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I'm a Brazilian who fell in love with winter living in Canada. I'm reading all the time ( and ) and I love , , , , music, , , and lots of quiet time. I have a background in Engineering and I work with spreadsheets and construction drawings as an estimator.

Great podcast talking about democracy and civil war. I had no idea that after 2010 the number of anocracies has been on the rise, roughly coincinding with popularization of social media and Facebook's algorithm to bump posts with the most Likes to the top of the feed.
humanetech.com/podcast/50-what

What are good apps I could use to identify plants and birds with a mobile phone? Are there open source/ethical/privacy friendly options out there?
I moved to a new neighborhood and there so many different plants/birds I'm not familiar with. Thanks!

I've been wanting to write about my experience switching from Goodreads/The Storygraph to but I'm studying for a professional exam that's been eating up all of my free time.
Gladly the exam is 2 days from now, so it will be be over soon, and then I can write a bit!

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Just gotta say, I'm loving 💜 !
Here is an example to illustrate why I was unhappy with other book/reading services:
So I downloaded all my Goodreads/Storygraph CSV data and consolidated them in one spreadsheet. I noticed that Goodreads doesn't export the information of when I started reading a book, only the date when I finished reading it.
I thought it was super frustrating, because the data is there, so, why would they not allow this information to be exported?

I have a couple of bundle in .epub. They are 2 or 3 books in one single file. Does anybody know if I can split them (one book per file)?
I tried using Calibre with EpubSplit plugin but the plugin says it can only work with EPUB2 files. 😕 Thanks!

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tor is offering, among other, the last book of becky chambers "A Psalm for the Wild Built" for free in epub format until may 6! https://ebookclub.tor.com/

#sff #sffbookclub
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@bookwyrm When I manually add a book to , does that book becomes available to everybody else? If yes, I'll be extra happy to add my 250 books that were not imported from my old library 🙃

seems pretty cool! I left Goodreads and joined The Storygraph because I didn't want to to be in a place full of ads anymore.
I'll explore Bookwyrm more later, but I saw that I can import all my data from Goodreads/Storygraph/LibraryThing with a CSV file.

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I thought I'd update my here.
I'm a Brazilian who fell in love with winter living in Canada. I'm reading all the time ( and ) and I love , , , , music, , , and lots of quiet time. I have a background in Engineering and I work with spreadsheets and construction drawings as an estimator.

I started reading this book for my “A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe” by Alex White. I'm really enjoying it! It's Space Fantasy, and some bookclub members were turned off by the presence of magic in space ships.

What I like about this book is that it doesn't try to explain magic, it's just part of this universe.

It reminded me of Arthur C. Clarke's quote" “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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Bingo: "We won't win people over by default, and we will make plenty of mistakes along the way. But we must recognize, and reject, the biases at play that cause people to belittle, ignore, and misunderstand any initiative that's astonishingly successful without making anyone rich." - write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

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The blogging platform powering my blog, @writefreely, is one of many that can communicate with our community / Mastodon.

There's also @pixelfed (like Instagram), @peertube (like YouTube), and many others.

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