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Welcome to the new TWiT Mastodon Instance! It's like Twitter but open, federated, and dedicated to TWiT Fans. My new handle is @leo - see you there!

The best time to start learning emacs was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

For a billionaire, Elon Musk is surprisingly needy.

Because you asked, a couple of classic behind-the-scenes accounts of the computer industry. (Mentioned on Windows Weekly yesterday).

Steven Levy's Hackers (a must read)

Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine

G. Pascal Zacary's Show Stopper

Tripp Mickle's After Steve

I'll be interviewing Tripp in a week, May 19 at 1:30p Pacific on

I've actually found a very nice BBS package I could run.

But would people really use it?

I've added a "now" page to my blog (cf.

It's kind of an interesting idea...

I should have mentioned on TWiG that if you want the "Tweetdeck-style" display on Mastodon web, you need to select "Advanced web interface" in your Appearance settings.

We've come a long way, baby. These were the top bird site users in September 2008.

Oh and welcome to another 100 new refugees from the bird site. Nice to have you all on!

After ignoring org-mode forever (I use emacs for coding and blogging mostly) I've finally dug into it and it's amazing. I'm going to keep using Notion for pretty content I want to share, but emacs org-mode for todos, journaling, and other lists (replacing Obsidian). I think I'll use Syncthing to keep all my notes in synch.

He's @Gargron ! But let's get him on FLOSS Weekly for sure!!

I just added 27 new members to our Mastodon. Biggest growth spurt since day 1! Welcome!!!

Chief TWiT :twit: boosted

For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like or

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

This might be the best thing I ever wrote about being "talent."

I've posted a long overdue update to my "I Use This" inventory on I'll add some pictures in a bit.

I never wanted my son to follow in my footsteps. Little did I know he'd do much better!

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A Mastodon instance dedicated to TWiT listeners. Think of a Twitter just for geeks, sharing content with other Mastodon servers all over the world. If you're a TWiT fan, consider this your home! Our TWiT Forums live at TWiT Community. Post conversation starters there. is for quick thoughts, fun pictures, and other ephemera. Keep it clean, keep it friendly. Looking forward to your Toots!