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Back in the tropics.
Moving away from this place.
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.

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?


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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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

There should be less than 1 minute of downtime.

You can read about the release here: or the changelog here:

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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:

Plume :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.


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Hello world of Mastodon. I am new here and will now introduce myself. I’m a 40 year old journalist living in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m a dad of three (got twins), I like books, blogging, swimrun and alternative music. Next week I start a new job as news chief at a magazine and website covering real estate and construction businesses as well as urban planning.
news editor

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