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Hi everyone! New to the mastodon-verse (clearly)!

I'm a working in and loving it. You'll find my posts range from academic pursuits to anime and geek fandom to technology (and whatever else strikes my fancy).

I have a lot to learn and I'm excited to get down to it.
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I love massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), but I hate pick-up-groups (PUGs). Too often PUGs result in you being locked in a high-stakes part of the game with strangers when really, I want a low-stakes way to meet people before we dive into the heavy stuff.

I feel the same way about social media. I am excited for the growth of Mastodon on one level. I am also very wary of PUGs. The instance-level separation helps, but there are times when I still feel that stress peeking through.

Boost this toot if you're planning on sticking around Mastodon whether or not it becomes more popular than the birdsite.

in in 1641 - The Grand Remonstrance passes both houses of Parliament in . The Grand Remonstrance was a list written largely by the Puritan faction within the House of Commons complaining to Charles I about what they felt had gone wrong during his reign. Its presentation to Charles was one of the early events leading to the Wars of the Three Kingdoms which eventually cost Charles (and many others) their lives.

@histodons @HistParl had a great post too!

in in 1641 - The Grand Remonstrance passes both houses of Parliament in . The Grand Remonstrance was a list written largely by the Puritan faction within the House of Commons complaining to Charles I about what they felt had gone wrong during his reign. Its presentation to Charles was one of the early events leading to the Wars of the Three Kingdoms which eventually cost Charles (and many others) their lives.

@histodons @HistParl had a great post too!

Did you know? The first letter of "ye" was originally a "thorn" (þ), which dropped out of our alphabet. It was pronounced like our modern "th," and "ye" (originally, "þe") was just "the." A mistake based on similarity turned "þe" into "ye."

But it's not too late! Pronounce "ye" with a "th" sound. And if you're really bold, start writing "th" with a thorn again.

Also, the word "olde" is pretty new, but þat's for anoþer day... (See how it could work?)

#linguistics @histodons @linguistics

#Historians and #history folks and everyone else who uses #archives: please tell archivists when you find something in our collections that you or your students connect with.

I was having a terrible day trying to fix technical issues with our digital platform until I got to talk to a student about her research and the letters she had found here – whole day redeemed.

I don't normally do the quote thing on here, but this guy said this really well and I can't top it.

Christine McVie has passed.

To me she was not just a member of #FleetwoodMac, but one of the greatest pop songwriters of all time and has written so many songs that influenced my own work. 'Don't Stop', 'The Chain', 'Wish You Were Here', and 'Little Lies' are all hers and huge inspirations for me.

But her masterpiece is 'Everywhere', which I consider to be as close to a perfect pop song as you can get.

This one really hurts.

https://youtu.be/YF1R0hc5Q2I

#christinemcvie #songwriting #rip #music

Just found out about the passing of Christine McVie - her music, along with the rest of Fleetwood Mac, have largely been the soundtrack of my life and have been my favorite band since The Dance in 1997. Absolutely gutted. RIP.

Hey #NaNoWriMo persons - good job. 👍

(Nope, don't care if you hit 50K or not. November is exhausting.)

inside every dissertation there are two wolves (crippling imposter syndrome & megalomaniacal desire to run the biggest study the world has ever seen)

#academicchatter @academicchatter

in in 1485, Veronica Gambera (1485-1550) was born in .
A daughter of a Count, Veronica had an exceptional education and became a . She corresponded with leading Italian intellectuals of the day and hosted a salon. She was also an acquaintance of Titan.
As a widow, she ruled the County of Correggio from 1518 until her death in 1550, defending it from attack and even charging Charles V to pay for its fortification!

I got my first ever tattoo on Monday night from the most amazing artist! I went to BlackEnd Atelier, a owned parlor and met Andy (not on mastodon but on insta!) who worked with me on giving me the anime fangirl tattoo of my dreams. It's inspired by the 1997 anime 少女革命ウテナ or Revolutionary Girl Utena! If you're in or near the Twin Cities looking for a great place and artist for your next ink, check them out - it was wonderful. instagram.com/p/Cljd2nXpsGp/?i

listen kid, i've got social media profiles older than you

It's freelance job hunting time!

I'm a very experienced audio producer/podcaster / videographer/editor / comms/social video person.

I'm based in Bristol UK (moving to Nottingham next spring hopefully!), fully kitted out with all my own equipment plus a car and clean licence, and very happy to work ad hoc and remotely.

I also play bass / guitar / sing / write songs / arrange songs / remote record/arrange/compose.

Your kind shares of this post are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

The German word "verbessern" means "to make better".

The word "verschlimmern" means "to worsen".

The word "verschlimmbessern" means "to make worse by trying to make better".

Anyone ever trying to fix something and fucking it up badly will feel this one.

Enjoy our language!

New! Internet Archive Scholar Index includes over 25 million research articles and other scholarly documents preserved in the Internet Archive.

https://scholar.archive.org/

@academicchatter @academicsunite @phdstudents
#Research

https://historians.social has been live for 48 hours!

We have well over 400 members on our server and we're growing just about every minute.

Although the instance says "historians," we're really a place for history and anyone who has an interest in or works with history. So #historyteachers history organizations, #libraries #archives #museums and anyone who wants to know more about the past and the process of history is invited to join us!

@histodons #histodons

Funding for early career researchers in Canada has not increased in almost 20 years 🤯

Grad students are now living below the poverty line.

"low wages keep individuals in precarious financial positions and can prevent people from pursuing graduate degrees or continuing in research."

These "pay levels exclude individuals who cannot persist in low-paying positions"

https://www.supportourscience.ca/post/tri-agency-funding #canada #macademia #phdlife #postdoc @academicchatter

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