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I've been around Mastodon for the eternity of the last seven months or so. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But why not do another post anyway?

I'm a designer.
I also like , , and many kinds of -related things. (Check out !)

I like .

I'm prone to talking about . :teapot:

Finally, I'm a trained reference at large (not currently working as one), and have a question-answering reflex.

"The Jersey cabbage develops a long stalk, commonly reaching 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3.0 m) in height, and can grow as tall as 18 to 20 feet (5.5 to 6.1 m). Historically the stalks were made into walking sticks, of which 30,000 a year were being sold by the early 20th century, many for export. They were also used for fencing and as rafters."
#RandomFact #TIL #plants #cabbages

At the Dyke March last week I found the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. And I've been obsessed with them ever since.

They got this big project to reinvent the post office to provide fair financial services and internet access. To connect remote communities. To check in on disabled and elderly folks. To work on food delivery. To move to electric vehicles. To work with indigenous communities to acknowledge the colonial past and present of the postal service and reinvent themselves to provide the services and support those communities want.

Essentially, the postal workers union wants to build the #solarpunk future.



๐Ÿ’ป tonight i wrote a brief threaded guide to getting started on mastodon in spanish for newcomers

due to the lack of beginner resources in languages other than english, i'd be super grateful if you guys spread the word! :_gayheart2:

#mastotips #mastometa

tired: calling women females
wired: calling women females but pronounced like tamales

Indigenous people!

Please share this and reply and be my friend! Let's create a community on here where we know we have someone who gets it!

I'll start, I'm Ojibwe. Raised away from the tribe, but am a full member now as an adult.

(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)

Long live the Ferguson Uprising! Five years ago today

RIP Mike Brown

Hello, Shop, and the worlds where we wander!

The cat is doing the thing where she pretends to kill a snake, except that itโ€™s really a pencil or a strap or a knitting needle. Bap! Bap! Bap!

Not much else to report; Iโ€™m having a boring and unmotivated day.

Maybe some tea will perk me up. Want some? :teapot:

The "Horse kid" you remember as a kid, (Stereotyped to girl, imo any and all genders may apply) you know: loved horses, read horse books, may have ridden horses?

But here's a question for you. If one was obsessed with UNICORNS as a child, and read unicorn books, were they a "horse kid"?

#Poll #Books #BookPrompts

@Virelai one trick I've found for #knitting in the round on interchangeables, is having a smaller gauge needle on the left hand. Since the stitch gauge is defined on the right needle, having a smaller one on the left allows for easier picking up and moving, especially if you have a tight stitch tension.

Good news USpol Denver 

Good morning, shop, and the worlds where we wander!

Back is all better this morning, huzzah!

This afternoon, we go to the river to hang out with kidโ€™s social group, or at least, thatโ€™s the plan. Itโ€™s fun when it works out.

Kid and spouse walked down to the park recently and saw five bats flying around. Thatโ€™s the most weโ€™ve ever seen at once here, so maybe the local population is doing well? Hereโ€™s hoping, anyway.

I think itโ€™s time to make some more tea. Would you like some? :teapot:

I've added a couple new headers to my Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon in the last few days, to address some questions I've seen from new users:

* Why should I add a caption to my picture?
* Why can't I search for a specific word or phrase?
* Why can't I quote someone's toot, like a quote-tweet?
* Weird, my server doesn't have a bunch of these features.

I've also changed the list of phone apps I recommend after some useful feedback.

Tip for newbies (and reminder for oldbies): those of us with cheap phones (i.e. 3yo Android that is not gonna get updated) will see your ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘’๐“๐“‰ (and a lot of newer emojis) as a bunch of character-not-found rectangles whenever we're on mobile. The occasional usage in a post is fine, but geez don't use it as your username if you expect a followback.

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Wandering Shop

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.