I wrote a piece on my early experience with computer emulation and overall system logic. As always, it's a stream of thought kind of post but, well, some of you may appreciate it here.


Is this suggestion good for humanity?
Does it come from a billionaire?

The Beastie Boys are releasing a five-part anthology.

Parts B - E are free. But you have to fight for your right to Part A. 🤣

@kurisu @wlsn
At /sdf.org/ run `bboard`, then `G`, type `GOPHER` and look at the first entry. ;-)

Tried to set up remote mainframe emulation access from my personal server -- wound up with the open port just connecting to my BBS.

Oh well, I didn't need to be coding on COBOL while at work anyway.

@kurisu I had the same. I figured out, that there is problem with copied files. New files, which are copied from other directories don't count as "new" file. So I do some rm/touch echo date file every time I want to announce changes on my gopher hole.

How do I help make myself feel better after my other pet rat died?

I buy a domain name for my BBS after 2 years.

About damn time.

Fellow peeps, anyone know the criteria to have ones phlog show as updated on the SDF index? Mine won't stop being perpetually stuck in late 2021 even though it's had updates since then.

I updated my space for the first time in a while. Nothing special, just a phlog entry but the thing actually gets read so I felt it worth catching up.


@kurisu yeah wait until 47 and check back in with me and I'll let you know how 57 is going. My advice is buckle up it gets rough.

Is it normal to go through a bit of an existential crisis at age 37? Because that's kind of what's been going on the past few days in my mind.

I'll be okay, I just have some stuff from a few decades ago I need to mentally unpack.

@feditips and don't forget, hashtag capitalisation of words in the #HashTag really helps screen readers, as does putting the tags at the end of the post. #accessibility #MastoTips #FediTips

Do you want your posts to be seen by as many people as possible on here?

If so, it's important to use hashtags. Hashtag searches are the main way people find posts on the Fediverse. If a post doesn't have hashtags, people probably won't see it in search results.

Don't worry about using too many tags! As long as they are relevant, it is fine to have lots of tags. Many put a long list of them at the end of the post.

Also, if you are using tags, it's important to set the post's visibility to "Public" so that the post appears in search results.

On Mastodon you can set a post's visibility by clicking the visibility icon at the bottom of the post when you're writing it (the icon looks like a globe 🌐 , lock 🔒 or @ sign).

You can set your default post visibility by logging in through the website and going to Preferences > Other > Posting Privacy, select the default you want and click "Save Changes".

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon #Visibility #Hashtags #Tags

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