Pauli Olavi Ojala Profile
Pauli Olavi Ojala

@pauliooj

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Mushy pixels on burnt toast. 💮 Making live video tools at @trydaily , previously same at Facebook

New York, NY
Joined July 2011
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
21 days ago
I'll probably lock+abandon this account in a few months. Moving to @joinmastodon here: Why not come along? It's not difficult. The only complication is that you need to choose a server: Let me explain why... 🧵
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@pauliooj
Pauli Olavi Ojala
9 days ago
Hey! Follow my new art account on Mastodon for these and other sketchy, vaguely suggestive digital paintings:
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@pauliooj
Pauli Olavi Ojala
10 days ago
I'm trying to get back to hobby digital painting after a very long break (as in, decades). To motivate myself, I made an art account on Mastodon: Follow me there if you want to see more!
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@pauliooj
Pauli Olavi Ojala
21 days ago
As existing platforms become owned by American oligarchs, Mastodon represents the genuine free speech alternative. It's not perfect, but you may be surprised at how much @joinmastodon has been able to accomplish without needing $45 billion investment.
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
21 days ago
Mastodon is decentralized, like web3 pretends to be — but it all works without wrapping it into a game of crypto-Monopoly. If a community is toxic, other Mastodon servers can block them. As long as servers keep reasonably small, communities can self-moderate.
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@pauliooj
Pauli Olavi Ojala
21 days ago
So, you need to choose a server. The "gmail of Mastodon" is ... But I urge you to look at the servers (listed on the page I linked in first tweet). Maybe there's a community that matches your interests better? I joined .
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
21 days ago
Mastodon is federated. That sounds complicated, but it really just means it works like email. Your own Mastodon account can be on any server, and you'll still be able to interact with people on other servers. Twitter is like if Gmail users could only talk to other Gmail users.
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
24 days ago
This logo design appropriately emphasizes the “pain” in painting
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
24 days ago
I’m increasingly nostalgic for a well-edited newspaper that gives me the news 24-36 hours late, with proper reflection and context. There’s still one in Finland, @hsfi . When I move back I’ll get a paper subscription again
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
24 days ago
I feel like giving up on Twitter. It’s unlikely Musk will improve it by turning it into Gab that sells $2 blue checkmarks. Then again it hasn’t been getting any better as a public company either. Maybe compromise: delete the phone app and check once a week on the site
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
a month ago
ST #Picard is a wonderful mess. This week is extra because I love ridiculous Star Trek dream episodes. One of my Voyager favorites is the one where they’re stuck in a VR world, menaced by *Fear Itself*, and the place looks like the set from a Kirk-meets-superbeing TOS episode.
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
a month ago
NFT market is doing great — Bought last year for $2.9M Put on sale for $48M Best offer received: 280 dollars
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@pauliooj
Pauli Olavi Ojala
a month ago
Henceforth, instead of “I give up” or “bummer,” it’s going to be “Cancel the millennium”
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Pauli Olavi Ojala
a month ago
Cancel culture 1999
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