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I guess there's one benefit of remote work I can see as an essential employee, a lot of the middlemen I report data to may not be around and I can get more credit for the work I do:

"Similarly, if your entire work product is boxing up other people’s production and sending it to the CEO, that becomes significantly harder to prove as your own in a fully digital environment—the producer in question can simply send it along themselves. Remote work makes who does and doesn’t actually do work way more obvious."

As a sort of “Christmas in July” gift, I set up a website for my parents’ business using #hugo and the hugo-scroll theme. Actually the most time was spent on the logo which I recreated as an #svg using #Inkscape . Even #self-hosting it on my own server!

This is not nice.

And we’re back.

Back to civilization after TWO DAYS without power from a storm. Just glad Ameren doesn’t run the toilets!

Our yard is officially a wildlife preserve. Right outside our front door, a cardinal decided to nest and lay some eggs. This is after the deer fawn we see every year, along with a resident groundhog.

I've also heard these are a good source of tannins, and were used to make the original iron based inks.

Been having fun finding galls - swellings or growths on leaves & stems caused by insects, mites, & even fungi. There are so many different shapes and they're all so fascinating! You can find many on oak and hackberry trees. Just flip over a leaf! #galls…

Hey, Plusporans!

I posted this as a reply to someone who was reposting the announcement about the issues Pluspora was having lately, but I figured I would post this just in general.

I would like to extend an open invitation to you and anyone who is wanting or needing to setup another fediverse account (due to the unfortunate circumstances at Pluspora) to come check out Friendica. Our friendly Friendica instances speak many languages, so they reach in to many other parts of the fediverse - the GNU Socials, Pleromas, Mastondons, etc, as well as Hubzillas and of course, Diasporas. This invitation is not to dissuade from choosing any particular path, but as I don't see enough cheering for all the great improvements that go in to Friendica all the time, I figure I'd make some noise, especially in light of the changes (or possible changes?) going on at Pluspora.

Feel free to try out a Friendica account at (I've been running this instance since April 2018) or at any instance that might be close and comfortable geographically - you can find a list at

Heck, even if one has had an account on a Friendica instance in the past, there's been a great number of improvements over the past couple of years.

Have a great day, hope all is well, and we look forward to seeing you wherever you wind up!

#pluspora #diaspora #friendica

Tagging a few people:

@David Thiery @diane @Frederick Wilson II @David English @wynter @Jess Nut @Whuffo @DavïÐ Låzårµ§ @Whuffo @Stuart Richman @garpu @garpu @doug t @Jeff Sexton @Paul Frank @Michele Hax @Nora Qudus @Rodrigo Mesa @John Hummel @Steven Vaughan-Nichols @Matthias Vos @Bill B @Wilco Roos

I used to love visiting Cahokia Mounds as a kid; the place is fascinating. Apparently the vast majority of the site also remains unexcavated…wonder what else is hiding there….

Signal is doing a lot of trolling lately and I’m here for it. :-D

Saw a couple goldfinches outside of my window a few days ago! Thinking about setting out some thistle to see if I can attract a few more. :-)

Just got my second vaccine! Reminded of xkcd’s take on it.


Just got my second vaccine! Reminded of xkcd’s take on it. :-)
Congrats! Moderna or Pfizer?
Got the Pfizer shot.

12 people are behind most of the anti-vaxxer disinformation you see on social media

Honestly! Just sounds like more and more of a cesspool every day.

Every adult Missourian will now be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 9. Here is our guide to signing up.


Caspian - Sycamore - Audiotree Live

Caspian performs "Sycamore" on Audiotree Live, September 12, 2012. Download the complete session and interview at: Playlist: htt...

The Ozark Trail's so cool, Walmart even borrowed the name for its outdoor equipment line.


Caspian - Sycamore - Audiotree Live

Caspian performs "Sycamore" on Audiotree Live, September 12, 2012. Download the complete session and interview at: Playlist: htt...

Caught some wicked post front clouds by the airport this morning!


Caught some wicked post front clouds by the airport this morning!

