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I'm a white cishet man, more or less living at the top of Privilege Mountain, trying to learn to dismantle and undermine that privilege.

Things I'm into:

Things I'm (interested in?) learning about:

• And all the stuff above, naturally.

This is, of course, incomplete. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Uh. What do you do when the post you pinned to your profile is out of date? I guess you make a follow-up post with the correction, pin it and hope people notice?

Anyway, uh, in the above post, I describe myself as "cishet", but I figured out I'm actually pansomethingual? Only in the last, like, 8 months or so. I'm still a white cis man, so the thing about Privilege Mountain is still pretty accurate, though. But, yeah. :pansexual_flag:

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It’s a hot hot hot hot day in parts of North America. If you’re like me, your only access to cooling at home is something like a struggling window unit.

Libraries can be cooling stations if you can get to one. And they mostly won’t kick you out. They’re a place you can be and not buy anything. Keep safe if you can. 💜💜💜💜

By the way, I'm happy to find local activist/leftist groups for you if you DM me your general area (county, closest city, etc). I've been doing this for a while so I know generally what to look for, though I'm not as familiar with the organizations outside of the so-called US, and the language barrier will make it tougher in countries where English isn't the primary language. But I still try and rarely ever come up with absolutely nothing

Please boost this! Getting organized at the local level is very very important!!!

In high school, I had a friend named David Bond. A different person from this creepmaster shitwad being discussed today. Every time I see the name I get briefly confused.

The 4yo was wandering around the house repeatedly saying, "snitches get snoochies," which is _not_ the phrase we had a conversation about.

Me: Oh! Get that out of your mouth. What is that???
4yo: …
Me: Oh. That's your tongue. Don't get it out of your mouth. Keep it in there.

The 4yo still chews on all sorts of random things, so…

I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section

There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.

What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.

Yes, Spotify. "Make sure you don't miss a new release," is definitely a good reason to follow The Beatles. 🤦🏻‍♂️

My dog is going off at the, I guess, ghosts that hang out in my front yard. Since the remodel, the front door is sort of in a little hallway/alcove thing. So it really excellently funnels the "BORK! BORK! BORK!" back to the rest of the house to echo around in an ear-splitting way. He's such an asshole sometimes.

I promise "degraded" was changed to "degreased" by autocorrupt, not my dehydrated state. Probably.

I should maybe have a status web page like many companies do. So I can put things like, "Ben has not gotten enough water. Sporadic and degreased service should be expected."

Had a thing go haywire at work and worked about an hour and a half past my normal departure time. Also completely mentally drained. Got on the wrong bus and ended up on foot on the opposite side of my neighborhood from my house. 🤦🏻‍♂️ It felt like about 100F with the humidity. What a fuckin'… idk. Pain in the ass, I guess. Bluh.

Moonlight shimmered off her silver fur, even under the fluorescent lights of the Drive-Thru. Her thin, sharp horn tip tapped against the glass politely.

I slid my window open and the unicorn placed a folded bill into my hand, gazing through long gold lashes at me.

"Keep the change," she said.

"O-okay," I stammered, handing over her order.

"Oh did I say no cheese?"

"You did."

"Good!" she exclaimed and trotted off into the darkness.

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extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot

"I try not to have enemies. But if I did. … They'd go to San Francisco." My coworker has strong opinions about cities.

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