cult behaviour https://www.gnu.org/music/free-birthday-song.en.html
because people on birdsite are bringing up that fedi admins can in theory read DMs, consider the following wisdom from /g/, replacing "mail host" with "fedi server":
Administering a mail host is sort of like being a nurse; there's a brief period at the start when the thought of seeing people's privates might be vaguely titillating in a theoretical sense, but that sort of thing doesn't last long when it's up against the daily reality of shit, piss, blood, and vomit.
Now that I think about it, administering a mail host is exactly like being a nurse, only people die slightly less often.
rant about transphobia
The Dutch right-wing conservative reformatory newspaper 'reformatorisch dagblad' literally published an article with the following title yesterday 'gendercritical voices are silenced on Twitter'...
They embrace TERFism because it fits within their bigoted worldview, but they don't embrace feminism, because it doesn't fit within their bigoted worldview.
TERFism is not feminism
Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.
Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮
Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.
But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!
Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse
(whispers) Click on the link...
I do like #fediverse because it's federated, not tech-giant based, has a CW system, and that it has less, if any, corporate accounts
A little #introduction is proper now I think. I'm Célistine. I'm a trans woman, digital security nerd, and a highschool school dropout. I also really enjoy breaking things.
I do volunteering work for the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure. As for non-computer hobbies I really enjoy LEGO, dogs, trains and other forms of public transit, raccoons, friendly shitposting, as well as drawing.
studying security researcher CEH (Certified Esthetische Harker), opinions shown are my own, not those of any concern I'm (distantly) affiliated with
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