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Want to play a fun game? Do a search and replace on a news article about migrants, replacing the word "migrants" with the word "people".

Then re-read it.

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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.

(Just kidding, it's rarely if ever an appropriate response)

As much as I prefer a sound, respectful, well-reasoned debate, sometimes the only appropriate response is yelling "IT'S THE END OF THE LINE FOR YOU, COCKFACE!" then clotheslining the bastard...

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5 minutes left in my workday. I'm looking forward to a nice long weekend filled with family, BBSing, and video games.

Two hours in, my workday has returned to normal. Had to deal with an unreasonable customer and got pissed off but, thankfully, the boss had my back again.


I'm not ashamed to like the things I like. Yes, Dire Straits was one of my favourite bands while I was growing up. Yes, I still like them. I've even seen them in concert.

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I really, really am honored to announce what I'm about to announce.

So when I started thinking about what would be, I had a dream for some spoken word shows to be in the mix as well.

We are going to be doing our own podcast soon that will be broadcast as well... but I reached out to some old heroes of mine and asked permission.

Sometimes all you have to do is ask.

@HackerRadioShow has granted permission for us to rebroadcast their show. These guy are awesome and have a weekly show about hackers/hacking/making on WBAI in NYC... and we will be rebroadcasting their shows in our mix soon...


Go follow @HackerRadioShow for the love of god, show them numbers to get them excited about the fediverse, because they have a bullhorn.

@Rob_T_Firefly rob is one of their co-hosts, and plugs mastodon regularly on the air.

Let's return the favor.

I love you fediverse.

Now let's get out there and restore the future.

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🐦geolinguistics (Rebekah Ingram): "The word for "Canada goose" in Kanyen'kéha [Mohawk] is the onomatopoeia to end all onomatopoeias: káhonk."


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Did you know there's an #opensource equivalent to Google Street View? It's called #OpenStreetCam, mapping the world's roads with dashcam images, and uses machine learning & computer vision to improve #OpenStreetMaps. It's easy to get started, so check it out and contribute today! All you need is a phone, a car, and a mount.

Recently, Telenav has partnered with Waylens to create customised cams to contribute with. This box just arrived over the weekend :) Happy mapping!

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#RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way to follow your favourite news sites and blogs.

When you subscribe to an RSS feed using an RSS app, every new story gets sent to you in chronological order. There are no algorithms or trackers.

You can find out more about RSS (including recommended apps) on's "Alternatives to Google News" page:

You can also follow Mastodon accounts by just adding ".rss":

#AlternativesAtoZ #NewsFeeds

Still feeling a bit sick after having battled a nasty cold all weekend. This arrived in the mail today to cheer me up!

Through some abhorrent combination of high fever and over-the-counter cold medicine, I'm lying on our couch rocking out to "We Built This City".

Going back to bed due to illness. Enjoy the rest of your day, folks!

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Gen X, the generation that remembers when computers were things you only used sometimes.

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