@krnlkule @tchambers @shoq

I'm self-hosting Misskey currently, but I'm considering switching to Calckey.

Pros: 3000-character posts, more-polished UI, more reactions than just "fave", quote-renote, local-posting.

Cons: no follower-forwarding for instance moves, UI is more complicated, jumpy, and sometimes confusing, managed hosting is harder to find, limited mobile app support (just Milktea?).

I understand some of the cons are being addressed by the Calckey fork.

Wordpress is still pretty nice. And if you want federation, there is an ActivityPub plugin for it. I use a cloud-hosted Wordpress for my long-form "production log" posts.

Since you mention Goodreads, you might want to check out the FOSS federated alternative, Bookwyrm (I have not used this myself, though):


Somebody posted a shoulder patch based on it recently.

As the fediverse grows it becomes more difficult for new #fedi projects to get the attention they deserve.

That's why we started https://fediverse.info and https://fedidb.org, as well as use our following to boost and bring attention to new projects (DM us).

We feel obligated to do this because we know how hard it is for new projects and established developer egos.

We're all in this together, let's support each other ❤️

The Dispossessed (Ursula K. Le Guin) – A fascinating look at #utopian #revolutionary thought & #anarchist vs #capitalist thought. But, like, moon anarchists. Because #SciFi. It has a wonderful perspective on #collectivist societies contrasted against #individualism in a robust but critical manner. Let’s go be moon anarchists together and slag off that propertarian planet down below. But careful of the informal power structures!

#QueerLiterature #QueerBooks #Booktoot #Bookstodon #Books #SFF

Personally, I like FediLab, but Tusky is also good (and popular).

Dust Storms on Titan

This compilation of images from nine flybys of Titan by NASAs Cassini spacecraft in 2009 and 2010 captures three instances when clear bright spots suddenly appeared in images.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/University Paris Diderot/IPGP

Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Tags: Saturn
More: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22484
#space #NASA #JPL #photography #astronomy #astrodon

Python's design came from a language designed for training new programmers, and it is still very readable, although it has grown some more confusing (but convenient) features like list comprehensions and iterators.

But despite this, it's a practical, multiparadigm language (which means it's flexible, so you can do procedural, object oriented, functional, or even logic programming without the language fighting you).

So it's both easy and useful.

Merging galaxies!
@NASAWebb used two of its cutting-edge science cameras, including MIRI (the Mid-Infrared instrument), to capture these galaxies blending together in a chaotic splash of dust and gas. http://go.nasa.gov/3ugh9Ky

Titan. Probably the most fascinating world in the Solar System for me. Atmosphere, surface chemistry. Complexity.
Anticipating Dragonfly!

Europa is probably #2, because of the now strong evidence for under-ice salt water ocean, with exobiology implications.

And then there's Enceladus. Perhaps not as remarkable an environment as Europa, but you've got the venting, suggesting the ocean may be more accessible to future exploration.

Boost this toot if you're planning on sticking around Mastodon whether or not it becomes more popular than the birdsite.

Oh my God.

I did not know this about Substack: they decide who to promote based on "importance" on Twitter.

So basically, if you're not a Blue Check, then Substance believes you're not worth recruiting.

Now that I know this, I'm not using Substack ever.

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And now the 1st regolith sample is a fact.

Processed, cropped, quick mosaic NAVCAM_LEFT
RMC: 31.0000, Sol: 634
LMST: 16:33:46
UTC: 2022-12-02T07:43:50
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech

#Perseverance #SamplingMars #solarocks #space

I completely understand why academic researchers want access to social media company data. Hell *I* would love to have access to that data myself. But I'm perplexed at how they don't even seem to consider the practical difficulties (privacy, gov't threats, the impact on free speech) from government *mandating* data access.

Look at the import/export section of your settings. This is how you move your follows, lists, blocks, etc.

But it's just a CSV list. You can open it in any spreadsheet software.

The downside? It doesn't tell you anything but usernames. So it might be hard to figure out who's who.

This is what the sampled regolith looks like, from a very close distance:

RMC: 31.0000, Sol: 633
LMST: 15:03:52
UTC: 2022-12-01T05:31:48
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech

#Perseverance #SamplingMars #Mars2020 #solarocks #space

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My team at work just launched new research on the #TwitterMigration: We analyze which platforms are growing - especially #Mastodon, #Tumblr & #Post.

We look at which sites users are adding to their Twitter bios, posting to their friends about & downloading apps for.

Please do boost this, and love to hear any comments or feedback on it!

Download it here:

A lot of Mastodon instance admins are either getting their first hosting bill or getting a very increased bill from extreme growth and usage. Some may be experiencing bill shock.

Please make sure your paying/supporting them!

Twitter was free because you were the product. Mastodon doesn't work this way.

Many instances list a patreon or donation links on their about page.

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