CDC Guidelines Allow Fully Vaccinated People To Gather Indoors With Curtains Drawn To Reduce Spread Of Jealousy



lets say joe and john are very similar.
joe opts out.
but john is still in.
so you can learn things about joe from watching john.
it's not enough for a small minority to opt out.

I think I got this right...hopefully this post now posts to Twitter! #friendicatotwitter

I think I got this right...hopefully this post now posts to Twitter! :-) #friendicatotwitter

COVID Moonshot

In case you're running Folding@Home (and I hope you are!), this site is where a lot of candidate molecules are displayed that show the effect of activity calculated against coronavirus. You can see your contribution in real time!

I did a thing!

Made another raised bed to put in the yard. This one is going to grow lots of lettuce and other greens...hopefully. :-)

and it was a good thing you did....I should do something like that.
Even with just a 1:1 mixture of compost:manure, most things did pretty well. Unfortunately we underestimated the affinity for a squash plant we started from a store-bought squash seed for the bed, it ended up dominating everything else:

@Tobias @Hypolite Petovan @Michael Vogel

Sorry for the direct mention, but I'm having trouble with Friendica groups. I can't see any posts except my own from a few months ago. I can still get feeds of people in my network timeline. I also left and then tried to re-add the Friendica Admins group,, but I can't seem to re-add it.

Was wondering if it was a weird database issue or if my nginx config is doing something weird again. I was having issues with redis recently so not sure if that's an issue. Thanks for any tips you have.
This is really strange. I re-followed the admins last night, but just checked again and I can see the latest post from Tio. So I guess it just took a while? I unfortunately can't see any previous post, but maybe that will populate over time. I'll wait a day or two and see if that works.
Okay. That's good to know if I need any other posts from the past! Maybe it was hung on on using a different protocol (I've followed the groups ever since I started up my node. It seems like at least un-following and then re-adding the group restored communication.

Well it can't last forever. Pretty sure my desktop graphics card gave up the ghost today, and now my computer won't boot. Trying to scrape through eBay for a decent upgrade and found a 590x for a decent price. Hope that helps it boot back up! #hardware
Thanks! My motherboard has the error code display built in, so I’m pretty sure it’s due to a graphics card firmware corruption issue.
and if it's windows it won't boot if there are graphic issues....

In a sense, I like to think of it as humbling. :-)

Brave browser becomes first to support IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) protocol support. It is a decentralized, peer-to-peer protocol that allows people to access censored content in restrictive countries.

#friendica #admins , just a heads up.

dear follow #diasporians

i have the hint, there will soon come a wave of #maga - #trumpsters accounts to #diaspora, the older of you might remember on the #wave of #daesh - and #isis accounts yeras ago, when #twitter #silenced their accounts and i think, the #antifa -fellows here in diaspora , the diasporians who have no sympathy to trump or his #whitepower -footsoldiers, the people here, who dont sympathizes with #racism #fascism #homophobia #sexism or (yes, you read right, i wrote OR! which says a lot about this time) #antisemitism the #liberals here, we should be prepared and think about, how to counter that, i dont want diaspora to become the brown echochamber for #conspiracy-ideology, for that #qanon lunacy or this #trump -bullshit
share that, think about that, debate about that, stopping #fascism when you can, not, when its allready to late, #antifascists predicted that allready years ago and itz no #fun anymore, itz no fun, to play #cassanda and beeing right #now itz the time to defeat #fascist #hatespeech here on diaspora, not tomorow, not next week, ITZ NOW!

this is a call to your keyboards!

please share!

you get a funny, hopefully prophetic picture as reward
Bildbeschreibung hier eingeben

ps if you want to support the cause and you think i missed important points, feel free to rephrase that posting or write something in the comments or a pm, feel free to "follow"me (maybe a little warning, i am an antifa, i am really i left wing communist and i am a pro-zionist and i am a militant, we can argue about that, we can have debates or, if you dont like that, make your own post about it, if itz antifascist, i will support it, i love you!)

aproposnix reshared this.

That’s a good way to track it too!
@tomgrz and @JB Carroll i would like to invite you to the debate under the post, no strings attached
and thx for your concerns