LB: Sure, but he was such a stickler for realism he made sure they filmed on location.

If you want to have your own #PixelFed instance but don't want to do any of the technical stuff, there's a managed hosting service you can use called #Spacebear:

You can follow Spacebear on here:


(They also provide #PeerTube instances.)

#Instagram #Alternatives

@djsundog @noelle @tek *sigh* That's my third instance suspension today. Seems to come in waves.

*slaps roof of New England* this bad boy can fit so many Rhode Islands in it

The tedious part was editing out the ambulance sirens, as the video was recorded close-ish to a hospital.

I just edited a 40 minute video that was nothing but wind chimes and a thunder storm.

Editing such a video is not nearly as calming as listening to it, but the good news is I'll get to do that, too.

@Downes They've fallen in with a baaaad crowd, and are hoping to pull the wool over your eyes as they fleece you.

Personal Meta 

on blocking Gab at the instance level 

Shout-out to all the musicians who cover songs but enunciate the lyrics more clearly than the original artists, so that 30+ years later I'm just now understanding what the songs were about.

That or I'm really slow, but there's room for overlap in that Venn diagram.

App Choice, brief fascist mention 

I'm not sure enough people have properly internalised that it's 50 years ago since Bryan Adams got his first real six string.

Thwart nazi efforts on the play store 

I feel I need to clarify β€’ART's stance on instance blocks.

β€’ART's first priority is to the safety and well-being of our users. If there's any way we can accomplish that, we will.

Defederating and active moderation on the instance level allows our users to more confidently exist on Mastodon without fear of harassment from users with harmful ideologies.

Our CoC has always been clear about the type of instances we will defederate with. Many of our users are here because of that mandate.


SciShow did an episode on 5 women in Engineering, including a trans woman. Cool.

Procrastination Through Working 

Procrastination Through Working 

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