My least favorite part about new folks logging in is the DM panic.

โ€œOh no, my DMs are unencrypted and can be read by the instance moderators and admins.โ€

โ€œ... just like every other social platform youโ€™ve ever used, plus most email platforms.โ€

โ€œWell, yeah, but on those other platforms the admins are a team of underpaid entry level employees at a faceless company, not a single person or small group of individuals thatโ€™s I can get to knowโ€


Please don't post screenshots of hateful messages. I've blocked these people for a reason. I don't want to see their hatred.

Let's not import that awful Twitter culture in here, please.

Navel Gazing About Ennui 

I've been in such a state of having to do maximum work to just accomplish survival, that now, when I have breathing space, I don't do anything. But I know I have things I can do, and want to do, and that makes me anxious, and builds up the internal resistance to starting anything still further. Enumerating Things That Can Be Done as Projects helps build a sense of scale and enable movement, but how do you make "Write something" a project with definiable tasks and scale?

I dislike flip-flops, but I live in Florida. I solved this with slip on Sanuk shoes, but after 5 years, the sole wore through, and they've been getting holes. I wanted something more breathable, so I got Chacos on clearance a bit ago. My wife hates them, and a specific hat that I have that I love. I can avoid wearing the hat, but those are my only sandals lol.

Also, we decided that Milo Ventamiglia would have made a better Edward. He had the angry brooding down.

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I just watched a 3 hour version of Twilight, and legit could explain the extra time except that maybe the staring and pauses were longer? Highlight is still Decode by Paramore. They used to make good musicโ€ฆ

I feel reasonably productive today, and I haven't actually done much. I really need to get registered for teacher training.

You might think that someone who complains is having a bad time while someone who is quiet is having a good time.

It's the opposite.

Someone who complains:

* believes that what they are doing is worth complaining about
* believes that they are worthy of better circumstances
* feels a sense of agency over their environment

Someone who is quiet:

* doesn't believe what they're doing is worth complaining about
* doesn't believe they're worthy of better circumstances
* feels powerless

Hey . When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

First day in a bit I haven't had to leave the house with the kids for most of the day. I count that as a victory. Got a bit of unpacking done, but we're at the point where we need more furniture to unpack more. Well, mostly. So, until we get more cash, we just have some boxes left.

request of stockholm area mastodon people, food 

So, I really want to try this Halloumi burger at Swedish Burger King. I'll be at Arlanda Airport on Monday, August 20th, but I only have a two hour layover. I'm willing to pay someone in the Stockholm area to bring me this sandwich, if possible.

Financial issues/GoFundMe 

Hey, so my family has a GoFundMe going right now, we had to move cross country because of housing costs and jobs. We're set up in the new place, but the new job hasn't paid my wife yet, and we're basically tapped out. We had just enough money to get here and get the basics. But now we have to make car payments, and keep up on our debt reconciliation, and pay cell and electric bills on the old place. I'd appreciate any help or shares!

ADN Finder Update:

* Support for Mastodon!
* Improved search (enter your favorite Mastodon instance URL to see a list of users)
* Wider layout

If you've already listed your account, ping me with your Mastodon user name, and I'll add it to your profile.

this is a test of the emergency broadcast chicken ๐Ÿ”

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So: a gentle and loving reminder to all my old birdsite friends: it's appreciated here when posting political toots, or anything that might be unsettling or triggering, that you tag your toot with a content warning, so it is hidden behind the warning by default. It's not a red flag that your tweet is bad, trolls aren't going to come for certain flags (can't search them), it's just one way that this community protects itself.

Some people even use the CW feature to make clever jokes. You'll see.

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Beautiful photo of Disneyland's Submarine Lagoon getting refurbished in 1964. Guest starring: Mk II Monorail Red, Skyway buckets.

time! My name is Kyle, and I'm an nerd. I used to define myself by being an Evangelical Christian, but now I'm mostly floating in-between.

I have a History/PoliSci degree and I'm working on becoming a teacher in FL. I'm a native Californian, but I've lived all over the US.

I'm (self diagnosed), and the father of an autistic daughter as well as an NT son.

Main obsessions now:

There are many Mastodon instances with which your home instance federates but which you might not want to see in your timelines. Fortunately, you can hide all toots from a given instance.

1) In your home instance's web interface, open the account of a user on the server you wish to hide.

2) At the bottom of their profile, next to their follower/following stats, is a "..." menu. Click that.

3) At the bottom of the new context menu, click "Hide everything from <instance>".

You're done!

There's these studies about how once you commit to an opinion in front of someone you're less willing to back down from it even in the face of new insights; and online in 2018 has this culture where people rush to comment on everything that happens as fast as possible, you know? Is that a good combination?

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