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Feeling lost on Mastodon? Wondering what all of those timelines and options mean?

I did a video presentation about Mastodon for Michigan!/usr/group (

Here's the video if you're interested:

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Hey folks,

If you have some spare Liberapay cash laying around would you please consider sending it to Sophie Lagace?

She outlines the reasons in her blog post here:

Suffice to say they're going to though a rough patch and could use the financial support.


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New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:

Also I'd like to send you a quick "hello" and a note that if you're on that our beloved administrator is @CobaltVelvet. She runs this place and keeps it tidy.

It's also not free as in beer so if you'd like to keep this place running please feel free to help out her Patreon:

(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)


I'm going to make a blockchain backed by the good faith of the Federal Government that has proof of work in the form of hours of labor for which folks will receive pieces of paper with a value that they can take to an exchange and put into virtual wallets.

Anyone want to buy into my ICO for "Economy"?

Wondering how long it will take someone to make a NFTL drive joke.

All I have to say is I'm glad I'm getting really good at burning my nostalgia for things.

Being able to cancel my Zoom subscription and throw my money over to 8x8 for their hosted Jitsi instances is a very, very nice feeling.

Today is your absolute last-chance to submit programming for Penguicon 2021. There's always next year, but at the rate the world is going you might want to get in on this before it's too late.

Submit your programming here:

#penguicon2021 #penguicon

Worked on my presentations for over the weekend. Reminding myself to only agree to low-prep improvisational panels in the future. 😁


Sean Connery voice: She Pee You.

Picked up Microscope, Microscope Explorer, and Follow from Lame Mage. Looking forward to playing this and talking about it (briefly) at Penguicon.

Bandcamp Album of the Day:

Queen Marsa EP by QUEEN MARSA

A reminder to not put all of your "carrying the flame of rock and roll" eggs in only a few baskets. These folks are proof that it's good to diversify.


Finding some subtle irony that I can't find a trademark registration for gnu in the software landscape.

Or the Free Software Foundation, for that matter.

Do with this information what you will.

vaccine update (personal) 

(Explaining the joke: I fully respect but do not normally listen to the music of three of the aforementioned bands. It's an exercise for the reader to figure out the fourth).

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Today we're kicking off the #GNU Assembly!

This is a new umbrella for GNU people seeking transparent decision-making and built around consensus. It's the result of a decade of struggle to make #GNU inclusive, transparent, and community-driven.

#GNU contributors: consider joining!

#FreeSoftware activists: help us spread the word!

vaccine update (personal) 

I feel fine. A little sore, but otherwise fine.

Am setting up a playlist of ABBA, Bee Gees, Beach Boys, and The Eagles. Man, why have these never been in my library before?

fsf subtoot 

What you refer to as Linux is actually Linux because it's 2021 and the canceled itself out.

uspol, michigan 

Can we PLEASE get Governor Whitmer a sparring partner like she had when 45 was in office? She's gone full-on milquetoast since the presidential election.

covid vaccination 

Received my first dose of Pfizer vaccination. No worse than the allergy injections that I used to get regularly. Scheduled for my second one.

Hoping folks have good luck in getting their vaccinations. It might not change your day-to-day but hopefully it'll make someone else's day-to-day a little easier.

Going to attempt to fall up the stairs instead of the other way around.

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