@bobjonkman There really isn't much #canpol on the Fediverse. I am, so far as I can see, the person who posts the most on the topic [0], and it's rare to get any response at all. Same thing for #polqc .

But I'm careful to use tags so you can easily avoid the topic, even if @gemlog replies to me from time to time.

[0] #canpol at present is much more used than #canpoli or #cdnpoli .

Hey, I can't talk - I'm often the leader of the band! Just too much lately. I'll get over myself :-)

maybe i should get a stovetop kettle. i can't make tea here bc it's slow to boil water and the kettle shuts off when i've forgotten it, but a stovetop kettle screams at you when it's ready so it's good for adhd

@snowdusk That's great! :flan_thumbs: I remember when I co-hosted a podcast for the first time how nervous I was. After some time passed doing it, I found my groove and felt comfortable recording podcasts. I still sometimes record for HPR (I actually need to contribute a few soon, to be honest). I still make mistakes when recording, but that's fine. I do minimal editing, just enough to remove those extra pauses when I have my brainfarts. :flan_XD:

I used to hate listening to my recorded voice, but after podcasting for so many years, I've gotten used to it. :flan_smile:

Hello my fellow USians:

#Briar is a phone app that lets you send secure messages via a mesh network, including via bluetooth. briarproject.org/

#Manyverse is a social networking phone app that lets you write posts which are cryptographically signed and which can propagate via a mesh network including bluetooth. manyver.se/

#Ripple is a "panic" app that can hide or delete data. It can be used with f-droid to remove entire apps. f-droid.org/en/packages/info.g

@tlhInganHom @bobjonkman that's what I meant even though what I wrote was unclear on that.

@tlhInganHom I won't eat food that has fallen on the floor, but I cut mold off of bread and cheese all the time and eat it.

re: Stranger Things no spoilers... I think. 

@thegibson ..wow. That’s…wow.

I’m actually speechless.

He showed up before I wanted him there, made a cryptic pronouncement, and is now hanging out on a rooftop.

This character does not understand that I am the goddess of his entire universe and I WILL DELETE HIM IF NECESSARY.

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I guess Wordpress is either the new Emacs, or the new Eclipse, and I don't know how to feel about that

well, confused is mainly how I feel. Lots of secret handshakes to learn! What happens once every possible punctuation key runs a macro? What if I actually wanted to type [[ ?

Can I just do an ordinary blog in this software, or do I have to get a rocket piloting license and a full space station physical first?


Imagine if YouTube was shut down.

It would be a literal tragedy for the human race. Billions of hours worth of creativity would disappear in an instant.

"That would never happen!" some believe.

But it already has.

Remember Google+? All of it's gone forever.

Or remember all that media stored on MySpace? It's vanished.

We must stop depending on Big Tech to archive our data. Their mandate is to profit off our data, not preserve it.

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Anyway, whenever anyone in the house travels now (though we haven’t for a while, because pandemic) the question is always asked, “NO NO WAIT DO YOU HAVE YOUR MEATBUN?”

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:boosts_ok_gay:​ Looking for housing in Waterloo, Ontario 🇨🇦 

Do you live in or around Waterloo, Ontario? I'm planning to move there in August/September for school, and I'll need a place to live.

Are you or someone you know looking for a housemate?

Do you have any advice on places to live in Waterloo?

I'm currently living in the USA, so I can't go look at apartments in-person beforehand, and I don't really know anyone in Waterloo. Would you potentially be willing to check out an apartment for me to make sure everything seems legit?

About me:

mid 20s

Feel free to ask about other things that might make a difference.

If you can help with any of these, I'd be very grateful!

Please boost :boosts_ok_gay:

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