Updated to reflect job change... I’m a Greens member of the Legislative Assembly from Canberra, Australia. Here for progressive policy-making, environment, inequality issues. Also into roller derby and other sports. If I post lots about baking, I’m probably stressed. If I post lots about my dog, I’m probably happy.

Hi everyone, I'm engtao, I live and work in Canberra as a researcher. I'm interested in computers (particularly linux), making and spending time with my family.

Hi Everyone! I'm Hannah, living in 'small town' Queensland, looking for a break from fb and insta.
Interests include permaculture, anarchism, figuring what the hell my cat wants.

post time!

I am Moxhuman, a 27 year old salesperson living in south east Melbourne!

I am an avid gamer, linux user, physics enthusiast, and sales trainer!

My preferred pronouns are He/Him or They/Them.

Not much else to say except Hi everyone! And I look forward to interacting with you all!

Hi, I'm Deborah, I live in , Australia. I am a Gen X parent to and which I toot about liberally.

I am the sysadmin at a plastics company. You can follow the saga at (or mute if you're just here for the pets).

Interests: quilting, maps, crochet, word puzzles, board games, sf, music.

I always CW these topics: food, medical, politics, eye contact. I always provide image descriptions. White supremacists and TERFs will be blocked on sight.

Hey Everybody.

The Charity Stream-A-Thon I run has started at generozity.com.au/ or twitch.tv/GenerOZity

We’re running a 102 hour non-stop Twitch Stream to raise money for curecancer.com.au/!

Our last event raised $69,000 (nice) for Fire and Rescue and the show before that raised $40,000 for Cure Cancer last PAX…. Donations are appreciated and tax deductible! ;)

FYI: GenerOZity charity sends 100% of the money raised to our targets.

@bestthingsbot I finished the last part of my GenerOZity.com.au planning... the show starts tomorrow and runs for 100 hours. Pray for me.

G'day folks. Brucie here from Asia, 40s, have been involved in development, human rights and justice work for 20 years. Currently enrolled in a Multicultural Studies PhD program but also working full time for a regional-international NGO. I love sunrises and sunsets, long distance train rides, blueberry cheesecake, stargazing, meditation and tarot readings. Looking forward to connecting with you. Cheers!

hellooooo, I needed to get out of the Times Square jungle of Instagram n Facebook (reddit is ok tho) HOW ARE YOU ALL??? :binchicken:

@dylanhall ooh the dude is super active.. but single dev projects scare me because if he gets bored or stops.. I end up with a service that is unsupported

Mastodon has a huge development community

@dylanhall yeah. the "content" of a pixelfed image is posted to mastodon if you follow somebody on an instance.

I want to launch a pixelfed soon, but the project has a single dev and he hasn't released a stable build in two years ;(

@dylanhall I'm not a dev but I'd there are a lot of projects on the go atm in the federated activiitypub space.


@dylanhall The VM is like $30 a month + s3 bucket is about the same (I really need to migrate away from AWS).

I'm happy to pay as long as people use this, and we've got a few hundred active users.

I've quietly got a patreon if people find it to cover some of the costs.

@dylanhall Hey. the problem today was a memory leak on my relay (service used to broadcast messages between friendly instances) ate all of memory. this is our first outage in like 9 months... shame.

As an instance, this is just a linode VM running Mastodon in docker.. AWS S3 for media/CDN.

:drake_dislike: We've some minor technical difficulties for the last few hours.
:drake_like: but I caught it now and everything should return to normal.

New to this whole platform, so short introduction:
* australian
* mostly beard
* proud keeper of a pug
* musician of questionable ability
* big fan of using Linux for audio production
* not really sure how this thing works
* asterisks everywhere

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