Just back from my run, and it’s a steam bath out there—77F/25C and 71% humidity. ${spouse} has been after me to join the gym, and I’ve resisting (for skinflint-dad reasons: “Why pay when the great outdoors is free?”). But if it’s going to be like this or worse for the summer (likely), I may finally give in.

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Anyone know a Masto instance for gardeners? It might be the gateway for my wife to get off FB. #ask #garden

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Blue skies, breezy, dry, and 61F/16C. What a perfect day for running!

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Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add draculadaily.substack.com/feed to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss

Fourteen months ago I was totally sedentary. Six months ago I started running. Today I ran my first 5k. My time wasn’t super-competitive, but it was respectable, and a good result for me. It was fantastic!

I think our reputation comes from a separate phenomenon—when confronted with egregious incivility, we respond in kind. So for example, when some jerk in a Jaguar blew through the crosswalk and nearly ran over a school crossing guard, the crossing guard hurled her 5 lb stop sign at the Jag and put a dent in it. And the owner had the audacity to complain about her to the police! What’s worse—a scratch that will buff out, or the potential of broken bones and organ damage?

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gets a reputation for incivility, but when I was out for my run today, whenever I started to cross a driveway or side street where a driver had pulled across the sidewalk/crosswalk, the driver backed up to make way for me.

@amolith Exactly... Maybe treat users like grown-ups for a change?

@JonYoder I’d seen Bonhoeffer’s writings on stupidity (or “foolishness” as sometimes translated), but this video was new to me, and is an excellent presentation.

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Last night, I stumbled across a YouTube video that was so on point yet ridiculous that I thought it was satire. I was wrong. Ironically, it was a pastor who came up with it: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Theory of Stupidity. This explains *everything*.


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It's probably time I did an #introduction.

I'm Dan, currently in Auckland trying to grind my way out of the city life :laserkiwi:

I'm a Site Reliability Engineer for work, Pilot for hobby and a solo dad. I have a cockatiel :blobcockatiel: Probably drink way too much #coffee as well.

I started mastodon.nz in Jan 2020 to see what it was all about, now here we are!

#AmateurRadio 📻
#Aviation ✈️
#Music 🎧
#Nature 🌲
#Photography 📸
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@berkay@symbolic.website Welcome! I was way into theoretical CS as an undergrad, but I've since moved on to other things. (I blame Kurt Gödel. He's a bad influence.)

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Weeding one of the beds at the church today, I came across a nest of baby bunnies. I was pulling out some loose thatch, and noticed clumps of fur, and then the little guys started squeaking to let me know they didn't appreciate being exposed. I put the nesting material back on top of them, but I don't think we did them any favors by removing all the tall grass.

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Hello! I’m Barbara. Dipping my toes into Mastodon, particularly mstdn.social.

Any recommendations?


@BarbaraMcVeigh Welcome! Check out @feditips for tips, and try the hashtag for follow recommendations.

In awe of my septuagenarian aunt and uncle and their cross-country bike tours!

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