Sadiq is a user on mastodon.zombocloud.com. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

since people are boosting month's old posts, this is my first post on Mastodon back in April:

mastodon.zombocloud.com/@stati

*me back in April*:
This Mastodon thing looks cool, something new to set up and play with, who knows if I'll use it long term

*me now*:
I love all my new friends and I'm staying here forever

fun fact:
zombocloud.com is the domain I use for usually doing temporary server stuff that I want to try out

hence mastodon.zombocloud.com

if I knew I was gonna be here long term I would have probably use on of my other domains

Mastodon (the software) was still fairly rough back when I joined in April, but it has since then improved a *lot*

you don't have to believe me on that one, go to the github releases page and read through the release notes for the big releases

Sadiq @staticsafe

I know there is still a lot to criticize about the Mastodon software and that's important to do but let's also take a moment to appreciate all the folks responsible for the rapid pace of improvement

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a reminder that 99.9% of the people contributing to Mastodon's development do this on a volunteer basis (Eugen being the only exception AFAIK)

@staticsafe this may be different now due to the involvement of pixiv... hmmmmm

@bea @staticsafe And Dwango/Kadokawa (who run Niconico Douga) - they hired the guy who runs mstdn.jp and run a corporate instance at friends.nico - although I'm not sure how much they do in dev. The two instances seem close to stock.

@staticsafe in the bikeshed wars with Mastodon lets also not forget that users leaving the corporate silos and joining the independent fediverse is still a win, even if it's via software with inferior federation capability.