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Every night I go to bed and then spend another 2 hours fucking around on the internet

I don't have a Switch and I'm not sure it's even my thing, but damn, I'm feeling a lot of peer pressure to play Animal Crossing

what all the major browsers do wrong:

-chrome: proprietary. is most definitely spying on you. rendering engine monopoly.

-edge: same problems as chrome but with a Microsoft coat of paint (and telemetry)

-brave: run by a homophobe and is an advertising platform. rendering engine monopoly

-safari: exclusive to a proprietary operating system. laughably low-quality

-opera: sells predatory loans. i'm not shitting you. inherits chrome's problems too

-firefox: a little bit of telemetry you can easily and provably disable

I've been trying harder to be social lately and coincidentally I've felt very bad at relating to people lately. Feels like every interaction I have just rubs that in. Maybe I'm rusty.

Mastodon in a nutshell:

Omg why is everyone so cute.

And there are so many shit posts.

Sometimes, I take the three minutes to re-watch "People in Order of Age", and reflect on who resonates with me, and how I'd like to be seen. It's very effective. youtube.com/watch?v=INuC1fRD-a

Dream, Bernie 

I did a second . This time I picked something more complicated that ended up being *way* more complicated because of lots of different textures. Whoops. I'm sick of looking at it so I'm calling it done.

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zuckerberg once told me that he copies all the facebook user data onto 3.5" floppy disks and puts them into a large building to swim like scrooge mcduck in

it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to relate all these different factors under one heading, but it does seem to be historical fact.

"that sounds like a bad time," you say.

"it was," Jimmy-Sue agrees. "your rights were curtailed based on which gender you were, whether you were the 'right' one, whether you loved the right genders for your gender."

your sociology classes kick in. "so gender was some kind of partnering clade thing? like, exogamy systems?"

"kind of? gender organized a lot of stuff. there was a popular dogma among the White Supremacist Empire cultures that everyone belonged to one of only two genders, based on the assumed correspondence of hundreds of biological and social factors like chromosomal arrangement, body shape and composition, hormone levels, pitch and style of speech, clothing style, body posture and mannerisms..."

"I guess those body things do interact, but... why did they try to boil that mess down to two?"

Jimmy-Sue shrugs. "racism?"

that explains it.

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what I mean by "gender abolition": it is the People's Year of 203. your name is Xalandra. you used to use a different name that nobody calls you. you use xe/xer pronouns. you're taking a low dose of exogenous testosterone after getting an orchiectomy, all of which was free and promptly available under informed consent. you prefer to wear leather harnesses and miniskirts over big boots, and you braid your beard. your 'type' in lovers is tall with big hips, lots of body hair, body mods, and makeup.

you have a friend, Jimmy-Sue, who is "genderfluid," a word that they explain rose in prominence in "gender nonbinary" spaces around the turn of the 21st Century of the Old Regimes. They're really into history and are part of a subculture of lifestyle historical re-enactment hobbyists. Jimmy-Sue knows more about "gender" than you do— they tell yoy prior to the People's Era, access to things like clothes, cosmetics, exogenous hormones, name changes and certain body mods were gated on 'gender'.

Yawning so widely my jaw unhinges and I suck all the air out of the room in one sustained intake of breath

[bursting into the room several days later, thoroughly out of breath] I am also leaving the royal family. I'm leaving as well

General fear and worry 

smashing CDs and divining the future through the shapes of the shards

If you have a Kindle and you feel a bit bad about giving Amazon your money, maybe you'd like my review of switching to a Kobo e-reader (TL;DR: it's good, you should come): joshsharp.com.au/blog/kindle-t
Convincing you that you should feel bad is outside the scope of the post, though.

I drew a scene for the first time the other day. I think next time I will pick something with more hard edges and fewer gradients, in retrospect this wasn't the best subject to start with.

Well, decided to ask for a refund from Purism for my Librem 5 (their "open source phone") pre-order. I do hope they're able to ship the phones they promised (and I realise I've contributed to making that harder, if their money woes are true), but I don't have so much money to spare that I want to take that risk any more.

For ppl living in Australia, it should be more obvious now than ever that the LNP, the ALP, the mining bosses, the corporate media and the police are all on the same side. That side is the ruling class, and they are increasingly committed to destroying your civil liberties.

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