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About an hour ago I sent out the latest issue of my newsletter, this time aptly named: The Mammoth in the Room 😊


Also, if I missed people out please tell me. I am trying to find people into and or

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So I guess this is an #introduction post.

My name is Alda. I usually have purple hair. I work as a computer programmer when I'm not too tired. I will probably post in 3 different languages about things like #programming, #cats, #vegan and #keto cooking, #cycling, #bikepacking, #startrek, #Berlin #nightlife, #electronics and other such things.

5 things that interest me, apart from my family

#brexit (and not in a good way)

The very 1st post I ever had on my blog was called Genesis, and by some coincidence, years later I bought a Genesis bicycle.
I guess that makes Genesis appropriate for my 1st ever toot

OK, we've got some traditions here that may be very useful to all of our new arrivals. They are:

#followfriday where you recommend some of your favorite follows and why,

#caturday where you toot pictures of your cat on Saturday


#screenshotsunday where you toot a screen snapshot from your computer or phone. It can be anything but it is normally your desktop with a neofetch.

Let's have a good showing this weekend to help our new friends out.

Please boost.

You can now read and engage with news and information about 🇪🇺 EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

Follow us! 🙌

#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g.

That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.

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I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

To everyone who's signed up recently or reactivated the account, please know that the very fact that you're _here_ is energizing & motivating -- to nurture and grow the web as a free, open, not-for-profit, people-owned space that's safe and inclusive for everyone.

Please stay a while.

Hey everybody. I'm writing up an article about the current Musk-Twitter-Fediverse situation for the #JoinFediverseWiki.

I got some information from here but I want to include a lot more about the Fediverse.

What instances had trouble? Which new instances arose? Which famous people joined the Fedi? What else should I include?

Oh wow, the European Union 🇪🇺 now has its own official Mastodon instance!

You can follow lots of important EU officials on here including the @EU_Commission

#EU #EuropeanUnion

does anyone know about any mastodon instances that primarily revolve around environmental issues/climate change? thanks!

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