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Every time I watched The Handmaid's Tale, I wanted to the backstory on how the Gilead came to be.

I didn't expect we'd see it play out in real time.


Symptoms aren’t terrible - mostly exhaustion and a stuffy head.

Desperately trying to avoid social media because I haven’t watch the Monaco F1 race yet and I’m stuck at the hospital.

Saturday night at an understaffed A&E has to be the most soul-destroying experience.

school shooting rant 

"We have to act" - Biden.

Yeah you absolutely do. But you won't. The gun lobby will ensure enough politicians bend to their will. How many more people will die in the name of "freedom".

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


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If any are interested, there is a bot you can follow 😊 @rnzfans

It’s really good to see Mercedes bank in the mix for the . They seem to have got a handle on the “porpoising” issue that’s plagued their earlier races.

I’ll still be rooting for Ferrari though. I mean, look at their car!

Yo, what apps are you using to access Mastodon? I’ve tried a few now from the web apps through to paid apps.

I’m currently trying Toot! On iOS and Mastonaut on MacOS.


I know that ragging on Transmission Gully is fashionable right now, but it’s a shit load better than the old coast road. We’ve been up shopping at Coastlands twice already since it opened. Prior, we’d avoid going up the coast unless absolutely necessary.

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I have a reckon.

If your job involves sitting at desk on a computer for hours then you should have a nice desk, a nice chair and a nice screen.

Writing ARM templates is both infuriating and satisfying in equal measure.

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friends please tag yourself. Why cycling matters to you?

I started cycling because it made me happy, continued because it saved me money, persisted because it improved my health and now because it will help save the planet.

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Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

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