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Hi all, geographer from the Netherlands here! Love exploring the world, especially by train and by bicycle touring. Learning Chinese, ditched Windows for Linux ten years ago. and IT is combined in my daily job: application manager.

Nu ook op de Interrail-site zelf: 50% korting op de doorlopende 1, 2 of 3-maanden passen!
Te koop tot 10 mei, te gebruiken binnen 11 maanden na aankoop.
interrail.eu/nl/50th-anniversa

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Als iemand boze daden aankondigt of opschept over boosaardige dingen spreekt hij meestal de waarheid. Als hij het daarna afzwakt, afdoet als een grapje of het zelfs "filosofisch" of "ironisch" duidt is dat meestal een leugen. #VI

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@jens @jwildeboer
A lot of instances have the list of silences or blocked instances somewhere in the "about" pages. I think this is good, since then potential users can inform themselves. Example: mastodon.social/about/more#una

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Oh wow, the European Union 🇪🇺 now has its own official Mastodon instance!

social.network.europa.eu/explo

You can follow lots of important EU officials on here including the @EU_Commission

#EU #EuropeanUnion

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For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like masto.host or federation.spacebear.ee

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

Weekje Turijn, Perugia en Bologna per trein aan het plannen.

Rotterdam-Turijn via Parijs per Thalys en Frecciarossa/ItaloTren. Bologna-Utrecht via Milaan en Zürich per Frecciarossa/ItaloTren, EuroCity en Nightjet.

Turijn en Bologna ben ik nooit geweest, Perugia een paar uur half jaren '90.

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because I have so many new users coming #mastodonTips #mastodon

discovery/discoverability

1) in addition to a bio, consider also making an #introduction / #introduction post also check this tag to find people who are also new and their interests

2) communitywiki.org/trunk is a wonderful place to find people who are active. it is human moderated. if you decide to stick around and have the bandwidth to do so, consider joining a list to welcome others as well.

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Twitter about to become Musk Social.

I bet some of you are very happy to be on the fediverse right now. I know I am :)

independent.co.uk/tech/twitter

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Small companies like masto.host and spacebear.ee offer you really affordable hosting of Mastodon, Pixelfed, Peertube instances. Be your own Elon Musk and as added bonus own your data in better ways :)

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Your very stressed sysadmin is happy to report that quality of service has, at the moment, been restored...

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Kuku sabzi, manakish, labneh and a tomato salad for dinner tonight.

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