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Hi! I'm Steve. I teach undergrad at one of Pitt's regional campuses. I have a Master's in Comp Sci and another in Divinity (and a ton of student debt). Spiritual and religious, but in my own special syncretic way: influenced by Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Paganism.

Marxist-Humanist, cis male, gay, and polyamorous.

I like both video and tabletop games. I hoard books and vintage tech. I <3 FOSS

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Violence mention 

If you are queer and/or furry and your family or "friends" don't support you, I'm your older brother now, and I'll rip out the jugular of anyone who gives you shit.

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In lieu of a fursona, plz accept this picture of a plush wolf wearing my glasses.

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Dear fellow cis people,

Trans women are women.
Trans men are men.
Nonbinary people are people.
Respect pronouns.
Respect names.
Respect people.


PS. Cis is not a slur. You are not being oppressed for being cis.

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I am basically a giant teddy bear wolf thing. I offer hugs, glomps, head pats, scritches, belly rubs, and any other reasonable signs of affection peeps might be in need of today.

If that's not your thing, that's cool too. Boundaries and personal comfort are important. But the offer is there for those who might want or need it.

Two eBooks about police violence are currently available for free from their respective publishers:

"Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?" - A book about the history of police violence on PoC in the US.

"The End of Policing" - About why policing is inherently flawed and why reforms don't work.

uspol, blm, evangelicals, wtf even is reality anymore? 

Today in "even a broken clock is right twice a day," Pat Robertson criticized Trump over response to protests.

I have coffee, a shitton of stuff to get done, and a cautious optimism that I'll be able to get it done and it will go well. ^w^


I can't find a bail fund for my city. But Brooklyn isn't far from home. If you buy $15+ in Ko-Fis and leave your reference sheet & email in the comments, I'll make you a lineless icon.
Alternatively you can show me you made a donation of $15 or greater to the BCBF. I still have 2 commissions to finish, so these will serve as a warm-up for those. If you can help me raise 200$, I'll dip into my savings and match that.

Honestly can't recall the last time I compiled an os. It was probably the last time I tried to install Gentoo, circa 2005.

Learning Rust by looking at Redox. Just putting it out there if I completely lose my grip on reality this summer, you'll know why.

aaaa it needs to be Thursday already *flails*

I have a serious compulsion problem when it comes to social media, and Mastodon is no exception. Gonna be gone for a bit. Probably will be back tomorrow. Might not be back until the end of the week.

I hope you all stay safe, and healthy.

minor drug use 

I have coffee and mugwort and an overwhelming need for it to be Thursday evening already.

Pol, street Art, BLM 

Image stolen form the internet.
"Organization is a winning tactic for many gems to defeat tyranny."

I'm not going to complain about my life today. 

I refuse.

Me: I have too many sticker collections in my Telegram.

Also me: OMG that's so cute! *adds more sticker collections*

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