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Trying to help my friend @jkatz96 . I told her if she deleted the app and did not interact with it (except for messenger) I would give her $50. In 1 month (DEC 11). Let's see if she can do it.

Hello everyone! Ok, another thread on my experience with tech. This one is about reducing my reliance on Google. Which is proving to be next to impossible, but I'm trying :/

Disclaimer: this is restricted to Google Search. Not other service offered by the G company.

Experts in my line of work have always recommend me to stop using Google services, as we all know, it is a data privacy nightmare. I've been complacent about it, specially to due to the drastic change in habit.


If I posted text posts about anything I cared about on facebook the algorithm would not show it to almost anyone thats even following me. It would literally just drop off the radar and be forgotten. I post a random thought here and people from around the world actually have a chance to respond. That is powerful. That cant be underplayed. The fact that we dont have to worry whether our messages have financial viability makes our ideas stronger. Our voices ring.

Hi! I'm Pranjali.

I'm 24 and still trying to figure out this adulting business. From Mumbai, India and a little late to the party. I find social media stressful, so I don't do Twitter (et al). That said, this seems like a less noisy, more inclusive community, and I do love me some healthy public discourse. Trying to find meaning in the crazy. I'm here to listen, lurk, and occasionally spam you with pictures of my 🐾 babies.

Thoda #introduction #Mastodon #India

Good morning mastodon. Well, its that day of the week again. Its Friday!

Oh i have an idea

Tell me about a time you flirted with someone or was flirted with in a super cringey way.

(Boost this i wanna see a bunch of stories)

How many worker/sidekiq threads do you find is good for a smallish instance? Say 500 ppl?

I got rid of the persistent notification about my being connected. Having an empty notification shade is wonderful. My phone is configured so as to not have internet access unless the VPN is connected. Thank the ProtonVPN team for me. @protonmail

It’s like Frank Zappa said...

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”

I get why you get such respect from people with credentials if you say you’re self taught.

You know what is annoying? does not take connections from vpns. Therefore I can't use it

So, the @mastodonusercount bot says there are between 15000 and 20000 toots per hour. That is 4.16 to 5.15 TPS (Toots Per Second). .

Government rant 

Again! I have no idea who it was, but thank you for using my link! You guys are great!

I am really glad that and the are decentralized. Setup a server in a country that scoffs at us law and laugh!

A Facebook "bug" caused the app to access the phone camera without user knowledge. Really, you really think we don't know that was on purpose? If anyone here is still on it, don't you think its past time to ?

So, someone suggested I spot myself on DXsummit. Why did I not think of that! I have my beacon set to tx "CQ CQ CQ de N0BTC" every 10 seconds. If anyone near en61vq feel free to respond.

I think I live on the wrong side of this dang lake. Wisconsin seems to always be getting VHF band openings. We don't get crap.

Hey @Tusky, not sure why, but your project website does not read at all with talkback

It's so beautiful to see masses of people switch to Mastodon / the fediverse. Big hope feels.

So not long ago I mentioned my little cousin and how I’d lost track of him. Well I got his number the other day. We’ve been messaging all morning and, wow, he’s an entirely different person! When we were teenagers he was troubled. I remember him being taciturn and withdrawn‪. Well this morning he’s been asking me about different college courses.

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