Once more for the people in the back:
Put content warnings on your politics posts. I come to Mastodon specifically to avoid the horrible things in the news.
I don't care how urgently you want me to see it. In fact, adding a content warning will make me *more* likely to care, because it will give me time to brace myself.
a philosophy of life
Learn what you can change; work to change it for the better.
Learn not to let what you can’t change destroy you; work to influence it in small ways that build up over time until you can change it.
Learn patience with the world.
Learn who you love; work to show them you love them.
Learn who loves you; work to show them you appreciate their love.
Learn patience with yourself.
Work to clear a space for yourself where you can spend some time not working.
y'all you know the fancy pokemon dress shirts
they do masks now
THEY DO MASKS NOW
MASKS WITH A DIFFERENT PATTERN FOR ALL THE ORIGINAL 151 POGEYMANS
I NEED THE JIGGLYPUFF AND WIGGLYTUFF ONES EXTREMELY BADLY
Extra foxes protect against arthritis! https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6523/1429.1?rss=1
(It seems the protein FoxO1 prevents arthritis in lab mice, and the amount of it you have goes down as you age)
the goat has not yet been burned, this is the longest period where neither goat has been burned, and this is also being a terrible set of years.
obviously the solution is to burn the goat
My writing teacher years ago: You neglect the senses other than sight, you need to work on that in your descriptions.
Me now, adding smells: ...wait can robots smell?
Someone on twitter is working on a project about medical gatekeeping of trans people, so if you are on twitter and have experience with that you might want to reach out: https://twitter.com/transscribe/status/1341452266386169857
@makegodgayagain To which I’d add... don’t be afraid to ask people for CWs but do try to be polite and considerate about it, especially if you’re coming from a place of privilege. But if someone’s being an ass about it don’t be afraid to report them. Moderators are human beings and there’s more room for nuanced response than you’d get on a commercial platform.
Looks like Amazon is retiring the Goodreads API, which just another step towards basically abandoning Goodreads and folding it into some other Amazon service I guess: https://joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/goodreads-retiring-API
My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: https://beta.thestorygraph.com
A black-owned startup finally developing a viable alternative to Goodreads. Fuck yeah!
(Why not LibraryThings? Because, guess what.. it’s also owned by Amazon!)
Moved to WizardOfDocs at wandering dot shop #nobot
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