Hi everyone, since the same issues come up again and again and are keeping people from using this site, I started a wiki page on Mastodon #accessibility stuff!
Please go and improve it, and share it with anyone who might need it!
It is supposed to help use Mastodon right now, by explaining useful features that Mastodon already has and showing workarounds for features it lacks. It's not meant to imply that improvements to Mastodon itself can't or shouldn't be made
CW: ableism, abuse (IPV, CSA, etc), preventing internet annoyances, meta Show more
Rule Explainer: Why We Don’t Diagnose People Through The Internet
"Even if internet stranger diagnosing could be accurate and didn’t cause stigma, it would still be a bad idea."
Hmm. SO I'm looking at implementing tags and mentions in Agora. Not sure exactly how I want to do it though. I think the way that it automatically @'s everyone is kind of clumsy, but I'm not sure how far I can deviate from that and have it still work with mastodon, or how I'd do things instead. Any thoughts? :/
I didn't sleep as well as I would have liked to. And even though nobody is around, except my brother who is still asleep, I feel... uncomfortably like I have to perform a better me than I am
Right now, I (@clar) am working on actually listing down all of the features that we deem "important" for the fork. This way, even though we don't have any formal sense of what's prioritised, at least we have something vague written down.
If you have any specific things you'd like to mention or clarify, please feel free to reply to this toot with your thoughts!
I'm having trouble remembering everything, as there's quite a lot. The current list: https://forktogether.space/mw/Requirements
The Documenting the Now project (which I've been lucky to be a part of) published its ethics white paper today about archiving social media in times of protest.
The findings in short are:
Years ago, my father-in-law asked how I make my green tea. “I drop my Zoujirushi water heater temperature to 175 F, preheat my ceramic cup, measure two tablespoons, steep for 1:25 minutes.”
He nodded, then said “I dump a handful of tea into boiling water and come back when I remember it.”
Since then I see this dichotomy everywhere. Like. There’s coders who craft their code like jewelers polishing a ruby. And others who throw some wooden planks together and move on with their lives. Both ok.
Asking for fic recs, abuse, hurt/comfort, Harry Potter Show more
I was looking for something completely different.. but what I found and read was a fic in which Harry, who has been abused by the Dursleys, moves in with Remus and Sirius, and they care for him.
And I didn't know that this was a thing that I could like, but now I need it desperately.
- long-ish preferred
- should be fluffy (at least no additional abuse by the "good" characters, that would break my tiny kitten heart)
this is a mailing list i have set up
It is called I.M.P.E.R.I.A.L.I.S.M.
this is kind of a social experiment of mine, to see if old internet technologies can work just as well as souped up social media
you should be able to subscribe here: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/anti-imperialism_free_software
it is an anti-capitalist mailing list about fighting global capitalism, and distributing free software.
mods and admins will all be democratically elected
"We have shipped out your items as follows.
Package Tracking Number will be usable in 3 working days."
me: immediately checks the package tracking site
Ableism Show more
As in.. main content is a very basic definition of the thing in question. Main purpose seems to be to reinforce saneist hierarchies by telling people that they're not crazy, like these /other/ people. Comparison or discussion of similar issues, if it ever happens, usually serves that purpose, and is again based on simplified diagnostic criteria rather than anything else (like research). It is impossible to use those texts to better understand connections or anything.
Ugh, why are so many texts about mental health things so bad.
I am on the lookout for a new home on the fediverse! I've had a few nice instance suggestions, but still trying to find a place that feels like home. I would like
- A small instance that feels like a community, so the local timeline's not a firehose
- No "free speech" bollocks, hate speech = ban
- Moderation that's on the case with regard to blocking shitty instances/users
- A fairly 'grown up' outlook, generally more interesting/'real' posts rather than memes and shitposts
Any ideas? 👀
Someone here, but I don't remember who, quoted Sky Full Of Song recently, and before then I had kind of missed that there was a new Florence + The Machine album, but since then I'm just just listening to it a lot, and that song specifically is wonderful and ouchy and
thank you, person who brought it to my attention!
Kennt eins einen Kosmetiksalon in Berlin, in dem Queers willkommen sind? Alternativ gerne auch privat (von einer anderen queeren Person), es geht nämlich nur um Augenbrauenzupfen. Ich zahle selbstverständlich auch was dafür. Bitte boosten! Das kann doch nicht so schwer sein. ✨ #Berlin