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~ FOLLOW REQUESTS ~

If you already follow me from another account, you might need to message me first to be like, "hi, you have approved my follow request previously from another account!"

This is because I typically disallow follows from tech guys (e.g. pronouns are he/him, has something about Linux or webdev or gamedev in bio, etc.), but if I have already approved you and not kicked you off again then it's totally fine and I'll approve you again. :)

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Telegram channel: "Hey, do you want this?"

Things I don’t want any more. You can claim them, usually just for price of postage from the UK (or not even that, if the thing is small).

t.me/joinchat/AAAAAEwdylyg99YB

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This is a thread about (drawdown.org), and a summary of my favourite bits of the very interesting TED talk by Chad Frischmann here: ted.com/talks/chad_frischmann_

It's really helpful for grassroots activism!

tag urself, im "24. help! i have a body!!!"

I feel like @thewondthewhy@twitter.com is "gay chaos", @Averixus is "have you noticed that nature is beautiful", and @andrea is impressively somehow "damn you, margaret thatcher!!" even though she is French/Spanish. (Andréa, not Thatcher.)

RT 🐦🔗: twitter.com/ImogenWK/status/15

my little while ago friend and i made a list of all possible novel plots and it has kind of ruined reading for me. enjoy x

Today @Averixus told me that with some types of ticket, if you're going on a UK train in a wheelchair you get a substantial discount on top of a railcard discount, for you AND someone travelling with you! nationalrail.co.uk/stations_de I had no idea, that's so cool!

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This is very specific but I'm wondering if anyone here knows any resources for trans people in Croatia? I'm trying to put someone there who has very transphobic parents in touch with some support. :boosts_ok:

UK politics 

I wonder what evidence of there actually being a party at 10 Downing Street the government *would* accept?

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One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

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Where to find people on Mastodon 

So far, I've found two resources:
fediverse.info/
and
Trunk: communitywiki.org/trunk/

Both of these are decent, but not great. They suffer from the syndrome that all not actively moderated catalogs do: people add themselves in many categories because it doesn't cost anything, and they are interested in a topic like #sciencefiction - but they're consumers of the topic, rather than creators.

Does anyone know of catalogs focusing on creators?

#feditips

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Q abt disability and law (UK) 

UK people and users - has anyone ever had success taking a small/independent business to court for discrimination (e.g. no wheelchair access), and it actually resulted in them improving access?

I've been reading
this guide which brilliantly lays out the process of getting compensation from businesses who discriminate.

But what if you don't care about the money?

kingqueen.org.uk/dart-text-ver

What a great article, I love that they used some of my comments about what it's like being a disabled person trying to exist in the world!

Anyway, sign the relevant petition: change.org/MachCoopFrontDoor (And maybe share it if you know people in Wales?)

RT @CountyTimes@twitter.com

The Co-op store has come in for some heavy criticism from disabled campaigners.

countytimes.co.uk/news/2015198

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CountyTimes/status

Like the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) for GDPR/data protection, but for breaches of the Equality Act 2010, HELL YES.

Also, we shouldn't have to make enemies of the local businesses and services we rely on in order to gain equal access.

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RT @BlondeHistorian@twitter.com

It’s unacceptable that the burden falls on disabled people to take legal action. It’s expensive, exhausting & inaccessible.

We urgently need a regulator to enforce the Equality Act, establish training standards & issue fines.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BlondeHistorian/st

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Today, I dragged @StuartBeveridge to Chorley to see a fantastic bridge.

Because the railway and canal are at such a sharp angle, a normal arch wouldn't stay up. Instead, the stones are hand-carved in curves so that the joins between them are perpendicular to the bridge's weight.

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Spoilers :boost_ok:

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Today I saw bluebells like a haze in the distance or foam on a green sea. One of my very favorite moments each year. #florespondence

Made some ✨SPARKLY✨ merino pride flag handwarmers - two pairs, one with wide stripes, one with narrow stripes.

£22 per pair plus P&P from the UK to wherever you are - DM if you're interested or have questions!

Here's my full For Sale page: wiki.polyinpictures.com/w/For_

I got fed up with how broken my wiki was and how hard it was to update, so I just started from scratch and moved everything over!

So, this is my new For Sale page: wiki.polyinpictures.com/w/For_

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egg salad is hard boiled eggs and mayo, and mayo is made out of eggs. so it's really 2 eggs mashed together. it's eggs all the way down

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This is an incredible shot:

Reminds me of the magnificent painting “The False Mirror “ by Magritte

moma.org/collection/works/7893

Made some ✨SPARKLY✨ merino pride flag handwarmers - two pairs, one with wide stripes, one with narrow stripes.

£22 per pair plus P&P from the UK to wherever you are - DM if you're interested or have questions!

Here's my full For Sale page: wiki.polyinpictures.com/wiki/F

Institutional transphobia, homophobia, etc. 

I know I'm ranting about this super late but like, I'm a little bit hungry and I'm exhausted and I've just read another article talking about the ban excluding "trans people" as though it includes any adults at all...

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Institutional transphobia, homophobia, etc. 

And it's not going to work, is it. Kids who end up in conversion therapy are usually put there by parents/guardians, right? So what is the kid going to do, take a conversion therapist to court against their parents' wishes? 😡

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