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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 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.

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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 in Jan 2020 to see what it was all about, now here we are!

#AmateurRadio 📻
#Aviation ✈️
#Music 🎧
#Nature 🌲
#Photography 📸
#Tech 💻
#Travel 🛫

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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

Any recommendations?


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

I came across the Spanish composer Santiago de Murcia this weekend—how have I never encountered him before? “Fandango” is an edge-of-the-seat delight to listen to.

Pretty happy with my Palm Sunday sermon. Time to call it a night.

“Mathematical analysis of the electrical signals fungi seemingly send to one another has identified patterns that bear a striking structural similarity to human speech.”


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:mastodon: + :pixelfed:

You can now use any Mastodon mobile app with Pixelfed!

We just shipped a number of mastoapi compatibility fixes, if you notice any bugs or issues let us know! #pixelfed

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