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Silenced Instances 

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Time to do this again, I suppose...

Hello! Yes, my account is locked. I will probably approve your follow request if:

-your bio is filled out and mentions something other than what languages you code in/how much you love Linux
-you have some posts on your account that are not you "well, actually..."ing other people
-you have a profile picture that's not a random anime girl (picrew and the like are okay)

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that thread about DARVO 

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Everyone is some percentage of goblin, werewolf, or vampire, no exceptions

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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

a beautiful, well-made website does not need to be flashy

She's lying on me and purring hard enough I can feel the vibrations through the covers :blobuwu:

Big Cat came, Big Cat went, and now Little Cat has appeared for her shift in the loaf factory.

Today post-migraine I read "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous".

Not entirely sure what to say about it, but certain points definitely hit home.

(I liked it, and I'm debating whether to recommend it to the sibling or not.)




the husband, out of nowhere: I know I've been watching The Expanse because I keep having dreams about SPACE.

He clarified that he's having dreams about solving engineering problems in space.


anyway I spent most of today down with a migraine so if your timely has been strangely quiet now you know why

Legally, you can just say ‘sorry, theres a cat!’ and then not get up

Four full PhD scholarships ranging from electronic music to new media communications at DCU, Dublin:

I know and trust a professor in this department and these come recommended from him.

Just published the updated version of @hider 's Zooming Out, a guide to Zoom alternatives. They provided a few updates to the list (originally published in Oct 2020), so please feel free to peruse. If you have any suggestions for additions or other information, as they say in the document itself, please feel free to email them.

N.B., this document will eventually be posted on their own server, and I'll replace my version with a link once that happens.

Food, someone being Big Mad about meatless options 

Physical health (mine, not bad) 

I left a tab of the "draw an iceberg" thing open overnight and the top of my iceberg melted!

Very clever, fun web app:

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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.