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There's a long way to go with making the internet more environmentally friendly. So it's good to know my host is actually acting on these issues, according to their report:

I recently read Edward Struzik's Future Arctic. Although out for a few years now, it's worryingly accurate in its predictions:

"There is no consent under capitalism" is quite the zeitgeist-y tagline for a sf novel.

EU Pol 


UK voting 

I just did the Friends Against Scams e-learning. If you haven't done the training before, it's 20 minutes well spent - it could save you or someone you know thousands.

#Lincolnshire #MentalHealth + 

The Guardian discusses writing being an elitist profession.

It always has been, although the comparitive degree traditional publishing and self-publishing are has changed in recent years.

What I love about Mastodon: everyone else is affected by the same Firefox addons bug I am, and someone has already posted a solution.

Folks, I’m seeing a lot of people recommend setting xpinstall.signatures.required to false to fix the Firefox extensions issue.


It disables signature checking on extensions which means that you open yourself up to malicious extensions if you install any new ones or if you have auto updates on.

Either follow the instructions here by @amolith

Or go the officially recommended (but less private) route:


My son is watching something with anxious bird-headed people and dancing people with trees and roses for heads. It makes about as much sense as anything in 2019.

ukpol, voting 

Who else here plays Game of Dog? The rules are simple: pet the most dogs without getting bitten.

I scored 0 today, but managed 3 in Game of Cat.

+ climate strike 

I never wear perfume. No matter how nice, I always prefer fresh air.

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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.