as a kid, my parents wondered if i was hard of hearing, because when spoken to, i'd often go "say what?" etc.

but i was just zoning out. physically present but my brain was off in space.

that was my standard mode of operation as a kid. always daydreaming.

@vivaldibrowser Love Vivaldi! It’s not my primary browser, but it’s definitely in the rotation. ✌️

Weird that tags haven’t made their way to most contact apps…

pet decline 

@autumn Ugh. I feel for you. We lost a fur baby in February. Her poor little tongue was starting to hang out her mouth there towards the end. 😿

Why do all the school's parent portals feel like hacked-up 90's CRM software? Getting logged in to fund your kid's lunch account feels like the first day at a new job at a Fortune 500 company.

@lrhodes 😆 or Ah man, I gotta get my act together. <watches productivity video on YouTube>

Starting to conceptualize time management as the art of balancing people's disappointment in me against each other.

Like, this week I am going to spend time on x which will make A happy, but I'm going to have to let y slip a little which is going to annoy B, but I'll make it up to them next week when I spend a bunch of time working on y. Also need to spend some time on z, which is just for me; but if I'm not happy, then I can't really make A, B, or C happy either.

@CodingItWrong I just told this to the family and it got a good chuckle. 😎

I want to support local journalism, but I'm also fairly convinced that commercial news sites have all been quietly deactivating their RSS feeds in order to push subscribers into newsletter subscriptions or proprietary apps, and I'm just not going to do that. If you take away RSS feeds — which are the main way I focus on news — then your site is immediately much less useful to me, and I'm not inclined to pay a monthly fee for minimal use.

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@autumn This gives me feels… I miss . It’s been too long.

Colleges should run their own ActivityPub servers and create a life-long social network for their students, faculty, alumni.

Is anything like this happening anywhere?

Just had a question about this, thought it might be useful to answer as a post:

There are lots of different server types on the Fediverse, but they talk to each other using a common standard called ActivityPub.

This means you don't need to be on the same server type to interact.

For example, if you're on a Mastodon server you can have a conversation with someone on a Friendica server.

This works even when the server types are very different. People on Mastodon etc can like, comment and share videos from @peertube or follow livestreaming accounts on @owncast. (To see examples, take a look at @FediVideos)

This process is so seamless that you may not even be aware you're interacting with people from other server types. If you're a Mastodon user, try clicking on @bobfisherphoto and it will look like a Masto account, but it's actually a @pixelfed account. To see what an account "really" looks like, click on the avatar on its profile page.

#Fediverse #ActivityPub

@chartier I worry about moving to discord for community/communication with it being a home for extremism. Reports seem to say it’s a gateway to radicalization. There may be nothing to that though…

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