pother

/ˈpɒðə/
noun
A commotion or fuss.

Origin
Late 16th century: of unknown origin.

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I don't know why I bother your day with my disruptive pother.
I should be doing something other. Maybe even work to be an author.

Wicked Wonderful Wordies - PM Replay

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

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@ajroach42

I'll be confused!
But I won't DO much, I guess.

@drmenz

We may actually share some interesting toots between us. I post a summertime weekly weed photo, combining the photography and nature interests.

I wonder how many weeds our two distant nations share!

I've archived my weed photos here:
pixelfed.social/algot

While I am not a doctor, I do visit several! There's a shared interest, too, I guess.

@drmenz

I generally follow someone who follows me, but I try to assess that the account represents a real person. There are not too many bot accounts lurking in the fediverse, but I don't want to encourage them.

A good introduction post and a filled-in profile help, of course.

What's your scholarly pursuit, for example? I am a retired middle school science teacher, myself (not much as "scholarly" goes).

At the kind reminder of @liw

I note that I am using these open source software today and want to thank their authors:
gFTP
Konsole
OpenSCAD
Thunderbird
Mastodon
Firefox
Cura
Kate
Dolphin
Spectacle
Most things KDE
Pandoc

@dantheclamman

Fascinating!

Sad that I'll miss collecting any of these, not scheduling any trips to the Indo -West Pacific soon. 😉

@drmenz

Hello. Thank you for connecting.
I hope you will find scholar.social to be your happy pathway through the fediverse.

Enjoy your explorations!

malleolus

/maˈliːələs/
noun
Anatomy
A bony projection with a shape likened to a hammer head, especially each of those on either side of the ankle.

Origin
Late 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of malleus ‘hammer’.

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Jerry hammered home the goal with a deft tap of the soccer ball with his left lateral malleolus on his way by the last defender.

Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

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Hint: Bravo

I dislike when advertisers alter the usage of a word by their misuse of it.

indentation

/ɪndɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
1 mass noun The action of indenting or the state of being indented.
count noun ‘an indentation for each change of speaker’
2 A deep recess or notch on the edge or surface of something.

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A standard Web page does not show paragraphs with indentation. Leading "whitespace" isn't standard. The Web wasn't initially designed for publishing fiction.

[Random Quandry: When a dentist pulls a tooth is it an 'outdent'?]

@gingerrroot

For me, the Kubuntu version of Ubuntu has been great.

Some communities have groups who do installfest events and will happily get you going on your computer. After the install, most computers have everything working with a wide selection of useful Free Software installed, enough for a person to do normal stuff.

Do think about what you want to use your computer for so any unusual software can be recommended to fill your needs.

Ask specific questions here, too.

@freemo

Sadly, the main spam magnet is my landline phone and it does not have apps like that.

Love hearing about the Google tool, though. Thank you.

@freemo

How does the screen deal with spam callers that makes you happy?

Someone from Milton Florida just called. I don't know anybody there and they didn't leave a message...

...should I be concerned?

(Phone Spam)

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Inspect
Reflect
Inject
Connect!


(tiny, really)

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For everyone at this time of year, non-religious, religious, with people, or apart from people. I love this, especially on a dark, cold morning. A message from our favourite fedi-clown @RussSharek share.tube/videos/watch/2baa13

#joy #kindness

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