Reflecting on the idea that some people plan on having kids and probably think about the future with people descended/ascended from them in it… hm!

ive been to the year 3000
not much has changed, but they have this new type of bug that comes into your house, and at night they just scream this long, terrible, inhuman scream. it's so loud. and if you squash them or anything they release a pheromone that summons more bugs and they all come to your house and scream. best thing to do if you find one is just let it scream. they stop after an hour or two. they call them 'dread bugs'. otherwise they're harmless. and your great great great granddaug

i tried to sculpt a rose first but realized it was pretty difficult so instead i made a quick little cherry blossom :3 #art #3DArt #3d #NomadSculpt #creativeToots #MastoArt

If you're screening your follow requests, it's probably not a good idea to reject or block someone just because their profile picture is empty.

There are many blind people on the Fediverse who don't use profile pictures. For example, the writer Robert Kingett at @blindscribe doesn't use one.

The most reliable way to screen accounts on here is just to read what they have posted, as this better reflects what kind of account they are.

#Fediverse #FollowRequest #FollowRequests

(btw if you're interested in trying out mastodon and looking for a community of people doing critical research on design and digital technology, you'd be very welcome to join us on !)

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Poem, Library, Riddles, Guardians 

Hold Order
August 11, 2022

embarrassed, the library sphinx barred entry
asked me to wait, as entrance had been denied
walked inside, and returned my books for me
came back out, retook their place, and primly
looking away, slid to me with left hind leg
an old luxury in leather binding

yellow legal paper bookmark
on the relevant page

* * *

#poem #poetry #writing

Support your local library.

Anyone know #ActivityPub / #Fediverse software (client or server) with queue functionality? (Client would have to stay active/wake up for it, but could be done)

Like what Tumblr has - FIFO queue you load up with post/reblogs whenever, and at specified intervals during certain hours, it posts them.

"iOS Privacy: Instagram and Facebook can track anything you do on any website in their in-app browser"

Pertinent question: Could a website protect its users by using a good CSP? or is Meta also able to strip it?

#security #privacy #meta

Hetzner is gonna be doing price increases on their services Soon(tm) due to rising energy prices in their main locations (Germany and Finland)

if you are a fediverse admin who hosts on Hetzner, you should give this a look

exact price changes will be announced September 1, 2022

Starting up a New Urbanism/pet blog called Walkable Kitties

What are the creative usages of face masks you've seen?

#MaskUp 😷

Because of the drought in Europe, in many rivers you now see the so-called "Hungersteine" (hunger stones) reappear.

These stones are hydrological landmarks, erected by ancestors in the 15th–19th centuries, during periods of drought that caused widespread famine.

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Huiveringwekkend. Door de droogte in Europese rivieren komen er Hungersteine bovendrijven. Macabere waarschuwingen van onze 15e eeuwse voorouders over hongersnood.

'Wenn du mich siehst, dann weine'


Remember when we used to have vibrant unique discussion boards before Reddit became the ubiquitous discussion board for everything? When was the last time you created an account on a phpBB board?

The usual method is to handwash underclothes- so they don't contaminate the washing machine, but some of my very forward-thinking friends will wash them as a separate load.
TLDR; don't throw your underclothes in the washing machine when visiting friends in China without asking.

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So, on the topic of *actual* odd superstitions, Chinese women have this thing, where many of us think that underwear has some sort of super metaphysical dirt- that will transfer itself in the washing machine and infect all your other clothes. So I give you- the panty sterilizer:

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