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I’m a retired IT guy most well known for being an since January 2006, in the days when were unknown. I love & attend gigs in regularly. I’m also a (think with & ) which I do 4 times a week. I’m also busy in the & the growing fruit and veg. I’m a proud , reading member of the . I washed up here escaping the crash of 2022

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I've collected some #Mastodon 🦣 #instances to help with the #TwitterMigration focused in #inclusion, #accessibility and #minorities. They look like safe spaces for most of us. I'd appreciate the boost and new recommendations to add to the list:

🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - space to fight ableism
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - for disabled people
🔗🇬🇧🇩🇪 - for all disabled people
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - neurodiversity and neurominorities
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - focus on mental health and help
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - interest in assistive technology
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - by and for indigenous people from North America and worldwide. All First Nation people welcome
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - history and voices for black people
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - A community for Jewish people of all kinds and their allies, safe from antisemitism
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - anti-fascist, LGBTQ+ run-and-friendly, open for anyone
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - for LGBT+ and allies
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - queer-oriented instance
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - mostly trans people
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - Equality and Human Rights defenders, advocates and organizations
🔗🇬🇧🇺🇲 - for tech workers, academics, students, and others interested in tech who are LGBTQIA+ or Allies
🔗🇧🇷🇪🇸 - antifascist, feminist, antiracist, anticolinialist, accesible, and trans-and-nb-inclusive, in Latin America
🔗🇧🇷🇵🇹 - non-white portuguese speaking people
🔗🇧🇷🇵🇹 - queer/LGBTQIAPN+ people

Please boost to reach more people!

UK Royal Family 

For a man that wanted to be out of the media spotlight and free from the harassment of the press in the UK he doesn't half spend a lot of his time trying to get media attention.

I was quite happy for him to get away but now I think STFU.

Just when you think the Tories won't go any lower blaming the strikers for their own incompetence. Then you get this. I do hope the British people are able to summon up enough critical thinking to see through this.

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For those curious, this was our AWS bill for November 2022. We only use AWS to run our e-mail services and the Media that you see on the site. The compute itself is hosted elsewhere.

At the moment this cost isn't sustainable for us, so we're going to be looking at some ways to cut the cost and in the not too distant future will be moving our media to alternative hosting.

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A tip of the hat to Margaret Atwood who refused to cross the picket line at St Andrews. Her DLitt has been postponed.


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I've just started syndicating my via as well as the usual places.

Find me here.... ... if you like that sort of thing!

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Will people stop tooting with links to the birdsite. If I wanted to read that stuff I would go there to read it. I, like many others, have filtered out all mention of the place so you are shouting into the wind with laryngitis and no-one can hear you

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«Israeli occupation forces have installed a new #AI-controlled machine gun at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron to track and #shoot at Palestinians [..] Israel's use of #surveillance and facial recognition #technology appears to be among the most elaborate by a country seeking to #control a subject population»

Pleased to have been at the first gig have headlined in at after their tour of the States. This band should go far.

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I was arrested for receiving: a complete set of encyclopedias.

I said to the police “Hang on, I can explain everything...”

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I must confess that when I was younger I expected the future to have more robot butlers and jetpacks, and less plague and fascism, but here we are.

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Hey everyone.

I made a list of the top 120 servers on #Mastodon for you to to see where you want to go and interact (or perhaps change server).

The product is completely free.
When prompted to pay, please press $0.

You have:

✅ server
✅ country
✅ population
✅ server details

You can download or access the list from here:

🔁 Boosts are appreciated. I will be updating this list on a monthly basis.

05/12/2022 Update: Visibility assessment for half the list!

I appreciate some people are cross-posting from the birdsite to here but when you invite me to RT to a bird address or link to it you really should remember....


... so I will not be going there. Capiche?

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My team at work just launched new research on the #TwitterMigration: We analyze which platforms are growing - especially #Mastodon, #Tumblr & #Post.

We look at which sites users are adding to their Twitter bios, posting to their friends about & downloading apps for.

Please do boost this, and love to hear any comments or feedback on it!

Download it here:

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@hfiske @jaycee @TheMorrigan
You know what I most appreciate on Mastodon is how an exchange that could so easily have degenerated in to sniping & bad feelings on birdsite, becomes an enjoyable Mastodon exchange with technical manuals, helicopters, copperplate & so on! 😃

UK Royal Family Politics 

I've pilfered this from the birdsite.

The, so called, Royal Family have a long way to go to understand racism.

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