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I’m trying to find that picture of that possum that broke into the bakery and went sicko mode on the scrolls

I meant 5’ but it might as well have been 5”.

The camera at the express DMV on Washington is about 5” off the ground and isn’t height-adjustable, so my 6’2” self looks like an absolute weirdo looking down and smiling in my new license photo.

🎤 🎶I'm a poster, not a boomer, a toot self-booster🎶

We need a word like pareidolia (seeing faces in objects) but for butts. I saw this photo of two mesh network access points and all I can see is a robot's tighty-whitey'd behind.

Rearidolia?
Pareidonkia?

Don't call it a punk house, I been here for years.

We need a word like pareidolia (seeing faces in objects) but for butts. I saw this photo of two mesh network access points and all I can see is a robot's tighty-whitey'd behind.

Rearidolia?
Pareidonkia?

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I just reported an issue in @JPEG’s Mast on github: Add Prompt for Image Descriptions Toggle to General Settings #39

github.com/ShihabM/Mast/issues

Starting my day at the DMV, woo yeah uh huh

I just reported an issue in @tootapp on github:
Add Prompt for Image Descriptions option to Tweaks menu #262 github.com/DagAgren/toot/issue

I really want to be better at image descriptions. We should encourage the devs of the Mastodon apps we use to add a feature that will prompt users if they’re about to post an image without a description.

I will DM a $20 Thinkgeek.com gift card to the next person who boosts the bigshoulders intro toot (bigshoulders.city/@alex/100639) because there are absolutely zero things I want to buy from there.

There are literally zero pixelfed apps, right?

Exporting the "Logan Square Gentrifier Starter Pack" to Noble Square

Oh word they turned a historic mixed-use building in Chicago into a white box single-family home for an options trader? How novel. How innovative. uncrate.com/cortez-street-hous

📣 Not completing surveys after customer service interactions is class betrayal.

It's been three weeks.

I still cannot find a single thing to buy with the gift card to Thinkgeek that my coworker gave me for Christmas.

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bigshoulders.city

bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future.1 Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.”2

Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas (like at the mastodon exhibit at the Field!), pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

For now, membership in bigshoulders.city is subject to approval. if you don’t have an invite or referral, email our admin with a Toot-length intro.3

Membership is also free: hosting, administration, and domain registration are provided by our admin. Right now that runs about $100 a year, not counting labor. You can buy him a coffee if you like.

Boundless credit to our sister instances in Portland and Philadelphia for inspiration.


1. For the purpose of inclusivity, bigshoulders.city includes greater Chicagoland in its definition of "Chicago," though you personally should never do that.
2. From “Docks,” in Chicago Poems, 1916. Rejected URLs included noketchup.dogs, woptheb.am, dibs.team, and malort.report.
3. No more than 500 characters.