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Just, you know, for keeping track... (as of 2019)

I've got three grandchildren:

Eliza - 8 years old
Esmé - 6 years old
Rupert - 4 years old

And four great-nieces:

Jessica - 11 years old
Annabel - 8 years old
Elena - 5 years old
Madison - 1 year old

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My rules regarding on :

I have never, and will never post photos of any children on any form of social media, with one obvious exception!

See my avatar? That's me when I was much younger, and had slightly more hair.

That image, of _me_, is the only exception to my rules!

So when I talk about my grandchildren and great-nieces you're just going to have to use your imagination since no pictures, of them, will be forthcoming!:*

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Hi everyone! We are working on a Guide to Mastodon for new users released with a CC4.0 license:

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(We plan to transfer it to a domain of its own when it will be finished).

We are still working on translations but we need some help with french and EXPECIALLY with spanish!

If you are interested in helping us in this project, here are the open pads for translation.

Thanks! Merci! Gracias! Grazie!

FRANCAIS:
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ESPANOL:
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ITALIANO:
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Just arrived back from son's, none of the grandchildren wanted me to leave. Sitting with all three playing Toy Story 3, son announced it was time to bring me back, and added her non-verbal protest by jumping into my lap (:*

Change of plan came over to son's earlier, since it was easier that way. Currently playing tug o' war with

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Recently got an email from asking if I still wanted my account.

I don't use the service, I just created an account to make it easier to look at the site.

But, now I have an account I'm not about to let someone else have my username to post pictures under, god knows what would or could be posted by 'me', without my knowledge!;*

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Elf on a Shelf? Hardly. In this household we celebrate Winter Solstice and I acclimate my children to surveillance culture with Witch Who's a Snitch

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And personally, it's very telling to see how many people who say they care about diversity get upset when targeted communities start taking matters into their own hands as opposed to waiting for them to work on stuff that's not a priority for them.

If you want more than white dudes and their token friends in your community, then make it safer for people other than white dudes or at the very least, try.

The fact my advocacy for safety gets people angry, LOL, well... it says a lot.

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I take heart from the fact that despite the volume of Liberal Democrat leaflets through the door, I have seen zero public display of support in the village.

By contrast, these are just two of the displays I just walked past.

We might be a Conservative constituency, but it is *only* SNP supporters making public displays.

Not been up here long enough to tell what that means.

🤞 for a SNP victory and a step further towards independence.

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Twitter é in procinto di spostare tutti gli account degli utenti europei dai suoi server in Irlanda ai server californiani.

Questo per bypassare gli obblighi del GDPR

mobile.reuters.com/article/amp

'er indoors now only has the one radiotherapy session remaining. Annoyingly they decided to alter the time of it from 12:40 to 16:20 tomorrow.

On the bright side it is the last one!:*

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my dad sais that a video where he builds an vintage/prewar motorcycle from parts wouldn't be watched - i think it would get like a ton of views. what do you think?

@TheGibson Dog indicates that she wants to go for another walk...

Ok Luna

(;*

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+++ english below +++

Hallo Mastodon! Wir sind der Unterstützer*innenkreis der
#Lausitz23 – den Aktivist*innen, die im Februar mit einer Kohlebagger-Besetzung Widerstand gegen #Braunkohle geleistet haben.

Hello Mastodon! We are a group of supporters of the
#Lausitz23 - the activists who resisted lignite extraction by occupying a coal digger in the Lusatia region in Germany.

#introduction

(Christmas 2019): That's still me, as a child, under the Grinch Mask (;*

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it's been a long while since I've actually felt that I am a part of a community or a group that I can relate to and openly talk with. hoping that mastodon will be a tool for this discovery (because twitter definitely isn't)

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This makes three times I've been burned on cover artists not retaining original materials.

I'm happy to pay an artist to tweak a cover. If I hired the cover because I don't want to do the work, I *still* don't want to do the work.

But if I come back three years later and ask for a hardback version, and they've lost the PS files? :flan_rage:

Pondering adding a "digital escrow" to my contracts. Or a penalty for losing the files. Or *something.*

Artists out there: thoughts?

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Happy first birthday Aus.Social! :blobcatrainbow:

I'll be launching a PixelFed (Instagramish) to Celebrate! 🎉

Lastly... if you feel the urge to support us and our community, Please feel free to throw me a dollar at patreon.com/shleeau :annoyingdog:

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Hi, there. We want to pre-announce #MastodonStartpage. It's an introductory page to Mastodon with instructions and tips to which we will shortly add a list of suggested instances.
We are still working on it and we still need to make some adjustments, so if you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know!

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Start of a new week, no Luna, though we saw the grandchildren yesterday, and I'll be off over to son's on Wednesday night in order to sit on Thursday.

Meanwhile, this is the final week of 'er indoors' radiotherapy, she has a session today; tomorrow; and Wednesday and that's it finished.

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