I'm trying to gauge how much of the iOS / Swift community moved to Mastodon. I crosspost everything there (@twostraws) but:

- If you're reading this on Twitter could you please hit Like on this
- If you're reading on Mastodon press Favorite there

Thank you! 🙇‍♂️

I am definitely a of . A can be watched on for free from December 22 thru 25. But if a Apple TV Plus subscriber, you can watch it anytime. Relaxing and letting the Charlie Brown start my Christmas season! tv.apple.com/us/movie/a-charli

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525 2/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 (1 partial)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 (Wordle done on Line 2)

In 1959, police were called to a segregated library when a Black 9-year-old boy trying to check out books refused to leave, after being told the library was not for Black people.

The boy, Ronald McNair, went on to became an astronaut. The library is also now named after him

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Really struggled with this one. Was completely on the wrong track.
524 6/6

⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜ (1 perfect)
⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨 (2 partial)
🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 (2 perfect)
⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨 (2 partial)
🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ (3 partial)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 (Wordle done on Line 6)

And just to add on to this: I think what's happening at Twitter is such an eye opening thing. To see how fragile and kind of bankrupt things have been, and then to look at something like this and realize it actually doesn't have to be that way. If you've ever left a job that makes you miserable and found one you love, that's the feeling of Mastodon to me. Like, "oh wait I didn't have to feel bad for no reason." It's a breakthrough for me about how to think about the next version of the internet.

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Just read a story about all the new social networks popping up/off right now and decided to look at Hive. The stark contrast between what they're doing and Mastodon is really something. Hive feels like a cheap knock-off of every network you already hate. Bad content suggestions, no interesting discourse, tons of people posting for clout... and just a terrible vibe. No thanks.


You just pin your last tweet, Pete,
Request your archive, Clive,
You don’t need a blue tick, Vic,
Just get yourself free.

Hop on the tusk, Gus,
You don’t need to delete much,
Except your DMs, Jen,
And get yourself free.

Use Debirdify, Di,
Provide some alt tags, Mags,
Add a content warning, Tim,
To post sensitively.

Remember to boost, Ruth
You don't need to deny truth,
Just drop off the perch, Dirk,
And get yourself free.
#VerseThurday #TwitterMigration #FediTips

I'm Canadian, so am not celebrating Thanks Giving today, but one of my favourite things about American Thanks Giving is watching the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day marathon.

Did you know? Pumpkin pie became a popular dish during Civil War-era Thanksgiving celebrations because pumpkins were grown on small farms, not plantations, making the pie a symbol of abolitionist virtue.

As its losses pile up, Amazon's Alexa division has fallen out of favor at the company and will bear the brunt of its latest wave of layoffs, according to a new report.

Original tweet : https://twitter.com/arstechnica/status/1595817203995381760

There are rules.

1. Every TV show becomes a doctor show at some point.

2. Every family holiday gathering becomes a computer tech support session at some point.

Fun game:
Text your mom on Thanksgiving afternoon
"How many minutes do I microwave a 25lb frozen turkey?"

This made me laugh. Here is the description of the "Count" action, in the Shortcuts app on Mac and iOS.

Counts the number of items, characters, words, sentences, or lines passed as input.

Anything, Text


This is just like the Count in Sesame Street, but instead of a vampire, it's a Shortcuts action.

Quick little tip: You don't need to use link shorteners on Mastodon.

All links on Mastodon count for 23 characters towards your limit, no matter how many characters they really are.

However, you need to include https:// at the beginning of links to make them clickable.

I’m #thankful for all of the volunteers running all of the #Mastodon instances out there who are trying to build safe, positive, productive communities. Who willingly give of their own time in addition to their family, work, and other obligations. Who put people before profit. Who believe that when we build bridges and connect with one another, we can accomplish anything together.

#thanksgiving #Fediverse

can we all just use #accessibility instead of #a11y to tag accessibility posts?

mastodon has a 500 character limit so its totally possible now to use the whole word instead of... well... 'a11y' which isnt actually accessible at all as a term?


I want to wish all of you who are in the United States a very happy Thanks Giving.

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523 5/6

🟨🟨⬜⬜🟨 (3 partial)
⬜⬜🟨🟩🟩 (1 partial, 2 perfect)
⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜ (1 perfect)
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 (4 perfect)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 (Wordle done on Line 5)

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A fun, happy little Mastodon/Hometown instance.