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Social.privacytools.io is a great place! Full of helpful, friendly and great to talk to people. It's the instance that introduced me to Mastodon, and I'm very glad I picked it.
But the wanderlust is upon me. And, while I do care about privacy, and while this instance does allow posts about other topics, I feel like a more general instance would fit me better.
So I will be slowly making a move to @Mayana
Thank you for all the good times! I'll make sure to still check the local timeline sometimes.

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Social.privacytools.io is a great place! Full of helpful, friendly and great to talk to people. It's the instance that introduced me to Mastodon, and I'm very glad I picked it.
But the wanderlust is upon me. And, while I do care about privacy, and while this instance does allow posts about other topics, I feel like a more general instance would fit me better.
So I will be slowly making a move to @Mayana
Thank you for all the good times! I'll make sure to still check the local timeline sometimes.

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“You truly expect me to believe they didn’t notice our invasion?”

“They think they control us. Claim the noisy one for yourself and see.”

Henry smiled as the fluffiest of the new cats bumped his legs once more while he petted her.

"Ma! Please, you have to let us keep all of them!"

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing

All things that could be exported were, I ask for the replacement on , and the pinned posts have been reposted. All that remains is moving all the followers, which would close this account.
A bit hesitant to do that though. That would mean I could no longer use this account for anything. For example, for hashtag searches, since this instance knows more posts than my new one. Couldn't even delete any of the toots individually, just the whole account at once.
Hmm, decisions.

Social.privacytools.io is a great place! Full of helpful, friendly and great to talk to people. It's the instance that introduced me to Mastodon, and I'm very glad I picked it.
But the wanderlust is upon me. And, while I do care about privacy, and while this instance does allow posts about other topics, I feel like a more general instance would fit me better.
So I will be slowly making a move to @Mayana
Thank you for all the good times! I'll make sure to still check the local timeline sometimes.

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As an example, Earth's radius is 6,378,000 metres.

So an average 1.7m tall human at sea level would see the horizon at 4.7 km away. To a 1m tall child, the horizon would be only 3.6 km away.

From the top floor of the Burj Khalifa, the horizon would be 86 km away.

From the summit of Everest, the horizon would be 336 km away.

From the window of a passenger aeroplane, the horizon would be 384 km away.

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"Is something on your mind?" He leant back against the oak tree, its bark rough but soothing against his back.

"I just feel like I'm going nowhere." he replied, looking up at the leaves glinting as the sunlight filtered through them to the ground below. "I wish things could happen faster."

"Some things take as long as they need to, but that doesn't make the results any less impressive. I know that from an expert." He grinned and patted the tree trunk.


#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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I dunno what (prob cishet white) ass made an... abbreviation? for #accessibility that is a11y or whatever. It is impossible to read and makes no sense and looks like the word ally which really pisses me off. Please never use this. I hate it.

#dyslexic #actuallyAutistic #PoC

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Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

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Wow. This toot apparently prompted several dozen of you to unfollow me 😆

Good riddance!

To the rest of you:

Thanks for actually reading the article instead of falling for that headline, not noticing the inverted commas, and then jumping to conclusions! You people are why I love the Fediverse so much 😊

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Finally received a response this morning. It was more or less what I expected. I was given permission to share this abridged version, which implies that Steam involvement is tied to giving value to showcase participants.

Store-specific preference/exclusivity in a general event like this still feels like a bad fit to me regardless, but I've said my part and won't be following up (I'd rather spend my time making things). Best of luck to anybody who wants to take it further.

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One thing I do notice, is that the community I have come across on here seems infinitely more informed and civil than the average person on Twitter. I left Twotter for a few months and just checked it out again.. Holy shit.. It's been more than two years since I left Facebook and I don't even want to know..

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I am not a 'person WITH a disability.' I'm a disabled person. A person who IS DISABLED by society. I cannot separate myself from it, it is a part of me and I'm fine with that.

Disabled is not a bad word. You can keep 'person first' crap

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image description, neurodivergence, personal take 

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"You look sad," the dragon said.
The old knight smiled wanly. "Not sad, exactly. Wistful. I'm nearing the end of my life."
"Any regrets?"
"Some."
"That you won't be remembered as a dragonslayer?"
"No! No, that's a young man's foolish ambition."
"You will be remembered, my love."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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That 20000 year cycle, by the way, happens because Earth's axial tilt isn't constant. It actually wobbles back and forth. The technical term for this is precession. If you've ever played with a spinning top, you've probably seen this effect happen.

Being a little bigger than a spinning top, this happens more slowly with Earth. As it does, it alters Earth's seasonal variations, gradually causing a change in the Sahara's climate.

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The name of the Sahara comes from an Arabic phrase, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá (الصحراء الكبرى‎) meaning "The Greatest Desert". But it was not always a desert.

The climate of North Africa has a slowly varying cycle, and every 20000 years, the Sahara goes from hot desert to wet grassland and back.

5 or 6 millennia ago, the Sahara was green and full of lakes.

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@Mayana I just now put in my application to be included on the list. Also, if you could take a look at this accessibility guide for the thread a verse and let me know when I have missed, that would be great. Also, share it with as many people as you know blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

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Lost my irreplaceable wedding ring on Sunday, July 5th. Longshot but I thought I'd post this in case it's spotted. I believe it slipped off during hand sanitizer. Possible locs:

- Vernon's Dnr, Bedford
- Esquire Rst.
- The BLT trail
- Glenbourne Bike Park

🙏 for any reshares.

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