Centuries before we had American Sign Language (#ASL), Native "Hand Talk" was thriving across North America. Plains Indian Sign Language (#PISL) was used so widely across the Great Plains that it became a universal language for both deaf and hearing people to communicate between tribes. At one point, tens of thousands of indigenous people used PISL for trade, hunting, conflict, storytelling and rituals. It formed the basis for ASL and has largely been lost to history. https://youtu.be/s1-StAlw3aE
Got some remarkable music dropped on me today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbcW7nxcP3E&list=PLsSVC1G6h5e5Z8dd_0TGlaai71Rzo1bT7
@dzombak do accounts I follow here bring resources (images, etc) into the local instance as downloads, or am I viewing them as transclusions from wherever folks uploaded them? I don't want to stress your server by subscribing to bigger feeds if I can avoid it.
I think the distinction is that rather than being one giant sadness machine that none of us can change, a fediverse full of tiny sadness machines each of us can tune in our own ways to make them a little less sad a little bit at a time makes room for optimism, and maybe even hope. It's a place to put the thin edge of the wedge.
advice on mastodon rationalization
So I have a couple-three accounts, here and there, and I tend to participate a lot more in this one, and follow a bunch of people but never post at @email@example.com
I don't think the experience of following a bunch of folks all over would hurt my experience here, but would it increase the amount of crap the server has to handle?
Mastodon/fedi server recs (because literally blocked me from posting it lol)
General-purpose: octodon.social, mas.to, weirder.earth
Lefty/social justice-oriented: rage.love, kolektiva.social, social.wxcafe.net, eldritch.cafe
Scientists/academics: fediscience.org, scicomm.xyz, scholar.social
Creatives: wandering.shop, photog.social, mastodon.art, pixelfed.social
Geographical: cloudisland.nz (NZ), mspsocial.net (Twin Cities, MN), 438punk.house (Montréal, Punklandia)
This is the non-captured hibid.com link
I don't wanna lead anybody into temptation or nothin' but I just saw this notice for a Braun & Helmer online estate auction coming up
On a slack I'm on, where several folks are reporters and politicians, they saw this thread and immediately thought it was propaganda from UKR.
But then they saw the ship actually sank.
Favorite in-thread meme: "Well at least they put the fire out."
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