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I've actually been here for a while already, though mostly inactive! The Birdsite Situation prompted me to pop in here again. And I'm terrible at writing introductions, so I usually just say "I do stuff on the internet".

But uh, I do all sorts of activist-y stuff, work on radical FOSS (see, write (educational) stuff, am more or less a lonely polyamorous gender blob of indeterminate sexuality who likes both cuddles and kinky things, and I always have 10 times as many projects as I have time for, as is customary with ADHD brain :) Sometimes I even finish some of them!

While I'm an introvert and need plenty of time to myself, I *am* happy to meet like-minded people and spend time with them, and as long as you're not a bigot or apologist, you should feel free to interact with me and/or follow me!

Also, I live in Rosmalen (near Den Bosch) in the Netherlands, and honestly would like to get to know more local folks, and I also have some vague intention to start a queer hackerspace around here if I can find enough interested people. Eventually!

Idk dude we all collectively produce so much more than can be consumed that we we need to invent new forms of labor and consumption to justify it, maybe if we all just worked for each other instead we could chill a little more I'm just saying

capitalism is when i have to do 10 hours of research if i want to buy fucking sunglasses to find out which one won't crumble apart in my hands the moment i buy it, carefully avoiding advertisements and reviews that are secretly from the manufacturer

but like freedom and choice right

I am down with nature but why does it wake up so early

When you stare into the abyss and the abyss, without a word, hands you your usual order right away.

So what's people's read on kbin? I'm aware of the issues with Lemmy, but kbin seems uncomfortably close to a lot of cryptocurrency stuff, which is not really any better...

And this is exactly what free speech lunatics advocate for in the fedi.

It's not about open communication. It's about bigots being able to flood our channels with so much nonsense we
stop communicating.

This is one of the primary reasons
#TheBadSpace exists. These people are not acting in good faith.


people who watch videos out loud on the train WILL be launched into the sun. except this one guy who is currently watching Buurman&Buurman with the most serious expression I have ever seen.

I have found a hidden mode on my kettle, somehow

I'm trying to find the name of a flash game that was very popular for a while, where it was an editor of wireframe lines and it had gravity, and wind settings, and you could make some of these lines work like pistons, and make little walking machines or bridges. Does that ring a bell for anyone?

Doing a loose, non-committal survey: if you're a software developer, would you be interested in collaborating on FOSS projects that are:
1. Uncompromisingly open-source (no "open-core" or "enterprise edition" nonsense)
2. Explicitly anti-fascist and anti-capitalist
3. Trying to solve some sort of unsolved/structural technical problem(s) in an unconventional way, even if it means going against 'common wisdom' and 'programming culture' on a lot of points?

I have a bunch of these projects and it's getting pretty lonely, so I'm trying to gauge whether it's worth putting out a call for collaborators. Most (but not all) of these are in JS.

The reason for the NS train outage: /var ran out of disk space

This blog is just wow. Beautiful interactive illustrations of physics and mechanics.

PSA: recognizing drowning 

> The Instinctive Drowning Response—so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind.

Refresher for anyone who might spend time near water this year.

meta, us centric, unsolicited advice 

Anyway I see a lot of posts about internal migration within the US right now to "blue states" cuz of the disastrous policies implemented by white supremacist politicians

I would 100% ignore or at least verify the information in posts where people on here talk about places that are "safe to move" and other advice around sustaining our lives, cuz I have seen people on here give advice that could be literally deadly to Black and other PoC trans folks

Unless they mention that the place they're moving doesn't require white privilege/exemption from antiblackness for housing and jobs, and unless they mention that it's safe for undocumented folks, I'd go ahead and ignore. It might be okay but it's safest to assume that amerikkkan posters are speaking from a framework in which they live in a white ethnostate, it's safe to assume that they don't expect queer people who aren't white to exist

scp object idea: a sentient banana peel who is a lawyer specialized in workplace trauma and accidents

Here I was thinking that the Discord -> Matrix bridge was being buggy

... and then it turns out that actually it's Discord itself where messages are being sent multiple times

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