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Good morning or , members! I hope you all are doing well. 😄

There's Life is funded by donations to keep the server online, like most Mastodon instances. We don't display advertisements or sell personal information. (unlike certain other social media platforms 😉)

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, we don't have to pay for administration or moderation (thanks so much @ChiaChatter!), but hosting isn't free.

If it's on your heart to donate to keep things running here, please do so on PayPal via lifenetwork@pm.me

More information (including other donation methods) is available upon request.

God bless, and have a great day everyone! 😃

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Note to anyone who would like to block :

Please discuss the issue with me first so that we can discuss the problem. I would not want all of the members here to be unable to participate with your instance simply because of a minor disagreement or because of just one or two of our users.

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I figured I should write a pinned post so that when people find me from another instance they actually see something on my profile (psst. find more at theres.life/@masterofthetiger).

I am a follower of . My whole life should be wrapped around what pleases Him, not anyone else.

I am also a programmer. Not as a job, of course, but I work on projects as hobbies.

I also advocate , and / (as of writing this post I am using ).

😃

Little headsup, Mastodon developers seem to be testing a language selector in the posting interface (see attached image).

The idea is you set the language you're posting in which will make it easier for other people to filter your post out if they don't speak it.

You can already set your default language in the Preferences/Settings section, but the idea of this new feature is to let you optionally change the setting for each particular message. This is handy if you toot in several languages.

I have no idea if/when this will be rolled out, the developers' instances often get test features like this.

#Mastodon

In Hamlet, Polonius gives his son some advice before his return to France:
> See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, ...
> Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
> Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Translation: Don't say what you're thinking. Listen to everyone's opinion, but repeat few of them. Listen to everyone's criticism, but avoid judging others.

Now apply this to social media.

#Shakespeare #quote

trying to follow this instruction:

talk about the things you love, even if you think nobody cares.

people won't ask for it at least at first, but some of them will care

and it's attractive to see someone talk about the things they love.

let go of the notion that it's worthless if you don't get a minimum number of listeners, reactions, replies.

practice caring publicly about the things you care about.

I think this is a good reminder for me. I never liked being shy anyway

Dozens of people affirm they are the same person. This leaves the scientists flabbergasted.

"It must be some multiversal anomaly. The fabric of spacetime is at risk!" a younger scientist insists to his colleagues.

A gray-headed man, overhearing from across the room, looks over and scoffs. "They're just drunk!"

#MicroFiction

"So the multiverse---"
"Yes."
"---exists?"
"Yes?"
"And---"
"Yes..."
"Hey! What's wrong with you?"
"Yes"
"Are you pretending to be a version of yourself from a parallel who is unable to say anything besides 'Yes'?"
...
"Yes!"

#MicroFiction

How often do you use the Fediverse? (Mastodon, Pleroma, Misskey etc.)

Does anyone have advice for a remote tech job interview? For example, what to prepare, what to expect, how to decrease probability of being rejected, etc.

Particularly for someone with little previous professional work experience and who has never done a formal interview before.

#work #interview

I only just discovered the Presbyterian church runs a children's hospital for disabled kids in NSW. Super cool <3

But I also discovered they're in desperate need of funding so they don't close

allowah.org.au/keep-our-doors-

Anyone got any ideas how to get them the funding they need?

Fediverse meta; surveillance 

Remember: the Fediverse is (almost) completely public. Everything you say is certainly surveilled, and there's nothing you can do to stop it beyond asking nicely.

#FediTips

So if anyone is still looking for an instance or you want to help start a community, you can join here!

benign.town

It's gonna be a pretty wholesome place so if you are interested you can join. If you are already happy where you are at least help me boost so more people know of it :P

#boostswelcome #boostsappreciated #newinstance

Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g. merveilles.town/@lrhodes.rss

That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.

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Another thing that new users may not realize is that your Mastodon account isn't limited to following other Mastodon accounts. Mastodon uses a common open source protocol called ActivityPub, and can interact with other services that use that same protocol. Pleroma, for example, or PeerTube, or PixelFed. It's like being able to subscribe to Instagram or YouTube from your Twitter account.

You get annoyed by having to enter your #Mastodon handle each time you want to follow/interact with someone on a "foreign" page?

I got that too, but I've made a little add-on to solve this "problem". 😃

It automatically "redirects" you to your own instance.

addons.mozilla.org/firefox/add

#Firefox #addon #Fediverse

#introduction. My main areas of interest are:

- fermentation (bread, kombucha, pickles)
- baseball (the non-exciting parts of the game are very meditative)
- curling (the game on the ice)
- guitar (I own guitars and in theory I play guitar)
- learning French (been doing this sort of intensively for several months, feel free to message me in simple French and je vais essayer de vous répondre)
- I'm a computer programmer but don't message me about that, I hate computers, sorry

I guess the first reason I stayed so long with that bird was that it was how I got the news. Okay, not always the actual news, but enough bad takes on the news until I imagined that I had some idea about what had happened.

I did so because in many cases, the TV news' takes are even worse! Not to mention that they waste time on 75% stuff I don't care about...

BobApril 101 - Intro to Mark Hall:
Husband, father to adult sons, retired U.S. Soldier (25B - computer tech), former mail carrier.
Personal philosophy is based in #startrek - #humanism, #atheism, and diversity #IDIC. #Liberal #progressive involved in local #democraticparty in #TiftCounty #Georgia. Fan of other #sciencefiction. Casual hobbyist in #3dprinting, haven't bought a printer yet.

I enjoy #Rennfaire and #DragonCon, but mostly can't afford to go.

I just got a flood of followers. Hello, y'all! 👋

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There's Life

A family-friendly social network (Mastodon instance) devoted to the new life found in Christ.