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Oh, I started an account on

I'm going to look at other instances too. I prefer to keep everything in one place, but ever since I left Tumblr that hasn't really been happening anyway. So. Going to try to start looking into different Mastodon instances. I think it's time for me to really get into utilizing the whole federation concept more. I've understood it for a while but like...I just have anxieties, lol.

How Did a Self-Taught Linguist Come to Own an Indigenous Language? - U.S. intellectual-property law, established as an economic incentive for inventors, privileges people who can write. In copying down the grammar, the stories, and the...

Breakdown of the words in the sentence.
夏天 - xia4tian1 - summer
我 - wo3 - I
戴 - dai4 - to wear
墨镜 - mo4jing4 - sunglasses

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墨镜 - mo4jing4 - sunglasses-😎

In the summer I wear sunglasses.

(I tried my best with the sentence, not sure if it's grammatically correct, but I feel I need to practice sentences if I want to ever be fluent in Mandarin)

Neither of those promote meaningful exchange of ideas. Mastodon has the possibility to become the successor to Twitter, but I don't say that as a compliment. Because it's not just Twitter's corporate overlords that stifle political thought (and thought in general). It's the very existence of the abbreviated word limit itself.

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Perhaps an unpopular opinion here, but Tumblr is a better website for leftist organizing than Mastodon. Please understand, I'm not trying to promote Tumblr (I no longer post to that site myself).

It's simply that I feel this website has the same major issue as Twitter, in that it will train people to try to distill their thoughts into pithy sayings or else write essays with the almost worst interface for that task imaginable.

"The works of William Gibson, games like Deus Ex were the building blocks that create the world of Neofeud... A dystopian cyberpunk adventure that needs to be experienced." --Hyper Light Up #indiedev #indiegame #indiegamedev #scifi #indiegames #cyberpunk

GoFundMe for formerly incarcerated comrade (please boost) 

Larry (Butter) Smith was sent to prison in 1994 at the age of 18 and served 27 years of a natural life sentence for a crime he did not commit.

After 26 years of being denied an opportunity to make a life, Larry has nothing. He needs help with housing, transportation, clothing, food, eye wear, phone, medical needs denied to him in prison, and resources to continue fighting for truth and justice.

I made a large pot of lentil chili recently and have a whole bunch of that still left, which is good. Chili is both tasty and filling to me, which are two qualities I value highly in food. It's also pretty nutritious I think so that's good too.

I wish I didn't have to do so many tasks at once. My issue is I get overwhelmed if I have to do a lot of unrelated tasks in the same day because it takes a lot of psychological effort for me to switch tasks. I do better if I can just focus on one thing for hours on end (provided I'm feeling in the mood to focus on things at all).

Recently I started making myself burritos at home, and that's been a great addition for me. I really love burritos for how filling they are and how tasty I find them.

The US is now experiencing one of its largest power outages in their history. Over 5.1 million electric customers are without power across the USA. TX maintains its own power grid because it wanted to avoid federal intervention and they are now in a really dangerous situation because of it.

daily reminder that the US is a monstrous country, the capitol of capital

(The US is attempting to block Iran's ability to get Covid vaccines through the international initiative put in place to distribute them)

This is about the level of Mandarin I can handle right now:

Very simple sentences, starts off with a translation, uses a song to help make it all easier to remember.

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