My writing and reading have fallen off a bit our of necessity. We're getting ready to move into a new home with nearly two acres of land. Excited to build a nature trail, plant fruit trees and bushes, and wild the lot intentionally for years to come.

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/

Heading to the ball fields for the mancub’s baseball tournament weekend. Excited to see him play, but it’s long days for sure.

Taking my notebook and freewrite to hopefully get at least some story outlining done between games.

Level 10 ecologist: Plant trees to help climate change
Level 50 ecologist: Restore ecosystems with large predators so that tree saplings can grow naturally
Level 9001 ecologist: Release lions on golf courses

Now the cover for SALLOW BEND has been made public I've updated my reader's guide. Looking pretty good.

It's a good morning here. Got to do 2.5 miles on the treadmill and play some XCOM 2. Now for a day of Google Ad optimizations and spreadsheet updates heading into a calm weekend for baking and gardening.

🌸 Also, for additional information: Hi! I'm a working on . I'm looking for other artists and people interested in , , , , , , , , and much more!

A few more spaceships I've done this year...they tend to be a 'go to' for me when I want to make something but don't have any concrete ideas. #blender3d #MastoArt #fediart #spaceship #conceptart

kickstarter.com/projects/crtyr

Looking forward to supporting this great outlet when the Kickstarter launches! Subscribe if you haven't - one of the best little around.

Anyone have a line on good and calls for submissions?

Duotrope and Newpages don't always capture things open in the .

#introduction reminder to all the new folks: remember that every admin of every Mastodon instance has permission to see your DMs. Not that they will necessarily, but they can.

Nothing on the internet is private, as a rule, but Mastodon in particular is pretty porous. Don't put anything in your DMs you wouldn't want to see on a billboard with your name attached to it.

It's not a problem, this is a feature, not a bug. But it's worth keeping in mind.

Might totally reinvent myself here as someone cool and hip who is worth following, make the most of it

Mastodon has gained 106,723 monthly active users since the end of March (when Elon bought 9.2% of Twitter's shares). 93,603 are new accounts. Overall that's a 42% increase in Mastodon's MAU.

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Currently reading NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw. Hoping to finish it this evening. Been on a quest to read more horror novellas this year - studying structure and pacing to make an attempt at my own long-short draft.

For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like masto.host or federation.spacebear.ee

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

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