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My bio has probably all the relevant information. But for the new folks, an / post I can pin:

I'm the admin of though you may know me better from other recent public activities. Contact me if you have questions about the instance or adjusting to mastodon generally.

Other things I do are bike, play volleyball, and get cancelled for being a pragmatist.

I am selective about allowing followers so I can be comfortable posting privately.

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I thought you might like to know that, according to the extremely unscientific methodologies I have at my disposal, MSP Social is really :gay:

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For users of — here is the MSPSocial Patreon link:

Do not feel like you are under any obligation to contribute! You're welcome here whether or not you choose to support financially... In fact, posting and hanging out here is the best form of support. But anyone who can afford and wants to support this community effort through more than their presence is welcome to do so.

It could grow into something more, but it doesn't have to!

I low key resent that there's no algorithm sorting what appears in my timeline, but other people ARE running an algorithm that influences what they talk about and THAT affects what appears in my timeline.

Turn off trends. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

That's a description of the natural effect of "trends" working as intended.

It's okay to not say something about a thing and to move on.

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When people post about a thing because other people are posting about a thing, I think some of that is natural.

The longer it persists the more I assume it's because they have "trends" turned on on their instance and it's artificially increasing the duration and volume of discussion.

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My company is hiring for a focused Sr. Data Engineer, (US Timezones). We maintain an project that ingests legislation from all 50 states and help some very cool nonprofits advocate for change. We'll have more positions opening soon as well; would love to chat via DM!

Weird problem 

Not really sure the best way to tell if I forgot my shot on Sunday... I think I did?

Instead of trying to play trash archaeologist I just took one today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Still don't have the deed to the condo yet lol

cursed idea 

mastodon but anytime someone you follow starts putting something in the post box you see ellipsis at the top of your timeline.

And they stack.

I get that the threat model is slightly different, but honestly I think it's more likely I'd be subject to a broad supply-chain sort of attack on all users of a particular device or class of devices than I am to be handed a trojan horse'd device intended for specifically me.

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okay so if you're not supposed to use a random usb drive you got off the street or as swag because it could be compromised, why is any random USB device I might buy (which are all, at this point manufactured by the same few lowest-bidder factories) presumed safe/uncompromised? Is there any sort of consumer protection actually occurring here, or is the whole ecosystem suspect?

I own several paintings from a local artist, to the point that I guess one could say I have a "collection." (You might like her art too! )

Well since we moved we have two massive blank walls without appropriate art.

So I decided to ask for a commission. She came up with some awesome concepts and is going to paint something specifically for us! I'm so excited! 🎨

Why did I leave early just so I could wait at a train station for two missing train trips.


Today I am dreaming of food stalls at literally any metro transit station or transfer point.


Pink nail polish and gelato it is

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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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