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Welcome to mastodon everyone! I love seeing all this art posted. But we do have some folks on here who don't see well, and they really appreciate it if you add a description to your images. Just briefly what you're showing people, so that they have some idea what they're looking for.

I know sometimes it seems like too much work, and if you can't you can't. But it does make your work accessible to more people, not least because more of us will boost it.

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If you're at all interested in an image, I recommend checking the caption (in the web client, it should pop up on mouseover).

Sometimes it's just enough description for someone who can't see the image, but sometimes it explains what you're seeing or tells you why it's remarkable.

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If you find your mastodon experience too political, too meme-y, too science-y, or just not interesting enough, choose who to follow more carefully. Unfollow some people who fill your timeline with boring stuff; it's not a personal judgement, and you'll still see it if one of your friends boosts their toot. And follow someone who posts the sort of thing you like. Check out hashtags from their cool posts.

Most of all, post the sort of thing you'd like to see more of!

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"You really jammed a primate spanner into the gears," the tall alien custodian grumbled.

We sat in sheepish silence.

We hadn't MEANT to. We'd heard about the space-station's zoo; not only was it full of animals from their home planet, but also many from Earth, long thought gone for good.

Who didn't want to see a gopher with their own eyes? Pet one?

And who could've predicted five Earthling teens could accidentally release... the whole zoo.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #SciFi

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abortion/biohacking con 

So in the year 2019 how does one go about making it possible to ssh into one's home server from outside? My mental picture of networking is still in the late 90s.

It's a Raspberry Pi, and yes it has a good password. I assume my IP address changes from time to time, and I don't own any domain names (though I guess I could buy one) or have any kind of cloud anything.

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selfie, ec, trans 

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serious answer 

When I moved to the Netherlands (from Canada) everyone told me how direct the Dutch were, how they would just ask things straight out, tact be damned. I still don't know what they were talking about.

I... wonder if this says something about my communication style? Or how well I understand people?

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Also, if you are reading this and you are not @vicorva and you like things which are a bit macabre and kind of adorable at the same time, you should totally read her book too. Yes. *nodnod*

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Being an old 

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Mural on Lothian Road, Edinburgh, depicting Boris Johnson, Kim Jung-un & Donald Trump as babies.

The mural is "signed" by The Rebel Bear.

#art #MastoArt #politics #BoJo #Trump #Jung-un #Edinburgh

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I went to an unfamiliar zoo today! Had a really lovely time -- especially loved talking to the wolverine keeper about one of her wolverines and his social anxiety.

Anyway now I am very done with the day. Time to read and rest and just hang out.

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