Should we ask the Internet Archive not to archive Writing.Exchange toots, as mentioned here?
Fun thing to do at the library: walk through the aisles until a book's spine catches your eye. Ideally it's a pretty well-worn book; for this technique to work it needs to have had a fair number of readers over the years.
Grasp the book's spine and hold it so the pages hang down. Find a an air gap where the pages naturally hang open, and read those pages.
Today I found this lovely passage on randomness/entropy in a book called "Paradox" by Jim Al-Khalili.
Hmm, wonder what's going on with these sites... #WriteFreely instances with different branding and a suspiciously large number of users / posts 🤔
You can follow all of these directly from the fediverse!
@yourintrinsicself - "Reflections on life, truth, faith, love, introspection, and transformation."
@blog - "here is distant"
@inquiry - conversations with the Read Write.as community; "whatever comes to mind"
Florida to Oregon by Train: Final days https://write.as/matt/florida-to-oregon-by-train-final-days
want to be paid to contribute to the fediverse, to @writeas_org and help me migrate my blog to it ? Contact @matt : https://discuss.write.as/t/open-position-web-developer/565
It is proven! I am is on Keybase: https://keybase.io/is/sigchain#76a265056ae0de45b601959ff48d65d18dbdff2f6a0cbf7e6de43b499408f9010f
This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.
Some neat things about our #WritingExchange Mastodon instance:
We have a public directory, where you can discover writers here:
(Anyone on our instance can add themselves from their profile settings.)
You can also browse our local timeline without being a registered user:
Writing Exchange update
#WritingExchange is now on Mastodon v2.8.0! Check out that new landing page (while logged out) 😍
This brings support for polls, the ability to feature hashtags on your profile, and a way for new people to directly request an account here -- among other new features.
Read more about it on the latest #Mastodon blog post: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/04/mastodon-2.8/
I have to say, it's delightful watching people essentially become pen pals in a digital space that was never designed for commentary or much social interaction at all (though, we never designed against it, either).
Hello, writing.exchange. This is my #introduction post. Writing has always been something which I enjoyed and have been appreciated for in the past. It has been quite some time since I wrote my last blog article. However, it has been perhaps an even longer time since I wrote my first blog article. It's good to be a member of this community. I am seeking to get back into writing and need to explore where I can begin sharing my work with a community that can find my works beneficial. Cheers
👋 Hello writers, allow me to make my #introductions!
This year I resolved to take one of the ideas bouncing around my head and force it into a book - my first.
A City In Stand records a utopian society confronted by world-breaking storms. If all goes well, my characters' happy, stable lives will be shattered and they'll be forced to recreate their entire lives.
I'm here because I want to absorb other writer's processes through osmosis. And make writer friends.
@Gargron Quick question: any thoughts on having Mastodon respect the custom "commentsEnabled" property that PeerTube, PixelFed, and (soon) WriteFreely send out?
It's discussed here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/8565#issuecomment-480079512, but I'm just wondering your interest as far as hiding / disabling the reply button in Masto when this property is set to `false`.
nature, words, dogs, software, privacy, music, and the moment.