I've been interested in the prefix "oligo" lately, as in "oligosaccharides", "oligoclonal banding", and more commonly, "oligarchy". It means "just a few", as opposed to "mono" or "poly". Makes me wonder what "oligamory" or "oligogamy" might mean.

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RT @KaijuChomps
as cool as this is, this is *not* a free technology, its a $500 per month API that developers have to implement, which can only be justified by putting things behind a paywall, so fuck this!!

its also patented, so nobody can make an open source version! https://twitter.com/WhatTheADHD/status/1527617004336820228

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"In the words of one former sysop, the BBS was the original cyberspace. The stories from this era remind us that many different internets have already existed. An internet after social media is still possible; the internet of today can still become something better, more just, equitable, and inclusive—a future worth fighting for."

🔗 https://www.wired.com/story/internet-origin-story-bbs/

I was there, and I agree.

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Seems like the perception is that Mastodon is an inferior platform for creatives because it's less powerful as a promotional tool. But that risks reducing creative work to its commercial function. In many ways, Mastodon is better for discussing creative work.

A series of events on algorithmic pattern. Includes talks on , wire bending, heritage algorithms, , konnakol vocal rhythms, and !

algorithmicpattern.org/events/

Do you ever wonder how on earth you are ever going to pay forward the various kindnesses you have received in your life so far?

Politics 

The very passive position embodied by the exhortation to "just vote" is very frustrating, given how disappointing our elected representatives often are. I think the alternative is not to try to be the perfect activist who is involved in everything and convinced of their individual ability to change the world. I think it is to identify a few local people who are are making positive change happen in your community, and try to make a small contribution alongside them.

I got to go in the Catcliffe Cone today. This is their first open day - apparently it's the oldest kiln in Europe to still be standing. Many rumours surround it, none can be substantiated. Were prisoners of war once kept here? Was the at the base from the same quarry that supplied Westminster Palace? Why can nobody find any of the glass that was made here?

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There are many forms of etiquette on this site that differ from the other places we've all been.

One thing that HAS NOT taken off, for some reason, is messaging a person before shooting them a follow request.

I used to have that on my bio back in the day and hardly anyone did it.

If you shoot someone a request, you should let them know why or ask first at this point. With the way this place is

Are there ways of optimising your lifestyle for maximum Vitamin D? (Not a euphemism). Like, I know I am supposed to go outside or whatever but how do you get the most Vit D, is it just a matter of exposing as much skin as possible to the blessings of the sun god and hoping for the best?

"Neuroqueer rhetorics recoup the logics of symptoms and transform them into logics of (non)practice—orienting, moving, sidling, cripping, verbing that which is beside ... autism’s queerness maintains its power through its refusal to engage the social" - M. Remi Yergeau, Authoring Autism: on Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness hive.co.uk/Product/Yergeau-M-R

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excited for this work to be out \ *゚▽゚* ノ a video piece I made by for ~ second order simulacra by digital selves (Lz Wïlsøn) as part of her new EP — error topography — released by Cherche Encore and supported by Arts Council England :::: watch here::::: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5sJjfAkymI

"Feminist memory can become a counter-institutional project; we have to find ways of creating paths for others to follow, to leave traces in places. We refuse to let a refusal disappear. You hold on by passing a refusal on." feministkilljoys.com/2018/06/2

"To refuse to participate often takes much more dedicated effort than continuing as usual; it’s a risky endeavor, to just not." autostraddle.com/toward-an-app

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.