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I've currently got my follows locked down. I'm always excited for new followers, but I probably won't approve your follow request unless you have an informative bio/an intro toot/a reasonable number of toots/I know you, or at least some way of knowing what you're interested in.

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I should probably do a little (re)introduction. I lead on research data stuff at the British Library, including supporting internal researchers and services for BL users.

- I run the UK DataCite Consortium :doi:
- I'm a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow software.ac.uk/about/fellows/j
- I'm passionately into all things open, especially open research
- I contribute to communities like the-turing-way.netlify.app/, openlifesci.org/, librarycarpentry.org/, carpentries.org/

mental health 

Anyone have any spare spoons? I'm almost out. 🥄

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instance block rec (redux) 

societal dot co continues to be filling up with Parler and Qanon accounts with no moderation intent, they have a Spiked account which posts far right Qanon conspiracy stuff continually and they are currently listed as the number 2 account on Mastodon.social's "general" accounts sign up page list for new people.

They (Societal) are a very astroturfy UK clothing brand site that sells "progressive" clothing but also thin blue line clothing while also another branch of whoever is running them runs "Godinterest dot com" which is a Christian clothing site and congregation? vaguely anti-vax news site.

Their about page when talking about getting the "societal app on android" says to download the Gab app.

Their instance description lists them as "We champion free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online".

#fediblock

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& stop calling surveillance "monitoring engagement."

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Hey, universities & colleges: stop surveilling students all the damn time.

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Telling someone "not to be so sensitive" might seem to work because the behaviour changes, but it's often more harmful than helpful.

Ooh, I wonder if it would work in American-style pancakes!

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Any tips for using up excess acid whey strained off from making Greek-style yogurt? It makes an excellent alternative to buttermilk in soda bread.

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You can be transphobic without knowing it. You can be transphobic without hating trans people. You can be trasphobic without intending to be. Start actively unlearning.

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Aaand now I have a commentpara.de button implemented, so commenting for everyone is back for the first time since I got rid of Disqus!

erambler.co.uk/blog/replacing-

The tool I was looking for was Comment Parade commentpara.de, which allows anonymous sending of webmentions. Thanks to Jamie Tanna on 🐦 for answering the question twitter.com/JamieTanna/status/

Now to figure out how to add a per-post "comment on this post" link.

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The only valid statement about antiblackness that can follow "I have Black friends" is "that's why I want to help create communities and societies where they can thrive without fear, and become a friend they can trust and rely on. To this end I will listen to Black people and work on my own racism." When your Black friends are used as a shield for your fragility you negate the claim to friendship.

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It's really heartwarming to see so many members at @imagecaptionspls helping out those who care about accessibility, but can't write captions themselves due to lack of spoons.
This is what the Fediverse should be about. About human connection. About helping each other. Thank you all, for being the bright light in an otherwise not-too-great start of the day.
And to everyone who reads this, don't forget to be awesome! 💙

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thecitadel.social 

Self-report. Instance is an effort to de-centralize the bitcoin social space away from bitcoinhackers.org, an instance already on this list. Admin gives zero fucks about policing content beyond crypto scams and ambiguous appeals to "common sense" .

Tags: freespeech

Receipts: thecitadel.social/about/more

fediblock.org/blocklist/#theci

#FediBlock

Dammit, I keep writing too-long toots today that get truncated when they're crossposted to twitter.

Or is that... trunkated...

The other day I saw a blog which used Webmentions for comments, but also linked to a service where people could send a without having a site of their own to send from, like an version of Disqus.

Can anyone help me track it down again? I can't remember the blog or the service now. 😔

For clarity, I mean Twitter, not hellsite.site or any similarly named fedi instances, of which I have no experience.

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