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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.


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Every couple of months I like to share with new people or people on new instances how to add timelines into feeds:

Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom

Could be worth trying if your favourite accounts are 8-16hrs away, or if you detect spotty synchronization issues between instances.

my mouse fell down and broke its crown; now when I click to another window I get a five-terminal-window cycle, and I can enlarge text, but I can't shrink it. I've tried: removing and resetting the battery, turning it off and on again. It's like the trauma of impact left my Logitech mouse with a stammer.

I need to unload some beloved possessions, including my senior cat. When I write 'need' I mean that I'm going where I cannot take care of her. I do not need someone of limited reading comprehension to chastise me for not knowing 19.6 years ago she'd outlive her lifespan and that my world would turn to shit; I need guidance as where to find foster homes for elderly cats.

If you created an account on an established instance, made a proper post with 7 - 9 hashtagged , yet with an active timeline nobody welcomed you, which of the following are you most likely to assume:
A. The timeline is dominated people whose toots are all shitposts or non sequiturs;
B. Your interests are dull and obscure or eclectic

Thanks to everyone who tuned in for tonight. If you missed the fun or want to relive the good times, you can find the archive here:

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_The Power of Now_ by
. Intriguing and worthy ideas to ponder, so much I want to quote and I'm on only the second chapter.

Have you been considering joining our semi-collaborative sci-fi writing adventures at

Now there's an easy page on how to join!

Some or executive-function-challenged users would benefit from a multi-step schedule before (March 31): does anyone have such a checklist or procedure sheet?

For the four people in the who like , especially or :
Uncle Phaedrus, Consulting Detective and Finder of Lost Recipes

Found this while searching for reasonable facsimiles of English condiment Escoffier Sauce Diable.

Some info for those about to suggest GUI RSS readers: my LM Desktop is MATE, Toolkit is GTK.
I don't want to have to install a LAMP stack, nor JRE for a newsfeed.

(Happily, I did read suggestions for ttrss -- web based, and newsboat to run in the terminal. Thank you! 😁 )

Feeling remedial today, as in perplexed by questions that 75% of you would deem basic.

2 readers I installed on 18.3 are nonfunctional: and . I am a KISS user, and want a reader that will load my feed URLs and display them. What do you suggest?

Today is , so I share with you encouraging words from Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

"Senilio Passes" by Martin Bell 1918-1978

Solomon Grundy
Bored on Tuesday
Manic on Wednesday
Panic on Thursday
Drunk on Friday
Hung over Saturday
Slept all Sunday
Back to work Monday---
That’s the life
For Solomon Grundy.

: que dites-vous en franΓ§ais des Β«Visa Security ou Credit Card ServcesΒ» Β«peut-Γͺtre de l'Inde ou du PakistanΒ» pour les amener Γ  mettre fin Γ  leur appel tΓ©lΓ©phonique?

I'm so old my isn't so much the kind that leads me to read beyond clickbait but the kind that mourns that is on life support and that has deteriorated to and outrage culture.

I quarterwish (not even halfwish) yesterday were a rainy day and I had an FB account so my rooms would be cleaner without my need to be disciplined, just bored out of my mind. But I'm on Mastodon, where the fun rarely stops, and I take my sunny days when I can.

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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko