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I truly love this country ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช and the European Union. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ

I look forward to building a better life here, now more secure in my ability to stay.

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Oh dear. I've just been informed that collecting the names of every person on the planet for my naughty and nice lists is, and I quote, โ€œa significant and wholly irresponsible breach of #GDPR โ€œ.
I'm going to hand out about 8 billion consent forms soon. If you could all get them back to me ASAP that would be appreciated.

Electronic mail is so confusing. Why do I need to choose a provider and how do I get even decide? And once I have an address, how do I find my friendsโ€™ addresses and send them letters? Will I only be able to send letters to people using the same provider?

I am now a citizen of Sverige! ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ

226 days waiting for a decision.

94,814 other people still waiting for a decision.

Big rumblings in the expansion of the #Fediverse have been happening recently.

#Tumblr has already promised to implement #ActivityPub (the protocol Mastodon uses), which will mean you can follow Tumblr accounts from here and vice versa. And today we a learning that #Flickr is also considering it!

This will be a massive expansion bringing, which obviously carries some uncertainties, but I, for one, welcome our new federation partners.

This is the way the internet is supposed to work.

The cries of distress from #ND twitter because moving to new platform is hard make me sad. A lot of us ND folk (#autistic #ADHD #AuDHD etc) can't make the move easily. It's hard to change important routines, we have limited spoons, and many of us have executive function issues, not to mention the cognitive challenge of creating a new mental model for the unfamiliar network and how it works. Now that some of us have climbed that ladder, let's extend a helping hand to those struggling to make the climb. We aren't done moving until our community is rebuilt!

Many hands make light work, and whitewashing this fence looks like a whole lot of fun! I propose we start a #NDMoveHelp hashtag on twitter that ND folk can use to offer or request some help. Like, "Anyone need some #NDMoveHelp today?" or "I'm freaking out I need some #NDMoveHelp plz!" No need for a complicated system, just some self-organizing community aid that lets people find each other.

My brilliant plan:
1. outreach here on mastodon to enlist helpers;
2. helpers tweet about it on twitter with hashtag #NDMoveHelp to offer help;
3. check on the hashtag to find folks asking for help, connect and help them get moved

Anyone up for helping out? Thoughts, feedback?

10% of people living in Sverige are digitally excluded. They cannot get a BankID for various reasons and are excluded from over 6,000 services they have the right to access.

I signed this petition to mandate all services requiring eID offer all government approved alternatives, not just BankID.

9 magical statements:
I am proud of you.
I see your gifts.
Tell me more about that.
I love you as you are.
I am grateful for you.
You are making a difference.
You inspire me.
You can do this.
You changed my life.

If you really want to help Mastodon take off, I highly recommend committing to exclusively posting here, even if only for a week. Set your bird site username/bio to your mastodon handle and announce you'll only be switching to Mastodon for some time. It's really hard to get a feel for the platform when you're just crossposting from the other place. After switching over, if found Mastodon to be far better, and plenty of people followed me over here.

NPR: Sensing an imminent breakdown, communities mourn a bygone Twitter 

Musk has used "Vox, populi, Vox Dei" to justify reinstating Trump on #Twiiter. But the quote is from a letter from Alcuin to the Emporer Charlemagne urging him to resist such ideas, "Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit." Which translates as "And do not listen to those who keep saying, 'The voice of the people is the voice of God', because the tumult of the crowd is always close to madness."

My heart is broken for Colorado Springs.

LGBTQ+ people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBTQ+ people to experience violent victimization.

And Anti-LGBTQ+ emboldens extremists to violence.

This must end. Now.

Our celebration of sunlight begins on December 23, 2022 this year!

(I previously tweeted at but Elon & Trump ruined everything.)

I can't help but notice many toots from helpful newbies encouraging you to support the Mastodon Patreon.

It's fine to do that but understand it goes to just two big instances and the official Mastodon dev team.

It does NOT trickle down to YOUR instance. If you want to support your server, donate to it directly. Nearly all the costs of the explosive growth of the past few weeks is borne by local instances.

Mastodon is decentralized. There is no Mastodon Inc. This is not Twitter.

Other than media apps and Auto Sleep, what are some great apps?

How freakin' cool. A #meteor was picked up by EarthCam's CN Tower webcam in #Toronto.

Several hours before it hit, David Rankin at NASA's Catalina Sky Survey spotted the object, and Michael Busch started a thread:

As the night unfolded:

EarthCam archives about a day's worth of video, so you can still catch it here: Tap Archive, select the 3-4AM clip and scroll to the 3:25:56 mark. #astronomy #space

I donโ€™t understand why people think Mastodon is difficult. It seems pretty straightforward, and the separate servers are no biggie. Iโ€™m enjoying this fresh start here, like moving to a new apartment!

After 3 weeks, I can report that

Not working at Stripe > Working at Stripe

I wonder if we can get to be the next banned url on twitter

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