please only vote if you are a BIPoC and have experienced persistent harassment on the fediverse

imagine your instance had a feature where your mods and mods from other instances could quickly and easily share block/bans across fedi, to more rapidly and thoroughly respond to toxic behavior, and to combat users who ban evade by switching instances

would you feel overall safer on the fediverse? would you want to use fedi more or more often?

everyone please boost :boost_ok: 🙏

Anti-consumerism is just anti-capitalism for victim blamers

Either:

1) You believe that the collective lot of BIPOC in the US -- poverty, suffering, discrimination, the whole of it -- is the result of 401 years of ongoing systematic oppression, or

2) You believe that at some point in the last 401 years, systemic racism "ended" and BIPOC are on average poorer, sicker, and more incarcerated because they are somehow fundamentally lesser than white people and are simply failing to "pull themselves up". In which case, congratulations, you're a racist.

Minneapolis, George Floyd, cops, birdsite 

No surprise here: the people who started vandalizing were agents provocateurs.

twitter.com/dyllyp/status/1266

PA Pol, COVID-19, horrible people, birdsite 

PA GOP legislature members hid the fact that some members tested positive for COVID-19 from their Democratic colleages, all while self-isolating from their families, secretly contact tracing among their fellow Republicans -- oh, and continuing to attend legislative sessions and committee meetings. Not a word to Democrats in those sessions.

twitter.com/briantylercohen/st

jokes from two months ago 

really, antisocial distancing is more my speed.

@vickysteeves @platypus

The Before Times:
"Buy our crap for money."

Now:
"In these uncertain times, buy our crap for money."

dont bring a knife to a gunfight
dont bring anything to a gunfight
probably just dont attend gunfights

i. it is better to delete code than to write code.

ii. the more code software has, the worse it becomes.

iii. the best software is that which does not exist.

iv. merely good programmers solve problems. truly great programmers do not confront them in the first place.

v. the greatest programmer of all is the humble farmer who spends his days in hard and honest labor growing food for his family and people, who has never in his life heard of a computer, and never will

undead farm equipment 

The zombie corpse of International Harvester lives on, in the form of Tractor Supply giving me the hard sell on a new Cub Cadet mower in every frickin' mailer.

Websites that don't let me paste in to the password field can immediately get straight in the bin.

What's a good piece of free software for making a video of me presenting some slides?

And, what do I need to understand before I try to make a video like that and put it online?

:BoostOkay:

sci-fi, readers' advisory, RUSQ 

My Dear Spouse just got an article published on sci-fi readers' advisory in RUSQ. Check it out!

journals.ala.org/index.php/rus

Hey #admins, get a load of the "ethics statement" on this asshole's fediverse scraping project:

"Publishing your toots/messages on a server without marking them private or requiring authentication and thus making them available to the web is an act of affirmative consent to allowing others to download those toots/messages [...]"

I recommend suspending the author's sneak.berlin instance.

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