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I identify as nonbinary. She/her is preferred, but I don't care about pronouns much.

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@BadAtNames .republican

awful take
"Murder? Pedophilia? Hitmen for hire? Gore and torture? Terrorism? Any crime you can possibly think of, and countless so horrible you can't even imagine? Yeah, that's all fine, who cares. Racism, though? Now that's where I draw the line."

@torproject I think that perhaps you are not fully educated on this subject, I am quite sure that it is in fact "TOR".


@mewmew I dunno why or why not, I just want to try running a pleroma instance and I don't know shit about it. You say don't use OTP, they say use OTP, and I don't know what difference it makes.

@mewmew I remember you saying not to use OTP if someone wanted to run a Pleroma instance, but the Pleroma gitlab recommends it. Why shouldn't people use it?

Microblogging was a mistake. An attractive, candy-colored, addictive mistake.

Microblogging was a mistake.

An attractive, candy-colored, addictive mistake.

I will never actually implement it but sometimes I look at what the popularity of Twitter has done to the shapes of our conversations and I want to mandate a *minimum* post length here.

Mastodon's default limit of 500 is a start but not really enough. Every instance that raises the limit into the thousands of characters or beyond is doing a great thing by providing a way to wean people off of short, staccato exchanges and give them the opportunity for thought and nuance in a text box they have been trained to dump thoughts into. It looks short at first but it just keeps on growing and growing as your thought takes shape, and you can actually go back and *edit* the fucking thing.

But really I still miss when goddamn Livejournal was where all my online social shit happened. People could still be dicks on it, don't get me wrong! it wasn't set up to encourage and enforce hot takes, though; it wasn't built to make a ton of money by farming your outrage and stress and turning it into ad views!

(Which is really a problem with ALL modern social sites, everyone wants to become the next Zuckerfuck and there is no way to do that without strip-mining your users' attention. But I've sung that song more than once and don't care to sing it again today; I've got shit to do.)

(This post brought to you by watching a disagreement actually get *resolved* thanks to the power of replies that are long enough to have some fucking nuance, instead of blowing up into a multi-day shitstorm of too-short replies going back and forth.)

@waifu @pony I can't wait for the charafan reruns. He's always a riot.

@kk heterochromia is honestly pretty cool irl

@Jdogg247 Also Trump's policing would be a military force crushing any protesting, considering how often he threatens that. Not private individuals defending their communities of their own free will.

@Jdogg247 I don't see anyone being robbed, murdered, or raped in the picture. I don't see any buildings on fire. I don't see any rioting or looting. Is this supposed to be a bad thing? It looks far better than the current state of the US.

re: us politics
@bonzoesc @Thomas @evan My favorite was "Poor people are just as talented as white people"

Animal Cross to the Polls

SCOOP: The Biden-Harris campaign is rolling out official yard signs for Animal Crossing: New Horizons today. It's part of the campaign's broader initiative to meet voters where they are online.

@cowanon @enako That's hot

@solidsanek @Jack Actually it only has an ice type

@waifu smart dogs get headpats

When are we getting a .lain TLD so lain can have lain@lain.lain?