👋 It’s time for #Introductions …
Just another person finding Twitter too Musky for my liking 🤢
I work as a #GraphicDesigner 🧑🎤 (own views).
I’m owned by three #Cats 🐈⬛ so will post the occasionally catpic from time to time.
Everyday I’m doodling … 🖍
And while I do love drawing, doodling is actually one of my stims (autistic self stimulation). And if you see me do it, know that it keeps me focused during meetings (looking at my old doodles also triggers my memory on what said during a meeting).
This little octopus 🐙 I doodled yesterday during a queer 🏳️🌈 network meeting at work (though I only coloured it in after I got home).
completely in awe of jillian orr, a bisexual student at BYU who sewed a pride flag into her graduation gown and flashed it on stage to protest the school’s policy that you can’t be in an openly LGBTQ relationship on campus
I play both video games, Stardew Valley and Hitman
To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5–7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.
For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:
-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)
-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.
...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁
Maybe good to do a little #Introduction also Never done that before
Well uh.. meow! I am stux, I’m from the #Netherlands where I live with my girlfriend and our two little cats called #George & Washington or #Washy for short! We’ve adopted them from the streets and they’re named by people here on the #Fediverse
Like my gf, I just became 29 years old and I have a huge love for #tech, #space, #science and more nerd related stuff 😇 Over two years ago I started mstdn.social as a replacement for my former mainstream social media since it became hell. Since than I have expanded mstdn.social with other services like Misskey, Pixelfed, PeerTube, Matrix and so much more!
Since about a year now I quit my (terrible) job at a telecom company where I worked in customer support, I couldn’t stand the yelling anymore.. so I started my own business! It’s called Stuxhost.com♥️ @Stuxhost
My goal in life is to change the world, like many others I guess
Please immediately block all of nicecrew.digital
It's a nazi harassment instance along the lines of poast or kiwifarms #fediblock
Something to consider when posting hashtags:
For people using screen readers, they know when to separate words either by spaces, or uppercase letters. 'mastoart' will try to be pronounced as one word, whereas 'MastoArt' will be pronounced as 'Masto Art'. It just makes life a little bit easier for those who rely on screen readers to interact with the fediverse
Hi I’m msd!
I make music🎸🎮🎤, take photos📸, + run a cat rescue/recording studio with my partner Della in southern New England.
I’m also learning 3D art and making weird little adventures of a bird wizard in Blender - which is mostly what I post here!
That said, I can be hired for all sorts of things!
Need composition or gameboy/guitar/vocals for your project? I got you!
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.
Screenshot of some of the vile harassment toots I’ve received within my initial 24 hours on Mastodon.
Come to Mastodon they said.
It’ll be fun they said … Well it certainly got a little spicy (racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia as well as encouragement to take my own life) during my first 24 hours on here.
👏 KUDOS to @trumpet for dealing with this in an efficient and swift manor.
So, how was your day?
Man, #Apple. This ain't right. Why are anti-union lawyers even allowed to exist?
Since there’s a lot of new people trying out Mastodon, something to be cautious about: your DMs can be read by admins of your instance and the instance of the recipient, and when your toots cross an instance boundary, it’s possible for your private toots to get boosted. Some of the privacy guards in place on platforms you’ve used before don’t work the same here.
Bi+, Non-binary & Neurodiverse advocate | #ActuallyAutistic, ADD & Dyspraxia | Graphic Designer (own views) 🌈🇩🇰🇪🇺🇺🇦