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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

How do you do puzzles?

I start pretty traditionally, I think, by finding all of the border pieces.

I put the border together by sorta grouping colors, figuring out exactly where in the picture that piece is, and putting it down.

I go through every piece, figuring out exactly which tiny portion of the picture it is. By scouring the picture, I mean, and finding this piece's corresponding 5mm square.

I can't do it without identifying THIS PIECE, even if the reference pic is tiny.


I love that people recognize the importance of getting more than just water into their bodies when they're ill or dehydrated, but the big names to which people turn charge far too much. You're perfectly capable of mixing up an alternative.

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soft drink recipe, for illness or exertion 

I don't know what elephants are out there that need to hear this, but you're good, and valid, and I'm glad you're here.


Quick Newbie Guide For #MastoMonday:

- Caption your images. It doesn't have to be detailed, but any caption at all would make it easier for people who use screen readers.

- CW things. Err on the side of caution. It's better for someone to find out the content isn't as bad as the CW made them think than the other way around.

- One thing you absolutely should CW is a post with a lot of emojis: it won't make sense for someone using a screen reader, but it would be very annoying to them.

- Pick an instance that aligns with your interest, especially if you're queer or a POC. These instances would be more aggressive in banning people and instances that may harass you.

- Interact. Many people here aren't interested in gathering a huge following and won't follow back just because you faved or boosted something they posted.

- Be nice. If you act here like you'd on Twatter or FaceCrook, you'd either find it to be not much better, or you'd get blocked by everyone quickly, probably both.

V. found Hügelkultur when looking for ways to plant in our yard, so now we have a mound of woody material that we're working to cover with leaves. After that, soil, then planting.

I really like the idea. Our yard has plenty of downed sticks and branches, and leaves aren't tough to come by. It'll all mulch down (in time) and provide a very stable, nutrient-rich base for growing. Sun, rain, & mild maintenance.

uspol, simple suggestion 

it's a bit early but here's your reminder that the IRS made a free online tax filing service the year before last but before anyone could use it Intuit and H&R block donated a lot of money to a couple congressional campaigns and congress made it illegal for the IRS to do that

House maintenance is good. Things in various places look better or are less likely to cause bad situations. I feel accomplished.

I wish I were ready to do the other things that I want to see done.

More yard work today. Accomplished a nice thing already. Wish I wasn't party-tired from last night.

Went to a fun birthday party. Made things that were appreciated by others. ❤️ That's always a lovely feeling.

Now I'm home and watching "Pom Poko" at 01.35, because 🤷🏼‍♂️

I could use help with an art materials question:

Every matte sealer or varnish I've found is waaaay too shiny for my needs. I'm painting masks that need to have a bit of human-flesh like sheen, but I need to seal them without adding a gloss layer.

Can anyone recommend a product that works?

Feel free to boost. I need to solve this. :)

I'm painting acrylics over paper maiche, if it matters.

Here's a thing I did: got myself about 85, 90% of the way toward having a dry box for all my filament. Got a few more additions to make.

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Got several more things accomplished or in motion. This feels like a really good Saturday. 👍🏼

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