I've been around Mastodon for the eternity of the last seven months or so. 😉 But why not do another #introductions post anyway?
I'm prone to talking about #tea.
Finally, I'm a trained reference #librarian at large (not currently working as one), and have a question-answering reflex.
The standard narrative of the Stanford Prison Experiment is almost completely bullshit.
hey all. With how often scams happen, especially to the older population, please be aware of the signs and learn how to protect yourself.
This is one example.
The other is when people call about taxes you owe, when you DON'T owe them. Or trying to call your about student loans from the government department. NEVER believe this. ALWAYS call the main entity. DON'T use the phone # THEY give you, find it online or in the phone book.
Hello, shop, and the worlds where we wander!
It's good to see you today.
The weather is gloriously cool for just one day, and I hope to use this opportunity to get things done.
I have a treasure box full of my handspun yarns, but I don't have enough money rn. So I will let some of them go, if you want to buy them.
They are between 20 and 35 Euros a skein + shipping. We can talk about price. DM me if you're interested :)
upper left: http://ravel.me/zsannasz/3yj7k
bottom left: http://ravel.me/JulesEins/opuxv
A shockingly pleasant experience confronting transphobia on birdsite Show more
The other day a friend shard her repsonse a tweet that was something about cis women being so different from trans women that sometimes "we" (cis women) "need a space just for us."
So I replied "I, a cis woman, can't think of ANY time I've EVER "needed a space just for us."
I want to share women's spaces with trans women, not transphobes. Transphobes make the world less safe; trans women don't."
On FOSS as a capitalism-like structure -- Or, Time is Money
#Tessa has been released, and expects to be picked up by their parents shortly - but there's still a lot of work to do.
There's a new fundraiser page specifically for dealing with this: https://www.gofundme.com/support-victim-of-police-brutality
Hopefully tomorrow (6/9) I'll be able to coordinate with T properly and get a better understanding of what happens next.
Pretty sure there's going to be a lawsuit against the police.
(Next morning: heck, I didn't post this? <facepalm> Well, here it is.)
Fun fact: In Mad Max, Fury Road, when Immortan Joe's War Boys launch themselves into battle and spray their teeth with "chrome", it's *actually* Wilton's edible Colour Mist spray glitter. For the record, it smells like cheap vodka. If all goes well, it'll make my chocolates all shiny and chrome.
WITNESS ME ⚔️ 😤
Thanks mastodon, seriously. I’m assisting a student who wants their record changed to reflect their chosen gender and the everyday way this is practised here has taught me how to use the language needed to get this done.
I’m better at my job because I’ve been included here.
Be careful! Most of the iceberg lettuce lies beneath the surface of the salad!
Here's how to turn on Signal's "disappearing messages" feature, which removes messages from your device and the device of your contact after they're seen.
(Instructions halfway down, with screenshots)
PSA: if a user habitually boosts stuff you don't want to see, you can turn off boosts just for them without unfollowing them
view their profile in the regular masto UI and you'll see a "Hide boosts from X" in the hamburger menu
this can make the whole experience a lot less annoying, but it's not well-known!