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I decided to make a more ruby/programming-focused fedi account since I believe no one should be compelled to read coding toots when you sign up for shitposts

follow it there if you want! @christa@ruby.social. promise I won’t post any more about DHH

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my current approach to accounts on the fediverse is figuring out when I don’t want to bother campers with a post, finding an instance with folks I know on it that focuses on that thing and has a decent vibe / moderation, then creating an account that I check and post infrequently. I like it, I find it helpful to think about different conversations with different communities. I want my main homes to be somewhere small and intentional, then use others similar to mailing lists

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@christa back on the other site I had two accounts for two different communities and it mostly worked pretty well. I have been keeping my sfba account around because of the better visibility into other accounts on that site but now that you mention it, it could be interesting to do that with more inatances

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@sanae I think this is a really good time to try things out across different servers! trying to do more of that and just explore myself without feeling committed

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@christa I've been thinking about this since I saw it. like on the one hand it sounds like a lot of work. on the other hand it's just like being in multiple discords, which probably everyone who uses discord is

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@christa I think what throws me off about this is I don't really understand how a big instance is supposed to work as a proper community. it is easy to see how the local timeline on a 500 person instance would be very readable. on hachyderm it's a firehose

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@davidcrespo I don’t think big instances can be a proper community either, which is one of the reasons I encourage folks looking for that to be on hometown. I think hometown (allows for inner instance talk) plus capped size is the way. the bigger instances I’m on are also vanilla mastodon probably map more loosely to a broader “community”—anyone in sf bay, and “the ruby community”. I wouldn’t want to press them to be any tighter than that since they have different goals

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@davidcrespo my main fediverse experience, intentionally, is friend camp. I’m partly not on the other accounts more frequently because I find them less interesting—agree it’s basically like being on multiple discord instances, but with more of the chatter being irrelevant to my interests, especially if the server isn’t topic-focused (which I’ve avoided - larger instances for me need to have a specific purpose, which is why I didn’t join hachyderm for my coding account)

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@christa definitely. just another step in my process of learning to stop thinking of mastodon as a new twitter. it's more and more clear to me that it cannot be that

@christa@friend.camp
I misread this as rugby and thought "Hey that's an interesting combination... Why wouldn't someone be interested in that?"
I swear I'm only slightly disappointed.
@christa@ruby.social

@swamptin @christa@friend.camp

ruby rugby
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having to scrum*

(*xp practitioner note I don’t support scrum)

@christa@friend.camp @christa@ruby.social followed, I actually need a little more coding content in my life.

(I've been full time management now for four years at an employer that strongly prefers managers not spend time coding.)

@NBGlitterBomb @christa@ruby.social I’ve never really posted much about coding but we’ll see if I start! I just returned to being a full time IC a few months ago after a year as a manager and then a year being basically a process consultant at the federal gov. I bet you’re a great manager 💙!

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