It's time for us to give back -- not just to our community, but to those less privileged.
Read about it in our new blog post: https://www.pine64.org/2019/08/19/its-time-to-start-giving-back/
if you would like to help me continue to wade through this particular surgical swamp and maybe also get to med school and change it, donations are deeply appreciated: https://ko-fi.com/amphetamine
hrt psa sorta thing
friendly reminder that hrt does A LOT MORE than just grow boobs, and it's effects depend on the person, and there is zero reason for access to the medication to be gated based on diagnosis.
1000% ethical lie if you need to to get the access you deserve to the medication you may need for your personal comfort
it's not Just For Trans Women and screw anyone who gatekeeps it in any way, including if you don't care about breasts
I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:
- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline
For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:
And the release itself is here:
What a fiasco: 1.8 billion "touch on"/"touch off" public transport card events were released to participants of a Datathon conference. Unsurprisingly, de-anonymizing someone's complete travel history proves to be trivial. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/you-can-do-what-you-like-with-the-data-personal-myki-details-exposed-20190815-p52hdc.html (https://twitter.com/simonw/status/1161973277117444096)
RT 🔒: the Myki system is run by Vix Technology, the same company that we contract ORCA out to. ORCA has all of this same data, going back to 2009 when it was first introduced (https://twitter.com/ilianathewitch/status/1163572759214997504)
the word "drama"
the word drama is used to trivialize real problems. drama as a word derives from you know: theater. fictional, fake, false, and exaggerated. when you call something drama, in effect, you are calling the people involved liars.
this isn't a subtoot of any 1 specific person. this is a recurring pattern i see throughout society, not just the fediverse.
when people have real concerns, don't write it off as drama.
on asking for clarification, disclosing neurotype, and ableism (2/2)
the takeaway from this: if you need a reason to explain yourself when somebody asks, you should probably do some introspection on that. not everyone is going to understand what you're saying the first time around, whether that's for neurotype or language barrier or just not getting it.
i try my best to be responsive when somebody asks me to clear something up, even when it looks like willful misinterpretation. i encourage everybody to do the same.
on asking for clarification, disclosing neurotype, and ableism (1/2)
okay this one has been slightly bugging me for a few days:
being autistic shouldn't be relevant to asking for clarification. you need it for whatever reason, go ahead and ask for it, you shouldn't need to explain why.
disclosing one's neurotype (allistic, autistic, or anything else relevant) is a learned behavior to deal with other people not wanting to repeat themselves. it's hoping pity breaks past stubbornness when you give them a reason you need the clarification, and both of those reactions (pity and stubbornness) are ableist.
i think it goes without saying why pity or condescension here are ableist, so onto stubbornness:
communication relies on understanding each other. meaning is easier to get across within a neurotype but even within a neurotype, confusion happens. they happen more cross-neurotype, sure, but dealing with them is a part of communicating. and if somebody doesn't want to, that's on them.
An official render of Toadette for Super Mario Maker 2 contains the most realistic depiction of a piece of Nintendo hardware in artwork for a first-party Nintendo game to date: a Joy-Con that is modeled in such detail that it even includes all the legally mandated labeling. https://t.co/jWtciOqX5h
Request For Services (PAID)
You read it right, I'm gonna pay someone to help me out here.
I just checked in with my co-mod, and we need a consultant!
We're both queer, neurodivergent, and politically radical. So we have a lot of bases covered. But we're both white as rice on paper. And if we're gonna make an actually good instance, a healthy community, we need these experiences now, before we crystallize our CoC, before we get any more users, before any friction happens. I'm not gonna make the mistakes I see my fellow admins making.
So, if you are Black, PoC, especially a woman of color, and you have some knowledge (official or not idc) of social organizing and/or admining instances, I want to consult you, and then reimburse you.
Please signal boost, and anyone qualified is welcome in my DMs.
Computers are fucked up, but let's make 'em better. (And help the rest of the world, while we're at it.)
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!