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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!

Trying out two Instagram alternatives. Both are much better than Insta for photography.

Very nice built-in editing. No social graph to speak of.

Federated ... Mastodon for pix so you can follow me from Mastodon at @leolaporte

You kids probably think I'm nuts, but for anyone around my age this is achingly moving.

We love you Joni!

I spent the summer of 1971 listening over and over to Blue with my girlfriend. I think we probably completely wore out the vinyl.

I'm tearing up at the videos of Joni Mitchell returning to the Newport Folk Festival this week.

"We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return, we can only look
Behind, from where we came
And go round and round and round, in the circle game."

h/t to Jeff Jarvis who brought it to our attention this week on TWiG.

The only thing keeping me from retiring is the terrible fear that my life would lose all meaning.

Before we do another TWiT travel event we'd want to get a better idea of where people would like to go!

Back from the trip with lots of pictures and memories. Thanks to everyone who came along - hope you got home safe and sound. I'll be back on the shows Tuesday. See you then!

I'm off to an Alaskan cruise with 120 TWiT fans. We leave for Seattle tonight. ✈️

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!

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