Ugh, well, I've crossed one candidate for mayor OFF the list.

"I'm a businessman, so blah blah red tape blah blah tax break...."

Nopety nopety nope nope. Tell me you don't know shit about GOVERNANCE without saying you don't know shit about governance == middle aged white male running for office on his "I'm a businessman" claim.

If you're posting a public post on the Fediverse, it will be visible to anyone, even people who aren't on the Fediverse. Every account has a public profile page, which lists all the public posts made by that account.

If you want to keep your Fedi posts off search engines, the best way to do this is to use a non-public visibility setting such as followers-only or mentioned/direct. Search engines cannot see posts with such visibility settings.

On Mastodon, you can also go to Preferences > Other > Opt Out Of Search Engine Indexing, tick the box then click Save Changes. In theory this setting also stops your public posts from ending up in search engines, but in reality it's up to search engines whether they respect your request.

PixelFed has a similar option in Settings > Privacy.

#Fediverse #Privacy #Mastodon #PixelFed

The shit we humans can do, when humans aren't just being shitheads, is pretty amazing.

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@randomgeek sympathies. I was once injured by lifting a pot roast, 2.5 years and a lot of physio later my shoulder aaaallllmost had full range of motion back.

wanting to remind everyone since the seasons are changing about the discourse from like a couple years ago where we figured out that saying "spooky" is racist. there's searchable articles written on this with detailed history if you need the reciepts or whatever. just say "scary season" or "halloween" instead of a word that harms our friends on here.

Fall weather and temps have landed abruptly and right on time today. Love it.

Here's hoping for several weeks of cool sunshine and the smell of leaves.

Oakville Trafalgar High School is gonna have to explain this shit storm some how or another and IDEK know what to make of it.

JFGI if you want to know. It's a disaster any way about it for a huge school and any gender diverse students and staff and I have no idea what is to blame for this.

Oh, I am SO looking forward to Lumen being back in full this year.


Found this lurking by the Clay and Glass on my walk tonight:

@ElectricDryad Ugh. Sorry to hear it. I should probably go trash Insta, I've got PF and Glass going right now and I hardly use any.

@t54r4n1 Thanks - not necessary. That was a shout out to ppl who know where I geographically am in meatspace, regarding our upcoming elections. Not about an instance/virtual community.

Chat group with friends:
Friend 1: So... the Queen's funeral is on International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Friend2: Nothing about this will go wrong.

workin' from home, spouse out of house... I can play music OUT LOUD woo!

I want to hear what my community knows about people.

If you can't or aren't comfortable commenting - fire a DM, a link or a subtweet. I'm listening.

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Shared from my twit feed, in case I have locals here too:

I want to hear from any queer, trans, racialized and marginalized tweeps and friends about my local municipal and school board candidates. I'm reading what I can find but that's usually only what they put out themselves, and I have the privilege of interacting from within the limits of my middle-aged, cis, white skin. I do not doubt I miss things that others are so much more attuned to.

Condo AGM 2022 done and dusted.

Unfortunately I continue to be seen as adequate by my fellow homeowners, no one has mutinied against my Board chairship yet. Dammit.


Meta: will shut it down once my Dad passes, I suspect. I regularly lock it and leave it for months and ignore it mostly otherwise.

Twitter: I NEED TO GET MORE OF MY GOOD FOLLOWS OVER HERE IN THE FEDIVERSE GODDAMNIT. I aggressively curate and block on the Twits, but I still use it to follow science communicators, journalists (not "media" - the actual investigators/writers), and local community news.

A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our Code of Conduct.