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Congratulate yourself for doing difficult things, even if they might not seem difficult to others.

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Advice of the day: don’t accept criticism from people you wouldn’t ask for advice.

This clip by YouTube channel McGybeer shows a time-lapse of a 3D printing process of an articulated dragon. youtu.be/le-ucwUBw5E

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If you're currently on a massive server like mastodon.social, you might want to consider moving your account to a smaller server.

You can keep your followers when you change servers, here's how to do it: mstdn.social/@feditips/1079394

You can find reliable servers at joinmastodon.org/communities (all the servers listed there agree to the covenant at joinmastodon.org/covenant). Try to pick one with fewer people.

There are lots of good things about smaller servers:

-Better moderation, because there are more staff per member.

-Smaller servers tend to have more personality, with a village feel.

-The local timeline on smaller servers is much more readable.

-Smaller servers protect the Fediverse as a whole from being taken over, because lots of smaller servers are harder to buy than a few big servers.

-It's easier to make a difference on smaller servers. It's easier to discuss things with the admin and other members.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon

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One thing I miss from The Bird Site compared to Mastodon is the "Translate tweet" button. It was surprisingly great and let me talk to a lot of people who speak different languages. My fedi timeline is full of posts in other languages and I'm constantly looking for the translate button :(

#features #mastodon #translation #languages

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First office day in over 2 years today. I also have my first pair of new jeans in what must be close to 4 years.
Will miss my wife, the cats and chickens, today but for now we’re only being asked to come in one day a week so shouldn’t be too bad 😊

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Here we go.. the first (but not entirely unpredictable) moves to allow Musk to step away from buying Twitter after he loses interest in his gimmick of the month.

bbc.co.uk/news/business-614337

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One of the accounts from the birdsite that I really do miss over here is @LettersOfNote@twitter.com. They produce intelligent and humorous tweets that go perfectly hand-in-hand with their blog.

So until they see the light and appear over here on a Mastodon instance, I'd just like to commend the following Letter Of Note to the audience: news.lettersofnote.com/p/pleas

#LettersOfNote #DouglasAdams #HHGTTG #HG2G

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Don't understand why this is an issue. Surely no one uses a phone naked. I've a P6P and have a clear case for it. Don't trust myself not to drop the thing and damage it.

Nice. I've a pair of MX3's and they've been fantastic for both sound quality and noise cancelling. The battery life is what makes the difference for me over more portable in-ear phones. At ~30 hours with a recharge time of <1hr I never have to worry about running out of charge in a day and getting caught out if I forget to top them up. Had pixel buds before this and that was a terrible experience. I'm never going back.

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Write Freely :writefreely: is another type of server on the Fediverse :fediverse:

Its focus is entirely on long form text posts, so things like articles, essays, stories etc. It has a very minimalist interface which aims to be as distraction-free as possible, so that it's easier for readers to actually read.

You can follow Write Freely accounts from Mastodon etc because they are both on the Fediverse.

There's more info on the official site at writefreely.org and you can follow the project at @writefreely

You can get a Write Freely account from servers listed at writefreely.org/instances or at fedidb.org/software/writefreel

There are official apps at writefreely.org/apps

#WriteFreely #FediTips #Fediverse

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Food 

Made the burrito bowl I promised myself.
So happy with the results.
Should've mashed the beans properly but it tasted just fine.

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Question for users. My habits formed early using a bsd based and that's stuck with me ever since. But which one are you?

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