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Setting a recurring alarm to remind myself to stretch.

If you see Twitter folks talking/asking about migrating to Mastodon over Musk's latest comments, be sure to guide them to an instance that's likely to suit them.

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#introduction post!
👋 Hello! This profile will share news and updates from 'The Turing Way' - an open source, open collaboration, and community-driven project which maintains and expands The Turing Way handbook to reproducible, ethical and collaborative data science: #no-xp

Researchers propose in a new paper that the destroying angel, deadly dapperling and funeral bell mushrooms all picked up their highly lethal toxin, alpha-Amanitin, via horizontal gene transfer from a fourth, probably now extinct variety of mushroom.

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WOWWWW someone released a free theme park simulator for PICO-8! Play it in the browser here:

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I'm happy to introduce our new ultra-low tech CMS for smol, accessible websites. The goal was to make something that could be self-hosted, but friendly enough for people who don't SFTP or use a terminal. 3 PHP files, Apache, and Gemtext. Should work on any dumb old Apache host; a technical person could manage many of these for friends and family with zero maintenance. Happy to answer any questions or take bug reports.

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Photographer Eric Brummel stabilized his camera to capture earth's rotation

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me.

You can see some of their work here

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.
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It's official folks: my website is up and running! AND I'm on the Merveilles webring! ⭐️

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It seems that past me has answered "yes" to everything and current me is regretting that deeply.

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LB: If you’re used to Twitter, reporting users probably feels like a futile last resort but on fedi, moderation is done by human beings. You don’t need an iron-clad case - reporting rudeness, bad behaviour, or a sketchy vibe can alert mods to potential trouble even if they don’t take immediate action. And remember to check the “forward anonymously to the remote instance” button too

I can't think of any medicines that taste or smell medicinal. Most of the scents and flavors I associate with the term "medicinal" pertain to herbs and aromatic liqueurs. Our medicines have largely shifted toward sweet or neutral flavoring, while our sensuous perception of the medicinal remains rooted in the associations of other eras.

The way people approach new platforms often involves a degree of nostalgia I just don't get, e.g. wishing that Discord was IRC or that Mastodon was more like G+. I try to focus more on "what is the potential of this place?" and "why is community taking root here?"

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Mentioning uspol or ukpol or depol or whatever has the added benefit that when you talk about politics without including much context, people who see the toot but don't know you still can tell which country you are talking about.

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A question for the microbiologists of the Fediverse:

How do you record data about your cultures and cultivation activities?

Are you using pen and paper? Spreadsheets? Some kind of custom-purpose software?

I'm thinking of data such as: species being cultured, substrate media being used, dates of transition between media, incubation temperatures, contamination events, sporulation events etc.

Boosts welcome.

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I have completed the hex map of merveilles!

Or at least my corner of merveilles.

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