Today, I am starting a new adventure, no longer working at ThisDot, where I have been for the last three or so years. I am moving on into the Mastodon space. If you have not heard about Mastodon, we will give a post later with all the details. You can expect a lot more Mastodon social posting from me. I am joining Mammoth to really flush out and make the social web a great place for everybody. The precipice is that in 2011 and 2012, there was this idea around Twitter called “nerd Twitter”, where I met many people, made good friends, and networking was frictionless. It was the renaissance of social media. I hope to contribute and make Mastodon, through Mammoth, a pleasant, enjoyable, and positive place for everyone. Everyone should have that experience. I met people who are now very dear friends 10 to 15 years ago on Twitter. In a small community of like-minded interests, we were able to connect and chat openly. It was not a struggle to spend as little time as possible, and we were not bombarded by spam or other things that made it less pleasant. But we will talk about that in another post.

I am also really sad to be leaving the people at ThisDot, whom I have grown to enjoy and cherish my time with over the last three years or so. I have learned an enormous amount about programming, business, the web, and myself. It has been a real chance for growth, and I am very thankful for that opportunity to Tracy and everybody at ThisDot. Look forward to more from me about Mastodon from Mammoth. If you need a Mastodon app, you can get the app at Get If you need an instance, you can join at You can also check me out. I will put my handle in here, and I look forward to catching up with you.