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Just dropped off two baby spider plants and two macrame hangers via the Underground Plant Exchange! It’s a forum site focused on giving houseplants to Black people. Here’s the link:

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Modified 3D Printer Makes A Great Microscope, Too

A false-color polarimetric image of sugar crystals floating in water.

Look past the melty plastic bits, and your average 3D printer is just a handy 3-axis Cartesian motion platform. This makes them usef…

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Combed. Dying hero wants to be buried in a tree: husband spared before knowing of knowledge.

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Check out my first #fediverse #sticker set for the #signal messenger! :fairydust:
i've also added a bunch of political stuff i've collected from the fediverse and related websites. If feedback is good, i'll add them to, but i'm not a fan of creating an account on github for this reason. 🤔



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Heads up #Fediverse

@k9mail is looking for funding to maintain their popular #android mail app. #k9mail hopes to raise €1,000 p/w on #liberapay to be able to work fulltime on the project.

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Any of you twin cities folks who like , @endracing has an event south of in late March.

I can confirm that although the account here acts primarily as a mirror for other socials, it is actively monitored. (😉)

Stop sharing the fake Mars video. Please.

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So I did this experiment with avocado seeds in the last couple of months.

It seems that germinating avocado trees thrive when growing in a highly evapotranspirating environment with a warm soil.

The router on which the pot sits is not burning hot, but fairly warm.

I know signing this petition to bring back isn't going to work, but I'd like to see more signatures on it:

If you haven't watched Season 1, I recommend it.

Nice to get out for a short bike ride now that it's 30 degrees warmer.

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call for moderator(s) is currently looking for one or two additional moderators. We think it's very important to have the lived experience of at least one Black mod on the team - while we currently have one Black advisor ("remote mod") from another instance, it would be fantastic if another person would join our team as part of!

#WeirderAdmin (1 of 3)

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Today's gender is the sound of a dial-up modem.

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I responded to this issue on GitHub in good faith, but I can’t stop emphasising YOU NEED TO PAY PEOPLE TO DO THE WORK RIGHT. If you want to do better at covering disability and accessibility, pay a disabled consultant to help you.

Relying on "the community" might get you some nice advice from well-meaning people, but be aware that "the community" is limited to those who can afford to/have free time to participate (and I’ll bet those are mostly non-disabled people.)

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Feature request: Mute domain (only mute, not hide)

"We can mute a user and block a user, but we can only "hide" (block) a whole domain, not simply mute it.

"I'd like to be able to just mute (filter) a whole domain from the federated time-lime without having any impact in the ability of the users of that domain to see my toots, follow me, me follow them..."

If you're into this idea, please do click through and add your 👍 to the top post. If you don't have Github, boost!

job opportunity, birdsite link, twin cities 

Tweet from Newfangled Dad (@NewfangledDad), at Jan 29, 3:17 PM
Anybody in Twin Cities area looking for a job? The dairy delivery we use left a card in our cooler this week that they're hiring a FT, long-term position.


Could we do these things because they are right, not just because they would help Democrats? via @wallabagapp

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A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region. Predominantly queer with a focus on urban and social justice issues.