I've been here since August 2018 and I never wrote an #Introduction post.
I'm a retired research engineer, but still spend too much time writing software for fun. I also dabble in model engineering and N gauge trains. I do a bit of choral singing, a bit of cycling, a bit if of photography, and a lot of cooking, eating and drinking.
Politically I'm liberal left and heartily sickened by the state of UK politics today.
Some countries put postcode after city, e.g. "London SW19", others put it before, e.g. "75006 Paris". Is there a standard list of which countries do which format?
Apparently it's national #HoardingAwarenessWeek. I'm only too well aware of the state of my junk room, thank you.
I hate doing these, but feel I should write an #introduction as I'm new here.
I'm an awkward #introvert who likes #retrogaming (I've found a lot of that crowd already - it's why I'm here), especially #zxspectrum, #amiga , and modern #videogames #nintendoswitch. I also enjoy analogue #boardgames.
I sometimes do #programming and geeky #tech related to #television #teletext, and programmes such as #Eurovision. I watch a lot of #comedy.
It makes me happy when my feed contains random #art, #cartoons, or cute #bunnies 🙂
"If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people." —Elon Musk
This doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Most people favor universal healthcare, gun control, and legal marijuana. We keep asking but the politicians ignore us. They only listen to...checking my notes...loudmouth billionaires who care more about moderation policies than the will of the people.
Can I ask a quick question from #MastodonNewbie to those who've been here a while:
If I want to do some posts that others might consider a bit "spammy", e.g. a running commentary on a TV programme that's being shown, is that an appropriate use of the Content Warning feature?
It would, I think, hide most of the post from those who aren't interested in my publicly-expressed thoughts on that TV show.
if ur new here:
-follow and unfollow liberally
-add shit (bio, pic, pronouns, stuff) to ur profile or people will not accept ur follow requests
-hashtags are neat, but please use #CamelCase so screen readers can read them
-use emojis and art via symbols minimally or behind a CW for screen readers
-use CW liberally for anything triggering or just bc its a long post
-caption ur images pls
-read your instances rules and report things that break them
-pls dont censor words with * bc filters
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