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i'm a human person, interested in putting a bit of energy into this space and seeing what comes of it

i care about/am interested in/am part of/identify as/etc etc:

tech.lgbt is proud to announce that we're adding 80% more microservices once I find out what those are

croissants are better than they have any right to be

computer security advice 

never turn on computer

@BlackAzizAnansi it is in fact actively encouraged to talk about punching nazis on mastodon.

Looks like there are some pretty big new features in the first Mastodon 4.0 release candidate: https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/releases/tag/v4.0.0rc1

A few that caught my eye (there's loads more):

- ability to follow hashtags
- ability to translate posts
- support for uploading WebP/AVIF/HEIC
- change post editing to be enabled in web UI
- no more /web prefix on web app paths

#introduction

I'm Stephanie, an operational #riskmanagement consultant who worked in IT risk regulation in finance. I studied #journalism initially, then #infosec before focusing on risk.

I'm interested in #climate and #ai risk, #systemdynamics, low-level #programming, #markets, and explaining complex topics in simple ways. In my spare time, I enjoy #songwriting, #poems, #sff, and visual #art. I love #tea, #chocolate, and #slowtravel.

Happy to be here and looking forward to conversations!

waiting for people to figure out that you can just paste profile URLs in the search box to remote follow

reminded this week that calling my friends and listening to music makes me happier than most other things i do do

reasons mastodon's "viral dampening effect" is a good thing:

πŸ‘‰πŸ» no "main character of the day"
πŸ‘‰πŸ» no free text searching for people to get angry at (and harrass)
πŸ‘‰πŸ» doomscrolling is *actually bad for you* and not a thing we should be trying to replicate
πŸ‘‰πŸ» birdsite's virality is heavily driven by actual paid advertising and bots. You think that "Explore" tab gets its content organically? really? That's not making connections between people, it's about driving sales.

Mastodon is not, and should not be, a 1:1 replacement for Twitter. But it *can* be a new place for you to make valuable connections with other human beings. #twitter #twittermigration

@recursecenter Looking forward to seeing everyone's presentations and talking somewhat coherently about these stable diffusion / artist collaborations I finally managed to get some output from this week! Never would have made these without recurse : )

https://tombetthauser.github.io/stable-diffusion

Every Mastodon explanation is like "It's very simple, your account is part of a kerflunk, and each kerflunk can talk to each other as part of a bumblurt. At the moment everyone you flurgle can see your bloops but only people IN your kerflunk can quark your nerps. Kinda like email."

I read this elsewhere: If trusted news outlets would start offering #Mastodon instances to their staff, that would bring some sort of verification and visibility. Think social.nytimes.com, social.heise.de etc. I'd love to read more from trusted journalists on the #fediverse and this could greatly help. (Again, not my idea but couldn't find the original author.) Boosts for visibility would be great. Reminder: Favorites don't help as on this other platform.

space fact of the day 

there are only about 100 galaxies with blue-shift, meaning they are heading towards us. The rest are moving away from us. We can see billions of galaxies and think there are trillions.

This is due mainly to the expansion of the universe and is one of our strongest pieces of evidence for it.

hello world! πŸ‘‹
i'm a human person, interested in putting a bit of energy into this space and seeing what comes of it

i care about/am interested in/am part of/identify as/etc etc:

recurse.social

A Mastodon server for Recursers.

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