why hasn't anybody taken the intro to the activitypub standard more literally and built software that lets you request and lend physical books via the fediverse
Did you know you can browse #DrmFree eBooks directly on Kobo?
(They seem to have buried the link nowadays, but it still works)
To get your local version, click on any of the links above and choose your country and language at the top of the screen (where the flag is).
See also DRM-free Kobo search:
Trying to power through a woodworking project and my drill just started smoking, which I don't think it's done before...
Probably time to invest in a replacement. Going to get a wireless impact driver tomorrow. It'll do a better job and be super useful at work
LET"S MAKE MASTADON WHOLESOME AND AUTHENTIC INSTEAD OF EDGY AND IRONIC
RETOOT IF YOU'RE WITH ME
"Oh boy I want a Cis Am" said no one ever
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Here's a blog post from last year from Nolan Lawson, developer of Pinafore. In it, he succinctly explains what Mastodon is, how "instances" work, the Fediverse, and why Mastodon philosophically is not, and will never be, the birdsite.
It's an enthusiastic but ultimately realistic overview, and I think it's a great starting point for recent arrivals who are still trying to make sense of it all. https://nolanlawson.com/2017/10/23/what-is-mastodon-and-why-is-it-better-than-twitter/
Rare self-pimpage. Apologies.
I'd normally post to birdsite first... but y'know.
P.S. Be Nice. ( I know you're nice, you're mastodonians \o/ )
What I wish I had the spoons for:
Making a "How do I find cool people to follow?" specific guide that covers trawling timelines, clicking cool users, looking at their boosts and follow lists, repeating, etc
and how to paste things in the Search field to get to exactly where you want to go for favs, boosts, follows, replies etc
If someone already wrote a guide like that hmu and I'll <3 and boost it
HEY EVERYONE! WE CAN SAY "FUCK TERFS" NOW
BOOST TO SAY "FUCK TERFS"
Hello new folks moving to Mastodon: If you can, look at hosting your own instance (either just for yourself or maybe for you and your family).
@mastohost is awesome
Remember: the more instances there are, the stronger the fediverse is. And wouldn’t it be nice for you to be the one making the rules, exactly as you want them, instead of Jack or some mini-Jack (an instance admin?) ;)
mastodon did not spring fully-formed from the head of a demi-god
mastodon was built. by people like you.
mastodon was built by the people who used it, the people who gave feedback, the people who worked hard to find problems and the people who worked hard to fix them.
mastodon was built by the people who imagined it and the people who did the thankless hard work of fucking up a dream by bringing it into the real world.
think about that.
I spent a decade thinking about how Twitter and Facebook could fix themselves instead of thinking about how we should express ourselves and build relationships online. We all did. Imagine what we could have built instead.
"but how would we know people wont just steal everything from stores" says the capitalist as she scans every item for purchase at the self service