poem, rant about full-time work/hell 

Neglect my life, forget my friends
doesn't matter, it's okay
just the price I gotta pay
for your wife's Mercedez Benz

You say I'm part of the team
Yet my words are worthless, they just fade in the wind
I keep selling my soul to fulfill your dream
cuz mine don't matter, I'm a cog in your machine!

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Here's your irregular reminder that:

Twitter was a multi-billion dollar company with thousands of employees.

Mastodon is a niche hobbyist product run by volunteers

The fact that we're being seen as a viable alternative to them is an admission that a federated, decentralized future is not only possible, but desirable.

Mastodon is not one thing, or one place. It's a network of many things and many places. We don't have a spokesperson (I mean, there's me. I'm the official spokesperson for 💯 of the fediverse, but beyond me there is no spokesperson) we don't have consensus on moderation or blocking or tools or what is good and what is bad. Some of us are professional SREs and Sysadmins, some of us aren't. Some of our instances have been around for 5+ years, some won't be here in six months.

And that's good! All of it, every last bit of it is good.

We're wrestling power away from the billionaire class, in real time, and reclaiming it for the People.

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Two things that are really important on here:

♿ Add text descriptions to your images/videos/audio. Accessibility is fundamental. More info: fedi.tips/mastodon-and-fediver

⚠️ Use Content Warnings on anything that people may not want to read right now. It could be upsetting like violence or politics, mild like movie spoilers, but either way it shows empathy and consideration for strangers. More info: fedi.tips/staying-safe-on-mast

These features are key to keeping this place friendly. Please use them. 🙏 ❤️

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There is a danger in having a large following on social media, whether it’s on here or birdsite.

People expect more from you, you have to be right always, you are tagged in conversations about you that aren’t meant to involve you(sub-toots, sometimes rly mean), you lose the ability to have casual conversations, your words are scrutinized and used against you.
People assume you’re too big to get hurt, that you can take more abuse, which is... ridiculous.

We’re all humans behind keyboards...

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Still chuckling about how the novel Lord of the Flies was specifically a critique of BRITISH imperialism and the violence that society instilled from childhood on, and has nothing to do with so-called "human nature."

When a group of real-life Tongan teenagers were stranded on an island and had to fend for themselves in a very similar scenario, what did they do? They built houses, a badminton court, and a gym, planted gardens, set up a rotating watch for passing ships, and peacefully resolved disputes until they were rescued 15 months later. Violent human nature my ass.

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I had a mental health crisis at the end of last month after I left my abusive family home. I am recovering but I haven't been able to work much during that time and I've got to get at least £400 by the end of the week to stay afloat. If you've got any money to spare, there are 2 ways you can help:

Commissions:
dzuk.zone/commissions

Donations:
ko-fi.com/dzuk_

Thanks 💚

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asking for money help, please boost :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $80 to order groceries and $60 for medical weed

$140 in total

i have to work from home because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me. i'm currently searching for remote jobs now

i'm gonna put my full focus towards that, so no more freelance video editing or etsy shop for the moment. please help me survive in the meantime

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

liberapay: liberapay.com/v4nt4bl4ck

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :blacker_heart_outline: :black_sparkles_outline:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund​

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Help a queer person fleeing abuse, get cheap, high-quality emoji and/or stickers!

7 days left to get them at this price, plenty of slots available!!

Full info and prices (the normal prices you can apply the sale to): dzuk.zone/commissions

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asking for money help, please boost :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $80 to order groceries, $60 for medical weed, and $35 for my phone bill

$175 in total

i have to work from home because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me. i'm currently searching for remote jobs now

i'm gonna put my full focus towards that, so no more freelance video editing or etsy shop for the moment. please help me survive in the meantime

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

liberapay: liberapay.com/v4nt4bl4ck

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :blacker_heart_outline: :black_sparkles_outline:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

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if you want to help us keep free food on the table, you can:

- donate money
pinkpeacock.gay/donate

- buy stuff from us
pinkpeacock.gay/shop

- donate food into the free fridge

- donate clothes for the clothes rack

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Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

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Urgent request by a Latinx non-binary trans dyke! They're homeless and need shelter from the heat while they look for work

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤

Venmo: @ garbageconnoisseur
Cashapp: $garbageconnoisseur

#donate #urgent #mutualaid #boost

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@AgathaSorceress
Piracy is both the only genuine attempt at digital media preservation and the only check on the power of IP laws, it's not only justified it's necessary

vent 

everytime we make an inch of progress, politicians and corporations take us back a mile...

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uspol, privacy, cops, doctors, roe v. wade 

Reminders:

Roe v. Wade is just the target of opportunity - the current PTBs have a long list of things they want to destroy. One of the biggest is privacy for anyone they disagree with. With that in mind:

It's illegal to lie to cops. If in doubt, STFU. Restricting yourself to "I decline." and "Not without a lawyer." is safer than speaking freely.
Cops can lie to you for any reason or no reason at all, with impunity.
Anything you say to a medical professional is now fair game for any LEO who wants it.
Long term, don't expect any legal protection of your privacy except in cases where it doesn't matter. Technology can help protect privacy; start learning now if you haven't already.

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Hi!

I've made a few of these posts but there's renewed urgency.

Roe vs. Wade was just overturned, and Oklahoma now has the strictest abortion laws in the country.

They're pretty much guaranteed to go after gay marriage, trans rights, and sodomy next.

My family is freaking out obviously. We gotta get out of this state pronto. This is a serious potential safety issue.

Please help, even a little? gofund.me/8d0d1a3e

vent 

shootings, Roe vs Wade, abusive work culture, ecological disasters and everything going on right now...fucking hell

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vent 

goddammit... good things happen at a snail's pace while the worst possible scenarios we could imagine keep happening all the time and getting even worse every day...

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