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Stephen T. Stone @Stephen_Stone@mastodon.social

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Hi. I occasionally do productive things, but I mostly just shitpost and boost stuff.

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🔸 Cut back on social media use (I recognize the irony here)
🔸 Write at least one short story
🔸 Work on my OCs
🔸 Start drawing again
🔸 Start pixel arting again
🔸 Work out (or at least move around) more than I currently do
🔸 Read more books and less Internet

I say indoctrinate because the alt-right really is a cult that preys on disillusioned millennial shitposters by constantly feeding them the notion that racism is funny and cool in order to get a base and amplify their ideology online.

It's just another fucking form of bullying and I'm sick sick sick of it, I'm fucking sick of all this rhetoric and pigeonholing and internet faction pseudo-PSYOPS BULLSHIT, no one is going to win in the end

Look, I really don't like admitting this because it doesn't reflect my character now, but I was nearly indoctrinated into the alt-right just because I didn't realize how racist and not normal the rhetoric in my ex-friend group got over the course of many years. Seriously talk to someone if you feel like you're at risk.

HUMAN INTEREST: Are Humans Interested? We Ask The Tough Questions, And The Answers Will Surprise You

My Grandad's advice for safe driving was: "Always remember you're controlling a potentially lethal weapon". I think it helped me to take driving even more seriously.

Perhaps it's good advice for us technologists too...

"Always remember you're programming a potential platform for bullying and harassment".

"Always remember you're designing a potential system for mass surveillance".

"Always remember you're deploying a potential tool for mass social unrest".

To fight Centralization:
- Own your data.
- Archive your data online and off.
- Use decentralized services like Mastodon and Matrix and whatever whenever possible.
- publish to places that aren't facebook or medium (and if you must, only use central services for syndication.)

To fight user hostility:
- Use ad blockers and privacy badger
- If you can get away with it, use no-script or similar when possible.
- Stop using, or reduce your use of, platforms that profit from treating you poorly.

As an example: stonecollage.tumblr.com/post/1

Click the tag with the artist’s name there. If that tag had used normal hyphens, you would have received an error message. But because I used a non-breaking hyphen, you get to the actual page for that tag. 😃

(Also fair warning that is my image-rebloggin’ Tumblah and it is 🔞 a lot of the time so don’t go poking around if’n you don’t want to see NSFW stuff.)

has this…thing where hyphens in a tag break the tag when viewed on someone’s Tumblr. If one of your tags is “self-care”, for example, trying to view that tag on your Tumblr gives you an error message.

I think I may have found a way around this, though: Use a non-breaking hyphen. That seems to trick Tumblr’s URL parser into recognizing a hyphenated tag.

Tired: Counterfeit pronouns

Wired: Homemade artisinal pronouns

Inspired: Proverbs

:blobross: <---who is responsible for this?

(they should get a medal)

@CM_noelle Yo! I have a potential custom emojo that I wish to submit for approval from the Midnight Emojo Society.

800-PRO-NOUN — PRONOUNS! (Today!)

@InspiroBot this actually inspires me, what the fuck you think you're doing

Hello friends! Here's the latest doodle now that contract work is all done for now :> Also net seems kinda stable, too 😜

Oh look, :birdsite: unbanned Lucien Greaves…after his unfair ban drew attention from the media.

twitter.com/LucienGreaves/stat

Yo, custom emojo gods! Take your pick:

:cdrr: or :rescuerangers:

😃

Hmm. How big does a custom emojo need to be? I might do it as a pixel art thing…