One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.
It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.
It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!
I'm pleased to note that even https://dolphin.town, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.
Mozart Sonatas Can Help Treat Epilepsy: A New Study from Dartmouth
#VerseThursday TO LOVE SOMEONE LONG-TERM IS TO ATTEND A THOUSAND FUNERALS OF THE PEOPLE THEY USED TO BE., by Heidi Priebe
The attitude that ad blocking is equivalent to piracy is ridiculously entitled. Ads take up bandwidth, they use electricity, they make your equipment outdated quicker by increasing bloat, they reduce the lifespan of your devices, they threaten your privacy, they manipulate you, and malicious ads try to entice you into compromising security.
The greatest cost is to you, the end user, it also costs the environment too, of course. The company makes a small fraction of that cost in revenue, and passes an even tinier fraction on to creators and so on. If you defend this model, you are morally bankrupt.
Covid-19 PSA: Depression, mental health issues put you at risk (-)
My therapist has been talking about this for weeks, but the CDC has put depression on the list of 'at risk' conditions for covid. People with anxiety, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, PTSD and other mental health condition are also at risk. It has to do with how chronic stress and inflammation can lead to worse outcomes if you do get covid. This is getting more mainstream press now. Stay safe friends! https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22783685/covid-19-depression-mental-health-risks-immunology
Lucky bastard entering the graybeard phase of my career. Open-source believer, old-internet misser. Rationalish mincap.
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