Hi. I occasionally do productive things, but I mostly just shitpost and boost stuff.
I propose a personal challenge for 2019. Nothing major, but it might give you a little bit of perspective.
In 2019, try your best to avoid as much media as possible that is based on IPs created before, say, your date of birth. (For me, that would include “Star Wars” as well as Marvel and DC films.) Also try to avoid reboots, remakes, and “rebakes” (remakes disguised as reboots).
#FindNewStories and give them a chance. 👍
🔸 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 released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
And now, my post-Tumblr Purge plans:
A trans male boxer just became the first one to perform in the US professionally
and he won
This was just an incredible video. You can tell Norm really cared about curating Nintendo's history and the stories of all the people who made games there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAwM-lCI4YU
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i think mastodon (as in, the main codebase) is based off centralization, not federation, as a guiding concept. everything that's federated in nature winds up pointing to things like "taking on the big social media sites" or "why instance-only posts are bad".
the last one is especially galling imo, because people have been saying that instance-only posting could be very useful in building safe(r) communities, but the excuse given is that it would promote centralization.
so what if instead of adding tools for popular people to become more popular, the #mastodon devs finally improved search?
people have been asking for combined searches for a loong time
also the tag syntax is still crap
also also correct me if i'm wrong but i don't think there's a way to search people based on the tags in their bio?
Sounds about right, yeah. (Source is https://best-of-inspirobot.tumblr.com/)
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I have a couple times seen people say heteros are “underrepresented” in furry. That makes it sound like it’s a problem that needs to be fixed. It’s not. Being queer and out in furry is a feature, not a bug.
@inmysocks The year: 5,000,000,000,000.
The last electron slows and finally stops.
The cosmos opens up Mastodon.
"Big mood", it toots.
I'm not normal. I know it. I don't care.
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