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.
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.
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!
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.
CW: AI-generated art
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.
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 👍
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…
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