After four years, I've put 10 reasons down on why Twitter users should move to @Mastodon without losing their twitter
friends. Sound weird? Let me explain.
Today I learned that the original commmodore 64, my intro to computing - “granny’s garden” is available for iOS. Tempted to drop $6 on it https://apps.apple.com/au/app/retro-grannys-garden/id882315229
'“Regulator very grumpy, yet modest levels of enforcement,” notes from the presentation read.'
Uber knew it launched illegally in Australia, then leaned on governments to change the law
Everybody should welcome @Blockadeaustralia to the Fediverse and the first verified organisation to join aus.social!
Personally I think their cause is very worthy, and it's worth getting their head around how this place works.
It's confirmed now that they're legit (you can check their website/s). Sorry everyone I got a bit paranoid. Given the nature of identity on mastodon it was worth the wait!
thanks to the tech support team there for being understanding.
Hello! I'm Semaphore :)
In a nutshell, I spend my time being a dad, a step-dad, a partner, a worker, a volunteer, a friend, and tired. I really enjoy playing games & computer games with my friends and the kids, and doing the odd creative project, usually some kind of music or writing.
I'm here for chilled chat and general fun nonsense. :) I'm also looking into a Raspberry Pi or something similar to run a Gemini server and perhaps a Pixelfed instance.
In the last year I've settled on using a pseudonym for a couple of reasons;
First, I find I self-censor in strange ways when I feel I'm in hyper-public environments. I've had cause to be in hyper-public positions during my volunteering, and at least locally, I am again now. This is fine, but I seem to always avoid Crossing The Streams with different parts of my life. With a pseudonym I've found liberty in talking about the merits of community work, ethical non-monogamy, and Minecraft, all in the same few minutes and with the same people.
Secondly, I have a nostalgia for late-90s internet. The way I see it is, as imperfect as it was, the barriers to its use necessarily created a community of people interested in broadly similar things, and this shared experience made us much less prone to creating or perpetuating the flaming latrine-pit we now endure in almost all shared spaces on our beloved internet. And we, if you remember, never used our government names.
Learnt that @Blockadeaustralia have had some pretty fucked up bail conditions thrown at them, such as not being able to use 'encrypted apps' - whatever the fuck that means
We will make this space active with toots soon, but shoot this profile a dm if you've got suggestions on how best we use Mastodon :)
Stay tuned and keep the #resistance raging!
my 5 yr old enjoys watching black midi video's, in particularly "Rush E" with the E's
he's jumping around pretending to be the chaos
at least it's getting energy out
Born at 345.4 PPM CO2.
Passionate about #Mastodon and fighting poverty.
Join us, comrade.
Welcome to thundertoot! A Mastodon Instance for 'straya