For posterity and pinning purposes:
Intro to Mastodon, especially good from safety and CW-cognizant perspective, written by kitty.town instance admin: http://www.ginnymcqueen.com/how-to-mastodon/
More technical take on Mastodon, especially good bits about federation and moderation: https://kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work/
Other resource suggestions welcome!
(re) #introduction time Show more
I'm a longtime-but-not-native South Philadelphian (the distinction is important) who works in the intersection of psychology, NLP, mental health advocacy, and data engineering.
Outside of that: mostly TV plus a mix of food, video games, movies, and music 🎷. And shitposting. Always shitposting.
Holding out hope for Mastodon to be the best parts of ca 2009 birdsite + IRC + kindness + mutual interests.
world mental health day, frogs Show more
birdsite, uspol, PApol Show more
We should be so lucky.
@supercres if you narc to the person for whom it’s plausibly deniable, you’re a cop.
It’s such a nice day, you should come to South Philly Sausage Fest.
I’ll be hanging out early on, then probably going home, then selling beer tickets from 5-7.
venting Show more
When SWE fucks your shit
Work does a "playlist Tuesday" thing where there's a rolling nomination for one person to put together a Spotify playlist for everyone.
After taking out a couple outliers and doing some one-track-per-group selection*, mine and @lizyuzu's most-played list isn't half bad.
(* There's Thom Yorke, Atoms for Peace, and Radiohead, yes. Sue me.)
New SB Nation Beef History: "Terrell Owens’ beef with Donovan McNabb was must-see TV"
how to use git to post code on Github Show more
1. Draw the circle sigil diagrammed below in chalk on the floor, with candles placed at each of the 32 indicated junctions
2. Wearing a medallion inscribed with your Github credentials, sit before the circle.
3. Place your computer in the center of the ring. Light the candles.
4. When the screen fades to a dark violet, say "O great illustrious Branch Master, accept ye the Deltas of my renewed commitment" in a clear, slow voice, then strike the Enter key once.
Data, MH, NLP, general nerdery. Secure/proof/other online identities @ https://crutch.keybase.pub
Welcome to the first mastodon based community for Philadelphians who ❤️Philadelphia! Think of this instance as a new neighborhood in Philly that anyone can be a part of, because it's online.