made a chat client on glitch for everyone to use but it's entirely anonymous and you can only say the three words i use most when reacting to anything https://jennchat.glitch.me/
posting this here so i don't have to keep checking my old tumblr for the one post tagged #headaches
We thought we knew what to expect. Sure, it was war but it was one with knowable parameters. Toilet paper was either put on the roll overhand or underhand. One knew which side they were fighting for. We were wrong. We were so very wrong. Things could always be worse, and some poor soul was about to show us how...
fediverse privacy meta, reminder (long, rambly) Show more
apropos of nothing:
reminder that instance admins can see all followers-only and direct posts that make it to their instance - this includes posts made by their users, and posts made by remote users their users are following in the case of followers-only posts - obviously, direct posts only go to the people you mention, but that, by necessity, includes the instance they're on
it is *imperative* that you trust your instance admin, and the instance admins of any instances you have followers on for a private account
my usual thing is before accepting a follow request, I imagine what I would do if the follow request was from the admin of that instance
note: most instance admins won't do this, it's a gross abuse of power and trust, but it's still possible. however, bad actor instances do exist, and while they have been blocked by most instances, it is completely possible and quite easy to do with even a little bit of database knowledge.
"but una, this is no different than twitter!" correct. but on a platform like this, where admins are small-time and may hold grudges or personal vendettas of other sorts, it's much easier to justify such an abuse of power. twitter's scale means they can only really do analytics on private posts, which is obviously still bad but it's a different problem.
and of course, if your account isn't locked and has no private posts then you have nothing to worry about. all your shit's public anyway.
Fascists, murder of a pro-LGBT politician Show more
Coolest christmas thing to do in the Netherlands: visit the Church in The Hague that is entering its 9th week of holding uninterrupted 24/7 church services to prevent the police from entering the building and deporting a refugee family.
The church always needs at least one visitor to legally be in service so a time like 5 AM is the very best moment to come show your solidarity.
if you don't like what you're getting payed (and you're probably right!), your problem is with your publisher, not with the people stealing your books. what you are doing when you complain about piracy, is the same as if a clothes factory worker complained that their pay was too low because of shoplifting
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