In other news, my peas have finally put out some flowers 😊

MAAN MOESTUIN! (moon vegetable garden) From this report on growing plants in moon dust by Jeugdjournaal (kids’ news show)

food, veg 

This is, literally, a self-sourcing chocolate lava cake. They print the recipe on the back.

The recently published three lovely new guiding principles!

1. Work at the edge of your abilities
2. Build your volitional muscles (act based on curiosity and joy, not external pressures and fear)
3. Learn generously (share, and listen)

overseas americans / people with one american parent 

I know the tax thing is terrifying, but you are also a citizen and have the right to register to vote and to write to elected officials.

The place you last lived in the US is where you vote from, so use that address to figure out who to write to. If you have never lived in the US, then it's your parent's last address from before you were born.

You can register and get help with this via Democrats Abroad.

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Ooh, here we go! This is exactly the sort of stuff I want to play on the But I'm think I'm going to work through the Brad Bordessa book (and get that aerobics book) before I try these so I can used to moving my hands up and down the fretboard without getting lost like I do now.

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I just had to redraft a post that had gotten a bunch of boosts because I'm a dork and misspelled πŸ€¦β€‹

Oh look, some folks are appearing in the fediverse. Does anyone know of some good videos or online lessons for someone who is a newbie (like, started from zero 3 weeks ago newbie) who really likes fingerpicking/classical guitar style playing? I think it's considered a more advanced skill because all the tutorials I'm finding are way to fast/advanced for me to follow, but I'd like to try to start concentrating on this style early, but I kinda need lessons that are at least doable.

mastodon isn't silent and dead if you understand from the get-go that you've got to follow like a MFer and prune people back later. some of the other alt social media are .... just silent and dead

@calcifer @thegibson Another aspect of this, as I've had it described to me: Governments are a tool and if you surrender using or being involved in them, the people who want to hurt you will absolutely come in and make use of it to do so. That doesn't mean those systems are perfect, or aren't fairly corrupted already, but simply washing your hands of them on idealistic ideological grounds is willingly giving up large amounts of systemic control and power to your enemies.

Hah, the European Union just launched a Masto instance and a Peertube instance XD

The weather tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and dry, so I guess is going to be an absolute madhouse. The city just dropped a portable urinal on our sidewalk 😣

So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

Can't wait for the new arrivals to discover they can use their fedi account to follow video channels on @peertube instances, photo stories on @pixelfed instances, events on @mobilizon , musicians on @funkwhale , and @owncast streams.


I have learned, recently, of It seems to give better results than Google Translate (according to people who know other languages better than I do) and it's not owned and surveilled by Google. So now I'm telling everyone I know about it.

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