"Openly gay Prime Minister of Luxembourg with his partner welcoming openly lesbian Prime Minister of Serbia and her partner ahead of the first official visit between two LGBT+ heads of government." IMHO #TOGTT The One Good Thing Today - Source: reddit.com/r/europe/comments/d

@bryn For your consideration, I present the Nobody Wins Compromise Bi Flag

The US's problem: a 240 year old document structures the government and some people argue a LOT about original intention.

The UK's problem: /NO/ written document structures the government and people argue a LOT about tradition.

Pleased that spinster.xyz is already blocked on my instance before I asked.

Hey, I have a blind friend who might want to join us on the Fediverse. Does anyone have a guide to accessibility etc that might be more useful than me just sending her a link to an instance?

Here's the t-shirt I wear to Pride when I'm representing my political party. :)

@error_1202 listening to a panel with Rei Rosenquist who is agender and writes novels with multiple types of non-binary characters. I suspect you might be interested.

@hollyamory@mspsocial.net Is this as amazingly good as it first looks? gretaundstarks.de/greta/GretaA

Smartphone app for films which has AD and subtitles, and uses audio-sync to play/show them at the right times in the film.

@hollyamory@mspsocial.net Gretchen McCulloch wrote a script for a fun linguistics video that I think you'll like youtube.com/watch?v=fS4X1JfX6_

Did Mastodon's stance on "No nazis" appeal to you when joining?

In the holy name of Cthulhu, stop doing video tutorials!

They are useless, do not allow you to go in depth on a subject, and, unless your production values are top notch (read professional sound and image crew) will probably be horrible and a pain to watch.

If you care about a technical subject, please take the time to *write* about it and publish it on the Internet.

Plastic in the ocean misconception, environment Show more

Listening to real life examples of microaggressions is incredibly uncomfortable. More uncomfortable? "How many people have had to quit a job because they felt unsafe"...looking around the room, almost every woman in the room had their hand up...almost exclusively women.

The case for replacing confederate monuments with bad triceratops statues (with illustrations).
@OCRbot

biphobia???? kinda. Show more

"You are the last?"
"Yes," the last God said. "Gods exist to give reason to the inexplicable, and die when it is explained."
"So what are you God of? Love? Dark matter?"
"No," the God said with a smile, "I'm the God of creating Gods."
It faded from view.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I would just upload the CIVS software onto webspace I already have, but I'm fairly sure I'd need an actual virtual server for it not just cloud hosting, and I don't have access to that. So I'm looking for people who'd be interested in helping either with tech or with organising/fundraising to keep such a project going in the medium term. I'm happy to commit some funds and can probably do the setup OK, but I can't bankroll the whole thing or shoulder all the maintenance work.

OK, this is a "boosts needed" post, please boost this if you see it. At least one organisation I'm involved in has a major problem in that it runs online and needs to be able to ballot members, and just about all the easy services for doing so aren't GDPR compliant.

Would anyone be interested in clubbing together to try and run a Euro-side, compliant server of CIVS or a similar e-voting system that could be used by community groups, activist orgs, and so on?

#democracy #cooperatives

"Why do you hoard gold and silver anyway?" the princess asked.
"Copper, too," the dragon said.
"I've never heard of copper hoards."
The dragon shrugged. "Those metals are the best heat conductors. When I have enough, I will build cooling fins."
"Are you hot?"
"My egg will be."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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