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I lead a small, creative technical writing team, listen to lots of music (largely via bandcamp bandcamp.com/saucer), and care about kindness and helping others (with donations and in how I live my days) live healthy and fulfilling lives. I hope my birdsite friends and follows come here. he/him

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Before any of this can happen, Biden must demand it. @WHCOS@twitter.com.

RT @tribelaw@twitter.com

My 4-step plan:
1. Pass a Senate Rule by a majority vote to get rid of the filibuster.
2. Pass HR 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, to protect medical services including abortion the way Roe v Wade did.
3. Pass the Thirteen Justices Act.
4. Appoint 4 new justices.

How to use a smartphone safely during protests and such: 

1. You can't.

A lot about smartphones is a black box, including hardware components. They've been found to record audio or send locations even when "turned off" (one reason why they all avoid removable bateries now). Unless it's in a Faraday cage without power, you can't trust these things.

No shame on ppl who need them tho, so, being aware of the risk:

How to use a smartphone a little bit less unsafely during protests and such:

:mastodon: #MastoTips for those of you tired of seeing #Twitter cross-posts on #Mastodon -- create a Filter under your account settings ⚙️ menu.

I'll be talking to Brian Eno about WAYS OF BEING next Tuesday, May 10th, and you can join online.
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RT @5x15stories
WAYS OF BEING Beyond Human Intelligence

Announcing Brian Eno @dark_shark and @jamesbridle at 5x15 online. Don't miss it. @AllenLaneBooks @NewhamBookshop - mailchi.mp/5x15stories.com/bri
twitter.com/5x15stories/status

Hello and good day to all musicians and music lovers of the fediverse!

Last year's FediVision event was a fun success, so this year we're doing it again.

#FediVision is a fediverse-wide music competition and celebration, inspired by the much bigger and better financed Eurovision Song Contest.

The main event and final voting period will be on Saturday, May 14th.

To organise the song submissions and all the info and FAQs, we've made a website: fedivision.party

#FediVision2022

The weird thing about Mastodon is that I’ve internalized a pretty finely tuned sense of who my Twitter audience is and how they’ll respond to things, but here I have no clue. It really feels like 2007 around here in that sense. “I don’t know…a dog photo? Is that something?”

2 May 1933, German Nazis abolish all labour unions: police units occupy all trades union offices, union officials and leaders are arrested and union funds appropriated libcom.org/library/nazism-and-

The major ISPs have nothing to fear from a deadlocked FCC, which is why they are investing so much dark money in preventing the confirmation of a 5th commissioner seat. Call your Senators and ask them to vote for Gigi Sohn.
eff.org/deeplinks/2022/04/what

hey @listeningclub @annarog @iamwahl @akx @Nessiest @eastvanhalen @faberfedor @woj , there are many instances of mastadon you can join, as you can see on fediverse.space/instances , each with its own namespace. Or you can set up your own instance. The mastadon.social instance was the first and is the biggest, I think. But they’re all federated. Join whichever one you want, interact with everyone.

This is illuminating: queer.party/@cassolotl/1081950

And here’s the docs: docs.joinmastodon.org

dear fediverse, please welcome @faberfedor who followed me here over from birdsite, where we met in the wonderful

I have only the vaguest sense of what this community or network is and where it extends. I signed up (perhaps randomly) on mastodon.social. Did that make sense?

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

With so many new #mastodon users coming from Twitter recently, we've also has a large influx of new followers on our TILvids profile. If you're new to our community, welcome aboard! Check out the "What is TILvids?" video to get a better understanding of what we're all about!

tilvids.com/w/e58xxgfeYXM2R3wo

#tilvids #PeerTube

tech criticism 

the very existence of this book from @glennf (and accompanying video, both of which I recommend) is a testament to the pervasive and perverse antipattern of design sans input from writers.

because without clear writing about your product and plans—during the design phase, as a signal to use in the design process—you’re very likely to end up with USB 3.

takecontrolbooks.com/untanglin

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

, 2022 style

I lead a small, creative technical writing team, listen to lots of music (largely via bandcamp bandcamp.com/saucer), and care about kindness and helping others (with donations and in how I live my days) live healthy and fulfilling lives. I hope my birdsite friends and follows come here. he/him

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