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@bhtooefr @calvin

SO hypothetically I have to go sign up on a big node just for finding people, or are we supposed to eventually get more information from that node?

@bhtooefr @calvin

I know Chelsea Manning is on here somewhere, I think she's probably actually active, but gosh if I have no idea how to find her and follow her.

Calvin keeps saying "upstream" and if that refers to the flagship node(s) as far as I can tell, they aren't really upstream, they just happen to be big and being peered with that node doesn't exactly do anything for us for content on smaller nodes. (And, xychelsea is not on that specific node anyway.)

@calvin @bhtooefr

here it is, more directly: twitter.com/gravislizard/statu

about halfway through the thread he basically describes "what if we pay one or two people with powerful servers to run a really big instance" but the other thing he says a bunch of times is that mastodon's interface is bad, which is pretty much true. It is nowhere near as quick and easy to use as twitter.

@samis @calvin @bhtooefr Probably! Calvin was talking about being able to run other things on the VM we are using. I will admit to not being a skilled Linux system administrator, but he may be able to get it running if there's interest in another instance.

@calvin @bhtooefr

should we consider doing anything to try to really get like, a windows sysadmin or a PAWC kind of community going? This might be a good platform (perhaps better than IRC) for, say, discussing or communicating about TECT itself, for example.

Case in point: had a twitter account for years, never bothered to change the avatar and haven't made 100 tweets yet. That last one might change since I set up cross-posting yesterday.

oh gosh heck it. you can not boost a toot with some more information added? I do this on twitter all the time D:

@calvin @bhtooefr
I mean, we literally built TECT STENOWEB\ mastodon with an about page that literally says it's for sharepoint lovers, so there's that.

@calvin @bhtooefr
I mean, we literally built TECT STENOWEB\ mastodon with an about page that literally says it's for sharepoint lovers, so there's that.

@calvin @bhtooefr

I know that xychelsea is on mastodon, it looks like she posts pretty similar stuff on both. I don't know about Zoe Quinn, but those kinds of people tend to be able (or they use tools to do it) to manage multiple platforms more easily.

To display my own social exhaustion, I am also not on facebook at all.

@bhtooefr @calvin

There appears to be reasonably good control of the master feed on the user's perspective. (for example, show only, say, English and German toots), but I'm betting many people will elect not to show it at all.

@samis @calvin @bhtooefr

I am extremely interested in that, and will look into it or see if there's something I can run on my shellbox to do it.

@bhtooefr @calvin

Perhaps that's the point to be made. Gravis doesn't want to be part of the FOSS circlejerk. He wants to go where the people are.

@calvin @bhtooefr
perhaps! I'll be perfectly honest here, it's difficult for me to keep up the pace posting on twitter, and reading it, so I can't imagine being able to withstand both my previous level of twitter engagement *and*, say, that level of engagement on this thing. Especially if like @samis or others don't ultimately show up and make this a different experience than I get on, say, oshaberi's IRC channels or in the internal maron sharepoint site.

@samis @calvin @bhtooefr The attitude seems to be "I can write a web app too, and make it like twitter but not be twitter" which gravislizard sort of addressed as being against the point of twitter, something mastodon fixes by being interconnected. (I mean, we're having this 4-person threadconvo across three servers, like email but faster.)

@samis @calvin @bhtooefr The attitude seems to be "I can write a web app too, and make it like twitter but not be twitter" which gravislizard sort of addressed as being against the point of twitter, something mastodon fixes by being interconnected. (I mean, we're having this 4-person threadconvo across three servers, like email but faster.)

@calvin @bhtooefr

This goes along with what I said... (earlier today?) on here about mastodon feeling like early twitter. Talking to people feels like why I have twitter, and a lot of it is discovery of new people. I met gravis online on twitter *this year* and hung out with him when we went to seattle, something that appears to very be forming here, but it's slow going.

@bhtooefr @calvin
The argument appears to be less about himself and more about the everyone else on twitter he sees and interacts with twitter.com/search?q=gravisliz