I'm completely failing to find an account at which to direct it, so I'll just ask at large: is there a way to disable an emoji popup when I'm typing in a smiley? I am pretty positive I will never use this feature except by mistake, and a popup is visually jarring.
It just occurred to me to mention: since Mastodon doesn’t have advertising, check and see if the people running your instance(s) have some way to send them donations to help keep the servers running.
If you can, of course! But even a little bit now and then can help, if as many people do it as possible.
I am not actually an instance administrator or anything; I just want the lights to stay on. And my dollar a month is insufficient by itself.
a MOOC on nuclear terrorism, lead by a former US Sec'try of Defense.
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> The Democratic Party holds only 16 governorships and lost more than 900 state legislative seats during the Obama presidency. Republicans now control the governor’s mansion and both legislative chambers in 25 states, while Democrats control all branches in five.
From a news article today.
US politics is designed around prioritizing rural interests.
majority politics, popular politics, don't win when the rural minority is who holds the keys.
Actually, I'm suddenly wondering if anyone here with kids would like to collaborate on writing "kids stories for 2017". Conscious myths aimed at defanging fascism.
> Trump [snip] is so creepy and bizarre [snip]
welcome to lived facism.