okay, i've been hanging around here for a bit but i think it's time to get over my blank page syndrome and introduce myself!
my pronouns are they/he, i'm pan, nonbinary, autistic, an anarchist, and a furry. i've been on fedi a couple years at @autumnontape but i wanted to expand my horizons by joining another instance.
i love my boyfriend @praxis!!! also i can be shy because i have a hard time interpreting social situations!
Ted Unangst doesn't like writing tests. I find that most of the arguments he gives are against for tests that for finding bugs. He ignores the kind of tests that are for confirming that code works as expected. He makes the same mistake as Dijkstra.
also the knowledge that she-ra was made by a lesbian in an adorable marriage, and that they took pics with swords in their wedding dresses, has helped my skin stay clear
Because I'm interested in helping people get onto platforms they control and not be at the mercy of Facebook, I wanted to understand what the pain points are for marginalized groups taking up Mastodon/ActivityPub.
From my reading thus far, the big blocker is that federation is opt-out, not opt-in and that the Mastodon Maintainers do not want to accept a patch to make it opt-in.
What are the other blockers? Who is writing about them?
Thanks. Boosts are welcome as are replies in private.
I've been seeing the term "virtue signaling" pop up in leftist spaces; y'all do realize by using it you are legitimizing it's language, right?
It was a term created by chuds as a way to de-legitimize progressive ideals, basically saying that no one actually believes in social justice and bringing attention to issues like inequality is just a way to get attention.
Let's not give bigoted language any merit, if someone is performing allyship for attention, call it what it is: selfish bullshit.
AMA Sex Ed edition! 🍒
A great first question! 🌟 How can you tell the difference between safe and unsafe sex toys?
cursed thing my boyfriend said
Judeo-Christian God fucks so you don't have to. #abstinence
can we please try to calm down a little on the pleroma = bad people always thing
i have a lot of friends who run pleroma for single user instance purposes because it's way easier than running mastodon and it's one of the few alternatives to mastodon
a lot of real shitty people use pleroma, yes
but using pleroma doesn't instantly make someone a bad faith fedi user
#ActuallyPsychotic <> programmer <> meditation enthusiast <> maverique <> sapphic
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