Been thinking about the Internet's Biggest Problem: Discoverability. Starts at - more to come.

So I have recently come back to Mastadon (mainly and I'm looking for more people to follow.
Specifically looking for people interested in:

#laboratory / #laboratory_science

And like pretty much anything else similar to the above. So if you toot a lot of things related to the above I would greatly appreciate if you retoot, favourite or reply to this.

“There is no environment ‘out there’ separate from us. The environment is embedded in us. We are as much a part of our surroundings as as the trees and birds and fish, the sky, water and rocks.” - David Suzuki

Label says "Creamy Jalapeno-Flavoured Dip". Flavour says "Toxic Chemical Dump. 'Tis clear no Jalapenos were harmed in the making of this dip.

Also, (more wisdom via Spike Trotman) NEVER, EVER sign away lifetime IP rights! That's the most important thing you have as a creator!

If you want to make money from your work, great! Put it on prints, merch! License it! Etc!

But there's really nothing that's worth complete, total, *lifetime* control of your work! Because once you've signed your IP rights away, that's IT.

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One of those days when making words is a form of performance root-canal.

google captchas are fucking unethical stop making me train their neural nets to log in to my accounts

Well, everyone, this little pet project of mine has a name now: Tales From The Fediverse!
If you want to be a part of this anthology or help out in any way, shape, or form, reply or DM me!

If you don't think you can help, give us a boost!

Would love to try, but not gonna happen while it claims all kinds of privacy goodness but demands I jump the reCapcha hoops to get in. Paging @write_as

1k words done. Not great volume, but they are pretty good words, some of them. Words like "and" and "fury" and "knees"...

An enforced 2week "internet holiday" (aka service outage) has made me ridiculously productive. Might have to switch the internet off more often.

Spring has sprung
Da grass is riz
I wonder where
Da Boidies iz?

Dey gone becoz
Da bugs dey ate
Dey have all die
From Glyphosate.

An' where da Frogs
An' Bees an' Ticks?
Dey all died
'Cos Neonics!

Remember folks, use CamelCase on your hashtags, so screen readers speak it as two words

toot-length discourse 

Is it weird to say if you need more than 500 chars to say something, write a blog post?

The servers that allow seemingly-arbitrary character lengths feel a little elitist to me. Help me understand that it’s not “our toots are more important on your feed” or “our admins have the time and energy and privilege to patch the software”.

Fun to have family to visit, but Damn Me, it's disruptive to writing!

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