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Let's see, what should I put in an ?
I'm in my thirties, live in , , and like and and and . I run an occasional round, the system is (English version of the German )
I'm a , but I don't talk about tech here much and definitely don't prosetylize about OS or programming language choice.
Stuff I mention here includes and .
I'm on the spectrum. Pronoun she or they.

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@Anke - Ankə 🌱
main account. Chatting, daily life, ,

@Anke - Anke 🦉[birb]
, ,

@Anke - Anke ✏️[art]
, , , maybe if I actually get back to it.

@AnkeCreates
I mostly use this to look up stuff on the and tags to boost to birb.site :P

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*sings*
Iii wanna hug somebody
I wanna cuddle up with somebody
Yeah I wanna hug somebody
Hug somebody who loves me.

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For those who listen to things to fall asleep: what do you listen to?
I've been listening so "calming sounds" but they don't calm my thoughts so I need something with words.
Are there good podcasts maybe?

Mornin'...
I woke up convinced it was Saturday, and thought my alarm went off because I forgot to switch it off.
Oops.
Well, one more day.

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Oh, right! I promised a coworker I would ask around.

If anyone is looking for a cat and you live in the #NoVA area, she knows of a 9-year-old kitty whose owner just entered hospice who needs a home. It would need to be an only cat, that's the only caveat (cat-veat?).

I don't have pictures, but I'm sure I can get some. #cats

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I have to actively remind myself that most of the posts I read here appear in my timeline because they are successful and thus they are more likely to have been boosted by someone I follow.

So it’s natural that the toots in my home timeline get more favourites and more boosts than mine. The cause is not (necessarily) that my posts are not interesting – it’s a well-known property of social networks.

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hello #fediart people (or #mastoart)

#AprilFoolsJourney is born!

a making art challenge in april!

do a #tarot themed sketch/digital art/painting every day

OR

take the fools journey yourself and work on an artistic skill to master in april.

ways to do it:
- use the great arcana as prompts and draw something that comes to mind
- draw a tarot card every day and that is your art prompt!

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Being both very dense and very flat, it's no surprise that we're 2nd in the world in bikes per capita. Around 80% according to some random internet article.

Who's 1st in bikes per capita?

Netherlands. 99.1% bikes per capita (according to that same article) Being almost as flat (highest point is 322.7 m), but with a population density of 416.7/km2 they're _the_ densent country in europe excluding microstates (such as Monaco (18713/km2)).

That article: top10hell.com/top-10-countries

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Other fun fact:
The highest point in Denmark is on top of the Great Belt Bridge (256.3m, lower than the Eiffel Tower).

The highest natural point in Denmark is 170.86m above sealevel.
That's 9cm (centimeters!) higher than the second place. Which incidentally has a 1.77m burial mound on top, to make it juuust a bit higher, bumping it up to 172.54m.

In conclusion, we're pretty flat.

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Fun fact:
Counting by population, Denmark is the second largest nordic country. (5.8m; Sweden is 10m)

Counting by land area? Denmark is the smallest nordic country. Even Iceland has more than twice our landmass. (DK: 43,094 km2, IS: 103,000 km2)

In conclusion, we're pretty dense.

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@platypus any of you that are currently "storing" your work on tumblr, use this tutorial to grab a backup of your posts: github.com/bbolli/tumblr-utils

Don't be intimidated by the command line stuff, it's very quick and you can copy/paste the examples given.
The process is identical for macs, just make sure you pick the Mac version of Python to download, and the command line program is called Terminal instead.

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Imagine copyright law making all the Important works lost so that all historians will know of our era is weird shitpost games from itch.io and fanfictions no one bothered to DRM

Actually there is 1000% going to be a famous property we love today that will only survive in references in fanfiction, this is basically a historical certainty (it's more or less what happened to Sappho)

Let us all hold hands and hope it's Harry Potter

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Dispatches from working through my father's digital estate -- if you're in failing health (and/or just want to set up your estate), please set up a password manager and share the password in some place people handling your estate can get to it.

It's made a HUGE difference.

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*sheds tiny white pixels on everything* =^..^=

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@Anke @platypus (note: I don't follow all of these for all my originals, because there are simply too many of them and I no longer care about the ones from before the year 2000. But if they have value, those are the steps to protect them as much as possible)

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@Anke @platypus
Traditional art: You keep the originals in a dry, mould-free, fire-safe, lockable, closed-off container that should also be cat-proof (I learned that last bit the hard way). But before you store them there, you scan them on a flatbed scanner, check color accuracy in case of color originals, at a minimum of 600 DPI (1200 is better if possible). Then you treat the scanned files as above.

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Seen a couple “antidepressants that aren’t pills” posts going around again today.

Here’s your semi regular reminder that if you can’t make your own neurotransmitters, store bought is fine. #ITakeMedsEveryDay

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Do you have a contract to stop them from deleting that data? A retrieval mechanism to get you files at original quality? Some kind of data management or long-term plan?

It's not an archive, it's your content hitching a ride as long as it's useful for the site. As long as it's profitable. In whatever format it's profitable. Hence MySpace clearing server space.

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Someone responded:

"As an artist that stores their art on twitter and a lot of art related sites. This troubles me deeply. Imagine if Twitter or even Youtube did this. Every video gone forever."

And just holy yikes, y'all. This gave me palpitations.

Please don't think of uploading/sharing stuff as "storing" it on any of these sites--twitter/tumblr/etc. There's no good retrieval process, you don't control compression, etc. It's nice to access stuff one's shared for resharing but not storage.

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