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.

@downey And even more so when the owner of said site has committed to the panopticon mode of exploiting users for profit.

“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

@andrhia You might also one day try Ultimate Email Nirvana -- just delete the damn things permanently. Oh, the liberation!😂

@e Also noteworthy: "No Third-Party Tracking, No Advertising Services, No Cookies"! +1

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.

Five items someone would put in a salt circle to summon me:
- A garden fork
- Heirloom veg seeds
- Laphroaig whisky (sp?)
- A nice hefty fountain pen, square nib
- Khashmir Curry (non-meat)

ht @Annalee

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