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I am an active and opinionated , have various accounts; a good sample of my writing style, presentation at :

muensterland.social/@rgx/10428

...which is my Publisher's account, as of now, for various reasons (post on that, forthcoming).

My main Tech focused Blog is hosted at TeDomum.net, a French co-op group offering many services, with great admin and very responsive.

write.tedomum.net/rgx/

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Is it Important, which Instance you are in? --> write.tedomum.net/rgx/is-it-im

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Good morning everyone, thank you for accepting my join application to this instance.

I am an active user of the facilities, a Staff member and vocal poster at Qoto.org, and now exploring yet another new place.

Joined here to be closer to the source of my favourite, awesome Write.Freely platform. Thank you @matt for it and the Forums, and now the instance I join.

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Why do we see Hawaiian prints in Extreme Right rallies and imagery ?

A great series of Tweets sent by professor Reece Jones and now collated into one post, on Discourse Forum here

Short excerpt :

With growing alarm, I've watched armed white men protesting around the US. But, as a Hawai'i resident, I've wondered specifically about the reoccurring presence of aloha shirts. Here is a THREAD explaining the odd and concerning story behind it 1/13

Having space for longer messages, forums allow an easier reading, compared to the short twitter posts.

I will think about ways to publish it here via Toots possibly too -- the only problem would be how to keep the images in-line, along with the posted text from the original.

Recommended reading!

#Bugalloo is their name for armed insurrection. Civil War 2 is another possible name.

With the polarization and tensions, plus the huge number of arms in civilian hands in the US, it could turn tragic and bloody very quickly.

#FediReporter recognizing a great source and spreading it.

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@rgx unfortunately, i suffer this month to month which can make life really difficult. i want to start my career in various industries and it's really hard to do it when i have to constantly take breaks to "take care of it". and thank you! i've always liked flower names!

i'm really sorry to hear that. seasonal depression is awful but that's really good spring is coming! even more reasons to look forward to tomorrow!

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Up your Game -- Take a MarkDown Tutorial

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If you really want to learn and use it well, take the MarkDown Interactive Tutorial - A free, quick and enjoyable way to learn.

Highly Recommended - I have worked in Education for many years and it's the Best application of Tech to Learning that I have ever seen. That good!

🇬🇧 Available in English.
🇫🇷 Disponible en Français.
🇪🇸 Y también en Español!

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Getting Good Penpals, a Slowly Users Guide

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This has been posted and recognized as a valuable resource at Reddit for maybe almost two months now.

After sitting in my Blog editor for almost 30 days, I decided to publish it -- in Two pages, with a final Part 3 coming soon dealing with the loaded question of "Adding friends via Slowly IDs".

See "Getting Good Penpals, a Slowly Users Guide - Part 1" here. This introductory part has background info, and continues on part 2.
See "Getting Good Penpals - 2. Three Ways to Go" for part 2.

Hope you enjoy reading this, a more detailed, illustrated and carefully written version of my original Reddit forum post.

#Slowly #penpals #friendship

MarkDown Interactive Tutorial - in English too!

🇬🇧 MarkDown language is a simplified form of creating a variety of text styles. Bold, Italicized, Underline, Header (text) sizes, all in much shorter and easier commands than classic HTML Markup language.

Note the name, a play on the HTML variant.

The Interactive MarkDown tutorial is also available in ENGLISH for those who are more comfortable in that language.

See it here: markdowntutorial.com/

Encontramos una entrada de blog aquí que explica los conceptos básicos, en español, y enlaces a otro sitio con un tutorial interactivo.

Blog intro es ahí; victorhckinthefreeworld.com/20

y el tutorial para aprenderlo : markdowntutorial.com/es/

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🇪🇸 El lenguaje MarkDown es una forma simplificada de crear una variedad de estilos de texto. Tamaños en negrita, en cursiva, subrayado, encabezado (texto), todo en comandos mucho más cortos y fáciles que el lenguaje de marcado HTML clásico.

Anote el nombre, una reproducción en la variante HTML.

Si habla español, hay menos recursos para aprender sobre este y otros temas tecnológicos.

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MarkDown, ¿sabes qué es? ¡Aprende en español!

🇬🇧 MarkDown language is a simplified form of creating a variety of text styles. Bold, Italicized, Underline, Header (text) sizes, all in much shorter and easier commands than classic HTML Markup language.

Note the name, a play on the HTML variant.

If you speak Spanish, there are LESS resources to learn about this and other topics.

Found a Blog post here that explains the Basics, in Spanish, and links to another site with an interactive tutorial.

An Excellent article at The Atlantic, which I find myself frequently referring friends to.

Might be useful for someone here possibly? We are all affected by this.

