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I’m formulating a plan for inclusion efforts on vis.social, with the goal of making this a more diverse (and therefore more valuable and sustainable) social space.

But… I don't know what I'm doing! Please review and comment to me here, or in the doc:

docs.google.com/document/d/1rR

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PSA:

Flesh out = build up / put together

Flush out = get rid of / 💩

So many people say the latter when they mean the former.

Since I'm apparently my team's infoviz expert, and there's apparently a specific social network for that type of person (this place!)... Hello everyone!

Here's a photo of me planning out my colour math on a napkin at a cafe with a conveniently rainbow menu.

Hey Y'all New To This New Social Network Trying To Figure Out How It's Working And Find A Good Group. & Yes I'm Tired Of These Old Social Network... WELCOME 🙏

Just renewed the vis.social domain for another year. Thanks to supporting donors and all you wacky people for keeping this experiment going.

Looking into self-hosted Google Analytics alternatives, and… the competition is not so good, right? Matomo seems like the leader, but they are *really* pushing the paid version, and the self-hosted version relies on a lot of dependencies I don't want, like MySQL.

In my ideal world there would be some super-simple Node.js script that uses SQLite as a backing store, or an Nginx plugin, but I guess it doesn't exist? 🤔

Hey beautiful people.

Always make time to take care of yourself. It’s going to look different from day to day, but make sure you always have space for you.

It matters. It makes a difference.

OK *someone* here started following a bunch of, um, adult accounts, so the federated timeline here on vis.social was getting a bit, um, porny.

I've cleaned the timeline a bit, so as not to scare aware new folks or creep out current ones. You are all still free to follow whomever you desire — but those follows won't all appear on the federated timeline.

Submit a report if you see any porn accounts appearing there and I will filter them out.

Exploring new project ideas and looking for visualisations of protocols/minutes/records. Any recommendations?

Crayola had a line of tech-themed crayons in 1997 called "Techno-Brite"

One of the peculiarities of :mastodon: is the lack of text search.

This is actually beneficial! It makes it harder for trolls to search for words or phrases for the purposes of harassment. But the con of this is that it makes it difficult for people to discover your public posts.

That's where hashtags come in! Hashtags are fully searchable/subscribe-able between federated instances, So if you want your art/comics/musings to be seen, hashtags are the best way to reach a specific audience!

Anyone out there looking for a data viz job? We're a small team in a big non-profit / think tank working to communicate policy ideas + data into good visuals. We mostly work in React and D3. Position is based in Washington DC.

HMU if you're interested!

newamerica.applytojob.com/appl.

cc @scott

Isn't it weird that "smooshed" is spelled "smushed"?

🎉 New Year’s resolution: Become less dependent on services like Dropbox, Twitter, Google, etc. Use open, decentralised and/or self-hosted alternatives instead. First stop: ! Find me on 🐘 Mastodon: @sjockers vis.social/@sjockers

Hello everyone, I'm Kilo, new from tumblr, thought this might be a nice platform to share some of my artwork. I'm still a little confused about how this stuff works so please bare with me.
A little about me I'm male, currently engaged to my partner and mother of my daughter who is 4. Currently going to school to get a bachelor's degree in elementary education. I hope to make things long term here.

Greetings to my fellow denizens on vis.social, and the greater Mastodon ! I'm Joey, I'm a and conceptual currently residing in sunny , , and I just launched a new project today, which you can follow at @unsolicitedconsulting

I look forward to developing deep and long-lasting friendships with each and every one of you.

All the best!

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