“Costa Rica has won international acclaim for its initiatives to restore its forests. But those successes are now jeopardized by conflicts over the government’s failure to return traditional lands to the Indigenous people who are regarded as the best forest stewards.”


Just got this swag YESTERDAY and whoo boy a lot can happen in 24 hours

Who is working on the Foursquare of the Fediverse?

Any fans here? I've never built one but I'm thinking about building a travel router + simple airbnb security camera for when I travel. Any advice before I go down this rabbit hole?

The joys of self-hosting. My Mastodon server's letsencrypt failed to renew, causing my server to go offline. And of course, I hadn't added the server to my monitoring service yet. Oops!

This is great: theoatmeal.com/comics/believe (via @bigzaphod)

I wish there was a non-US version to get a bit more triggered, but it's still very well made.

My parents, both 70, are getting to the point of needing help that my sisters and I aren’t qualified for.

Eg: my dad has been in and out of the ER for problems that no one can seem to figure out. My mom is unable to comprehend everything the doctor is telling them.

As we don’t live near them, it would be nice to have an advocate figure out the health side while my sisters and I focus on helping the emotional side.

Same for cyber security, finances, etc.

I’d gladly pay for it.

"A handful of companies own the #patents on virtually every #seed planted in the US. Now, a new crop of unowned seeds is bringing #biodiversity back to #farming."

#agriculture #food #monopoly #ossi (Open Source Seed Initiative)

FYI, I link to two earlier reports on this problem (2017 and 2019) in a tweet from 2020.

It's Friday, friends. What did you do this week that you're especially proud of?

For me, I hired a contractor to help with a new project.

New report: U.S. spends far more on #healthcare than other high-income countries yet is the only one without universal #health coverage. U.S. also has...

- Lowest life expectancy at birth

- Highest death rates for avoidable or treatable conditions

- Highest maternal and infant mortality

- Highest rate of people with multiple chronic conditions



With all of this Chinese balloon news, some news network needs to book Richard Heene for commentary.


What would you say if I told you there was a state in Germany (which also has a federal system in which education is largely in the hands of the sixteen states) that was effectively outlawing the teaching of any critical reading of Germany’s history and present? (Thread - 1/)

I have an unexpected overnight in Houston tonight until mid-afternoon tomorrow. Anyone around for a drink/meal?

I'm going to start posting photos to my instance here:


Who can I follow? (Also, you can follow from Mastodon even if you don't have Pixelfed, thanks to !)

it’s so sad how good the podcast Heavyweight once was, then it moved to Spotify, so every few months they release teasers on their old RSS feed begging you to go listen to new episodes exclusively on Spotify.

I once loved the show more than any other and I’ve got a Spotify account but I will never listen to it on Spotify using their shitty music-focused player that I’m guessing I can’t speed up and injects just-in-time ads I can’t skip.

Pro Tip: Getting a new US passport does not automatically update your Global Entry profile with your new passport number.

Ask me how I know. 😬

🚨 BREAKING NEWS: I have no classified documents in my home.

Ivory by Tapbots is launching today.

This app marks the beginning of a new era for Mastodon clients on Apple platforms. It raises the bar in this category, but there’s still work to be done.

I reviewed Tweetbot 1.0 on MacStories in 2011; 12 years later, here is my review of Ivory 1.0:

Ivory for Mastodon Review: Tapbots Reborn macstories.net/reviews/ivory-f

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