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My name is Jason Bratcher from Valrico, Florida (just east of Tampa).
I've been totally blind since birth and heard about Mastodon from a friend or two.
I stripped myself of all ties to Twitter and FaceBook and wanted a decentralized network, hence I'm here!
With pride and joy I'm a happy ancient elephant now reborn to toot with all of yall!
500 characters at a time.
My partner in crime (lol) is a piece of Windows software called a screen reader which changes text to speech/Braille.
The program is called

Read about it at
HTTP://WWW.NVAccess.Org?
I still use a standard keyboard to type like you folks do.
WaterFox is the browser getting a proud piece of initiative here; the Classic Edition that supports the older XUL-based add-ons.
has its own screen reading commands to announce various pieces of info inside of system and other software I use.
I.E., in Mozilla ThunderBird, If I do the NVDA+End keystroke, says this:
You are currently online. __GMail is up to date Unread: 1 Total: 4
That should be enough to welcome me and the ways I use the web.
And for local audio editing I use GoldWave.
For digital audio workstationing I use Reaper and a special UI fix called OSara.

📽️ What movie from your youth would you love to see in a theater (given theaters open again)?
For me it's either Back to the Future or Independence Day

I think the saddest part of all this rioting is that so many people feel so disenfranchised and unheard that they feel that violence is the only way to make their voices heard.

‘Israel has achieved a breakthrough in the treatment of coronavirus’: Dr Ron Malka

Israel has achieved a breakthrough in the treatment of coronavirus wherein three kinds of antibodies have been developed that will prevent the vi...

youtube.com/watch?v=Mvl7wOLiZc

theres.life/media/Sy-rKgOnd7jj

Australian researchers see virus design manipulation

A forthcoming Australian scientific study concludes that the coronavirus causing the global pandemic contains unique properties suggesting it was manipulated in a Chinese laboratory and was not the result of a natural occurrence.

m.washingtontimes.com/news/202

theres.life/media/sp-xe9oxRaaP

Such power from the sun
to fuel the galaxy,
So well hidden by clouds
that are nothing
but water suspended
in air.

I am considering setting up an email server for . If I did, it would be invite-only, requiring you to ask for an account first.

You'd be able to get a @theres.life or @kingdompod.com address.

Does anyone like that idea?

The new Bible format for should make it possible to distribute higher quality copies of the Bible in various translation.

Announcement:
Kingdompod.com (the Matrix homeserver), has been taken down indefinitely due to data corruption and will likely never be started up again.

However, I am still interested in hosting a Matrix homeserver, so you may be able to get a theres.life Matrix account sometime. 😉

Sorry for the inconvenience.

> Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

- Romans 12:1 (WEB)

The beauty and sleek design of Pinafore client keeps growing on me.

The speed, it's clear at first trying it; for any discerning user, it's surprisingly fast and light.

But there's more, and months after first encountering it, Pinafore still surprises me. In good ways.

There is no real good manual for it, sadly (and a Google or Bing search won't find much, very quickly offering unrelated things).

But I will try to have creating one a personal goal, a small payback for all the work and expertise that Nolan Lawson, the author, has poured into it.

I have written to Nolan and occasionally visit Toot Café, his cool mastodon instance. Have an account there, as I thought it could be a good way to learn more and offer suggestions to the Pinafore daddy. 🙂

And that has worked, and my comments and suggestions, questions, have been well received and quickly answered.

@koyu has suggested a great idea just a bit earlier this morning, to create an #InstanceAdminDay to show comments and appreciation for the work they put in.

That is something I fully support -- and I thank her for the idea, the great instance she puts so much into.

As well as posting this, in recognition of the talent, brilliance and modesty of @nolan -- who deserves Kudos for both his instance and the wonderful client that Pinafore is.

** Never heard about Pinafore?

nolanlawson.com/2019/06/02/one

...and hopefully my own blog post about it, as it's seriously nice and enjoyed by those who already discovered it.

In the past day our article about #torvalds was read nearly 12k times (and growing). There's more on the way on this topic. #techrights
"The country is filled with so much anger and so much action – but, as far as I can see, so little leadership!" https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/04/an-idea-on-providing-coordination-and-leadership/

To Sell a Bargain - Trick someone into saying "What?" so you can reply, "My Ass!" Ladies in waiting loved this one.

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The "network effect" is a social thing where people tend to use whatever platform their friends and comrades are on. It's hard for something with a small user base to grow. This is not a technical problem.

Pascal's Theorem: for a hexagon inscribed in a conic section, the extension of opposite sides intersect at three points that define a line.

If any sides are parallel, their intersection is the point at infinity. If all sides are parallel they define the line at infinity.

Some professionals think that around 10-15% of the population exhibit psychopathic traits to some degree. Doesn’t mean they’re all psychopaths. So when @JoeBiden@twitter.com talks about 10-15% of bad people - there’s something to research.

2) Rep. Eric Swalwell

@RepSwalwell
In a few years, my children will be old enough to ask, “Dad, what did you do when Trump gassed peaceful protestors for a photo-op at a church?” The only thing I’ll be sorry for is if I’m not able to say, “everything I could to help save our country.” twitter.com/rjc/status/1268206

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There's Life

A social network website (Mastodon instance) devoted to the new life only found in Christ.