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“Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can
control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.”

/via Harriet Rubin

There are 27 new beers at the MN State Fair. It is my job to test them all.

Good morning! Starting my 2 minute mind sweep. What are you up to?

People forget how much context influences community participation. Put someone in a room full of people talking a certain way and they’ll inevitably adopt that way of talking.

That’s why the epic aggression and negativity on Twitter is so poisonous. In the end, it doesn’t matter what the tools do or how they look. What matters is the community content and tone. What matters is what’s considered normal.

Starting my mentor hours for one of my favorite parts of the week.

Imagining if Mastodon called instances "neighborhoods" instead. The metaphor works really well IMO and doesn't sound like robot-speke.

"Had an associate at another VC firm text one of my partners about my vacation a couple weeks ago, implying I wasn't working hard.

If you think that spending time with your wife and kid on vacation is an example of a poor work-ethic, you're part of the problem.
Find me in a decade and we'll check the receipts."


"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept."
—David Hurley

/via @ericajoy

Hello. I won't normally post my articles here but this one is about mastodon featuring @Gargron and others thought you might like.

Instance admin question 

I’m sorry if I missed this or have weak googlefu today... but are there any good accounts to follow that have a good signal on patches, security alerts, upgrades, etc., that would be good for us

Hey, #Keybase users: If you'd like to see Mastodon support in Keybase (which is just *perfect* in a federated network to verify people) and have a GitHub account: make sure to voice your wish, +1ing this comment on the related issue. That might make it happen!

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Interconnected Systems

We are all interconnected. Change is inevitable. We can participate in the change, or we can fight it. Most of us need something to fight for. By choosing to participate in change, we are choosing to fight entropy.