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It boggles my mind how poor the rail network is in the Scotland, nevermind the Highlands.

This is a map of Britain showing how much of the country can travel to a train station in '30 minute drive time to stations, by 8am (including all journey parts, parking, etc)'

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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@NationCymru it's getting more difficult these days to find products without the butcher's apron on it. Sometimes I'll go without, others I have to just try to ignore it

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I'm at a gin making thing as part of the Pint of Science events in #Glasgow (runs tomorrow and Wed too) - it's quite hands on :)

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all the horrible shit they said would happen if trump was re-elected…is still happening

so what about that

"Shauny Boy
It's a new day for Glasgow...isn't it?"

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It's the Scottish political gameshow we deserve, frankly.

Just how low would you stoop to climb aboard?

Welcome to the Gravy Train Factor - Part 1"

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From 29 to 31 July 2022 we are organizing a local gathering in St-Imier in the spirit of the call for decentralized anti-authoritarian events in the lead up to the larger international Anarchy 2023 gathering in St-Imier next year.

We offer plenty of open space for your workshop ideas, with a large building dedicated to your workshop proposals.

Go ahead and contribute your topic proposals on the following platform:

There you can also see what is already planned and what others have already proposed. Come and help organize this event or organize a similar gathering or workshops in your area.

More info on this gathering will be published on the page

More info on the Anarchy 2023 event and the call for decentralized anti-authoritarian gatherings you find on

Being sucked into posting cats agility on Caturday.

Do not normally post a link to twitter thread, poverty in our Scotland is real.

part 3 "The pensioner who boils the kettle in the morning and fills a flask. He uses the water for hot drinks during the day and a hot meal of cheap supernoodles for dinner. He cannot afford to stay well fed and warm so he only has heating on for an hour or 2 in the evening. 3"

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Do you want to gather opinions from people without compromising their privacy?

You can use your own @nextcloud instance to do surveys by installing the free #Nextcloud Forms app from your settings menu.

They are really flexible and customisable, and it means you don't have to give your data to Google or anyone else.

You can get a fully managed Nextcloud server from lots of places including @Stuxhost here on the Fedi, and more are listed at

#GrowYourOwn #SelfHosting

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This is a Mastodon instance primarily intended for (but not limited to) users in Scotland or who identify as Scottish.