@FiXato @ljwrites Problem is that this is not an app, so not possible to adjust the settings. The wireless emergency warning system seems to be built into the OS. It even ignores "Do Not Disturb" settings. But like the description says, an "Extreme threat to life or property alert" is probably something you don't normally want to miss.

Vibration settings experiment failed, it just made the phone vibrate in addition to the klaxons of doom, so I have opted to turn all alerts off.

@FiXato Celebration in with icecream and pancakes. Drew the πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ on some paper, had daughter color it and then had a 20 meter march outside the house shouting "hip hip hurrah!".

It'll do πŸ˜€

@FiXato @ljwrites I did my biggest mess-up with trains in the Netherlands actually, by doing nothing. Going through Rotterdam Central to some small local station close by. But what I had failed to get was that at Rotterdam Central the train stopped and split, with one half going to small local stations, the other half traveled onwards to Den Haag. You bet your ass I was
in the "wrong" carriage and ended up confused in Den Haag, lol πŸ˜†

@ljwrites Following people who look like they know where they are going is generally good advice. Although that method nearly got me onto a transfer metro instead of out the exit. But that's part of the adventure 😁

@ljwrites I've tried flipping on the vibrate function, so guess I'll find out tomorrow that means vibrate only or it will be klaxon-time combined with heavy vibration on groin parts. So far the only other setting I have found is to turn it off completely. I might just yolo, figure I can't read the emergency messages anyway and turn the damn system off.

One thing driving me nuts in currenlly: They issue an extreme wireless emergency alert every single day with yesterdays count of Covid-19 cases and a url for more information.

It drives me up the wall because my phone goes off like a doomsday siren every time I get one of these, I can't find a setting to silence it and I (so far) haven't dared stop my phone receiving warnings in case they suddently send an emergency warning that was .. you know, an emergency.

@aral

Technically, their investment did go to the moon, or rather the moon came to it, which is very much like the same thing if you do not currently have a civilization on the planet that you're super invested in

@Truck Yeah, I got one too in fact. But like I said, Im not in a position to give everyone accounts at the moment. So in the long run that would be good but at the moment impractical πŸ˜€

Now that we are travelling, my communication needs have once again increased and I'm searching around for a general messenger type app to recommend people get and I need some suggestions. I prefer to avoid the major corps so google/facebook/whatsapp is out. I already have Signal but its not for everyone. And XMPP is nice but I'm not in a "do some work and create some accounts" position atm, so would prefer something ready to use. What do people use these days?

Apologies for the radio silence. This years big is underway so we're now back in and we've spent at least 3 days dealing with jetlag.

Christian fundamentalists in the US has been working towards banning abortion for decades, ever since right wingers figured it was a great issue to manipulate Christians into voting for them.

Decades of work, within all part of society.

Remember that.

They are working towards the same goal in your country too.

If you don't see it, you're just not looking in the right places, or they're not strong enough. Yet. But they are working. Rights are never won forever, we must always fight for them.

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Congratulations to the @tails project for the release of Tails 5.0, the first version based on Debian Bullseye:

tails.boum.org/news/version_5.

If you use Tails for SecureDrop, please do not upgrade those USBs just yet. We will issue a SecureDrop update later this week to add support for Tails 5.0.

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