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toot!

I am a 29 year old cis straight guy. I live in Milan, , where I work in software development, but I don't really toot about it, so don't worry!

I like to (especially by public transport), to read, and to practice .

I'm on Mastodon since April 2017. Some sensitive topics I talk about (always with CWs) are mental health and Italian politics.

⭐ My more laid-back account is @miramarco, you can hit me up there!

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📌 My personal interaction policies 

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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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Social anxiety 

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here are some levar burton replacements for the drake emojis if you want them for your instance

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ALSO my nerd @_jayavery@twitter.com makes some very niche science/maths/queer t-shirts and patches in all colours and sizes, if you want something extremely specific...!

nerditee.etsy.com

(That molecule one is oestrogen, for the #trans crowd...!)

#ForSale #queer

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A couple of days ago I saw a thread going around, encouraging people to buy from disabled crafters this Christmas, so here's my #queer/trans/disabled contribution!

I make #zines and #Pride flag handwarmers. £15 + P&P from the UK to anywhere. :)

wiki.polyinpictures.com/index.

#ForSale

Only Connect S15E14 spoiler 

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looking for a badge to express "don't touch me even tho I'm pregnant" and this shop is great.

for ND, queer, & disabled folks!

etsy.com/shop/Doodlepeople?ref

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Why "echo chambers" isn't a valid criticism 

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Why "echo chambers" isn't a valid criticism 

international politics, China 

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I'm gonna check for soapbox¹ (Spinster) instances too from now on.

Beep Bop! 🤖

¹ <https://soapbox.pub/>

I am surprised by the fact that my colleagues tend to omit the word “the” when they write in English.

I would have expected the opposite to be true, since determiners are used in Italian more frequently than in English.

Is this a case of overcorrecting? Is it that we have been taught that “you don’t put the article when you talk about general things in English” and my colleagues are applying that rule of thumb too often?

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uk politics, positivity in despair 

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UK pol + race 

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uk pol, mental health 

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Recommended Domain Block 

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For new people, a short guide on:

How not to be blocked on sight by a lot of people on the Fediverse when you follow them:

* Write an #introductions post
* Upload an avatar
* Fill out your profile (pronouns++)

There's more you can do, but if you've got these things done at least, it goes a long way!

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I do wish that there was a way for a regular user to write a reason into a mute or a block. Not to share, just for themselves.

It could be something like "won't shut up about <media> unmute in a week"

Or it could be "reply guy"

Because sometimes I see a profile I and unfortunately can't remember why I have them muted. It'd be good to have a reminder built-in.

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Can anyone recommend a good way to screen share (video games) with someone? Discord has been good, but it's hit or miss with streaming audio on an application basis.

🇮🇹 nazismo, università 

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