HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

"In this company we have a strict dress code"

The dress code:

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Venture Capital is when a group of rich douchebags get money from a group of even richer douchebags for some likely-not-rich-yet douchebags to create things that exploit the rest of us so all the douchebags involved can get richer still.

#ventureCapital #vc #surveillanceCapitalism #peopleFarming #BigTech #SiliconValley

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

If you're browsing art or photo accounts on Mastodon, try going to the account profile's "Media" tab.

The Media tab only shows posts by that account which have attachments, and doesn't show boosts or text-only posts.

This makes it much quicker and easier to find interesting images (and video and audio, if they are attachments).

By the way, if you're using the website interface, tap an image to enlarge it and click on the "Expand" icon below the enlarged image to see the original post.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Hey Fediverse - feel free to boost this question.

Is anyone developing or does anyone know of "brain training" phone/tablet games SPECIFICALLY aimed at users with dementia.

I'm thinking like, bejewelled, hidden object, endless matching, <whatever>scapes, but they need to be ad-free, low-distraction, big visuals, low stakes/low stress.

I almost want toddler busy-games. But for senior adults. SagoBiggie!

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Fedi-wide survey, boosts appreciated!

You are:

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted
HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Just wondering. Is a pizza cutter a knife?


HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Ah, this time of year: fake wokeness month.

A small list of companies pretending to care, but ultimately just abusing symbols of a social movement. Feel free to add to this list in the comments.

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted
HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

The Xenobiology Codex is live, weee!


"An AI-generated compendium of 96 pages of alien flora and fauna with fantastical sketches, illustrations, and scribbled notes and annotations, resembling the Voynich Manuscript."

96 page high-res print-ready PDF. Images created in MidJourney.

#AIArt #MastoArt #DigitalArt

CW: AI-generated art

Starting a little early in an effort to complete the Magnetic Scrolls text adventure, Myth, tonight (and therefore this week).


HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Contributing to #PeerTube is joining a community that believes in a free-libre and federated YouTube alternative and a more ethical internet 🌐 ! Study, share and edit PeerTube code:
👉 github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube #FreeTheContribution

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

When you're posting hashtags that contain multiple words, it's a good idea to capitalise the first letter of each word. This helps blind people who use screen reader software to know what the hashtag actually says.

For example #DogsOfMastodon is much easier for screen reader users than #dogsofmastodon, even though they're technically the same tag.

This kind of capitalisation is usually known as "CamelCase". CamelCase doesn't just help blind people, it also makes hashtags clearer for sighted people too!

Using CamelCase won't affect your post's visibility (because searches ignore capitalisation) but it will improve the post's accessibility, so you'll get more people reading it.

Thank you to @martyn for raising this topic 👍

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTips #Accessibility #A11y

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

If you don’t want to become that which you despise, you must design your systems accordingly.

Multi-user federated servers are inherently open to economies of scale and thus to embrace, extend & extinguish.

Fediverse servers should be designed _so they cannot scale beyond a certain size_ to ensure no node becomes a centre.

If your aim is to devolve wealth/power/control, vertical scale is your failure mode. If you want to raise mini Zuckerbergs, by all means, scale on…

#fediverse #smallTech

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted
Show older

Linux geeks doing what Linux geeks do...