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I think I saw @bhtooefr and @calvin use the term "exodus" a few times and I think I discovered what it meant. It wasn't about a mass migration to mastodon, but a migration to a new, similar-but-unrelated-and-incompatible platform?

I accidentally spent most of the day looking at Wikipedia's pages about EMD locomotives. Whoops.

fun railroad facts! slowhing water for steam heating is what made Amtrak's first locomotives unviable for passenger service. Once the water was replaced with other ballast, those things stayed right on the rails.

So this feels a lot like if @calvin and @bhtooefr signed into maron and posted statuses there.

Also, side note: boosting a toot just sounds wrong.

hanging out with Julie at The Place.

Early Bird Site felt sort of like yelling into a void. Modern, feels like yelling into a void with your online friends. Mastodon feelsl ike the extremely libertarian version of that, where you don't have any friends yet.

more thoughts on the #280 - one of the things I do on bird-tweets is I will basically workshop ideas for a blog entry, which often makes more sense because each tweet is a sentence. However, each toot can be a few sentences. If I write a reply to this, the reply will extremely not make sense on its own. I could still add more sentences. My worry is that separating points will be more difficult for me when it ultimately comes time to clean it up in Word/OneNote for writing.

oh my god I just realized I should probably be posting about on here.

thinking about the #280 again. On Twitter, some jokes come packaged as short threads that work primarily to hide the punchline, creating a synthetic (but well functioning) delivery timing.

Spreche ich auch ein bisschen Deutsch, aber es ist wie babydeutsch.

not sure if I mentioned this but any users of please let me know if performance gets weird. Incidentally backups are performed at ~12:30 GMT-7, whichi s when the Windows VMs slow down.

Hi, I'm Cory! Gay, chronic illness, IT worker in higher education, IRC liker. @Cory5412 on the bird web site. I blog at