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Good afternoon friends! Another wet & grizzly start–rain louder, more forceful. Sky cleared just long enough to let me take a walk btwn deluges. Air cold, thick w/sour lung-filling richness of earth & decay. Just now a cackling peal of thunder as rattling on the windowpanes intensifies.

Hard to get moving, but once I'd come to a degree of peace w/the pain exercise & household tasks helped give a sense of balance & purpose.

May we find resilience, hope and joy today even in our darkest moments!

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Thank you for your question. I could describe myself as a possumist...

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This is why we need more diversity of platforms, and more user/participant ownership.

For videoconf / webinars specifically, see, for example:


Zoom refusing to allow SFSU to broadcast a Leila Khaled event on the grounds that she is a terrorist should make everyone very angry.


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My #timelapse adventures continue. After spending a day fiddling with ffmpeg filters, this is what came out.

I'm still not 100% happy with it but this is the best I was able to squeeze out of it without fiddling with OpenCV.

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I like riding on classic ICs, because sometimes I can look out on the back windows of the last car

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Companies that sell appliances which barely last a few years should be forced to buy them back. Even a 50 year old fridge will still run today with a new compressor

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Major publishers are a major pain in the ass to libraries when it comes to eBooks:

"86% of the ebooks from that list have to be repurchased on a regular basis, most commonly after 24 months, even if the book is never checked out."

"The average price of an ebook that has to be repurchased is $49.48."

Publishers are he fucking worst with their eBooks and libraries are taking it in the chin.

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I am mostly white, and regardless of how left-leaning and seemingly progressive my environment was, I grew up in a racist, misogynistic, queerphobic society. And it took me years to increasingly recognise that it was - and still is - the case and how pervasive it was - and still is - and how much of a part of it I was - and most likely still am, seeing how each day that passes reveals facets of it I had never noticed.
If you’re not prepared to make space for these people on the fedi: leave.

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What it's like in Louisville right now 

I can hear at least 4 helicopters overhead. At least 2 of them are police choppers. My friends have been arrested at multiple locations along the road I live on. Cops are arresting journalists and livestreamers. A nearby supply drop-off for protestors has been raided. There are armed militias roaming around downtown, unchecked by police, heckling drivers and pedestrians.

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seeing some rumblings on twitter that this is actually the better of the two bail funds in Louisville, so here's a link to it!

Some mutual aid funds as well here:

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Being privileged and disadvantaged at the same time 

It's really not that hard to understand that you can be disadvantaged and privileged at the same time.

I am disadvantaged by a disabling chronic illness that's taken much of my life away from me. But privileged by my partner and I being in a comfortable financial position, something many disabled people don't have.

I'm disadvantaged by being a woman, but privileged by being a white cis woman. I still experience oppression (sexism, patriarchy), but the oppression isn't as bad as that which a black trans woman will experience (sexism, patriarchy, transphobia and racism).

You don't lose anything by understanding your privilege. With some reflection and honesty, you can gain a better understanding of the intersections of different privileges and disadvantages, and how you can work harder, and be a better ally with others.

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And in lighter news than the longposting about drama that my followers have been recieving, here is a good joke I made once that nobody laughed at
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Here's a picture of the little fluff ball, who is right now waiting in quarantine to be transported to me (see previous toot for more info). #catsofmastodon

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If you want to explain to someone what is a structural racism, just make them watch this video

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Music Theory and White Supremacy

Adam has just outdone himself this time. I'm in awe. This is a work of art.

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In a white supremacist society, you as a white do not experience racism

No matter what other intersection you occupy
same for white passing
same for being queer

when you learn what the word xenofobia means, and you learn how to properly apply these words in different contexts, try it w jesus and not w me
Punto fin en plan, ya

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