@bstacey Hi there! :)
@rick13 Hi welcome :)
@rick13 welcome! relative newbie myself, loved physics/ochem, currently an open source web application dude.
Discovering stuff to follow is different, beyond feeds/hashtags, I recommend browsing interesting instances on the web and folling a few folks. It can be a little weird trying to e.g. follow politics stuff when starting on a tech instance.
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