Any accounts out there with more followers than @Mastodon (606K) that you know of??

Anyone know a Masto instance for gardeners? It might be the gateway for my wife to get off FB. #ask #garden

Okay, I'm curious, when did you guys first hear about/join Linux? Please boost for a wider data pool. :boost_love:

This shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone here, but:

Shopping on If you use a browser extension that blocks facebook (like I do - using Firefox which has it by default) then the site does not work at all -- search for an item, and it just spins and nothing happens. Allow facebook access to your browsing on so they can track you across the web, and suddenly everything on starts working again. (With Firefox you can use a "Facebook container" which allows facebook to track you only on that site and no others -- still not happy about it!)

They are tracking you far and wide across the web, watching your shopping habits even when you aren't logged in to facebook at all. It should be illegal, but they have very deep pockets to donate to governments all over the world.

<- this means delete the entire company and codebase from existence, not the FB app, but do that too!

I had a banana seat wheelie bike like this when I was a kid and it was the coolest thing I ever owned. I’m thinking about getting one for my daily commute. For context I work in my neighbourhood school and my ride to school would take about 5 minutes. 😄

A weird-Cold-War anecdote.

When the system of giving the President codes to launch a nuclear attack was first developed, there was a lot of debate over how it should work.

One proposal was: the codes should be placed in a capsule, which would be implanted under the skin of a presidential aide.

That aide's job would be to carry a butcher knife, ready to hand to the President at any time.

If the President wanted to launch the nukes, he would have to kill a man with his own hands to do it.

Spare a thought for your instance admin, another influx is probably on the way from twitter after the space-wanking guillotine magnet did something questionable again

A group of developers is called a merge conflict 👩‍💻


This is why you should read The Guardian - an excellent take on last night's "debate" by Katharine Murphy. Her writing had me in stitches and then I realised what's at stake and felt very sad.

Being someone who refuses to engage with any Facebook products on ethical grounds is like trying to live as a vegetarian when all your friends refuse to meet anywhere other than one specific steakhouse.

Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.

Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.

I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.

Boosts appreciated!!

#gittutors #git #help #teaching #troubleshooting #ohShitGit

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Web development in 2022 is 5% actual web development and 95% wrestling with npm and webpack

Can anyone recommend a good NBN router for the home that does *not* have a wireless router in it?

I'm looking for a simple modem that plugs into the NBN port and then has at least one ethernet port, and that's all.

I'm thinking the Vigor130 or Billion BiPAC 8900X but both of these are pretty old chipsets.

/me mutes "scotus" "abortion" for my mental health today.


Wicket keeper: puts on gloves and stands back
Harvey Norman: 3 years no interest
Sensor light: only works if someone walks past
Noodles: thinks all jobs take 2 minutes
Blister: appears when the hard work is done
Showbag: full of shit
Lantern: not very bright and has to be carried
Deck chair: always folds under pressure
Perth: 3 hours behind everyone else
G-spot: you can never find him
Bushranger: holds everyone up
Wheelbarrow: only works when he's pushed
Limo: carries about 8 people
Cordless: charges all night but only works for 2 hours

Looks like we need to get the hashtag happening on Mastodon if it's going to replace my election birdsite addiction.

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Welcome to thundertoot! A Mastodon Instance for 'straya