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Taking a bit of a break from fedi while dealing with the vaccine and the associated fallout. DMs and mentions welcome, but it may take another month before I'm active.

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now there's a website: volunteeramnestyday.net

The next solstice is Monday, June 21st, 2021. Maybe you should take a moment between now and then to list out what you're responsible for, so on Monday, you can announce that you're setting something down.

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I'm no techie, but if "major websites" are down then perhaps the problem isn't with the tech but with the fact that there's such a thing as a "major website"

There's no reason we all have to visit the same ten websites as each other every day, support the little guys

I like the way this place works, where there are lots of little sites and you can choose the ones you interact with, but they're all interlinked on a network, you know, like a kind of inter... net...?

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If you're looking for a weekly roundup of technical blogs on gamedev, this continues to be a great resource: jendrikillner.com/post/graphic

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@cadadr @setto @weirdwriter @rysiek @Liberapay @sjb

The creator of Liberapay actually opened this as an issue because they didn't want to just offer Stripe and Paypal. If people have better alternatives, Liberapay is literally asking you to tell them:

github.com/liberapay/liberapay

Apparently a big part of the problem is that almost no payment systems offer normal currencies globally, Paypal and Stripe are AFAIK the only two?

Most alternatives are only available in certain regions.

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IDK if I'll read all of this (it's long, the matter is clear by now, and there's a Sedat-drop to watch comments about) but the following is clear to me.

JK Rowling is rich af. She is a TERF. She is also a bootlicker to aristocrats and politicians. She is a "philantropist", i.e. a rich fuck that believes they are superior to poor wankers and throws money at problems that sound interesting to their superior existence with the expectation that those problems resolve in ways they favour, regardless of whether the outcomes benefit the lowlings they "help".

Philanthropy is a form of exploitation. It's a means to gain power and influence in a combination of ways. Some say it's a way to whitewash one's shitty past, e.g. in case of Gates etc., but no. Maybe a small part of it, but not all. Through philanthropy the rich establish power over the "beneficiaries". They buy direct and indirect influence. They launder money.

Rowling is a rich boot-licking TERF that sees every trans man as a woman lost to "the other side", and every trans woman as the soldier of an invasion force of men into womanhood. She sees the bodies of people, young people esp., as a battleground. Just like the kings and politicians think of their subjects as soldiers or workers that can be sorted into ranks, shaped into a picture, and spent as a resource. Her philanthropy is an investment in her perceived validity and relevance, and in her personal feelings maybe. Like the rest of philanthropy, it isn't about people.

Fuck the bones the rich throw at us. Fuck the rich, as well. Same with TERFs and those of their ilk.

Also fuck anybody with an aristocratic title in their name. Baroness? More like boring ass.

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Oh no. :( The designer of Syberia passed away yesterday. I've never been able to get into the games themselves, but it's still sad.

microids.com/mourning-benoit-s

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NEW VIDEO: Why I Wear Gloves

a video about disability, hopefully the first in a series

comments and shares and all that appreciated as usual ty 💜

youtu.be/LKYuG8NKOLQ

Got some really nice feedback on my last ludum dare entry. (Not bad given how sick I was and how little karma I acquired.) Apparently learning to compose music for these is a worthwhile use of time.

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Announcement: The #Fedivision Song Contest is open for original submissions of music from now until Friday, 28th of May, 23:59 UTC! Please send your artist name, song name, your chosen ficitional country and a link to your song to this account here, I'll collect everything!

Voting will take place from Saturday, 29th 12:00 (noon) UTC to Sunday, 30th, 12:00!

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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @triple_eye - Video channel about gaming

🌟 @aenderlara - 3D artist and game developer

🌟 @truecolour - Wildlife photographer, especially close-ups

🌟 @weirdwriter - Writer of fiction & non-fiction, and campaigner for accessibility

🌟 @delta - FOSS encrypted messaging through email

🌟 @torproject - Maintains the Tor network, allows anonymous communication online

🌟 @liberachat - New IRC network, created by staff who quit FreeNode

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I am very bad at keeping up with social media but better late than never. I'll be giving a talk on teaching photography using #opensource software with the #FLOSS mindset.This sunday (May 28th) at 12:00UTC as part of 2nd installment of #ozgurkon

ozgurkon.org/2021/

#artWithOpenSource #FOSS

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We wanna spread this info on here, boosts appreciated! This is research we did on the racist history of the #EDS / #HSD field that looks at the INCREDIBLE commonness and and disproportional impact of #hypermobility & its biased classification, diagnostics, and treatment. Available in a text-based, captioned video, and audio only. Content warnings included in content.
drive.google.com/folderview?id
#HypermobileDisability #accessibility #ChronicIllness #disability #HypermobileCripsUnite
@hypermobility

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I'm exploring the idea of a 24/7 stream featuring music videos, concerts or home performances from independent musicians. People could upload their videos and get added to rotation.

If you're interested in this kind of thing and want to take part in any way, please let me know! Idea is still young, but music lovers who would want to maybe moderate uploads, or help reach out to communities to gain access to some content would be cool.

Plus, if you have music content yourself, let me know!

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Libera is a week old, and we've come strong out the blocks. Thank you to our 20,000 users for your support, enthusiasm, and patience.

I've written a little about our first week and some of the projects we host here: libera.chat/news/one-week-of-l

~kline

#irc #liberachat

Me: So why is everyone excited about eurovision? I don't want to sound like an ignorant nuke peddler.

Euro friend: ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn, but with bubblegum pop beat

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Currently reading Jackie Wang's "Carceral Capitalism" (2020). It's an excellent look at how the prison system, the debt economy, the predatory neoliberal state, & abusive technology all work in concert with each other so that all public space may become a carceral space. Highly recommended:

mitpress.mit.edu/books/carcera

The main reason I'm making video games if that if I'm *naturally* good at the intersection of CS and psychology, at least I can manipulate people's emotions for consensual entertainment/artistic expression, not to "maximize engagement" with surveillance tech or other black arts.

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uspol 

I want the loudest, most outspoken liberal LGBTQA+ person to run for office in Florida on the platform of doing exactly what this bill is trying to promote and see how quickly Desantis tries to get them knocked off of the platform.

Fuck this asshole.

yahoo.com/news/desantis-signs-

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