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Hi all, I moved across from social coop today so some may be in order.

I’m a health services researcher and educator from Sydney, Australia, with eclectic interests.

I’ve used Mastodon for three years or so, but I’ve been inactive over the last twelve months. Events on :birdsite: made me think I need to redouble my engagement on here. It’s nice to be back.

Today is IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia). A reminder that the LGBTQIA+ community still faces discrimination to varying degrees all over the world. Unfortunately the Australian IDAHOBIT website is down currently, but is still accessible via the Internet Archive: web.archive.org/web/2022041904. Check it out for more information. #idahobit #lgbtqia

Just learned that Ukraine makes just under half the world’s sunflower oil, which is used everywhere and supplies have been significantly disrupted bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

They’ve blocked off South Street for a pop-up street activation-type thing that public domain types seem to love since the pandemic began. I’m all for it - but I wish it was permanent. We shouldn’t normalise this as a short-term stunt. We demand it in general, permanently.

Random query: do pixelfed instances federate with eigenmagic? For example, I follow @ben_hr@pixey.org but none of the posts show up? Am I doing it wrong?

#Introductions Hello! I came here via a post on @phocks’s Facebook and am happy to see a few friends here. I am a journalist and mum to two wonderful boys. Live in New Farm and work in South Brisbane. Hoping to make some new connections! 👋

n00b question: Are there simple ways to crosspost pixelfed photos on mastodon, other than just re-uploading them?

TGIF *looks at obligations over weekend* Monday, so far away

NOT IDEAL — World Meteorological Organization says we've got a 50:50 chance of hitting 1.5 degrees of warming at least once before 2026...

The chance of exceeding 1.5 used to be almost zero (as recently as 2015). Now it's a coin flip. Think about that. #climatechange

All the data here:
hadleyserver.metoffice.gov.uk/

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