Winter break, then back for Tuesday/Wednesday, then Thurs/Fri snow days and the weekend, leave me struggling to get into a "No, you DO actually go to school tomorrow!" mindset.
... which means it will certainly be the same for most/all of my students.
Stages of Mastodon:
1. Toots about Mastodon vs. Twitter
2. Toots about Mastodon etiquette
3. Toots about finding people on other Mastodon instances
4. Toots about moving to other Mastodon instances
5. Meaningful conversations with awesome people.
6. Laments about not ditching Twitter OR going dark to return to Twitter
7. Leaving Twitter
As with the stages of grief, order may vary and repetition is possible.
May all your toots be Stage 5.
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There aren't many things keeping me on Twitter, but accounts like Sam Sykes' are among them.
Car had a flat that needed patching and a "check engine" light on, but fortunately the garage I trust is within walking distance.
Of course it's also super cold outside, so during the return trip the water vapor from my exhaled breath froze into my beard.
It's worth noting that libraries are the last of the commons and public spaces not currently exploited by the corporations. How long it remains that way isn't certain
Loitering is banned
Panhandlers are persecuted
Homeless are threatened
Without libraries, there aren't many spaces left for some people to merely *exist*
I have internet and school is closed tomorrow.
I will pay for this later, I'm sure.
Local ISP has a work van out front.
Bad news: They aren't scheduled to fix my internet until tomorrow.
Good news?: If what they're doing fixes an underlying issue, I might be using more than a phone to get online.
Still no internet beyond phone use.
Send data packets.
2 hour delay for tomorrow. I got my spare tire free but can't budge the one that's actually flat.
Oddly enough since my internet's out at home I'm spending more time on social media here than I would otherwise.