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well, i guess it's time to update my pinned / !

I'm earnest, finishing up my last year of high school and going into uni soon for cs, hopefully. i might also have adhd.

I also read books, listen to music, and host some services on *.earne.link (still working on making a homepage for that)!

I have an scp narration podcast (that i should probably make a masto account for soon), blog and have some links to some other active accounts I use at earnestma.com

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@kescher the problem with randomly generated passwords for google accounts is that if you only have access to one device where you're logged in and you lose access to the password manager, you're basically fucked unless you memorized the random password string

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i think people often leave out an important part from the "always use a password manager and randomly generated passwords" advice, which is "never use randomized passwords for things where you might not have access to a password manager, such as: wifi password, google account password, email password, system password, 2fa backup password"

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okay how about a peer-to-peer encrypted pager that operates via packet radio on shortwave bands so ppl can (1) txt each other from hundreds of miles away using relatively little power (2) piss off hammies and the FCC

From Twitter 

RT @ErinInTheMorn@twitter.com

How much you want to bet HRC keeps giving State Farm a 100/100 score on their corporate equality index even though State Farm now supports banning classroom instruction on sexuality and gender identity (Don't Say Gay/Trans bills)

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/ErinInTheMorn/stat

From Twitter 

RT @sheevink@twitter.com

"I can live without being able to control my computer's audio volume, but package management MUST be hermetic" โ€“ statements dreamed up by the utterly deranged

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/sheevink/status/15

From Twitter 

RT @Nico_Lang@twitter.com

Many moons ago I predicted that there would come a time when corporations decided that vocally supporting LGBTQ+ equality no longer made sense for their bottom line: no more bathroom bill boycotts, no more speaking up. That's exactly what we're seeing happen with State Farm.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/Nico_Lang/status/1

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From Twitter 

RT @sailorrooscout@twitter.com

It has come to my attention that a fair amount of my followers are not aware of what a Pine Marten is, nor what they look like.

Allow me fix that for you.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/sailorrooscout/sta

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Trick for newest version of Firefox on Linux: Prevent scrollbars from automatically hiding 

Firefox on Linux recently introduced a "feature" that fades out the scrollbar if you don't move your mouse. If you're like me and don't like invisible scrollbars, you can simply deactivate this "feature".

Go to the address bar and type "about:config" (without the quotes, obviously). Agree to be careful. Search for "widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled" and toggle the entry from "true" to "false" by double-clicking it. Just close the about:config tab and you're done. :-)

(Sorry, I had to delete and redraft, since I first got the name of the preference wrong...)

#Firefox #Linux #scrollbars #GTK (boosts OK)

From Twitter 

RT @maisonblanc_@twitter.com

@ADHDdesigner@twitter.com Ohmygosh yes.

And also being able to say to people without them getting snippy;
โ€œIf you interrupt me now, itโ€™s going to take FOREVER to get my head back on what Iโ€™m doing.
Is that thing youโ€™re bringing me now actually urgent, or can it wait an hour?โ€

So simple, but huge for me.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/maisonblanc_/statu

From Twitter 

RT @NireBryce@twitter.com

the year is 2024. two days after twitter started its federaton bridge

someone tweeted 'lol, lmao' over an image of a cat sliding on ice.

36 million retweets surge through the mastodon network, causing every basement server federating instances are hosting to burst into flame twitter.com/igb/status/1528919

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/NireBryce/status/1

From Twitter 

RT @ilianathewitch@twitter.com

@NireBryce@twitter.com shortly after twitter's 2023 announcement of their intent to federate, most medium-sized queer-friendly mastodon instances block twitter's domain for their content moderation practices

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/ilianathewitch/sta

From Twitter 

RT @MavenOfMayhem@twitter.com

News flash: Kids don't tell their parents everything right away - sometimes ever.

Also: If you're the type of parent who would jump to an anti-trans kid forum the minute your child comes out to you, and your child even suspects that, you're going to be the last to find out.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/MavenOfMayhem/stat

From Twitter 

RT @MavenOfMayhem@twitter.com

In the case of ROGD, parents felt their child's declaration of a different gender was "sudden" and that there were "no signs" and therefore it must be due to peer pressure or the internet (or both.)

But the kids themselves were never asked how long they'd been sitting on this.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/MavenOfMayhem/stat

From Twitter 

RT @NTHerrgott@twitter.com

someone needs to make ADHDtube, which would be JUST LIKE YouTube, except videos would be 1/15th as long and all relevant information would be bulleted in the description. None of this "welcome to my channel" stuff.

Get the points out. Bop-bop-bop. Information: shared.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/NTHerrgott/status/

From Twitter 

RT @AshleeMBoyer@twitter.com

I am BEGGING @Zoom@twitter.com to make captions accessible. I am TIRED of asking meeting hosts to enable captions. This has gone on for far too long and I am completely out of patience. I shouldn't have to beg for access. ๐Ÿคฌ

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/AshleeMBoyer/statu

From Twitter 

RT @IanColdwater@twitter.com

hot take: absolutely nobody who catches COVID at a conference needs to hear your hot takes

if you feel the need to send them something, send them some soup instead

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/IanColdwater/statu

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