It's European Day of Jewish Culture!

The annual event was initiated in 1996 by the B'nai Brith of Strasbourg in the French département Bas-Rhin together with the local Agency for development of tourism. It now involves twenty-seven European countries including Turkey and Ukraine.

It's International Day of the Disappeared
This is very sad.
The International Day of the Disappeared, on August 30 of each year, is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.
Looking at you, too United States ...

Okay, is had been a week on mastodon for me, round about, and I think the problem is not social medial or twitter it's just that I really don't like people very much.

I am just going to mute/block everyone who excuses harassment in any form.
There are definitely some edgelords on mastodon as well.

Good morning all! Going live with BattleTech this morning, fighting for planetary governments against the major houses. Hope you can join me at twitch.tv/cookiemom

#streaming #gaming #BattleTech

@ben666 While I'm sure that would be effective, I'm not sure I'd want to have to live a life where I had to hide who I was all the time just so I didnt get harassed.

Then what if the news gets out it is you? You have to move to a new account and start making friends all over again?

I dunno I'm not sure that would be any better for him honestly.

@wilw

@freemo @arteteco @Surasanji @hashtaggrammar @commandelicious @comphys @QuentinMann @rnitsch @spinflip @hodot @SecondJon

I am very deliberately non political on Mastadon because I am extremely political on Twitter. Honestly, I love it here because I can be more myself.

I will say this though about politics, no matter who wins in the end, we all have to live with one another afterwards.

I think people need to remember that and at least try and work towards a dialogue where some working together can be accomplished.

Granted, I sometimes lose patience but I try to practice what I preach as much as possible.

Today, in "Two Categories, One Picture": "cat" and "new phone functionality test"

Me: This was actually a quite good day!
Body: It's 20:00, time to mess it up. BLEEEEEEEERGH
Me: Ok, going to take some headache pills and lay down 30 minutes
Body: LOL

Turns out I have been given a review code for Phantom Doctrin two week ago but I am an idiot.

Hello to anyone who's listening :3

I'm beginning my journey through the world of #gamedevelopment

Here are a couple of things I've created so far

lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=31571

lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=31715

I may end up making an account on the gamemaking.social instance but in any case, thank you for listening and I hope you like my BBS carts

@freemo @Surasanji @arteteco This is where the study of tribal psychology comes into play. We are wired to be good members of our tribe above anything else. They've done studies multiple times that indicate that as soon as something becomes an issue of "us vs them," people will believe outright lies because it's just what our brain does. So you can argue facts all day long but the real issue is tribalism.

@lvl39nerd is live on twitch fith Final Fantasy XIV
I have no idea what is going on because I never played any FF :X

twitch.tv/lvl39nerd

Since I haven't done this yet...

I'm a 49 yr old guy that live streams on twitch where I talk to people about the importance of kindness and give "almost" good advice and encouragement under the guise of "your Twitch Dad".

My interests are...
#kindness
#positivity
#mindfulness
#therapy
#gaming (rarely live)
#science
#photography
#cannabis

I'm not a role model and I don't try to be. I'm not Mr. Rogers. I just try to be the kind of person he believed I could be. (So far no success😉)

The best englilsh word is sissssersss.
Scissors.

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.


Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***