Mastodon is NOT a panacea!
Toxic behavior DOES exit within the Federverse.
Because each instance is it's own 'dumpster'... fires tend to be contained and are vastly more manageable.
We also have a LOT OF GOOD ADMINS who work to ensure any dumpster fires are contained.
If you find your instance is a bit of a dumpster fire head over to https://instances.social and nose around. The are a *LOT* of well moderated instances across a range of topics.
Fun fact: the Anarchist's Cookbook is actually just a collection of vegan dessert recipes.
I should be at GDC right now, but instead, I'm still in Oakland quietly consuming coffee and impressing cute baristas with my clever t-shirts.
No GDC parties for me tonight. Still exhausted from speaking up in that unionization roundtable.
On the bright side, at least my birbsite account is getting some use.
Just woke up from a dream where I was looking for the French Canadian dub of steamed hams, and now I actually want to find it.
Ate a burrito immediately upon landing in SF. It's been forever since I had a decent burrito. I am pleased.
Goodness, this interview with Daniel Mallory Ortberg is giving me all the "yep, me too" gender feels.
It occurs to me that it's the second year in a row that Montreal has had a pi day snowstorm.
Who the heck called it "testosterone" and not "eau de bro"?
basically, a friend went to a bbq joint for lunch on monday, and long story short, my phone ended up suggesting "Solutions" as the word to go after "Gender," cuz of course gender is going to get involved in any discussion between two trans people, so i went with it, and ve responded with...
so guess what i worked on tonight
that's about all i can say about that
PSA: stop automatically lumping nonbinary people in with women. We understand that you're trying to be inclusive by acknowledging that we exist, and that's cool, but treating us as just a subcategory of women is thoughtless and lazy.
I just wanted to say that I'm still very much in love with this blobby cat emoji, who makes everything better
Being in my thirties has, in one sense, brought stronger self-acceptance, but with that comes a shrinking of my perceived possibility space.
Like, I have a better handle on what my strengths and weaknesses are, but I also miss believing, for instance, that I could one day run my own successful game company, you know?
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As a rule, I try not to reshare stuff on social media that's just a screencap off of another social media site (e.g. tweets on tumblr, tumblr posts on facebook), especially if a) the original author isn't attributed, or b) a transcription of the screencapped text isn't included.
I know I shouldn't get as annoyed by this practice as I am, but ugh.
Content isn't "free" when there are ads. The longer I work in advertising, the more this idea that content w/ads is "Free" bothers me. It's not free at all. You're paying for it with your time and attention to sponsored content, and how that content then drives you to take actions. It's not "free."