📌 should pin this
i don’t really do CWs. i think people should but i can’t get comfortable with describing how to couch things in that way, and more often than not i’m never really talking about one specific thing but trying to poke at the membranes between things
i strongly urge you to mute or block me if this distresses you. genuinely. you control your timeline, and this is my disclaimer so you are empowered to make the right decision for yourself.
There is no setting on Mastodon that allows no replies to your post.
If you don’t want anyone to reply to your posts unless they’re looking at your profile, post Unlisted.
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If you want one person to reply to your posts, post Direct.
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because ursula le guin didn't sell her work to audiobook vendors, or because it was a time when they weren't lucrative for private publishers, it's now become very hard to find these through legal means
instead i have to go to a russian torrent site, where it turns out they do exist, as cassettes lovingly produced by US librarians for people with disabilities, then carefully preserved through russian piracy while mass privatization in the US made them extinct
it sounds like goofy advice when you first read it on their website, but when Bazel recommends you always ensure “bazel build //… && bazel test //…” succeeds, that’s really important advice
Unless you’re working on some local draft, keeping those working at HEAD goes a super long way towards discouraging bitrot in a monorepo
next time that a white cop fills a black teenager with holes saying they “feared for their life”
remember that a single black Capitol police officer held his own against a huge mob of racist, fascist, armed insurrectionists and made a snap decision that saved the lives of the senate
did he fear for his life? yeah probably, but he didn’t murder innocent black teenagers. he stopped a violent mob from lynching their targets
his name is eugene goodman and he deserves a congressional gold medal
i’m thrilled as shit that people are taking advantage of massive bandwidth and storage to livestream themselves, their daily lives, to talk to strangers and lurkers and followers, to challenge and be challenged, to perform and watch performances
doesn’t mean i don’t hate what the web ultimately became, a trash fire of the worst aspects of marketing, commercialization, and sociology taken to the worst possible extremes
but i’m also not super concerned about making a 10kb website into a 5kb one