maique
maique

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After yesterday’s post, I had to find both Japanese phones I remembered shooting. Love them, but the pink one? 🥰🥰🥰

A pink, cute, pay phone.

A green pay phone.

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maique
maique

@maique Yeah, don’t get it. The pink phone shows up on my “Posts”, but fails to show on the blog, and did not get crossposted. Kinda sad, since the whole post was about that particular phone.

@help

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@maique That is sad — I wanna see the pink phone!

(This continues to be one of my personal gripes with Micro.blog; it has long felt US-centric in that even performance and stability are so different depending on the time of the day.)

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique @SimonWoods Where did it not appear in crossposting? Mine aren’t appearing in BlueSky, for some reason.

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maique
maique

@SimonWoods Here you go. Uploaded to social.lol, it works 🙂

I’m with you on the reliability issues. I get the small team, and the effort it takes. But, when things go wrong, yeah, we’re stuck for hours before anyone is up.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood Both bsky and Mastodon. Also not showing up for me on the blog. Or the timeline.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique Mastodon is working for me, but not Bluesky.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood Lucky 🙂

I had a 50% success rate on the last one, everywhere. But 50% is as good as 0% on these, and in this one it was even a bit more annoying, as the one that failed was the whole reason to post.

I’m holding on for a few hours. Probably, by then, I’ll be busy, so…

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique I’m starting to go off the idea of crossposting anyway. Too confusing, I forget I have it set up then see messages on another platform that it seems I’ve just ignored.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood I get it, if it's messy. I do spend time on Mastodon (probably more than here), and now bsky added to the mix. For me, it makes sense. I do have a lot more interaction on Mastodon in general, so...

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique I understand. It’s frustrating if you want it to make life easier, but it doesn’t. Hopefully it can be sorted out.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood I turned off CDN for photos, and, at least on the blog, it seems to be working. Obviously, it's too late for the other networks, but... whatever. I do love it here, but I'm following most of you over there anyway, and the ones that will never move here. I'll keep going, of course, my yearly subscription just renewed, so...

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique I haven’t quite dug deep enough into BlueSky yet and need to make Mastodon a place I’d like to stay on. There’s still too much of the attention seeking that drove me mad on twitter. I know it’s airy-fairy, but I’d like my social-media to be an escape from ‘real-life’ and all the ugliness that goes on.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood Not sure if bksy will be a good fit for that, in my opinion. I don't get that feeling. As far as Mastodon goes, as with most places, I suppose it comes down to who you follow. The entire social.lol gang is pretty cool, as are the M.b members I follow there. I've added a few Portuguese that ran away from Twitter, and sprinkled that with a couple others. So far it's good. And the apps, as I've said before, make the whole experience easier.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique It’s just by own irritations, stuff that isn’t really that important or awful in the grand scheme of things. The social.lol lot do seem nice, I think I need to stop overthinking to be honest and looking for things to annoy me.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood Hahahaha... I know that feeling. I threw a hissy fit a couple of days ago because of an icon, and I'm keeping to it. Not going back to that one. But, of course, in that grand scheme, what is the real importance of the whole thing? I'll just ignore the odd stupidity, and move on.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique My button is the ‘Hey (tag firm)…moan, moan…’. I’m honestly a reasonable chap, but the older I get the more annoyed I get by things. I’m going to dig in properly to Mastodon, because I think it has potential.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique Regarding the social.lol Mastodon, is an account already set up if you’re a member? Can’t see a way of joining.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique I joined up on that instance. I think starting again might be just the ticket as it happens.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood I see you have managed already 🙂 Cool!

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esamecar
esamecar

@BenSouthwood In omg.lol's Dashboard you'll find a "social.lol" section, there you get your PW and instructions to join its Mastodon instance.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique I paid for the omg a few months back, and haven’t really dived into it. I follow Adam on here and he seems like a lovely chap, so starting again from new might give me a better experience.

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esamecar
esamecar

@maique These are gorgeous 🥰

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@esamecar I found it, thank you. :-)

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood He is awesome. And my main account there is a lifetime one, sometimes I wonder why I bother with anything else… more issues, the expense,…

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maique
maique

@esamecar They are, aren’t they? The pink one would look awesome in my place.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@maique I happily pay for Mb because I like the people, so if the Mastodon instance is a reflection of Adam I’ll happily pay for that space too.

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maique
maique

@BenSouthwood Same. The very fair pricing includes a ton of stuff too, weblog included. Pricing is also affordable here, but can’t really justify two accounts at this point. I’ll keep paying for this one, of course, but that other one will probably end.

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esamecar
esamecar

@maique Yes, some telephones were real design pieces. I still remember that at one point I was totally happy when we bought a Swatch landline phone. That was a big hit. Long, long ago 🫠

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dfj
dfj

@maique The photos came through! The pink one is lovely.

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maique
maique

@dfj They did, yes. Hours later, when I turned off the CDN for the whole blog. The pink one would look lovely at my place.

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