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Avalon Woodard @Avalon@social.tchncs.de

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I recently had it pointed out to me that I should do an post! So hi! I'm a clown, stiltwalker, juggler, musician, starting to work on some acrobatics, and I work for a (circusfreaks.org) I have a BA in German, and am hoping to start practicing speaking with people more often in German. I was invited to come and try out Mastadon by @RussSharek@mastodon.cloud and have been enjoying it thus far.

this is one of my first OCs from when I was like 8 but i've never drawn him before now

This is my first attempt at making a shuttlecock. The cork is from a tree down the street. The feathers are from my chickens.

A better look at the little sign I painted. ✨

Curious about what my #foss #floss #opensource loving friends use for system backups.

I'm thinking something akin to #crashplan, as opposed to local mirrors.

No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.

You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.

It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.

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"If this is not treason, then what is it?

We should have a debate over whether treason is being committed by the White House. Yes, I just typed those words."


Last month a large number of full price commercial #games (including big names such as Civilization and Elder Scrolls) were revealed to contain the tracking software Red Shell:


If games were #OpenSource, it would be easier to avoid spyware 😟

But though they're rarer, open source games do exist 🕹️ 👾 👍

Some lists:


gitlab.com/Ashpex/Linux_Games (via @Ashpex)


#FOSS #OSS #LibreGaming #Gaming #VideoGaming #PCGaming #VideoGames

The open source #googledocs competitor CryptPad is committed to a zero-knowledge approach to providing services.

They know as little as humanly possible about every account:

Check out their road map here: blog.cryptpad.fr/2018/07/13/Cr

Not enough people know about this wonderful #privacy focused project and they're looking for dev #help and crowd funding backers. Please #boost and share.

So my brother wants me to publish his RPG that's based on cartoon mice in the underground of human society; i.e. Great Mouse Detective, Fivel Goes West, Rescuers Down Under, etc.

Is there demand? Boost if you'd like to play a game like that.

Hello, fellow artists. This is a tiny reminder to stay hydrated if possible. Take care of yourselves! <3

Years ago, my father-in-law asked how I make my green tea. “I drop my Zoujirushi water heater temperature to 175 F, preheat my ceramic cup, measure two tablespoons, steep for 1:25 minutes.”

He nodded, then said “I dump a handful of tea into boiling water and come back when I remember it.”

Since then I see this dichotomy everywhere. Like. There’s coders who craft their code like jewelers polishing a ruby. And others who throw some wooden planks together and move on with their lives. Both ok.

My musical tastes run toward the slow, melodic, and ethereal. My son (5yo) likes my wife's stuff: punk, rock, and anything by a band that needs more than one drummer.

He's currently doing an interpretive dance to Heart - Barracuda

Human life is truly a short affair. It is better to live doing the things that you like. It is foolish to live within this dream of a world seeing unpleasantness and doing only things that you do not like. But it is important never to tell this to young people as it is something that would be harmful if incorrectly understood.

I think the entire #Linux community needs to move away from the idea of noob friendly, or more "hardcore" distros.

Ease of installation isn't important here, as anyone tenacious enough can find a guide online to install ANY distro with relative ease.

What we should be focusing on is workflow. Does the distro's workflow match your workflow? If so, it's a winner. Being simple to install is just a bonus.

Yesterday was World Listening Day. This is some of what I heard:

*water bubbling over rocks
*squirrels chittering in the trees
*a red-tailed hawk crying out warning
*dog snoring, sleeping in sun
*wind through leaves of tree
*neighbor kids, playing soccer
*chipmunk scrambling along fence
*pedals, chain of passing bicyclist
*booted feet on dirt path
*fountain at park, gurgling
*distant train whistle


So... My first posting is a Whale. I think i like it. #drawing #whale #mastoart

Twitter is like a black hole. A deep gravity well with an insane amount of destructive energy swirling around it.

Imagine growing up near the event horizon of a black hole, then finally making your way out of the accretion disk, to realize there is a calm, quiet galaxy full of stars and nebulae and planets and life.

That's what getting onto the fediverse feels like.