End of an era


I’ve been watching with sickened fascination as Twitter has been ripped apart by a filthy rich individual who decided to buy it on a whim (which he tried to take back, but couldn’t) and on day one began “improving” it — mostly by firing people. A few weeks in, the place is a dumpster fire with only a third of its former workforce on the job and knowledgeable engineers predicting that once the technical failures begin, there will be no one to address them. A cascading series of disasters seems likely to bring the whole thing down in a matter of months, if not weeks or days.

All of which is prelude to saying that I’ve finally wrapped my mind around what Mastodon is, and set myself up with an account. My new handle is @therem@zirk.us.

Some tools I found helpful during this process were:

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Janice Dawley

Outdoorsy TV addict, artistic computer geek, loner who loves people.

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