@checkeredpastpod @VidaliaOnion @skankingdept I don’t think the Toasters are capable of putting on a bad show…went recovering from a bad cold to a Halloween show a few years back and it was still a great show

What causes Long Covid? 

The best way to reduce the long term health effects of covid is to reduce getting covid. It's as simple as that. I see people philosophising #LongCovid causation. They are talking about mechanisms not causes. #SARSCoV2 infection is the cause. That’s the uncomfortable truth that governments need to come to terms with and work on long term clean air solutions. These will also limit damage done by other airborne viruses because postviral disease is not unique to #COVID19.

my Likert scale:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: lovert
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: likert
⭐️⭐️⭐️: whatevert
⭐️⭐️: dislikert
⭐️: hatert

Sick pets 

@secretgeek sick pets are rough. Wishing you solace in your time of grief.

in my best Phil Lynott
“Today there’s gonna be some pancakes baby!”

“Jailbreak” - Thin Lizzy

Not blaming the admins here, they may be dealing with overwhelming influx issues. Moving to another instance might help them and me.

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Looking for a new instance…any suggestions? Struggling trying to be a whole person with follows split between radio, beer, infosec, and social. Things over here at .cloud seem rudderless and spammy.

Politics, Disappointment 

@miekeroth as a Gen X I can understand feeling let down by the Democratic Party but not how they can abandon Captain Planet and Lilith Fair and start “Exhuming McCarthy”. Boggles the mind.

Hey there, really really appreciate all the follows and recommendations 🙏

But, can you also tell new people about the site at fedi.tips too?

The site address is exactly the same as my username with a dot in the middle. You can make it clickable on here by having https:// at the beginning.

It would help A LOT if you can tell people about the site too! :blobheartcat: Thank you!

uncertain.fm was playing Scary Pockets cover of “Stayin’ Alive” and I am here for that

It’s funny, many of the “what you need to know about Mastodon” or “how to learn about the fediverse” pieces are focused on the technology and the implementation, when the hardest thing for people to understand about this context, if they’re used to traditional social media & tech, is that here we have an expectation of _consent_. Consent if you want to be included in a conversation, consent about being amplified, consent in the form of CWs on topics that you want to manage, etc. That’s it! 🎯

For everyone feeling anxious about election results, worried about the future, tired - really tired - and wondering how to push through to the other side, I bring you this beautiful essay from Alice Walker:

"A Recipe for Difficult Times, or Anxiety Soup". alicewalkersgarden.com/2008/10

(If you like it, send the link to a friend who might need to read it, too.)

Hey #TwitterMigration friends, it really helps to unlearn Twitter’s corrosive tutorials about social celebrity. Let go of that measuring. We’re all mortal, we each have our remaining human time to spend. If someone’s post matters to you, pop them a note. Say hello to a stranger. Don’t scroll on by, stop and read. See if you can make something better somehow. We’re not here to make each other famous, we’re really not.

With the lights out, its less dangerous, here we are now in containers

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Politics,Anxiety,Boston Sports 

Watching US political coverage like it’s the pre-2004 Red Sox in the end season.

”Explosive” - The Planet Smashers feat. Neville Staple

“I see the future coming and I believe it’s worth fighting for”

Seriously though, fedi was *built* by furries, trans and queer folk, disabled neurodivergent people.

This is *the reason* the culture here is what it is. Why CWs are a thing. Why image descriptions are a thing. Why privacy matters here. Why moderation tools not only exist, but are usable — and used.

If you had joined and asked yourself "wow, how come this place is so chill and kinda… nice?" — that's thanks to all the nice people from communities some people call "weird".

So #KeepFediWeird.

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