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@idanoo A little more shameless self-promotion. (bump)

Welcome to the new users who found their way onto mtrx.nz last night! Like masto, there's fast days and slow days - hang around for a while and you'll discover cool people/rooms.

Still plenty of headroom on the serv, so if you haven't signed up yet, drop by sometime and say hi

Oh, also if anyone has ideas for rooms/topics they'd like to see added to the Official NZ Community let us know

#NZTwits #matrix

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You don’t want your “private” search engine to have a paid relationship with an upstream non-private search engine for the same reason you don’t want your browser to have a paid relationship with your search engine: Because, sooner or later, that paid relationship will result in tracking.



We were preparing to defend against lizard overlords, but we should have been preparing to counter human thumb-heads.

ADHD awareness month is apparently May but on behalf of all ADHDers can we move it to mid-May as we forgot it was on.

Okay I’ve figured it out: FB events don’t work anymore. There was a time you could get 90% of your peoples to a thing using a FB event, and that time has 💯 passed.

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For the #NZTwits who are liking the fediverse experience:
There exists an open/federated IM/chat system called Matrix.
It supports all the features you've come to expect from messenger/Whatsapp/slack/discord/etc including end-to-end encryption. Apps for all platforms + a web thing.
The global userbase is already measured in the millions and there's even an active NZ community.

And the best part? Your favorite sysop (@idanoo) is already running an instance
Get amongst it!

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My happy place is when Iannis Xenakis drawings look like Lebbeus Woods drawings.

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


loneliness, drug use, science fiction 

In 1970 Philip K Dick invited a bunch of young drug users to stay at his place "just to have somebody to fill the house" and if that isn't relatable.

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Hi I'm Luke I live in NZ, I've been part of the Mastodon community for a few years not very vocal.

I initially discovered it via mastodon.nzoss.nz, then tried self hosting an instance a few times testing out Mastodon, Pixelfed, Misskey, Pleroma. Now I'm here as it's easier to let @idanoo :-) do the hard yards.

I love #surfing, #reading, #scifi, #fiction #movies, #cooking. I have two great kids #twins and a great #wife

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I absolutely LOVE this Brian Eno quote a friend posted on FB

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Re-boosting your own posts for 'the morning crew' or 'the night crew' is an acceptable and encouraged practice here. We are largely a community of supportive people who enjoy being given the opportunity to help each other and boost content we may have previously missed.

You should never feel ashamed of promoting yourself, especially as an artist, when it's so difficult to reach people. If anyone doesn't want to see your boosts, they can just scroll past.

#WormsOfAffirmation 🐛

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If any #NZTwits are interested, there is a #RNZ bot you can follow 😊 @rnzfans

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is there a found footage horror movie that's just a completely grounded depiction of police brutality from the POV of accidentally-not-shut-off police body cam?

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Does anyone sell Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien anywhere in this country?

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Asking for help 

Hey lovelies,

So I'm in a bit of a pickle: my electric bill is due this coming week, and I'm totally bingo on cash.

If you could kick me a few bucks so I can try to get this paid off, it'd help so much.




The funny thing about Spacey trying for a come back is that those Christmas posts are probably what cemented his reputation. Who wants to see Spacey ever again?

Pretty stoked to find out that The Moon & Serpent Bumper Book of Magic - by Alan Moore and Steve Moore (no relation) - is, in fact, going to be released next year! Been waiting a minute or three for this one.


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A paid, early access, strongly moderated Mastodon instance hosted entirely in Aotearoa New Zealand.