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Time for a !

• 29 years old
• Cis straight man (pronouns: he/him; I’m fine with they/them)
• Living in Milan, Italy
• Working in software development (but not tooting about it)
• On Mastodon since April 2017
• Antifascist, of course
• Urban living and low-car lifestyle enthusiast
• I like travelling and taking photos (check my PixelFed!)
• Dealing with depression and anxiety (toots about that are CW'd)
• Still trying to understand who I am and what I want out of life

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A while ago I spoke positively about people shortening my nickname to “Marco”.

I retract that and I am asking everybody to stop calling me that way.

Marco is NOT my name and has never been; the nickname I chose is “miramarco”. I’d rather hear it shortened to “mira” than “marco” to be honest.

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personal reply policy 

I'm reading Stone, Patton, and Heen's “Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most”, and I found a few sentences that mean a lot to me:

“We don't cry or lose our temper because we express our feelings too often, but because we express them too rarely.”

“[G]ood listening requires an open and honest curiosity about the other person, and a willingness and ability to keep the spotlight on them. Buried emotions draw the spotlight back to us.”

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If you're using a computer, did you know you can control Mastodon through your keyboard?

You can find a list of keyboard commands by pressing "?"

Also, an additional command not listed there: you can use emoji by typing ":" and then a keyword (for example ":smile") and then selecting the emoji with the arrow keys.

Previous #MastoTips:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/t

#Keyboard #Mastodon

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Threat of harrassment, David Bond, Gab 

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Gentle #astronomy fans (looking at you, @publius) and commemorators of the semicentennial anniversary of the first lunar landing, I seek your aid.
I have what I believe to be #selenographic coordinates, but I don't know where online to find an atlas or gazetteer listing the selenographic names for those coordinates.
Example selenographic coordinates pairs:
(-3.028,-23.458) (1.416,23.175)
Where should I look?

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trans information request, boosts appreciated 

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I'd like to take another moment and say thank you to folks working hard on PV, KT, and other servers outing these harassers, racists, and/or fascists

it's hard work seeping through garbage, getting targeted, and not having proper modification tools to *actually* suspend/block folks and isntances

@denikombucha
@Are0h
@jalcine
@sourcookie
@ArtistMarciaX
@brainblasted
@GinnyMcQueen

follow them, donate to them, support them and their work on/off the fedi

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Calling the chat app that lets your boss ask you to do work on Saturday "Slack" is some peak tech industry bullshit.

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Instance block 

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ableist language 

melancholic thoughts, 🚀 🌔 

ableist language 

time passing by 

Yesterday I learned that one of the proposed emoji being evaluated in these days is “people hugging” which, if I understood correctly, could meet my need for an emoji that means a heartfelt consolation hug (without the big smile shown by this 🤗)

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pro tip: nearly every work-related phone call could be an email

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"Hello there. I’m carebot.

"My job is to hold space for your anxiety, for your sadness, and for your excitement, even if it's just for a tiny bit of time. I was built to receive that text you want to send someone but are too afraid to send."

quantifiedselfie.us/carebot/

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My dear fantastic friend Asher_Wolf, is sharing Invisible Disability button designs!!

Go make some for yourself or your friends, and share!

twitter.com/asher_wolf/status/

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Cats trailer 

While I agree that we need to fight the antiscientific tendencies that lead, among other things, to the moon landing denialism, it makes me sad that so many words, so much headspace, so many news articles are wasted to debunk the conspiracy theorists’ terrible claims for the umpteenth time.

At least for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, it’d be nice to forget about the deniers. The history of moon exploration has lots of interesting and lesser known stories that could be told instead.

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