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i'm alex! they/whatevs, boy-adjacent i guess? i'm an editor on toontown public works, and other than that i'm kinda all over the place! i mostly do music and sound design (most recently for @wrl's synth cadmium). i'm EXTREMELY fascinated by speech synthesis and various other things that i can't really think of this early in the morning! i'm going to need to probably rewrite this at some point!

job, covid (+-) 

so yeah i finally got a job that pays more where i'm not constantly treated like shit but uh is this ALL i'm going to be doing for the rest of my fucking life

he's literally something a softcore bara artist would draw? JACKED ass dude in normcore clothes in a slice of life situation

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lmfao i havent seen the last avengers bc im not a Nerd (im TOTALLY a nerd, just not THAT kind of nerd) but uh. the fact that they merged hulk and bruce banner Like That is like...they were TRYING to make a husbando there tbh

Why many people don't and won't use open source federated sites 

People will continue to use big centralized sites like Discord until the alternatives drop the literal paragraphs of technobabble to explain what they are.

Most users do not know tech well. If they see pages of words they don't understand it's clear the software 'isn't for people like me'
so they go back to centralized sites.

If people don't understand what any of those acronyms and words mean it won't matter that the site is easier or better to use.

There's nothing wrong with technical explanations.
But they can be deeply alienating as a first impression and explanation to someone with no tech or coding skills who's after 'a site I can talk to my friends on'.

Folks know the sites they use are bad. But the alternative isn't accessible to the vast majority of people.

Non tech users need to be included and respected as potential users if open source is to appeal to all the communities it could benefit.

Breaking news in the US: Mitch McConnell is forcing a Senate vote on his amendment to give Bill Barr warrantless access to Americans’ browsing history. I’ve heard a lot of bad ideas in my lifetime, but this is one of the worst.

alc, creachures 

(image description bc masto isnt letting me give one for some reason: a mostly-white domesticated mink with some silver markings lying on his back with his lil hands in the air)

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alc, creachures 

drinkin fireball and looking at this picture of a pet mink and wishing i could hug the noodle cat

EXTREMELY TRUE HORSE FACTS!
* The first horse in the world was called Eugene.
* Horses have diplomatic immunity in most nations.
* The fastest recorded speed of a horse was 155mph driving a Ford Mustang.
* You are never more than 20 feet from a horse.
* All horses are communists.
* A group of horses is called "a lot".

420 thoughts 

lmoa im high and laughing really hard at the idea of Technology Connections' real ass name being Mr. Technology Connections

today in Bad Thoughts Iv'e Had 

"is gumby a furry, but with clay?"

stupid stupid thoughts i get while high 

is super mario a class traitor

Job (+++) 

I had some senior employees (in both senses of the word) tell me that I need to relax, not worry so much about my IPM quota, and I'll get better naturally.

So not only was my old GC manager a shitty person to be around, he was teaching me shitty work habits. I feel vindicated. It wasn't just me, he ACTUALLY sucked.

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I never had anyone tell me "slow down and don't worry about the numbers" at GC. It's almost as though Kroger is treating me like a Human Ass Being. Paying me like one too tbh

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DAMN it feels good to be a Valued Employee

Social Media Crap 

(also this person doesn't really seem to have a problem with predators and transphobes and has said some things themself that seem pretty dogwhistley in terms of transphobia but like...the friend who's friends with them IS TRANS? and not at ALL the type to consider anyone to be "Fake Trans™")

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Social Media Crap 

I'm not gonna subtoot even though I don't think they're even on Masto, but without going into TOO much (potentially triggering) detail...let's just say this person has Bad Opinions, and they seem to be intentionally abrasive and pseudointellectual about their Bad Opinions

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Social Media Crap 

ugh. how do you deal with one of your Good Friends having a Twitter Friend who's just like...a major creep? Do you deal with it at all? Like everyone here is adults, right? People can make their own decisions. And it's not my place to confront someone about the people they are Online Interacting with, but like...this person just seems like a terrible individual and I kinda wanna know WHY my friend is fucking with them?

About a year ago, some folks I got involved with were trying to solidify an aesthetic that explored the the eeriest, most impersonal corners of the uncanny valley. They called it "emptywave", and it took on many forms, but this was my contribution / interpretation of what it really meant.

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