John L :twitter: :verified: boosted

Good morning you fabulous fckers!
Here's your mindfulness action for 29.04.22. (Hopefully I have the correct date this time).

Have a go, make yourself feel better.

Remember... comes in different forms for different people 😏

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RT @RemainingKind@twitter.com

We have one last chance before our elections are no longer free and fair. We must on 5/5 Fascism’s jaws are open wide. The local elections are the only boat we have left. We probably need a bigger vote ……

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RemainingKind/stat

Posting GIFs

Here's my thoughts/findings so far on this very important subject 😅

*Web clients*
There's no _simple_ way to do this that I can see. Options are
1. If mobile, and your keyboard has a GIF option, you should be able to use it. The GIF will be inserted even if you can't see it (often hides behind the keyboard)
2. If desktop or no keyboard GIF, you can find a GIF, pre-save, then use the paperclip or plus icon to attach to your post.
3. Insert a link to an external GIF directly (copy and paste from e.g. GIPHY.COM) like so: giphy.com/stories/ease-your-st

*Apps*
1. Android: Mastodon app I have not tried yet as everyone says Tusky is better as it's been developed longer and is so more mature. The Tusky App for me allows use of the keyboard GIFs.
2. iOS: Mastodon app is recommended although some people state MetaText. Others include Mast, iMast, Amaroq and Mercury. None seem to do GIFs natively and your best option is probably to use a GIF keyboard such as from Tenor.

Good luck!

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John L :twitter: :verified: boosted

Mastodon has gained 106,723 monthly active users since the end of March (when Elon bought 9.2% of Twitter's shares). 93,603 are new accounts. Overall that's a 42% increase in Mastodon's MAU.

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RT @AdoptionsUk@twitter.com

Please retweet to help Scamp find a home

Gorgeous Jack Russell Terrier aged 18 months, he's active and friendly.
He can live with children aged 12+ and is best as the only pet 🍀

DETAILS or APPLY👇
dogshome.net/adopt-a-dog/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AdoptionsUk/status

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@yikesanotherday
Yep, and that a song originally released in 1988 is even more relevant today.

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RT @mrsDugskullery@twitter.com

News media all over the place asking "Will the person, caught watching pornography, have the whip removed ?"
Not one of them realises what they are saying.😜
Our whole ridiculous Parliament is one giant 'double entendre!'
I keep expecting Frankie Howerd to appear.
Don't titter !

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mrsDugskullery/sta

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RT @SusanBayliss6@twitter.com

has passed I didn’t see this on the news. Our right to protest thrown away

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SusanBayliss6/stat

John L :twitter: :verified: boosted

has publicly attacked two high ranking @TwitterOfficial employees today, putting him in violation of the disparagement clause in his buyout agreement. It's unclear if he's just unraveling in general, or if he's purposely trying to get the buyout deal voided.

twitter.com/PalmerReport/statu

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Tory MP caught watching porn on his phone in House of Commons chamber.

This amid reports that 56 MPs, inc 3 Cabinet ministers, are facing allegations of sexual misconduct referred to the Independent Complaints and Grievances Scheme.

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-612

never ends

John L :twitter: :verified: boosted

To the newbies,

When sharing images here, do make sure you hit that edit button and add a media description (aka alt-text).
This is immensely useful for our visually impaired friends on the platform. 😇


@Lindabella
@TeeDixie
@Skew @burningoil1972 @BlokeOnWheels

I've realised that once @skiptomyloulou realises this new site has no swearing detection algorithms we are all fucked 🤣🤣🤣

John L :twitter: :verified: boosted

As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.

Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.

While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.

Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!

John L :twitter: :verified: boosted

Like it says in my profile bio: :stux:

"Don’t forget: questions or any other chitchat are always welcome, we are on a social platform after all!"

@Rosychipshop I click the paperclip and choose a photo 🤷
Here's my cheesy profile photo 🤪

John L :twitter: :verified: boosted

Well time to start my , my name is Dean aka Gloucester_Lad and as you can tell i am from Gloucester, UK. I work in the retail sector and enjoy Astronomy, Archaeology, Computers, Computer Games and a newbie Technician. As politics goes i am Left-wing and hate the Tories.

To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.






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