Soft boost from my non-SDF account:
"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
Twitter was not bad because "hashtags this" or "trends that". Twitter was bad because:
2. They forced you to ID yourself with a phone number.
3. They hand your data to third party companies.
4. Most governments were using it to ID people saying bad things about them.
5. Ads and corporative campaigns.
Yesterday I earned the respect of a new geek friend when he saw I use the Firefox Focus browser for logging onto geocaching.com. His wife uses Firefox but Focus deletes all the cookies and history upon close.
I am happy my Rainbow-flag hoisting mastopals are active today. I have a question about US slang: what is the origins of the phrase "smells cookies" or "cookie-smelling"'s association with homosexuality? Okay to DM me the answer if you're shy, or if you're a DataLounger keeping anonymous/pseudonymous here on Mastodon.
There might not be a protective, omniscient god but a blind watchman or Master Absolute Neutral Simulation Developer, there may be imps and angels flipping coins to see who gets what, but whatever fates there are, I thank it or them for guiding me home safely as I drove on the freeway after misplacing my prescription glasses.
You can now stream my + / - 50 track compilation album "Retrospective" using #funkwhale here:
If you want to help me through a tight financial transition as I start my new temporary job with no pay for 4 weeks, you can pay me anything from Zero to Infinity for it, on #bandcamp here:
Thank you! 🎶
Good evening #sdf, #phloggers and #fediverse! Once again I would like to point out that I created a tilde, which will be a constant WIP from here on out. It's an intentional community like tilde.town. It runs on a freedombox. I want to promote free software, open hardware and more within it. Right now I have Mumble, IRC and Matrix servers running!
All are welcome!
Q for USans following current policy events & affairs Show more
Serious replies only
Perhaps you read reports like https://twitter.com/SpicyFiles/status/1018311595825483776
where 300,000+ legal immigrants from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia and Sudan with Temporary Protected Status were told to leave the US over the first 16 months of this current administration.
Do you suppose this policy of ejecting TPS holders will expand to ejection of legal permanent residents from specific countries? If yes, which ones?
Anyone know a Spanish speaking singer or a reggae band willing to donate their skills to an album of music meant to motivate people to vote, donate, organizer, and demonstrate? This is intended for wide distribution (although most of it is covers, so licensed but not CC) and not for profit. Melanie Gruben at email@example.com would like to talk to them about collaboration. (or to you, if this is you!)
Today I learned:
The International Fortean Organization (INFO) is a network of professional Fortean researchers and writers, created with much of the material of the original Fortean Society which had begun in 1932 in the spirit of Charles Fort. The original society included many of New York's literati including Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Clarence Darrow, Alexander Woollcott and Dorothy Parker. Oliver Wendell Holmes and H.L. Mencken were also early members. #AlgonquinUFORoundTable