And this, kids, is why blocking alt-right-tolerating instances and moderating alt-right bullshit on sight is necessary:

tl;dr the playbook is:
1. create an account reposting popular conservative content
2. every once in a while drop-in a far-right meme, take it down after backlash (this measures the temperature)
3. once the follower numbers and temperature are right, go all-in on far-right stuff (and get banned, but also redpill a bunch of normies)
4. rinse, repeat.

so much fantasy reads like a pale imitation because lord of the rings was the decades long nerd side project of a massive mythology dork who could read several dead languages and was single handedly responsible for renewed scholarly readings of myths like beowulf. similarly i think leguin succeeded at writing fantasy because of her well developed feminist/anarchist perspective. you need to have interests outside of "i think elves and dragons are cool"

I've heard so much about how terrible it is that brands whisked away their pride month logos, this is a great example of what they should be doing instead. :)

thinking about that post going around on twitter earlier in the week where some terfs made a global heat map to show worldwide engagement with their posts, and it was effectively just a world map with the UK lit up like it was made entirely of burning phosphorous.

LOL, looks like I'm getting some new followers due to twitter making terrible UX changes again.
Welcome! In case they're interesting, here are two of my ongoing mastodon-exclusive threads:
No Man's Sky visual travelogue, going since summer 2018:
My trip through Doomworld's 100 Most Memorable Maps, currently paused at #65:

Relevant news for people who build decentralized software 

The W3C Decentralized Identifiers standard is now a 1.0 draft.

(I only just heard of it today, I have no opinions on it right now.)

In unrelated news, my college band wasn’t able to play our quinquennial rëünïön live set this year, so we recorded our magnum opus (previously only ever played live) via email and Logic Pro. It’s a rock opera about space pirates.

Enjoy “Astronaughty 2Ö21”:

Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

star wars: "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."

me: got it, it's a fairy tale

nerds: tv show contradicts this comic from 2015

me: there's a princess, a knight, a good wizard, an evil wizard

nerds: clearly nobody making this cares

me: yoda's a little goblin

sorry to tell you but way more line cooks died for your freedom this year than soldiers ever did

when an american man walks into a quaint wee pub in Scotland and announces he is 1/8th Scottish, we all leap up with tears in our eyes & cry out "a lost son of Alba is returned to us!" and everyone busies round him and gets him a whisky and an old lady called Morag tearfully hugs him and calls him a bonny lad, and we all ask him to marry our bonny daughters, and the auld men start up a ceilidh tune and we teach him to dance like a Scot and when he's all tired out we cut off his head and eat him

NPCs in skyrim: oh dragonborn, it's an honor to be graced by your presence. the heavens weep at your arrival. please, take all my gold.

NPCs in Morrowind: who the fuck is this worm. get out of my sight at once. if you even look at me wrong I'm going to kill you with magic

@voltur The short of it is that the “I just want to code” developer mindset is ripe for exploitation by businesses who are incentivized by shareholder and venture capital obligations to predate on and abuse the general public through the production of technology in the form of apps and websites.

Software and other knowledge workers have an obligation to become aware of the political, social, and ethical dimensions of their work and to think about the systems of power they reinforce.

I like how in the new firefox update, in windows, even if you select "follow system theme", it no longer respects the system theme colors for active vs. inactive windows, but instead all the titlebars are just gray, so it's a million times harder to figure out which window is focused. what a great UX direction to go in.

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