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If rail workers do end up engaging in a wildcat or otherwise illegal strike, PLEASE remember that strikes are meant to be disruptive. If you see someone talking about the rail strike and how it's having such a huge impact, say things like "Yeah, it's crazy how much of our economy relies on them. That's why they deserve good health care."

Don't give in to anti-labour rhetoric. Combat false narratives. Solidarity Forever.

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clytemnestra is such a good name. the greeks killed it with that one

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You've heard of "I don't want your fucking app."

Now get ready for "I don't want to join your fucking Discord server just to get basic information that should be on a proper website instead of hidden away in the archives of a fucking chatroom."

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Looking at greenscreen backdrops for streaming... finding a few on Amazon that attach directly to the back of your chair and I'm fascinated by how similar these are to the haloes in medieval paintings

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maybe wikis are useful for storing the kind of knowledge that's easy to categorise, externally verifiable, and doesn't change much, but other types of information would benefit from something more like everything2

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The only reason Brave and any of its products exist is as a shady cash grab after CEO Brendan Eich got fired from an executive position at the Mozilla Corporation for repeated instances of sexual harassment and coming out as a massive homophone who was donating large amounts of money to lobby for gay marriage to be illegalized

The privacy marketing is a scam

They operate and monetize in all the same ways as Google: They are spying on you

They do cryptocurrency BS on top of that

Don’t buy in

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Seasonal reminder to NOT donate to the Salvation Army, no matter how much you like the brass band. They have an organisational track record of being homophobic, transphobic and anti-sex worker, and this ideology pervades how they "help" people. Donate your money somewhere else, or better still, directly to homeless people.

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Bad social media habits the tech industry has instilled 

* Not reading T&Cs, because everywhere corporate run they're irrelevant legalistic nonsense.

* Treating anything other than total market domination as failure.

* Assuming that any non-private posts want maximum exposure.

* General disregard of consent, especially in software design.

* Thinking that there's a universal shared experience of any product or forum.

* Treating users as helpless captives with neither the ability to see what they want nor the agency to get it.

* Bias towards tech solutions even for non-tech problems.

* Devaluing non-code contributions to software projects.

NB: this is not specific to recent arrivals from twitter. I see many people falling for these in many contexts. I personally embodied a couple of these yesterday when I dismissed Orkut as never having been relevant, only to learn that it had been a major social network for some years, just in countries where I didn't know anyone at the time.

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Here's a blog post on accountability and the fediverse that I wrote a couple years ago -but that is as relevant as ever

#BlackMastodon #BlackFedi #IndigenousMastodon #Latinx

https://www.artistmarciax.com/post/archivedcontentpost

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Every recent success has been shopfloor organizing, Amazon, Starbucks, whatever. Entirely classic union organizing. Trying to use the Internet as an organizing platform rather than a communications tool to support shopfloor organizing has been a demonstrable dead end for two and a half decades now.

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twitter has, in fact, not been especially productive as an organizing tool. I get that the fascist takeover is pretty blatant and maybe the capitalists believe that to be the case (in which case, good, let them be wrong) but it just hasn’t.

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“Everything is a file”

Computing: Paradigm that underlies the incredibly successful Unix operating system

Woodworking: This is the worst workshop ever

I am not a fan of Ruby on Rails. I do not care for it.

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meta subtoot 

seeing folk refer to "the original Mastodon app for "

my froods, the original Mastodon apps were all third-party. the "official" Mastodon apps are recent and not feature complete.

look around the ecosystem a bit - the "official" stuff your brain seeks is centralization talking. we roll differently over here.

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Heads up new Mastodonners. The "official" Mastodon app isn't very good, which is a shame, because now is a critical time to make the experience as good as possible for newcomers.

I recommend Tusky on Android.

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The moderation and admin effort will reduce over time, and this is good because the feeling of "too much" is a warning already. Keep things low for a while. Reach out for help if you need it.

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