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 thraeryn.org
If you do, please let me know your user name! I am, as one might expect, email@example.com
thraeryn.net 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.
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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TROUBLE IS ON THE HORIZON
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.
soft drink recipe, for illness or exertion
This is kinda like Gatorade or Pedialyte light. It gets some salts and sugar back into a person, provides some calories, without going too heavy on any one ingredient or causing stomach issues.
2 packs unsweetened drink mix
1 tsp powdered vitamin c
1 tsp light salt (has potassium instead of sodium)
1 c sugar
1 gallon water
(Remember: the original recipe for drink mixes is 1 c sugar to 2 L water; this is lower, don't stress)
I enjoy making breakfast for my son. He actually enjoys hash browns and eggs, which is a big thing given how picky an eater he is. We accommodate him without complaint (but with occasional lack of ideas) the rest of the time; it's nice knowing I can start a few days each week with foods he likes.
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
Read (or heck, you can usually skim) the non-partisan voting guides available to you. (The League of Women Voters has one available in so many areas.)
Candidates are asked questions. They get to reply. Read their answers. (Discount anyone who doesn't have time to send the voting public an answer, bc really?)
You can sniff out bullshit. You can tell when someone has no new ideas, just the same bad ones.
Vote for policies. Govt creates policies, not celebrities.
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.
Got several more things accomplished or in motion. This feels like a really good Saturday. 👍🏼
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