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hi everyone! I am a she/her interested in way too many things, but not great at many (which I am very comfortable with 😁): drawing, knitting, video and board games, dungeon mastering, machine learning. I also enjoy reading and watching movies and TV, and am actually pretty good at those 😅 looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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I'm working for a big tech company in California. Yesterday all employees received an email from our security guys.

We have to deactivate all personal assistant gadgets (like Alexa) during worktime in the homeoffice.

They have evidence that these gadgets are recording audio from conference calls.

Nothing new to me but notable that I've got this order.

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today it has been one year since a racist murdered
Ferhat Unvar
Mercedes Kierpacz
Sedat Gürbüz
Gökhan Gültekin
Hamza Kurtović
Kaloyan Velkov
Vili Viorel Păun
Said Nesar Hashemi
Fatih Saraçoğlu

#SayTheirNames

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question to all trans people with children. Does your role in family (mother / father) align with your gender? Mainly as how you and your children see you and talk to or about you? Replies with more detailed explanation are more than welcome.

For the context, I'm trans woman and father. I consider it as a very loose role that isn't tied to gender.

Boosts welcome!

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New #DTMWaGL, it is called DEADLY MILE HIGH CLUB and it is about two risky activities: flying small planes, and love dtmwagl.substack.com/p/deadly-

Dessert, non-veg 

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“Italian watchdog fines Facebook 7 million euros over improper data use”

It took Facebook a little over 42 minutes to make that much money in 2020.

Source: macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/

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#SurveillanceCapitalism #regulation #DataProtection #farce

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I've started my Master, my research question so far surrounds the idea of what electronic platforms add to the portrayal of queer bodies as others, often intermingling with beastly and monstrosity metaphors (often very positively)

I want to find queer creators of electronic art with a focus on body or emotional experiences. Twine hypertext, games, bots, poetry online, even twitter feeds or instagram.

If you wanna talk then DM or email ceciliewriteswords@gmail.com

@Tusky I noticed that the bookmarks don't seem to work (that section always gives out an error). Is it a common problem? Could it be instance related?

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Cat stuff. Poop, more precisely 

You can really tell this lil baby loves this "warmth" and "blanket" situation...

Food, vegan 

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Hi all, I'm new so here's my #introduction/ #introductions.

I'm a 26 year old #artist who specializes in digital #art and #illustration. I like drawing weird plants and environments. I tend to spend hours painting the same details over and over again with tiny brushes.

The creative world can be pretty tough so I'm looking forward to hanging out with you all and helping each other survive/grow.

Sorry about the redraft, I noticed a sentence error and it bothered me.

Cat is delayed and will only arrive after Sunday. Our status is still: Very Excited

We will be getting another cat this week! This one is a grown-up (a "young adult") and apparently when people go out to feed them they just follow them and ask for pets while ignoring the food :blobaww: we are looking at at least a month of socialisation. We have been catless for... three weeks?? Feels like forever 😅

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