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Friends, and potential friends, and friends of all of those potential friends, please CW your stuff today.


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@humanetech @duncan_lithgow @tblock Ads means: buy this! And we live in a society where everything is going downhill. Just ask the UN. Biodiversity is lost at tremendous rates, people are exploited in masses, inequality is rising, waste is increasing by a lot, degradation of nature overall is increasing, climate change, and so on. And yet, ads are telling us we should keep on consuming endlessly. In 2019 humans spent double the amount of money on ads than they spent on renewable energies.

So I would argue the "tracking" is not the biggest issue with ads at all. It is the "ads" themselves, that are a result of our trade based society. A society that all it values is trading, this for that.

And yeah, on top of this all, ads encourage those who make them to hype anything, lie, deceive....

So, a lot of issues with a(i)ds.
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probably jealousy, family comparison 

Families with non-typical (ND?) children who can't do typical average American things must have it rough.

Families with non-typical (ND?) children who can't do different-than-average things (hiking, camping, athletic stuff) when the family is surrounded by people who do those things...well, that's pretty rough too.

This isn't trying to compare the experience, but I can only speak from experience of one group.

No point here but to be frustrated.

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In light of @tehn 's post about electronic component scarcity (check it out here : :

I wonder if there's an initiative somewhere to list very common electronic parts that can be found with recycling older devices, or components that are interchangeable due to similar pinouts or function.

Boosts more than welcome and open to ideas ! I also feel like small time manufacturing companies, DIY hobbyists and builders may be interested in this, so I'm not closed to the idea of building such a thing.

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Over 4 billion people use the Web. Fewer than 10 million people use the Fediverse.

If you're a developer and wish to make the Fediverse more popular, building Fedi tools for users already in the Fediverse will barely change that number. Building Web services that just happen to have Fediverse integration will make for a massive change.

#ActivityPub #Fediverse #Developer #FLOSS #IndieWeb #Mastodon #PixelFed


being a nerd, email 

Migrating email from to because the latter 1) is free and 2) lets me find and delete duplicate messages.

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agitprop + dealing with spam 

problem: I get invited to Whatsapp crypto spam groups all the time 😔
opportunity: finally, an audience for my insufferable shit!

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Several young families have moved into neighborhood and are concern that the lawn typically is not good for anyone.

work, meh 

Although salaried, we've always had to bill time hourly to specific project funds, but now there are so many convolutions that require special funds for special things.

People are grasping in the dark around the idea of an actual "salary" (all money in bucket, do job, get paid) but haven't quite gotten there yet...

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Another genderless insult you can use grocery shopping 



Although I may be blathering about things that don't matter , it's partially in response to the broken world outside.

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Realizing that one of the reasons I liked living in the dorms of a residential college is that it is kind of the only way to avoid the ADHD experience of forgetting that friends exist when they're not right in front of you.

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Three main gripes right now:
- have to delete the database daily or it lags
- birdsite threads work poorly (masto threads OK)
- can't "open with account" from one masto account to another (error 404)

What's everyone else got?

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A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region. Predominantly queer with a focus on urban and social justice issues.

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