Follower counts Show more
Haha wow look at that!
Why do we even have follower counts anyway?
What do they add?
Hell, even the *Twitter* founders acknowledge that they were a bad idea and Masto is supposed to be the place where we learn from their mistakes
Computer repair Show more
Changed the battery on my puter!
The left is the old battery, which had begun to swell and actually bend the casing and of course, not hold a charge
But lemme tell you, they didn't make it easy to find/order/replace the battery
Dell really wants you to just buy a new one
Social media stuff on an academic journal author submission page Show more
*Cries, in academic*
Doodle from my notebook Show more
Canada politics; hate crimes mention Show more
> Hate crimes reached all-time high in 2017, Statistics Canada says
Joke about social media icons in non-digital media Show more
~ How I imagine this went ~
Manager: Make sure that our social media is on the truck
Manager: No take out the link text. It's too crowded. Just have the social media icons as hyperlinks.
Designer: This is going to be painted on a truck
Designer: And you want me to leave off the URL text?
Designer: And only have the icons?
Manager: YES, they can just click them
Designer: You know what, sure. Fine.
Cyber Monday Show more
Ha ha we have fun here
Now, time to play a computer game
Cyber Monday Show more
MY TIME HAS COME
American missionary in the news Show more
CBC headline: American killed by tribe on Indian island knew he was putting himself in danger
> John Allen Chau left behind notes he'd written in the days before his death
> American John Allen Chau, right, was killed last week by tribespeople on the remote Indian island of North Sentinel. Notes Chau kept during his journey that were verified by local police appear to show he knew the risks of approaching the isolated islanders. (John Chau/Instagram)
FOSS snark; Show more
Them: Hey Research fairy, why do you like ReBoot so much?
Me: Well, there's a lot of reasons ...
CW reminder Show more
Reminder that if someone is boosting stuff without CW's or images without alt text, before unfollowing them, there is a less drastic way to cut down on all that
In Masto, you can hide their boosts by clicking the three-dots menu and choosing "Hide boosts"
Star Trek joke Show more
$ sudo apt install lcars
[sudo] password for researchfairy:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package lcars
Aquaman Show more
Aquaman! You have to become the king!
But I don't want all that; all I want is to ... sing!
Masto meta Show more
Don't forget that this is an option
Bird eating another bird Show more
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