Newbie review of Mastodon
I’ve been on Mastodon for all of two weeks and these are some of the things I like so far:
I like that I can CW my toots so that my Trek followers don’t have to read my non-Trek musings.
I like that I can measure my experience here by the quality of my conversations, of which I’ve had many, and not by the number of followers—of which I have over 1,500 on the bird site.
I like that I’m not narrowcasted into only interacting with people who are exactly like me.
I am an ex(?)-blogger/comedy screenwriter/instructor/trainer with a wide range of interests.
I definitely enjoy good conversations that are interesting, insightful and/or amusing, so if you follow me and are interesting, insightful and/or amusing then we should get along swimmingly.
Living on multiple platforms Show more
Anyone else feel stretched thin from living on multiple platforms? I try to balance my time on three platforms, of which Mastodon is one. But then one of them sucks up more of my time and I’m ghosting the other ones.
Completely frustrating. I even feel a little guilty when it happens.
[END OF RANT]
I’ve been away Show more
Three months since joining Mastodon and I realized this morning that I hadn’t tooted on here in some time. Some of the familiar voices were also silent in reviewing my thread for the past few days. Perhaps the holidays are to blame—they do have a way of mucking up your routines.
Obscure reference Show more
“My ship for a bowl of Toasted Otters,” he pleaded to the pirate 🏴☠️ crew. But they were in no mood for breakfast and saw the potential windfall if they auctioned the merchant ship on eBay. But then a gargoyle carved into the woodworks sprang to life and ate all their smartphones. Without a way to sell their booty, the pirates bootied to parts unknown and elsewhere.
Happy New Year!
Creeping Crud Show more
That’s the general name for the flu like symptoms coursing through my being. Someone vomited at work and went home. Guess who had to go through paperwork she touched? Guess who’s sick as a dog right now, looking to take my mind off my whiny pedestrian complaints?
Tell me a joke or tell me a story to make me laugh. I need to be amused.
The Russians would bundle up, drink vodka, and sleep sweat out the bug. I will do likewise but with Pepsi.
Xmas was yesterday Show more
I cooked Christmas dinner for the first time in years. Two vegetarians out of 9 family so a big pan of four cheese Mac n cheese with Panko bread crumbs, a big pan of ratatouille with 16 heads of roasted garlic, and a big pan of tilapia in red sauce.
Oh and I got a big grill pan for Xmas!
Xmas is tomorrow Show more
So incredibly happy that the present shopping is done. Stuck in twenty minutes traffic on Sunday to get past the local Walmart. Can’t imagine what it would be like going to the store today for last minute gifts.
Before Facebook Show more
Remember when, before Facebook, people would pick up a phone to stay in touch with their friends.
Tip for the day:
You can still do that!
Snoozing emails in gmail Show more
Did you know that you can “snooze” emails in gmail? You can have it disappear from your inbox for hours, days or until a specific date. It’s kept in a Snoozed folder at the top of your list so you can always find it. I just learned this today and was like, whoa that’s cool!
On being tootless Show more
Maybe it’s ... I dunno. The ideas just aren’t coming. I hate being a lurker, but December to January are like the dark times, literally.
I saw Mortal Engines, it was slow for the first half, almost walked out, but it picked up pace and ended up becoming enjoyable. I think the special effects are worth seeing on the big screen.
End of rambling toot.
Passive aggressive people are the worst. Give me an angry Klingon any day. At least you know where you stand when someone is throwing the furniture at you. Passive agressives are like the Cadassian prefects of interpersonal communication, one minute they're all "But you're my friend" the next they're sentencing your mother to death because they're in a mood.
Holidays Show more
Holiday weekend tip. When shopping for a Christmas tree, do not go to a tree nursery. It turns out they don’t want you to murder their trees.
Google Plus Show more
How to start a niche topic on Cake
Okay this is controversial, but I believe that Doctor Who was on Star Trek the original series. In Assignment: Earth, the crew time travels to the past and meets a time traveler, Gary Seven. We know little about the travels of the forgotten Doctor played by John Hurt, and there is often memory loss after a regeneration, so the Gary Seven name could be due to memory confusion. We don’t see a Tardis in the episode, but still ...
I haven’t tooted in awhile, but I’ve been on Mastodon almost every day. Maybe it’s all my favorite tv shows being on break until January, maybe the Thanksgiving holiday disrupted my equilibrium of tooting. It’s hard to say. But once you start tooting the next toot should be easier to say something meaningful. There’s a bird chirping right now outside my window. And yet another distraction.
Random thoughts Show more
I have a secret. I can’t tell you it, but it’s extremely cool. Life is good.
Welcome to Ten Forward, a Star Trek themed Mastodon instance! For more information on what Ten Forward is in the Star Trek universe, please read this page on Memory-Alpha. The instance is not restricted to Star Trek role-play or characters. More general purpose use is welcome.