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Was helping my sister configure her hand-down computer and apparently she uses NeoPets to benchmark "because the page is just so heavy and inefficient. If it runs the neopets solitaire smoothly, it's good enough fo me".

I was went to a AMV mix tape night last night on a the Abnormal Mapping discord and it was great. I have also found a playlist of 120 mid-2000s Sailor Moon AMVs. It is a great time.

My Monster Party Party is starting IWD Chapter 3 this afternoon. I think I might have radically different play experience from the pod. If the chat is anything to judge from.

hi I'm brian and I have written exactly one (1) #ttrpg thing, a set of 6 #troika backgrounds for's April 2022 issue ( and posting this #introduction is a small victory over parts of my brain!

Added the finishing touches to the spreadsheet today, you'll stop hearing me going on about it.

The scroll now follows the cursor and I added a hex printing mode because it was only 7 extra bytes to implement.

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Mastodon provides several tools for managing your timeline.

You can add notes to any profile. Why did you follow them? Are they a repeat offender? Remind yourself.

You can disable boosts on a per-user basis. Maybe you want to see a user's posts, but not everything that interests them.

You can temporarily mute an account while they get something out of their system.

You filter out posts with specific words, hashtags or phrases.

And when all else fails: block, unfollow, or mute indefinitely.

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One or two accounts regularly posting things that don't interest you is manageable, but the more you add, the easier it is to lose the signal in the noise. With no algorithm working to keep you addicted, it's easy to let your Home timeline get overrun. Follow freely, but also be ready to unfollow for basic quality of life reasons. The Federated timeline can be overwhelming, but your Home timeline shouldn't be. You have to tend it like a garden, and a little pruning goes a long way. #feditips

Kat's ( Sunday Disco Elysium streams have become a fixture my weekends.

*bangs pots* don't ‼️ confuse ‼️ the newbies ‼️

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@abundance I was woken up by an on-call call this morning at 4am this morning but due to a system error I was never connected to the other person. It was on the hour so I opened up thank you for this lovely poignant time.

This might be a silly question to those in the know, but is it possible to spin up one of the Linux audio systems (e.g. pipewire) from just the tty? I just got an old box running with Alpine and, while I have sway (and xfce), I kind of like the austerity of no gui…but it’d be nice to have audio.

Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g.

That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.

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On Mastodon and #hometown, you can turn off boosts in the Home timeline by clicking the settings button at the top of the timeline. Not helpful if you're trying to find new accounts to follow, but if you're like me and want a chill timeline, it helps.

You can also turn off boosts from individuals: go to their profile and click the three dots. This is useful if an individual is a bit spammy on the boosts.

(This works on the web interface, not necessarily third party phone apps.)

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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