house going.



Welcome to the Fediverse! is a community project to help people find others with common interests.

GIve it a try? :blobsathy:

It's so weird how the keep re-retiring numbers. I think they need a new word other than retire.

Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:

What’s wrong with Twitter?

What is Mastodon and why should I use it?

if you're new and worried about your follower numbers, don't! mastodon is more about the community and having fun with your friends. you can drop the toxic thought process where you viewed yourself as a brand on Twitter.

Use your local and federated timelines! Talk to people if something catches your eye! Don't gamify the experience here, be considerate. Think about being part of the local & federated community instead of figuring out how to go viral. Mastodon is super fun without those habits.

LIBRARIANS OF MASTODON (freakin' killer punk band name, by the way):

Check out Trunk, a list of Mastodon lists on Community Wiki! They've got lists of different people to follow on Mastodon but the GLAM lists are either pretty short or non-existent. Hit up the Wiki and get added to the list(s) of your choice!

#librarylife #libraries #GLAM #mastodon #lists

Here’s an idea: form a voluntary “Fediverse Code” that limits the size of instances to a small number. Say 100 or, at most 1,000. Any instances larger than that size are blocked.

The mega-instances we have today, like .social, voluntarily agree to cull their numbers over a period of time; aiding the migration to other instances.

The fediverse is already hugely centralised and unless we do something about it, it will be ruled by a handful of feudal lords/Mini-Jacks.

CC @Gargron

@aminb Please add me to Librarians, Linux, Music, New York City.

I'm still looking for people to follow here. Hacker News had an interesting thread about . Not just neat people but also a nice discussion of the Mastodon concept:

I'd be ok if instead of showing live , the just showed 2010 or

and coaching American football have very little in common except for the importance of clock management

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