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That's a Master of Fine Arts.

Here's a horse, some egg yolk and a small chapel in Venice. Please create an original avant-garde religious mural in the style of one of the Renaissance Masters and then point your webcam at it.

I'm sorry, that mural is not statistically heartfelt enough. Please recreate it.

📢 Ten Forward PSA for other fediverse admins📢

Today I received a content removal request from Linode asking me to remove two moderation announcements, specifically:

Linode asked I remove the content in good faith but since it does not include a US court order they will not require me to do so.

I declined to remove the content.

Hey scholar buds.
If you're responding to your post making a thread, making the responses unlisted will help them not clutter up the timeline.
They'll still be visible as a thread that can be expanded.

LB: If you’re used to Twitter, reporting users probably feels like a futile last resort but on fedi, moderation is done by human beings. You don’t need an iron-clad case - reporting rudeness, bad behaviour, or a sketchy vibe can alert mods to potential trouble even if they don’t take immediate action. And remember to check the “forward anonymously to the remote instance” button too

It seems that past me has answered "yes" to everything and current me is regretting that deeply.

Dracula Daily, TTRPG 

so if you're enjoying the awkwardness of Jonathan Harker cohabitating with Dracula in chapter 3, there's actually a TTRPG about that on, because of course there is.

"This Game Takes Place In Dracula’s Castle" - a two player game about homoerotically testing the boundaries of decorum with a vampire:

Suggestion: Make the replies unlisted when you make a thread. That way they don't fill the local timeline, but are still visible to everyone.

Are there already people who operate a self-sufficient instance, e.g. off-the-grid with a solar module or something else? 💚

Thanks to autocorrect, the email we got yesterday told us that the conference about gamecocks was about to start.

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

Participating in seminar Gamebooks today remotely, tomorrow in person in Tampere, Finland.

The Aetherships font is now live, so you can build flying ships just by typing them out.

Sails and blimps and propellors, magic thrusters, hulls pieces, undercarriages and components aplenty!

#fonts #airships #steampunk #spelljammer

“Algospeak” is a new English dialect that emerged from the desperate attempts of social media users to “please the algorithm”: that is, to avoid words and phrases that cause social media platforms’ algorithms to suppress or block their communication.

#Algospeak is practiced by all types of social media users, from individuals addressing their friends to science communicators and activists hoping to reach a broader public. But the most ardent practitioners of algospeak are social media creators, who rely—directly or indirectly—on social media to earn a living.

the article ⬆️ posted by @pluralistic also links to this explainer:

If you hate Windows, simply switch to Linux so you can hate Linux instead

You can recognise US people online from the way they talk about "this country" without specifying which country they're talking about.

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