Worth adding, I only learned about this site via an email asking for me to give them money.
good news everyone!! HEALTH CANADA FINALLY DROPPED ITS HOMOPHOBIC POLICY BANNING BLOOD DONATING FROM GAY MEN 😭😭😭 https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2022/04/28/health-canada-lifts-ban-on-blood-donations-from-men-who-have-sex-with-men.html
Another thing that new users may not realize is that your Mastodon account isn't limited to following other Mastodon accounts. Mastodon uses a common open source protocol called ActivityPub, and can interact with other services that use that same protocol. Pleroma, for example, or PeerTube, or PixelFed. It's like being able to subscribe to Instagram or YouTube from your Twitter account.
Womp. The compile/run/iterate cycle is more of a pain when I need to kill 5 nodes to wipe state before I can do a new test run.
A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:
If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!
I make computers compute. Bleep bloop. 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🇨🇦 BLM ACAB
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