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Hey there new people!

If you've just joined here, you may be wondering if you need to sign up on multiple servers?

The short answer is no! One account on one server is enough 👍

Longer answer:

The servers on here talk to each other through a process called "Federation".

This might sound complicated and technical, but it's really not. You already use federated networks every day, and so does pretty much everyone in the world, even your grandparents.

When you phone someone, you don't need to be on the same provider or even in the same country, because the world's phone networks are connected together through federation.

When you email someone, you don't need to be on the same email provider, because the world's email providers are federated together.

Servers on Mastodon and the Fediverse are federated together in the same way phones or email are. One account on one server lets you seamlessly interact with people on other servers.

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTips

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Hello, it's winter where I am but I understand a lot of the world is experiencing extreme heat. As an Australian who has survived weeks of above 40C temperatures, fires, and prolonged drought I have some advice.

- In dry heat close your house. Close windows, draw blinds. Darkness is your friend. Open at night.
- Heat rises, so keep low if able - downstairs instead of upstairs.
- Use fans / aircon if you have them but prepare for possible electricity outages as demand increases.
- Damp towel over forehead.
- Drink water. Have it with you all the time.
- Stay out of the sun. Remain inside or in shade.
- Wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, light clothing if you do go out.
- Reduce activity. Rest more. Don't go jogging at midday or anything like that. Heat is physically and mentally exhausting.
- Go out if you need to in the early morning or late afternoon / after dark.
- If you can, keep kids home, & work from home.
- If it's still hot at night take a quick cool shower. Sleep is easier at 20C or below.
- Check on elderly & frail. They are vulnerable.
- Let yourself sweat. But keep up electrolytes with sports drinks or medically appropriate hydrating drinks / something like that.
- Your workplace / school should develop an extreme heat policy for health & safety.
- Don't go sight see near fires. Stay away.
- Keep a radio or access to radio stations available for advice from your emergency services / weather / news services.

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Today I'm taking you to the "#Felsenmeer" (Sea of rocks). The wildly rugged rocky landscape is one of the 70 most important geotopes in #Germany. Here, the oldest deep mining on ironstone in the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia has been proven so far. The entire area is covered by a very old #beech #forest. Many rare animal and plant species populate the forest, the dead wood and the cool and moist #rock crevices. This is so beautiful!
#nature #trees #Winter #mosstodon
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A few more pictures from "#Felsenmeer" (Sea of rocks). A wooden bridge leads through the area and gives you an excellent view of the stone formations. When you look down from the bridge, you can spot a second one. I am not afraid of heights, but that view did give me vertigo. How about you?
All in all, the Felsenmeer is a magical place and I'm glad I got to see it 😍
https://sauerlandpark-hemer.de/park/fuer-naturliebhaber/felsenmeer/
#trees #mosstodon #forest #nature
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