https://vantaa.black is just the perfect site for me
it was the laziest possible way to design my site but it fits me perfectly
"The factors a scientist would remove from a rat’s life to make it depressed — predictability and control — are the exact things that have been removed from workers’ lives in the name of corporate flexibility and increased productivity. There’s little more relief for many low-wage workers than for those lab rats desperately trying to keep their heads above water."
ugh i asked if there was anything they wanted me to get done before I go an hour before I was set to leave and even managed to finish it all (stocking and taking all the trash out) 20 minutes before, but they're making me stay because this coworker is supposed to be here but isn't
so i have to wait for him to show up
god damn it
legal cannabis, ILpol, labor
ILLINOIS CANNABIS UNIONS!! Cool!!!!!
"Together, we will help grow the new industry, advocate for its success, and support the thousands of workers across all racial lines and backgrounds throughout our state who will help staff and service legal cannabis. No matter the background or where we they come from, all workers deserve a better future for their families and that starts with joining in union."
"There is a continuous warfare between capital and labor. That warfare generally proceeds within so-called legal form. But even these erupt now and then in violence, as during strikes and lockouts, because the armed fist of government is always at the service of the masters, and that fist gets into action the moment capital feels its profits threatened: then it drops the mask of “mutual interests” and “partnership” with labor and resorts to the final argument of every master, to coercion and force.
It is therefore certain that government and capital will not allow themselves to be quietly abolished if they can help it; nor will they miraculously “disappear” of themselves, as some people pretend to believe. It will require a revolution to get rid of them."
"There is no record of any government or authority, of any group or class in power having given up its mastery voluntarily. In every instance it required the use of force, or at least the threat of it.
Is it reasonable to assume that authority and wealth will experience a sudden change of heart, and that they will behave differently in the future than they had in the past?
Your common sense will tell you that it is a vain and foolish hope. Government and capital will fight to retain power. They do it even to-day at the least menace to their privileges. They will fight to the death for their existence.
That is why it is no prophecy to foresee that some day it must come to a decisive struggle between the masters of life and the dispossessed classes.
As a matter of fact, that struggle is going on all the time."
proposing a rule 0 for promoting your work on the fediverse (317 words):
The fediverse hates marketing, hates brands, and hates corporations, and is pretty hypersensitive to anything that feels like any of those things. Posting pre-composed #marketing #messages with #All #The #PotentiallyRelevant #Hashtags is probably going to get your account deleted as spam rather than achieve what you want.
Marketing your brand is not the same as promoting your work, however. Businesses advertise. People self-promote. And you'll have to be careful about not /looking/ like advertising - see "hypersensitive" - but if you are an individual posting about what you do, that is /night and day/ different.
People behave differently than businesses. People follow accounts based on interest, not based on rewarding engagement with more engagement in order to increase the organic reach of their posts. People interact with others based on their thoughts and feelings and priorities, not based on rewarding engagement with &c. People talk about stuff that has nothing to do with their income because it interests them, not because it draws traffic to their feed.
And people self-promote. People say, "I posted a song to my Patreon" and attach a link. People say, "I'm a freelance technical writer looking for gigs" and attach their contact info. People say, "My video game releases on Friday, so if you do streams or let's plays, DM me for a free promotional copy." People say, "I'm doing a podcast on hardware hacking and I'd like to get someone from outside the US to talk about their experience." People talk about what they're doing with the hope that others will care, and people talk about what they do for income in hopes that those interested can hear about it and help sustain that income, and people ask for help from anyone willing to give it. People self-promote.
So that's rule 0. The fediverse hates marketing and loves people. Be a people.
devon | 22 | they/them, enby | so cal
a forest of carbon nanotubes | I play bass
fuck it dawg, life's a risk
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