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I’m a stay-at-home father of two young boys in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

I have an Honours Degree in English Literature, a Bachelors in Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Event Management. I am currently working toward obtaining a Diploma in Accounting.

I’ve lived in 18 different cities in the provinces of Ontario & British Columbia.

My interests include:






• Alternative Energy
• Cycling & Mass Transit Solutions
• Canadian Soccer
• Northern Ontario self-determination

My pronouns are: He/him

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solarpunkcanuck.ca
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Diet-related Goals 

So, the first series of objectives are actually set in the very near future.

By May 22nd, I should be creating a weekly supper calendar and sticking to at least 3 meals on the calendar per week.

That increases to 4 per week by May 29th, and at least 2 of those meals will need to be Diabetic-Friendly.

By the end of the month, I should be actively recording every piece of food or drink I consume in my Food Log, and I should have reduced my poultry meals from 5 per week to 3 per week.

I already don't eat any meat other than poultry, so that makes part of this simpler.

Now, all I have to do is, well, all the work to make it happen.

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Diet-related Goals 

As previously noted, one of my courses this semester is related to .

In addition to "working out" for 1-hour at least twice per week, I need to set a variety of wellness throughout the semester.

A big one that I just hammered out, in detail, with numerous stepping-stone objectives along the way will further transition my diet.

By the day before my 40th birthday, if I successfully follow my plan, I should be following a diabetic-friendly diet with macros (within +/- 2%) of 40:35:25 that is lacto-ovo for all but 1 meal per wk.

Why this particular goal? Well, my spouse is at very high risk of type 2 , and we all eat the same meals. If she has to eat diabetic-friendly, so does everyone else. My kids are also likely high-risk thanks to genetics.

As for the vegetarian twist, well, eating less (or no) meat is one of the largest impact things that someone can do on an individual level for the . It's just one more step.

I do need to haul these inside tonight though, as there's a late season frost warning. We could get frost right to the end of the month. :pika_surprise:

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Last year, my peppers failed miserably and I didn't get any.

Over the winter, I've grown and harvested almost 50 Thai chillies indoors, and it looks like one of my bell pepper plants (that I never had the chance to transplant due to moving) is growing me some goodies.

The tomatoes are flowering as well, which should give me some early season fun.

Internet is live at the new apartment and my ISP upgraded my Eeros to new ones (at no additional charge) with Wifi 6.

Normally I wouldn't care about the upgrade (as the old ones worked fine), but apparently the new model also works as a ZigBee Hub, which will save me from having to buy one as I build up my home automation.

As for the old units, my ISP sends them out and apparently 90% of the material used is recycled. I had no idea, but it is good to see some attention paid to end of life.

Now... I just have to start plugging everything back in...

I guess I should also not the actual brand in case people want to hunt it down when they have to update an item or two in their wardrobe. Looks like the line is The Eco Closet by Novelteez

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I should note, the old sweater was about 12 years old, and the previous hat survived 6 years.

All in all, not too bad given fast fashion...

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Picked up a new hat and sweater today because my previous ones finally wore out beyond any sort of reasonable repair.

Was pleased to find a sweater made from 40% recycled materials, and a 100% recycled hat at my local Giant Tiger.

I'll call that a win.

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I'll admit, I'm a little disappointed with myself.

I joined Sunbeam City looking forward to working with others to make the solarpunk a reality, at least for my small neighbourhood. I looked to learn and to share what I've learned.

But shortly after joining, word came down that we were moving and I feel like I've been completely consumed between that, college, and my kids...

We get possession on May 5th, and officially close on our home on the 16th. By the 21st, we'll have flipped the profit onto our debts and be (almost) debt-free.

I'll step up on the workshopping then, once I can breathe. There's so much more to be done... I mean, the complex I'm moving into doesn't or have any sort of communal .

There's a lot of possibilities, I just need to learn what others have done to create these spaces and find a way to make it happen here.

I'm looking for some to help monitor my blood pressure, heart rate, SpO2, etc. I'm open to watches, ring, ankle bands... Whatever else is out there...

Tech with non-replacable and/or silicone bands need not apply, as I'm very tired of the rashes they cause.

Bonus points if the data is stored locally instead of on the cloud.

Basement is finally all packed up and ready for the move.

With most of the kitchen & kids stuff also packed, there isn't too much more we can put away until a day or two before the move.

I can't wait for this to be over...

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#feditips if you're planning on being an asshole to the Black people, indigenous people or people of color on here, you can fuck off right back to twitter or wherever you came from

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If you're new here

A lot of people won't accept a follow request, or might (soft-)block you if your profile doesn't have an avatar/header/bio/any posts at all

This isn't personal

It's just a learned response that is protective against spammy follow-bots

If you give us something to go on, you may find that people get much friendlier! :)

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The fediverse is a true social network, in that it actually requires you to do "networking" and be "social."

Think of it like a crowded pub. There are no celebrities here. You'll need to make an effort to meet people, no algorithm pushes content on you. To find more people, and new content, you'll need to talk to people, and see what they're into. You can move around, but you need to get along with people sitting near you.

These are commonly labeled "problems," but I consider them "features." #feditips

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Remember that in the Fediverse we have the power to build the world you want to live in.

For me the following to likely get you blocked or muted by me:

1. Not content warning politics.
2. Not content warning sensitive topics or topics likely to re-traumatize folks.
3. Not content warning trending topics that are flooding our timelines (hint: CW Musk and Twitter today)
4. Being excessively provocative. This isn't Twitter. Pontification is annoying here. Have a conversation, don't preach.
5. Debating bro shit. I'm not here to be debated. I don't want to constantly be on the defensive. That shit will get your ass blocked by me.

Mastodon has been such a welcoming and enjoyable experience for me, and I will continue to craft that experience for myself by utilizing the tools we have. I hope to meet many new people that have the same goals! Welcome!

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#introduction Grad student in environmental humanities at the University of Utah, Twitter refugee, formerly organized with Extinction Rebellion's Money Rebellion initiative. Not sure how this works yet, but I'm eager to learn and connect!

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Well I'm here. Musk ran me off. Still holding on to Twitter but hoping for a big progressive move to mastodon. I guess I need to figure this thing out because I'm not seeing how it actually works. I'll spend some time and read up on it. Any suggestions appreciated. Oh and m4A.

Welcome to all the !

Be sure to post an so we can learn about you. It's always great to connect with .

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Hi, I'm Tathi, fleeing from now Musk-owned Twitter. Environmentalist worker in Brazil, afraid for the future in my country.

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