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Personal note on politics 

I hereby remove my self-restriction to never talk about politics on this account.

(this is an amendment to my pinned introduction)

Why? I don't plan on extensively talking about political issues (that gets tiring fast), but I also don't want to self-censor anymore.

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👋 I'm a hobbyist programmer and sysadmin who is passionate about , , and other forms of user empowerment with technology. You may have seen me before.

I'm interested in and other small internet protocols, along with mobile Linux, real sustainability, and various computer languages (including Rust and Zig).

I won't follow too many people here, or engage in politics, but I will share some updates on the things I'm working on.

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So if anyone is still looking for an instance or you want to help start a community, you can join here!

benign.town

It's gonna be a pretty wholesome place so if you are interested you can join. If you are already happy where you are at least help me boost so more people know of it :P

#boostswelcome #boostsappreciated #newinstance

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Email is now working, and we have basic rules written up at benign.town/about/more

Registrations are now open.

@devinprater What's the most accessible Web interface for Mastodon that you know of at the moment? I'd like to host a copy for the instance I'm setting up.

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Once email's sorted out I'll open up signups. In the meantime, I'll write up some of the policies and maybe theme the instance.

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Hello! This instance is being tested, but it'll be open to the public soon. 😃

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Since I was there, I peeked at my timeline (after forcing back into reverse chrono order). Evan Prodromou posted this blog post from Kathy Sierra from 2007 regarding Twitter. She has some observations that I think can also apply here. Even though Mastodon doesn't have the same motivations as Twitter, it shares many of its design decisions.

headrush.typepad.com/creating_

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I am very bad at... I guess this counts as marketing?

Durham, NC:

This Sunday, once again, Black & Indigenous folk can pick up free plants, courtesy of the Groundhog Autonomous Zone, at Pineywood Park, between 10:30 and 11:30.

Other folk can inquiry about potentially bartering for plants, but every plant we trade is a plant we're not gifting.

If you want to learn more about the GAZ, we put together a public infosheet available at cryptpad.fr/code/#/2/code/view

Notably, we're considering putting together a local reading group for anarchist texts (you can find a form to nominate what we read first through the link above)

We also have a Discord we're turning into an online school for learning about (and practicing) anarchy - mutuals can DM me for an invite to that one, or you can get an invite by becoming a monthly donor to my Ko-Fi,

Alright, that's all the publicity stuff, I think? Here's the plant list:

Stonecrop sedum, bee balm, mountainmint, spearmint, mugwort.

We have a limited number of mullein & chamomile for Black and Indigenous folk who provide herbal care to our community.

DM to arrange pickup!

(Not local but want to help? Share this post! Whenever one of these gets boosted by a few accounts, I end up meeting a new person in the area who wants some plants!)

Who wants to do another Mastodon instance with me?

I want to make something quiet and comfy that has a somewhat-defined community (inspired by merveilles.town) but also with open registrations. Moderation will be difficult.

I have the skills and would like to help out with the increasing load on the network.

The exact software is also not yet set in stone.

All thoughts welcome.

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I'm not very excited about new people coming to Mastodon, as people don't even care about anything it represents, they're just here for the “hate Elon” hype. They will leave soon, you'll see.

However, I'm glad for the few ones who will stay until the end.

Anyone else name random projects they're making based on weird Greek portmanteaus?

Welcome, those new to the Fediverse! It's great to see y'all here.

I've been here a few years. Feel free to ask any questions about the network if you haven't found answers already. 😃

Welcome again!

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👋 I'm a hobbyist programmer and sysadmin who is passionate about , , and other forms of user empowerment with technology. You may have seen me before.

I'm interested in and other small internet protocols, along with mobile Linux, real sustainability, and various computer languages (including Rust and Zig).

I won't follow too many people here, or engage in politics, but I will share some updates on the things I'm working on.

Do tech companies/coops hire random people just out of high school or in college?

There are countless young people with years of experience tinkering with computers and maintaining their own projects, but without real "industry experience" or schooling.

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Hi, I'm Silvia (she/her), a web designer and developer focused on usability, accessibility and information architecture.

An expert in HTML, CSS and designing using web standards since 2004, I make websites using Jekyll and WordPress.

Curator of the inspiration series Design, Digested. Photography is my life-long passion.

#introduction

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We are looking for more freelance writers!

We cannot promise industri-level compensation. But if you are looking to get started with doing freelance work or want to build a partnership with us as we grow and can give new oppertunities over time - then NOW IS THE TIME TO APPLY! 😁

Just PM your blog, resume and CV or whatever and we will take a look at it.

If you have no experience try pitching us an article instead 😌

Please boost & share so everyone hears about this 😁

#news #fediverse #hiring

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I'm working on an alternative media type for . I expect it to be contentious, so I'd like to hear some thoughts on what y'all would like to see in an extension Gemtext.

Updated translate.josias.dev and enabled support for ICIBA, Reverso, and LibreTranslate.

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#introduction

Hi. I'm Robin (they/them) I've come here to escape from the grim place that is Instagram. I'm super new to Mastodon so still finding my feet.

When it comes to art I have a lot of trouble sticking to one style/medium/subject, so expect to see a real mixed bag of stuff from me. 😅

Nice to meet y'all.
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