A mastodon fork where toots could be categorized as "publications", "presentations", "posters", "updates", etc. That would be a #ResearchGate killer
Mastodon: Mastodon is better because instead of algorithmic moderation real humans build and maintain the community with personal, human decision-making and arbitration in disputes
Also Mastodon: This week you’ll be followed by the same 20 people again from a new instance as they again got angry that a human moderator mistakenly made the wrong decision, made the right decision but only after reversing the wrong one, or took too long to make the right decision.
This is such a lovely piece about the joy and agony of writing (and of politics...) https://popula.com/2018/09/30/sarahs-magnum-opus/
I love pre-season #nhl hockey because it's such a mix of vets and guys I've never heard of.
I just posted this album review and I really liked the Jung stuff I managed to cram in: http://nodepression.com/album-review/ron-spencer-bands-jukebox-collective-consciousness-makes-great-blues-rock (glad I read a Very Short Introduction to Jung!)
I really appreciate makers who talk about having full-time jobs: https://mymorningroutine.com/kim-leutwyler/
I feel like a lot of artist/writers won't admit to not being able to live off of their creative work. It feels healthy to hear the honesty.
Social media should just skip all this "oh is this account a bot?" confusion & go straight to the endgame: have every single post be an unedited video of the author delivering their message while holding a copy of today's newspaper.
social.coop meta, request for feedback
So, if for nothing else than to help people learn from our mistakes, I'd like to start compiling accounts of the unravelling/failure of social.coop.
I will be reaching out to particular people over the next few days, but if anyone out there left/chose not to join social.coop for Reasons and would be willing to talk about it (anonymously if you want), please DM.
Please boost for visibility.
I just installed #Linux 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: https://slate.com/culture/2018/09/the-athletic-is-poaching-from-local-sports-pages-and-reading-like-them-too.html
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.
Shredded lettuce is finally getting its due, sandwich-wise: https://skillet.lifehacker.com/shredded-iceberg-is-the-best-lettuce-for-your-sandwich-1828834253
My review of a really beautiful album from Jonathan Long: http://nodepression.com/album-review/samantha-fish-leads-jonathan-long-through-beautiful-surprises