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Welcome to all our new writers! πŸ‘‹ Glad you've found our little spot in the fediverse.

If you ever need help, feel free to reach out to me or anyone else in the community. Also: an avatar, bio, and post will go a long way toward helping you connect with more people 😊

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Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.

But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.

The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.

Back in the tropics.
Moving away from this place.
Yet,
comforting.
this stifling, hot, thick air.

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

runyourown.social/

Inactive Writing Exchange accounts 

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Yo, frens. What do you want in a Moderator Companion App?

What do you want to be able to do?

Bare minimum?

Bonus features?

#Tusky

One sucky part of using a ThinkPad while browsing Mastodon is that when my finger slips off the mouse nub, a random toot gets boosted.

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There are so many aspects of me that I always struggle describing myself in a few words.

I can be silly and cute.
I can be logical, nerdy, detailed, analytic.
I can be dreamy and spiritual.
I can be creative, musical, artistic, emotional.
I can be deep and meaningful.

By being too logical, I can get stuck. By being too spiritual, I can lose my footing.
Be a rock and a feather.

In joining this community, I seek to evolve and learn, to inspire and to be inspired.

Love to all.

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I'm trying to make reading and writing regular parts of my life again. A year ago I started writing at flirtingwithnihilism.com, which turned into something more personal than I originally intended. And thanks to thriftbooks.com, I've started reading physical books again on the cheap.

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On Mac, I use all the time the feature of preview to add an image of my signature to PDF files.

Is there a way to do the same easily under Linux?

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Writing Exchange update 

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I will be starting the upgrade to v2.9.0 for all Mastodon instances hosted on Masto.host.

There should be less than 1 minute of downtime.

You can read about the release here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/ or the changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Both and are only a couple stars away from 1,000 on GitHub! Why not send them over the threshold? ⭐

WriteFreely :writefreely2:
github.com/writeas/writefreely

Plume :plume:
github.com/Plume-org/Plume

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Being Normal 

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Hey friends, intro incoming:

I'm a 20-something who thinks a lot. I'll be sharing thoughts and writing here.

Also, I love a lot of things. In no particular order: cats (mine and all), plants, reading, dogs (mine and all), animals, plants, mountains, snow, video games (currently Overwatch), husband (just mine), productivity, self improvement, communication skills, colors, feelings, mom (mine and all), empaths, Totoro, gnomes, cherries, Head Space app, Kung Pow, silence.

πŸ€”

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