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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.

When I win lotto, one thing I'd like to do is donate very small amounts to GoFundMes while claiming to be yesteryear entertainers, like $1 from Henry Silva, Johnny Mathis, Susan Dey, Delta Burke, Rene Simard, Mitsou, Julian Cope, or Arsenio Hall.

weird 2-part dream (UK content) 

I spoke Japanese to a woman at a event (she was of Japanese origin, I wasn't trying to be obnoxious) today. She spoke Japanese back at me and bowed. Then a European-origin woman said to her about my conversation "You didn't expect this, did you?"

"Wake Up With Alki" -- 's spoof of "The Continental" before Christopher Walken and SNL

Viewer discretion, as well as a sense of humour, is advised

@SDF Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ to you! Thank you for keeping this community alive and your contributions to the computing world. And a giant thank you for putting up with my noise on . πŸ™

'M' is the most destructive letter of the English alphabet, for it is the difference between 'CREATION' and 'CREMATION'.

Greetings fellow olds! Two minutes ago I learned of this 1966 recording by Norma Tanega ""You're Dead"

I am unhappy with this "scan your government ID before we let you book" policy of Airbnb. I had offered cash and an in-person meeting to show my ID to secure a booking. Bah bah. I feel so defeated I'm keen to profit either on fighting surveillance and improper handling of data or making others submit to it.

My new ringtone will be Wolfson College Cambridge University Team's captain Eric Monkman from Oakville, Canada ringing in with my name on a years-old "University Challenge" show.

at long freaking last I am subscribed to a VPN. This is my first VPN-supported toot.

I love it when the people with whom I share mutual followships port their accounts properly. I don't feel slighted when they go to another instance and add people based on their memory.

It occurs to me that I never introduced myself on Fosstodon. I'm a 40-year-old guy from Pittsburgh, PA who's been using Linux for 20 years now. I've been a professional sysadmin since 2007 and generally don't need docs to get most of my job done any more. I've used almost all of the big distros and a bunch of the smaller ones.
Besides that, I'm interested in science, philosophy, political theory, history, rare coins, and written sci-fi.

How did the cowboys manage to cook good steak without thyme-garlic butter?

Brits and Northern Ireland people: Is the 1964 film "A Hard Day's Night" one that most film and rock music enthusiasts who grew up in those areas between 1948 and 1975 have seen?

This evening we are exposing our young son to the Richard Lester 1964 film "A Hard Day's Night". He thinks it's about a Rutles Tribute Band.

Any here? When do you prefer expressing your citizenship of the nation in which you are not currently living?

My local library offers free Mango Languages. It's a service that helps you learn to speak another language. I set up an account. I've always wanted to learn Spanish.

Libraries are freaking rad.

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