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@marek
Greetings Maz. Please could you enable mobile support on shared.graphics so that I can add an account to my mobile app?

Thanks in advance 😊

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Ugh. Still can't connect a account to . I thought that bug had been fixed?

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@vkc I don't know about that specific hashtag. There is a more general AskFedi hashtag I often see used.

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Do I know anyone who lives in the country commonly called "Czech Republic" in English?

I've heard some international media refer to this country as "Czechia" recently and I'm no longer certain what name is preferable when English speakers refer to your country.

[boosts welcome]

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Alright, time to see if Mastodon can do the midst important part of social media: crowdsourcing answers to dumb questions

My ten year old wants a game to couch co-op with me. Something pokemonesque would be ideal, something low on boobs and blood is essential.

My boy got upset at the T&A in Digimon: cybersleuth. We're looking at probably aroace kid whose primary passions involve Minecraft. I cannot play Minecraft to save my life.

Responses/boosts appreciated!!

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#Trekkies! Please remember to use the CW for posting any #StarTrek spoilers. Especially since a bunch of folks 1) haven't watched the finale of #Picard or the premiere of #StrangeNewWorlds yet and 2) *can't* watch yet.

I'm so happy for the cw. :)

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Superstition, data collection, metadata 

With folklore, folks used to be cautious about what to do with hair and nail clippings. As those could give a witch or sorcerer power over you.

We have this now with our electronic clippings, we give our clippings to social networks and that gives a whole heap of power to them and to the buyers of that data who can then analyse it.

There's an analogy for you. 😏

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An algorithm is just some person’s will made manifest. So the key question is: “whose will?” Yours? Or some douchebag billionaire’s?

#technology #society #personhood

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It's been a while since I posted a link to one of my all-time favourite papers on software development.

It outlines the idea that software is actually a shared mental construct (theory) among those who work on it, that the written code only has value if it accurately represents the current theories of those working on it. That the job of software dev is building the theory and the code in tandem.

"Programming as Theory Building" pablo.rauzy.name/dev/naur1985p (PDF warning!)

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Ahhh I made a super silly thing! (As if I make any other kind of thing ever)

It's a paperdoll owl cut-out sheet! Print at home, colour, cut out, and have fun dressing your owl :D

High res print-ready PDF here for freeeeee:

ko-fi.com/s/14ce42ad95

You must show me what you make if you use this please please <3 :artcataww:

#MastoArt

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Try Mastodon they said... So, here I am, #historian working on the #earlymodern period and historical #peaceresearch, especially in the Baltic Sea region and the Holy Roman Empire, with a particular soft spot for Imperial Diets and constitutional history. #introduction

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This ancient tablet includes a list of reasons that people missed work.

Reasons include being ill - but also such excuses as "brewing beer" and "drinking".

(Image: The Trustees of the British Museum; CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) t.co/WbrULlg8Nl

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If you look carefully you can even recognise some constellations. Due to the way the ball projects the image, the constellations in the background and within the ball are symmetric relative to the center of the ball.

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Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

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Some random quick Mastodon tips which new people may find useful:

-You don't need link shorteners on Mastodon because all links count for 23 characters of your limit, no matter how long they really are.

-Make sure you include https:// at the start of website addresses so they will turn into clickable links.

-If you're using website Mastodon, you can switch to dark or light mode by going to ⚙️ Preferences > Site Theme > Mastodon Dark (or Mastodon Light). Some servers have even more colour options 🎨

-On the official app you can go to ⚙️ Settings and select Light or Dark there.

-You can report rule-breaking toots by clicking "..." on the toot and selecting Report. This goes to your server admin, and optionally anonymously to the rule-breaker's server admin too.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse

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Got a nice quote about #mastodon in this article for politico by @rebeccamkern@twitter.com: "One Mastodon user, Sasha Costanza-Chock, a media and design researcher, touts the benefits of a decentralized platform where "decisions about how we interact with each other aren't made by billionaires." politico.com/newsletters/digit

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