Guide to Masto & Fedi for the newly arrived.
A good guide to Masto/Fedi for the people newly arrived.
There're many other types of site on Fedi, for instance there're Pixelfed (https://fedidb.org/software/pixelfed) which is like Instagram.
There's writefreely (https://writefreely.org/instances) for blogging and Wordpress also federates.
You can follow them all from your mastodon account too, no need for multiple accounts though there is little stopping you creating as many as you like!
FYI for newbies
Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.
With the impending Musk-opalypse over on birdsite, I'm accelerating my extrication from that mess. Main thing I use for that place for is the #Screenwriting community. So I'm sending a message out into the 'verse: Any #Screenwriter (s) out there looking to connect? #Screenplay #Writing #Writer #PreWGA #filmmaking
Other toots from me will be about Free and Open Source Software, especially its ability to help you get quarts out of pint pots, or litres from 500 ml, as the metaphor takes you
After all that the btrfs raid1 rebuilt successfully in less than four hours with no errors. That is close to 2 Tb of data!
I'm a bit chuffed since confidence was low.
@Nextcloud is back 😇
So my home server threw a drive a few days ago and has been down ever since, mostly because I've also been down but that's another story.
Rather than rush in to trying to fix it while not 100% I have, instead, spent some of my recovery time studying the subject of btrfs replace.
Today I booted up the server using puppy linux and followed the procedure on the btrfs wiki page under 'replacing failed devices'
This disk was one of a three disc RAID1.
Currently rebuilding on a spare disk 👍
This is the Fortingall Yew. The tree is *very* old.
According to legend, Pontius Pilate was born in the shade of the tree and used to play there, when a child.
The yew is at least 3,000 years old, and may be as much as 9,000 years old. If so, it would make it the oldest tree in Europe.
so this is a pretty longshot, but could anyone drive me from London to Cardiff after my surgery? I'm being serious here. The ride I had is no longer available, and although I could technically take public transport, that would include more walking and hassle than I'd like tbh. It'd be in near the end of May.
Boosting this would be cool.
Remember Twitter Blue and the pronounced exodus that never happened? Now it's rumbling again and based on the noise this time it may be huge.
Well, I'm not buying it.
People rarely change their habits and Mastodon/Fedi is not a better or friendlier place per se. It's made and used by humans, don't expect miracles to happen here. And don't underestimate how entertaining watching the rage mobs can be. Search your feelings...
Anyway welcome new users.
Assynt based Scot.
Born in the North East moved to the West
Likes Motorcycles, Guitars, Computers, Open source.