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Hi! It's /#Reintroductions time!

I create & ;

🍭 ☁️ Manage @cloud's Community;

Mod at & + am one of Trunk's Admins among other stuff!

📸 Will show you pix or all lies here! Soon!™️

Got 🤖? I do: @eloisa_ebooks

My tip jar:

Got a "teenage void" persona @TheVoid trying to make a zine with you, Fediversians!

XMPP? DM me!

They/She |

here's the thing about telling people to CW things:
1. CWs literally, logically cannot be a one-size-fits-all, universal norm. Humans are not limited to needing warnings for "predictable" subjects, or any small/reasonable set of things, at all. any aspect of a traumatic memory can become retraumatizing; my go-to example is someone who pointed out they're triggered by schoolbuses. should everyone, everywhere CW photos of schoolbuses? I don't think so! it's impractical, and how are the vast majority of people supposed to figure out that's a thing?

But if someone in your circles asks you to CW schoolbuses, you can certainly CW schoolbuses. CW conventions CAN be effective when tailored for the needs of a specific community, but this means CW conventions Need to be different between different groups. why?

2. Attempts to be exhaustive about CWs aren't just logically doomed to fail, they're inaccessible.
a. If the rate of CWs is too high, people's ability to make decisions gets overloaded.

Giveaway Results!!! (aka: We have a winner who we've also already verified to be +18. Wooohooo!!!) 

We're really excited about this! :D

> We won't keep the suspense long, but before we announce them we'll explain our randomization process so our prints creen will leave no doubts to anyone about who won:
- We gave each entry a number in the comments and pulled those numbers and names into a spreadsheet;
- We then used's sequence feature to randomize the order of those entries;
- After that we used the standard process to get ourselves a winner!

**The person who'll get home an Orange Pi and some extra tech goodies at home is: @alyxmaia**

![a printscreen of the spreadsheet, with the @ of the winner visible while the other participants are blurred + a printscreen of the random number we got to find our winner](

They already got a DM asking about their details so we can fill a customs form and send the prize as soon as possible!

# Here's what they'll get from the Lollipop Cloud team (in no particular order):

- orange pi pc;
- spark fun usb serial adapter;
- samsung 32gb micro sd card;
- sandisk 128gb cruizer fit;
- 3d printed case;
- power cable;
- noctua 40mm fan:
- lollipop cloud stickers (we couldn't help ourselves)!

![an orange pi pc; spark fun usb serial adapter; samsung 32gb micro sd card; lollipop cloud stickers; sandisk 128gb cruizer fit; 3d printed case; power cable; and a noctua 40mm fan](

# We hope they'll like it!

Thank you very much for participating in our giveaway, everyone!

Keep your eyes peeled for more fun stuff to come around these parts... ;)

We'd like to thank you all for the follows, responses and support the last few days...

We'd like to thank you all for the follows, responses and support the last few days...

There's a Fediverse-only giveaway going on from @cloud at that you may wanna check out if you're into Pi's: :loading:

We'd like to thank you all for the follows, responses and support the last few days... 

# Thank You!

It's been a whirlwind and we <3 the support!

This is about the point where most projects would point to their donations pages asking for help...

INSTEAD we're going to DONATE to YOU, our community.

We recently shuffled some hardware and walked away with an EXTRA Orange Pi PC board ( specs: ). We even have a 3d printed case that's orange, heat sinks, Noctua 40mm fan, and Samsung 32gb sd card that comes with it! It's all snapped together and ready for a good home!

# Participation Rules

*Reply to this post* in public or unlisted mode (**only one entry per person**) - sometime between today and 23:59 UTC of 2019-03-03.
* We'll add you to the spreadsheet we shall use to select **ONE RANDOM winner on 2019-03-05**.
* Results will be posted as soon as possible!

