i dont see favorites or boosts -- im here for "actual" social engagement with real people. mentions are the only thing i get notifications about, so if you think we'd get along, dont just follow me, say hi!
i love having a dialogue; treat me with dignity and ill return the favor. im open to discussions about everything, if you approach them in the right way.
not everything has to be serious.
@gekitsu Hard agree. Folks want to get puffy about it, but it just is what it is.
If you want to be an ass, then fine, but don't complain when you're treated like one.
also im finally coming to terms with being a chameleon. my mum always used to say that about me, but i never bought it. it's very much true though. if we hang out for a while I'll adopt your behaviour and some of your patterns of speech.
i think this is why im always seeking out cool people because i become like them. but i know this also dangerous because if i hang out with the wrong crew, ill fall back to my bad habits.
@tindall this is a very fair thing to point out: there _should_ be a place for the lone-wolf programmer, although I feel strongly that mythology about solo creators changing the world all by themselves has strongly informed programming culture and ought to be rooted out, or at least put into some better social context.
i would say though that a really nice and helpful #NewPotentialExcitingMastodonFeature ™️ would be a way to filter phrases into a CW rather than just hiding them outright. If you need a thing behind a content warning but you can't guarantee that people will consistently cw it, set up something that makes toots containing the phrase appear beneath a cw on your feed. That would go a long way to helping people manage what they see.
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The real question is usually more along the lines of "why should I bother using inferior tools when I can afford an Adobe subscription?" and the answer is that skills with open software are things you can rely on. No one can ever take Krita away from you because allowing you to use it isn't profitable anymore. Having your tools really be *your tools* is more valuable than having slightly better ones. I hope this is something that's reasonably apparent in 2018.
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there exists so much software that may truly be the best in a particular class, but which is so horribly expensive, mismanaged, and/or saddled with boneheaded profit motives that using it is just hellish. Examples:
Ultimately, it seems like the only winning move is just never to get involved with those products and use the maybe-technically-inferior open alternatives. It really does save hassle in the longrun.
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