Haven’t logged into mastodon in an eternity. [taps keyboard] is this thing on…?

Mark Zuckerberg as president: Unions are destroyed and everyone gets a bluetooth enabled smartwatch for compensation. People collectively buy bulk stock of vital organs on Facebook Market, powered by Patreon and Gofundme. The organs are delivered by drones, along with takeout. Self-driving cars detect homeless and unemployed people on the road.

Chelsea Clinton: For each 20,000 tons of explosives dropped in the Arab World by NATO, one Muslim woman gets a STEM scholarship and fronts Teen Vogue.

When twitter first started it was largely people posting status messages. Maybe that's how I'll start using Mastadon... current status: editing my amateurish photos of coffee bags.

A: It messes up the order in which people read text.

Q: Why is it so bad?

A: Top-posting.

Q: What's the most annoying thing in e-mail?

Another funny video from the Tonx Coffee days. This one we made on a trip to Guatemala to visit Luis Pedro Zelaya, one of the sharpest coffee growers and millers in Latin America. Few people saw it as it was overshadowed a couple days later by the announcement we sold to Blue Bottle.

Here is Luis Pedro explaining how easy it is to grow great coffee, in under 2 minutes:

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Nostalgia has me looking at old videos we made for Tonx Coffee... this short one is a fav: vimeo.com/90163166

Much early chatter on twitter, at least from the folks followed, was about its use as an information utility as much as a social network. Lots of excitement about "microformats" and what it meant to get instant notifications on your (pre smart) phones.

Twitter chases the engagement styles of its competitors and neglects to build on its Swiss Army knife kit of utilities... as @mathowie points out a good example here: twitter.com/mathowie/status/85

Tomorrow marks 3 years since Tonx Coffee was sold to Blue Bottle. I will figure out some small way to mark the occasion. ☕️

Folks let me tell you about Casper mattresses. This huge mattress comes in such a tiny box. You open it up and poof you have the best sleep of your life with just the right softness and just the right bounce. If you'd like to save $50 be sure to mention the offer code: every podcast ever. Thanks again to Casper for sponsoring this toot.

I'm starting a new mastodon instance called fomo.zone and the signups will always be opening Real Soon Now but never actually open

About risk profile:

- Mastodon is like email because you can't delete federated toots
- Mastodon is like twitter in that Google's search bots index it, unless your admins robot.txt it away
- Mastodon is like being a teenager because the people that own your instance can see all your private stuff

Have a talk with your admin about their policies.

By default, assume everyone will be able to read your toots forever.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
1) pyrokinesis
2) bioluminescence
3) omnipresence
4) eyebeams
5) pine scent
6) robot arm
7) gills

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