As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.
Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.
While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.
Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!
I'm really reacting badly to everything being in the cloud.
I want a thing that works on my computer. I don't want to be internetted all. the. time.
Now the new NVIDIA RTX graphics cards  seem to have a cloud variant.
Please stop. Having part of your computer live on somebody else's computer does not support resilience if it could go down, get taken away, become out dated and closed.
https://www.deviantart.com/sylviaritter/art/Speedpainting-21112021-898548250 #art #speedpainting #mastodon
You’ve got nothing to hide so you’ve got nothing to fear, right?
“A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal.”
(Remember Apple was/is(?) going to implement this sort of scanning by default on all your devices.)
I just published my 1h22min video
"Tutorial: an Illustration from A to Z with Krita"
It's a real full lenght course suited to beginners, but also advanced digital painters. It starts from scratch with default brushes, pref' and breakdown all the process:
Linux geeks doing what Linux geeks do...