Arrived back from a trip a couple days ago. We went from 30°C to -20°C.
My skin wants to know where all the moisture went, and has called my brain bad for making this change.

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You know what's really lovely about having a post favorited by someone here on Mastodon? It means something I've said resonated with someone. And that's pretty damned priceless as far as I'm concerned. So, yeah, favoriting doesn't 'do' anything except make someone feel good. Isn't that reason enough?

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"This is overlooked by Mastodonians who argue that the influx of new users will bring changes to the platforms. If you have an influx of new users and then you punish them for being themselves or trying to figure out ways to be themselves on the platform, then you will disincentivize users from recommending transformation or changes in the platform, even in open source platforms. They simply will not want to engage."

Dr Jonathan Flowers

#BlackMastodon
#WhiteElephant

techpolicy.press/the-whiteness

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I finally got around to verifying my Mastodon account to my website, so now I have a fancy green "verified" checkmark.
Then there is only the issue of me not having updated my website since 2007. Or so...

I use the same design software at home that I do at work. Because I'm a lot more casual about my at-home work I am still using my bought-in-full copy from 2017.
I really, really, really need to look at the new features when they come out. This would avoid me doing a lot of things by hand that are suddenly only 2 clicks away.
Yes, I'm looking at you, Symmetry Tool!

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It turns out graphics design is difficult, but here's my vectorised version

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i wish mastodon had more granular muting options. for instance, i would like to mute everyone until they are at least thirty two years of age

Huh. I think for the first time I implemented a filter in Mastodon so that I wouldn't get spoilers about one of the few shows I watch.
I'm surprisingly pleased by how easy it was.
At least in the web interface. I haven't tried Tusky yet.

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“Sic transit gloria” is Latin for “nice car, Gloria”

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So much anger. When paediatric hospitals are begging you to mask, but you won’t, it isn’t outrageous to require masks. Politicians won’t do what’s needed because they care more about votes. Health & safety protocols should be the priority, not popularity. #BringBackMasks #WeNotMe

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There are a number of non-confrontational ways you can deal with inconsiderate behavior on Mastodon. From softest to hardest:

😷 Tolerate, but don't boost

⏱ Temp mute: maybe they just need to get it out of their system

🤫 Word mute: maybe they're better if you just avoid that one topic

✂️ Unfollow: uninvited them your Home timeline

🤐 Permamute: drop them from all of your timelines

🙅 Block: keep them from interacting with you at all

⛔️ Server block: Them and what army?

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BaaBaa Ship, the game of naval animal strategy.

"You stunk my skunk!"

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Ok, Mastodon is officially a lot more awesome than I had realised. There's a federated server for everyone who's really into bitcoin, and, yes, it is full of people who are as awful as you can imagine. But, with one click, you can block the entire domain! 12.8k thousand crypto weirdos filtered out in a click. Amazing.

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830