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Hi, we're on v2.7.0. You can now opt-in to being on the public profile directory by adjusting your user preferences (it's off by default).

I've also considered @darius's advice about and I think he's right about keeping it tight, so we are now invite-only. You can invite anyone you like, and I'll accept anyone who's actually in Aus(tralasian) GLAM, but it keeps the community coherent and minimises my moderation duties.

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If you were thinking of auto-deleting your old toots I have good news - I made a thing for you (me):

"I'd always fancied seeing Bristol, so I decided to 'visit' the Bristol office to look at 'user take-up'. I actually spent three days taking MDMA at an anarcho-syndicalist house party in St Pauls, and the dissociative come-down made me realise how profoundly upsetting it was to live in a state of utter porposelessness."

This is the best thing I've read in ages.

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David Graeber is such a funny bastard.

Just gave up after reading 60% of this problematically Euro-centric 1000 page "history of ideas" book and I suddenly feel a whole lot lighter. Should have done it ages ago, I've been reading it for months.

Learned something about piping in bash today 🤓

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I feel like a lot of the worlds problems would be eliminated if the stock market was outlawed

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Hey, my little sib, Bianca writes poetry. And you can get their work here:

They say “I write about stuff I wish I had seen more poetry of: queer love, people with gender neutral pronouns, living with depression and chronic pain, traveling and realizing complicated things about yourself.”

I think that sounds like a lot of people here, so I thought I’d share it with y’all. I may reboost a couple times.

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"Hey Mike, you know computers, how do I not get hacked?"

"Stop doing those dumb 'What Industrial Solvent Are You?' quizzes, delete Facebook and don't reuse your passwords."

"Hahah yeah, but seriously, what app for my phone should I get?"

This bus driver is taking no shit from cars in his way and I’m here for it.

This is very cool, I finally downloaded Beaker and I’m going to have a play with it.

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Me: i love Mastodon. Decentralized social media all the way. i hope everyone quits Twitter and signs up

Me: *thinks about my co-workers seeing my profile*

Me: some people can stay on Twitter. That's fine

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If your website's login page looks like this:


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Then you probably stop caring about your users the second they join your service.

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"You would never snub a colleague trying to strike up a conversation."


Yesterday I read an article about a kid who ‘wasted’ his ATAR of 98 by applying to study mechanical engineering instead of, presumably, studying plastic surgery like the woman who finally broke down and quit after working 50 hours in three consecutive days.

Anyway sorry for the downer on Saturday morning. Looking forward to the day training and education is all about supporting everyone to learn at their own pace instead of competing to be king of shit mountain.

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What is it about the online that makes people (dudes) think that existing in a public space means they can engage in unlimited unwanted interaction? That's not how public spaces work.

If you can't even fathom the concept of consent at the level of
a conversation, you're a menace at best.

“I never thought I was smart enough to attempt university”.

Every time I see or hear this it makes me mad. All that possibility lost because institutions expend so much effort on being ‘elite’.

Rich white boys always think they’re smart enough for university.

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Aus GLAM Space

This is a Mastodon instance primarily for Australasian Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Records people, and anyone else who wants to hang out with them. Loosely associated with newCardigan