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I have an XMPP/Jabber server. It features OMEMO encryption. I run it from a closet in my house. It is up if my house has power and internet (so, most of the time.) It allows uploads of pics and video for sharing. Those files are deleted after 24 hours.

You can join it by using "Conversations" on Android, or "Siskin IM" on iOS, to create a new account at

If you do, please let me know your user name! I am, as one might expect,

Pinned toot will never support hate speech. We will always come down hard on users who promote inequality, and de-federate with instances who are unwilling to say (and do) the same.

If you see one of our users violating these terms, file a report. Send me a message. (I'm on the lookout, of course, and.) The response will be as swift as I can make it.

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This is the how-to I wish I had when I set up my Prosody XMPP server. I have no idea why in tarnation no search engine would show it to me.

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I'm Thraeryn, the Embodiment of RED and of

* wrestling
* being kind & friendly
* supporting good folks
* chatting about the everyday

* tech
* podcasts
* pineapple pizza
* current music
* a whole bunch of current TV
* mansplaining
* white fragility
* @Gargron

I don't think I'll come up with any real japes today, but that dream was like a weird-ass jape from my subconscious to the rest of me? It is not good at joke

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weird, dumb dream 

Instance policy on April fools' day 

With pranks especially: the joke should be on YOU, on the thought and time and effort you put into it. You can do something unexpected and make someone laugh, but you have a responsibility to clean up the physical mess and to make damned sure there's no emotional mess.

NOW: see if you can tell a joke.

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Hey, April foolers.

The best jokes don't punch down and don't make people feel bad afterwards.

If you can't get through the joke without making someone sad or pissed or upset, you don't know what humor is.

Having teens in my house to enjoy silliness, play games, help with various tasks, and generally be additional faces instead of only my own in every mirror?

It's good.

(I wouldn't be alone anyway, but right now? Six people in the house is nice. NGL.)

COVID, masks 

Monday: Being The Elite, roll your eyes that they're still putting on RAW
Tuesday: AEW Dark
Wednesday: AEW Dynamite, then maybe five overrun minutes of NXT
Thursday: it's fine, do other stuff
Friday: ugh, Smackdown

wrestling shows keeping time moving in a straight line

Anyone have "learn to juggle" on their to-do list for this next month or so? I've been honestly wondering whether having a video call over a platform like jitsi would be any more helpful than just watching any of the many video tutorials out there, and would love to have a few test cases to find out! So I'm offering one on one instruction to the lovely people out here on the fediverse. Just let me know and we'll set up a time!

Huh. Power blinked for a moment.

Really unexpected, given how nice a day it is. We're using less energy on a/c and lights and such.


covid-19, unkind thoughts, fallacy 

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covid-19, unkind thoughts, fallacy 

covid-19, commercial ventilator being open-sourced 

Projekt:ONI 2 days left! 

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