uspol, school shooting, police mention 

@ljwrites "Or are they so deceived about the state of the world (I'm reminded of USians confidently asserting that countries with "socialized healthcare" are utter hellholes) that they think this is just how things work everywhere?"

I'm pretty sure that's exactly it. :\

Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


This is the ideal scroll bars. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

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@grumpysmiffy This is DEFINITELY my shocked face.

@geordie We went on a few, but there's two that really stick in my memory.

The first was Year 5 when we went down to Thredbo (I don't even remember what the reason was) and the snow, and my mum was too cheap to rent me some proper snow gear so instead she just sprayed waterproof stuff over the jeans I was, and unsurprisingly it did nothing and I ended up with soaking wet, freezing cold jeans and had to go and change and sit back in the bus while everyone else was out in the snow.

The second was Year 6 where we went to Milson Island and the former quarantine station and mental hospital there. They took us through the nurses' quarters which was all that was left of those parts and it was creepy as FUCK. Of course, being a bunch of 11 year-olds we absolutely loved it, haha.

Fitness (+) 

@oya 😁

It was such a good experience too, everyone at the place I was going to was really friendly and positive (not like toxic positivity, but like they're genuinely enjoying their job helping people improve their physical health).

@aussocialadmin I have a feeling this is probably that:

"We confirm intermediate DNS resolution issues for certain specific AWS names. This is due to an issue with a third-party DNS provider outside of AWS. The third-party DNS provider is working toward resolution. We are also working toward a resolution that addresses the issues the third-party provider has encountered. Queries for DNS records hosted on Route 53 are not affected by this issue."

Fitness (+) 

I am now officially discharged from the exercise physiologist! 🎉

When we started a few months ago, she had a "force meter" device where it was attached to my ankle at the front and I'd sit down and pull as hard as I could backwards. My right leg measured ~13kg and my left was 11kg. Today we did it again, and the right leg was 20kg and the left was 24kg!

I'm not at the point yet where I'm able to have the elliptical up to where I used to use it (previously I was at 12˚ incline, 14 resistance out of a maximum of 20, right now I'm at 2˚ incline with 7 resistance) but that'll just be a matter of building up to it.


online interaction personal meta, demeanor & language thoughts 

@ljwrites FWIW as someone who has spent his entire life living in Sydney, "How and why is that supposed to be appealing?" absolutely does not come across to me as a polite question, you're on the money with the impatience and disbelief there.

Accessible masto onboarding 

Is there an accessible masto onboarding/wiki already in existence for new users, especially less techy ones? And if not, would anyone like to help me make one? I'm pretty OK at writing training guides and would love to be able to share a resource like this with new users when they log in to the mastodon platform so they can get used to things, esp etiquette things that we are learning over time and wtf is going on. Most folks on earth won't be able to participate rn

us, nationalism, school 

@oya My wife's from the US and I remember her telling me about that, and I was like, what the ACTUAL fuck. O_o

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