Does it follow that I reject all authority? Far from me such a thought. In the matter of boots, I refer to the authority of the bootmaker; concerning houses, canals, or railroads, I consult that of the architect or engineer.
-- Mikhail Bakunin

#anarchism #quote #bot

Reykjavik Newscast on YouTube had a very good question: why doesn’t the rest of the world use geothermal energy? If they can figure out how to do it around all of their earthquake faults, you’d think anyone could.

If you’re on Academia, I have a paper I wrote on how Russia flushes their radioactive waste water into the nearest streams & rivers. It’s why their winter wheat crop failed, why they’re facing food shortages (& vodka shortage), & why they invaded Ukraine—who just had the highest winter wheat harvest in their entire history.

@techlore Password Manager which led me to use Bitwarden instead of LastPass and lot at the time, I was choosing for myself and @StartpageSearch Interview with Robert which ensured and gave me a Trust to use Startpage.

#OtD 16 May, is European Romani Resistance Day, commemorating the Roma people who fought the fascists during World War II, like the 'Lions of Breda Solini', a partisan battalion in Northern Italy made up entirely of Sinti participants who had escaped from a concentration camp.

Check this out: the LibreOffice Conference 2022 will take place in Bolzano, northern Italy (and online) from September 29 – October 1. Our call for papers is now open – join in!

A tip for people used to birdsite's algorithms creating their timelines for them:

This thing works like Twitter did a long time ago. Your timelines are what you make them!

Liberally follow, unfollow, and mute accounts. Use the filter preferences (e.g. with "#eurovision" ""). Create a new timeline with hashtags to follow. In short: treat your timelines like a garden, both planting and pruning to your liking.

Groggy Monday: last night, I dreamt that my grades hadn’t actually posted and I had to keep entering them over and over again, like some weird professor version of Ground Hog Day. I see a nap in the rest of my Monday.

Write Freely :writefreely: is another type of server on the Fediverse :fediverse:

Its focus is entirely on long form text posts, so things like articles, essays, stories etc. It has a very minimalist interface which aims to be as distraction-free as possible, so that it's easier for readers to actually read.

You can follow Write Freely accounts from Mastodon etc because they are both on the Fediverse.

There's more info on the official site at and you can follow the project at @writefreely

You can get a Write Freely account from servers listed at or at

There are official apps at

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Mastodon 🐘

A general-purpose Mastodon server with a 1000 character limit.