I believe that's Lord Buckethead, who stood as a candidiate in Theresa May's constituency and not actually her soul as has been suggested elsewhere

Anybody else getting completely random pawoo.net followers? Presumably bots of some kind

Send Toots from a command line of your choice with madonctl github.com/McKael/madonctl

This is very useful for automatic tooting, e.g. from your monitoring tools. You can learn how to integrate this into Icinga at bortzmeyer.org/icinga-mastodon

It's interesting how a domain being in a text file on github on the accoubt of some random person is enough to convince people it is a hive of scum and villainy.

Ethics aside - as the UK takes a deep sigh before chugging back on the election kool-aid - I do find myself wondering how much an individual could influence the general election in this day and age. Could a single person with targeted social media posts wield influence in the era of party donors /corporations / PR companies?

I'm not saying it would be easy, but if someone was obsessive/determined, could they sway things, even a little bit?

In the last few days a new meme from the UK government has been seen: "The country is coming together"

British Politics 

May is blaming 'political game playing' for having to call this election. Needs two thirds majority in Parliament to overturn fixed term bill, vote tomorrow.

Well, somehow, despite having fixed term parliaments the UK is having a general election in June:

bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-3962871

Got to say, not missing the bird site that much.

As a belated introductory post - I'm a long term / admin, consultant, interested in , and

Happy to help any people out with technical issues!

Working on many mastodon related projects!

I made an instance previewer, so you can see the local/federated feeds of an instance without signing up: unmung.com/mastoview?url=xoxo.

When you set up test Mastodon and get organic user sign ups 😄

how are people backing up their instances - are they bothering?

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