# Please note

* If you win, we will need your name and address (and phone number, if you're outside USA - yay, customs forms!). We do ask that the winner responds within a few days of being notified of the win. We'll do a 72 hour roll over for non-responses.
* This giveaway is valid worldwide and it is FREE - the Lollipop Team will cover the shipping costs. If it passes through customs, we do humbly ask you cover the customs fees, if there are any.
* You must be at least 18 years old as of the date of entry in this giveaway for your participation to be valid.
* This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Orange Pi, Works on Arm or any other entity outside the Lollipop Cloud Team. The sole responsibility of it and its results are that of the Lollipop Cloud's Team.

# Boosts are welcome, though not obligatory!

Hi! It's /#Reintroductions time!

I create & ;

🍭 ☁️ Manage @cloud's Community;

Mod at & + am one of Trunk's Admins among other stuff!

📸 Will show you pix or all lies here! Soon!™️

Got 🤖? I do: @eloisa_ebooks

My tip jar:

Got a "teenage void" persona @TheVoid trying to make a zine with you, Fediversians!

XMPP? DM me!

They/She |

📣 PSA 📣

Quick update.


We've received a lot of support for receiving funding form the Arm foundation.

***As much as we'd ❤️ that to be true... we have received zero funding to date from Arm (or any other company for that matter).***


The Works on Arm initiative granted us access to a HiSilicon based Arm server provided by That's the only things we've received as part of our sponsorship.

We do acknowledge the hardware we have access to is non-trivial, amazing and we're using it to the fullest extent possible. 😄


Our current financial situation is:

We have 2 backers on our Open Collective and that is the full extent of our incoming dollars and cents. ($55 / mo before fees, both backers signed up in early February 2019). To date the project has been fiscally supported by the founders own money.

Guess I should actually use this, uh?

Hey, fedi peeps, what are you interested in seeing more right now?

Street photography; Pet photography (cats); Photojournalism (events, sports and theater); Portraits; Conceptual; Other?

About #Trunk: a still fairly recent project to help people (especially newbies) populate their home timelines with people who have common interests and "volunteered as tribute"! 

#NewHere and/or in look of more people to follow?

Besides checking the Introductions hashtags + the Local & Federated Timeline and meddle in the conversations, you can also use #Trunk!

Check it out at: - its goal is "to connect newbies with people" by allowing "you to follow a bunch of people in order to get started with (...) the Fediverse."

If you click on one of the lists in there, you'll see a page full of people that volunteered to be on it, which is based on interests and/or identities.

You can follow the list; opt to follow just one by one, or just move along to the next list and check it out.

For example, there's a list called Friendly People. Another called Open Education, one for FLOSS, and you even have Clown in there! 😋

:masto: Hey!

I know I'm a Void & I usually don't meddle in human biz, but would it be possible if you amazing artists & other imagery creators/sharers could use the image description feature?

Just writing something descriptive like "drawing of a bunch of unicorns" would be a great help for people who use screen readers!

:fediverse: If you already do this but sometimes forget, @PleaseCaption is a cool bot that only follows you if you follow it first & it reminds you to caption your images! <3

📣 PSA 📣

Know a photographer or someone interested in and hash tags?

We have OPEN registrations again!

Pass it along, it's a "secret" 😉

Hey, everyone! What's your favorite photography edition software and why? :3

I'm looking for FLOSS, or just Libre, suggestions!

Thanks in advance! ♥

Portrait, eye contact 

This was one of the funniest sessions I ever had. This girl is a fellow photog and she's a riot!

We met at a studio workshop. I had an idea that I wanted to play along with a headless prop and she not only went along with it, she made the best poses.

I ended up going another way with my project, but I'll keep this (and some others with her) forever! <3

Note: I have her consent to post this online.


Oooooh! Trying Halcyon with and loving it! <3

My main is & I'll repost here the photos I have there, eventually. For now I decided to start anew.

I'm not quite sure if this specific one represents my photography as a whole...

Ok. It probably doesn't.

It's just the first I'm posting here because I looked at my folders, saw it and started to miss that botanical garden.

It reminds me, especially in this part, of The Secret Garden. ^_^


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