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

* Guia de Usuarios en Español para Write.freely *

Ange hizo una guía agradable e ilustrada para los nuevos usuarios de los blogs Write.freely, pero todo está en francés.

El objetivo es ayudar a las personas interesadas en usar la instancia write.freely en TeDomum.net, que ha sido el hogar de mi blog. Esta mañana me tomé un tiempo y traduje su guía al Español.

Ahora la página está en mi blog: write.tedomum.net/rgx/guia-de-

Prefires el Inglés ? See it on : write.tedomum.net/rgx/write-fr

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* Write.freely blog - a guide for new users *

@angedestenebres made a nice and illustrated guide for new users of Write.freely blogs, but it's all in French.

Goal is to help people interested in using the write.freely instance at TeDomum.net — which has been my blog's home. This morning I took some time and translated her guide to English.

Now the page is on my blog: write.tedomum.net/rgx/write-fr

[ Repost of an original Blog announce, Dec 2019 ]

Just finished the Blog post for today.

I made a quick draft at the Discourse Forum, linked in the previous post.

That was most of the writing, and I made new screenshots in dual sizes for the blog; 640 p wide for normal, and a click on version at 1200 p wide.

It's quite pretty, I think, and a tribute to a dedicated fellow Fediverse enthusiast, who puts many hours and currency every month to keep his instance online.

Today's Blog post : write.tedomum.net/rgx/superb-n

..and a better view?

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And I just produced another one of my opinionated and activist posts.

We need Markdown, and I am not waiting for Eugen's blessings; Gone to better pastures.

Screenshot of an OP at : muensterland.social/@rgx/10430

Forum post mentioned is at : discourse.qoto.org/t/superb-th

...and is basically copy and paste ready for a WF post and Blog glory.

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@realcaseyrollins

Wonderful to hear and a glowing endorsement to Tom, admin there.

HIGHLY recommend this -- an Interactive tutorial that is really wonderful -- I learned it there and fully endorse it.

Outstanding really : markdowntutorial.com/

@rgx

If you like follow my accounts (more than one, for various reasons, a post in that topic soon), and you can see these posts.

Also, you can directly subscribe to my Tech blog -- it's in the Fediverse and you can add it as any other user :

@rgx

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I am an active and opinionated , have various accounts; a good sample of my writing style, presentation at :

muensterland.social/@rgx/10428

...which is my Publisher's account, as of now, for various reasons (post on that, forthcoming).

My main Tech focused Blog is hosted at TeDomum.net, a French co-op group offering many services, with great admin and very responsive.

write.tedomum.net/rgx/

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Good morning everyone, thank you for accepting my join application to this instance.

I am an active user of the facilities, a Staff member and vocal poster at Qoto.org, and now exploring yet another new place.

Joined here to be closer to the source of my favourite, awesome Write.Freely platform. Thank you @matt for it and the Forums, and now the instance I join.

1 / 2 [... argh 500 chars sucks..]

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And if you know me, you know I am a free thinker and a curious Traveller in this #Fediverse of ours.

Just joined a new community -- the Mastodon instance for the Write.as company, who are the developers of my beloved Write.Freely blog platform.

I wanted to be close to them (already been a member on their Forums for months), so I can see new ideas, comment and suggest my own, be an active contributor to what for me is a GREAT project.

write.as/

and the free open source site at writefreely.org/

Big thank you to Matt, @matt , the project leader - great work, friend.

I will be signing in as @rgx there.

My personal Tech oriented Blog :

write.tedomum.net/rgx/

Subscribe to it? @rgx

#Blogs #WriteFreely #Writers #Unite #Community #Exchange #Ideas #FediReporter #QotoJournal

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@realcaseyrollins @matt @rgx @rgx

> How do you have the time to be on so many instances? LOL

LOL.... I could flip that right back at you, also a never ceasing #nomad like me. 😜

Truth is, we can't really be active on more than a couple, but there's a use for more of them -- even if for casual use.

I wrote a blog page 6 months ago which I still find very relevant, and plan for a new page sometime soon -- since I have joined a few new communities recently, and have a new campaign, #markdown or Else!

Plus my usual, active and opinionated, Cat Friendly and STEM Lord account at Qoto.org. 😉

I am working on things all day, it's more than a Full Time job for me; no pay at all, but great satisfaction with the pages I create on my blogs (2 of them active, more to come), my Fediverse Reporting activity, etc.

Good that I have the time to do it, for the communities I am involved and for myself. I just described this, my amateur writing and journalism ongoing apprenticeship, to a friend who complained I sounded annoyed when she called (a phone call!!) when I was in mid flight, new page in development... 😉

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