Uspol, human rights, crimes, child abuse Show more
We just sort of exist in a reality where the US federal government, among other things, kidnaps kids, and huge swaths of the country are fine with it.
We just received a generous donation from the Pleroma Foundation, which brought us above and beyond our Proof of Concept goal on Open Collective!
Thank you so much!
Open Collective What?
Tech, drugs, politics a hot take Show more
Marijuana is infinitely more regulated than Facebook and Twitter, but which ruined the country in 2016?
We are matching $2k in donations to the We Are Family fund at Family Tree Clinic.
"All self-identifying LGBTQIA people would be eligible to apply for the fund. After deciding on whatever a meaningful monthly payment amount that they would actually be able to pay (if any), the fund would cover the remainder so that the bill is paid off in a year."
Please join us in supporting this work:
How does local-instance posting work? @lawremipsum ?
PSA: IT'S DANGEROUSLY COLD OUT. FROSTBITE RISK GUIDE: Show more
• Low Risk: -16.6 F to 32 F (-27 C to 0 C)
• Medium Risk (*10 to 30 minutes*): -38.2 F to -18.4 F (-39 C to -28 C)
• High Risk (*five to 10 minutes*): -52.6 F to -40 F (-47 C to -40 C)
• Extreme Risk (*two to five minutes*): -65.2 F to -54.4 F (-54 C to -48 C)
• Instant Risk (*less than two minutes*): -65.2 F (-54 C) or colder
Jussie Smollett Show more
They put him in a noose. A. Fucking. Noose.
While screaming "This is MAGA country."
I don't know how much more on-the-nose these things need to be.
MSP Social has implemented the following features that are not in the official Mastodon codebase:
"Request an invitation" button
Described-image indicator icon
500 character bios
Minnesota-flavored error messages
There's more to do, but honestly I'm impressed we've gotten this much with a non-coder admin.
Hey so did you know my work recently released this really neat tool for finding out quick demographic facts designed for easy use on phones called Abacus?
What % of people lacked health insurance in Illinois in 2017? Tap: Variables, Health Insurance, Back, Place, Illinois, Back, Time, 2017. Done.
How does that lack of coverage shake out if you only look at non-citizens? Tap: Subpopulation, Citizenship, check the boxes for non-citizen statuses. Done!
A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.
An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.
MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.
We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive, Streets MN, Grease Rag and The MN Tool Library. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.
Recurring contributors: @hfrazey, @firstname.lastname@example.org, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, @june @wafflesoup and anonymous.
If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.