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I'm going to be super duper busy with PhD stuff and other deadlines until at least December 2018, and probably pretty exhausted after that and still fairly busy with PhD stuff until August 2019.

This means I may go very quiet on here without warning, and it means I can't realistically take on any new projects, commitments, collaborations and so on.

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I compose sacred and secular choral music, and put it online under a CC by-SA license so choirs can sing it for free!

Publishers won't touch my work because I won't let them prohibit photocopying, so I need support from people like you.

My Patreon is

I have other options for people who prefer them:

Thank you so much!

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is a structure for companiable support with getting stuff done -- work or side projects or admin or whatever you find difficult to stick with.

The basic structure is: ten minutes of checking-in and planning at the top of the hour, then 50 minutes of actually doing things, repeated for up to 3 hours.

More on the structure, plus an example:

I expect I'll be using this hashtag a lot, so you may wish to mute it if it's boring to you. I will CW my toots though.

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After-the-PhD things: figure out how to put my music on Funkwhale.

Also: this morning I got on the bus and then it started to rain.

I'd left my washing on the line, of course.

Given my current state of struggling to concentrate etc, this seems rather apt. But I didn't realise the pathetic fallacy extended to executive dysfunction.

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Well, this week in being while trying to do a PhD, I am mostly floundering. Really struggling to settle down to do my work.

This is bad, given deadlines.

Over on birdsite, my mentions are full of authors talking about their awesome work and their awesome friends, thanks to a meme where you add other writers to a thread. It is fun and neat, so I'm gonna borrow it here. When tagged, introduce yourself, tell us what you write, and then tag some other authors you recommend following on here (please keep it to one post).

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I do like how English uses 'generic' for both 'relating to a genre' and 'general, miscellaneous'

'tis both specific and generic at the same time

Tossing this question out into the aether: Anyone remember a book from the 80s that was a how-to guide to writing your own database programs in BASIC? I know or local library had it but they have tossed all their books that dealt with basic.

OK, is there a food and cooking-based instance yet, please?

I think toots would be excellent for sharing short recipes.

What's a durable ownership structure that ensures positive Mastodon instances can survive with or without those who founded it?

[Re]introducing, a Mastodon instance for anyone with an interest in radio in all its forms, anywhere in the world.

Whether you're involved in community or college radio, LPFM, amateur radio, short wave listening or DXing, or whether you're just a lover of radio, you're welcome at

It's been placed on a more sustainable (read: cheaper) footing this time and should easily stick around if people use it. If you have any questions, please let me know!

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