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20th May is World Bee Day - a UN-recognised day to promote the importance of bees. I'm buzzing! The idea was instigated by the head of the Slovenian Beekeepers' Association.

#NoMowMay #SaveTheBees #Biodiversity

Find out more worldbeeday.org/en/about/the-p

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apparently my elderly neighbor has been maintaining a personal website about the history of UK photography and it is an incredible piece of work.

apparently he still uses some piece of adobe software from the 90s. there is so much care and effort here, and its such a pristine image of the early web being still updated 😭

photomemorabilia.co.uk/

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Being someone who refuses to engage with any Facebook products on ethical grounds is like trying to live as a vegetarian when all your friends refuse to meet anywhere other than one specific steakhouse.

Séance de tir avec mon Chassepot aujourd’hui, 200m. Pas trop mal pour un fusil fait en 1868 (modèle de 1866). Une balle a frappé un socle du cible.

Pas trop mal. Je voulais faire 12km mais la respiration était trop difficile. C’est pas surprenant; après une maladie bien connu il y a quelques mois (et une blessure légère des muscles ischio-jambiers) la course à pied est devenue moins facile.

Not too bad. I wanted to do 12km but breathing was too difficult. Not surprising; after a well-known illness a few weeks ago (and a mild hamstring injury) running has become less easy.

Je répète chaque mercredi avec mon quintet amateur de . La première fois, j'ai apporté quelques bières sans alcool pour remercier les gars. C'est devenu maintenant un concours; tout le monde concourrent pour obtenir les bières non alcoholisées les plus goûteuses pour les autres. Voici quelques examples que j'ai obtenu:

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So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

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birbcam.online

Birbcam is up, the street is very noisy with workers across the road though :(

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To everyone who's signed up recently or reactivated the account, please know that the very fact that you're _here_ is energizing & motivating -- to nurture and grow the web as a free, open, not-for-profit, people-owned space that's safe and inclusive for everyone.

Please stay a while.

Spotting a previous mention of the Smallsword Symposium (see: mamot.fr/@knirirr/998141758880) reminded me that the organisers sent a message today to say that things are moving. So, with luck, there will be some fun to be had in Edinburgh on the 1st and 2nd of October.

Having not been here for some time I thought I’d give it another look; there’s not much fun to be had on Twitter, certainly.
Perhaps this app, which remembers timeline positions, may help.
apps.apple.com/gb/app/metatext
Other recommendations welcome.

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Never make fun of someone if they mispronounce a word. It means they learned it by reading. -- Anonymous

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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Le recueil « Artistes en Normandie » présente quarante-six œuvres, peintures et photographies, s’échelonnant de 1830 à nos jours, consacrées aux paysages normands. monde-diplomatique.fr/2018/09/ t.co/q9dXZPOcZG

Réunion amicale sur les ruines du fort de Douaumont.

Of course, after considerable time with clear skies and hot weather, the advent of various interesting astronomical phenomena (plus ISS passes) has been met by heavy cloud cover.

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just want to say that all beings with agency are welcome to make accounts here as long as they spend $5 #fediverse #botgate

Unfortunately for me I have ended up having to use iTunes. Simply adding a few mp3 files to an iOS device via this POS software is an ordeal, worse still when it's having to assist someone else in doing this. I am not surprised that there doesn't seem to be a simple means of copying one's own music files to a device - corporations would rather one paid a subscription for access to their libraries (a service I neither want nor need), so why bother improving things for outliers?

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Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be time to ditch WhatsApp before that promise leaves with him.

lifehacker.com/stop-using-what?

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