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Just, you know, for keeping track... (as of 2020)

I've got three grandchildren:

Eliza - 9 years old
Esmé - 7 years old
Rupert - 5 years old

And four great-nieces:

Jessica - 12 years old
Annabel - 9 years old
Elena - 6 years old
Madison - 2 years 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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Dear friends,
Sadly, I have to let you know that my account on was suspended. So, I won't be able to get to you there anymore!
I have tried to contact @Eugen but, so far, without any success!
I've explained the situation here:, in case you're interested to read about the issue.
I'll be around, here, on Friendica, and on Pleroma.
See you soon!
Take care.

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> # or # another article on closing Mastodon doors! <hr /> Today I woke up very early. Sometimes that happens... It was about 5 a.m. an...

Well, now read 3 of the books, onto the 4th.

Ok, who let the floppy-haired, nodding dog into Parliament?

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@Nezchan *slaps roof of Charger with trans flag on roof* this bad boy can hold so many drugs

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If you're still a fan of J.K. Rowling then yes, you're scum.

Oh for Pete's sake (sorry any Petes out there)...

What is it with and ()

How to make an already slow OS even less responsive! Glad I don't have to use it that often. Just wish I could convince 'er indoors that the money she wastes on this software could be better spent elsewhere.

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I've had enough of the transphobic dog whistles hidden under an impersonation of feminism. JK Rowling, #TransPeopleAreRealPeople and we demand to be treated with respect. Hormone therapy is not conversion therapy. We are not creeps trying to remove single sex spaces. Stop treating us like a problem. We are people.

Pink News: "Trans and non-binary people have had it. Officially. This is how they’re speaking out following the latest tirade by a certain children’s author":

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Because I'm interested in helping people get onto platforms they control and not be at the mercy of Facebook, I wanted to understand what the pain points are for marginalized groups taking up Mastodon/ActivityPub.

From my reading thus far, the big blocker is that federation is opt-out, not opt-in and that the Mastodon Maintainers do not want to accept a patch to make it opt-in.

What are the other blockers? Who is writing about them?

Thanks. Boosts are welcome as are replies in private.

You know I said I wouldn't read

Well, guess what I'm now reading...

'er indoors is getting more and more depressed about the whole thing, since she's not been out at all, except once or twice for hospital appointments, and she's only seen videos of the great-nieces, and had one video-call from the grandchildren.

Other than the quick flying visit the other day with the grandchildren waving from the car.

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That's the only annoying thing about the whole thing for me, since I haven't drunk alcohol for the last 8 years, or so, and I cut my own hair.

The grandchildren meanwhile, also affected by these restrictions, are too far away for this to actually make any difference. Only seen them from a distance since February, or was it March. And even if we'd followed the rest of the country, we'd still not have got to see them.

Here's hoping we get to see them _before_ Christmas!:*

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In other, annoying news. Glad I popped up to see the great-nieces earlier in the week. NB. Outside, with social-distancing, as always, since it now turns out that with the I'm no longer allowed to do that until the lockdown gets reviewed around the 18th July.

So I imagine that unless the weather takes a real turn for the worse I'll be video-calling them next week to say I can't come and visit ):*

I was desperately trying to figure out a lasso gag @stux

But, couldn't quite get one. So I guess that just goes to prove I'm no poet lariat.

(Well, ok, 'prose lariat').

Not that I haven't currently got quite a pile of 'to-read' books available, or anything. It is just what do I choose to read next, after all that rationality (;*

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So, just finished reading Think it made for a better, more sensible read than the actual fiction it was a fanfic of.

Little bit bereft now, what do I read next?;*

Almost finished my read-through of

Obviously, what you're supposed to do is to think and look into all the rational theories that the author talks about, but I've pretty much followed what I did when I read the canon, which was to suspend my disbelief and just enjoy the story (;*

Just a note to self:


See how long it takes the BBC to mention them...

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"Yesterday my husband thought he saw a cockroach in the kitchen. He sprayed everything down and cleaned thoroughly. Today I'm putting the cockroach in the bathroom."

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