Hi everyone--we've had a big influx of spammers and trolls lately, so far all on other servers. Please report them when you see them, and make liberal use of the block button.

This current wave is pretty obvious trolling with blatantly racist content. I encourage folks to report the account and not respond. We will suspend these assholes as the reports come in.

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"A therapist is like a personal trainer for your brain" -- Casey Watts #TPCiP

Conservatives: “I don’t want to live in a leftist world where I’m forced to be nice or I get punished!”

Me: *full eye contact, slowly tapping a Bible”

Reminder: B.R.E.A.M.


We're going to be doing mini-reviews like this one, as well as a full article on canned wine. Become a member to get it all:


Hi friends! Do you want a copy of the Adult Juice Box zine mailed to your door? Do you want early access to the zine and the eventual podcast? Then become a member of the Patreon today:


Right now $5/mo will get you zine shipping (normally $10/mo!)

OK, seems we have cooks in our midst

whats your favorite strange protein and preferred preparation if such?

note: i eat squid ink soup. so dark light will not escape it. my weird o meter has no upper bound.

Hello everyone! I just wanted to thank @phildini for offering to host us!

We're Luna Station Quarterly, now in our TENTH year of publishing emerging women-identified scifi/fantasy authors and their amazing short fiction.

We've got a blog that publishes most of the week as well and here and other places we post about those things as well as inspirational quotes from awesome women.

Happy to be on the fediverse at last!

@shopbot @phildini Investigating murders in near-future Japan in NINTH STEP STATION. The collected first season from Serial Box is available as a book.

Vox is on strike today- they're trying to unionize! ✊

As a result, consuming media today from Vox, The Verge, or Polygon constitutes breaking a picket line.

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:sm64_a: :sm64_s::sm64_c::sm64_a::sm64_b::sm64_p::sm64_l::sm64_z: ❤️

my neighbor and i talked about unions yesterday. he, a teacher at a local high school, asked, "are there any programmer unions? why not?"

"it's a long story. to make it short: is it so surprising that a discipline deployed primarily to disenfranchise labor would struggle to enfranchise itself?"

he laughed.

"the long version of that story is a tome about computer science education and the hacker mythos."

Submitted my proposals for PyCon UK!

If you want to stop me from encouraging everyone to use metaclasses in their daily code, you have about 90 minutes to submit a better talk!


@jer_ omg this. Team can influence D&I, manager makes it happen.

Time for another #ff

@mdhughes IS NOT A LINUX USER! See, I remembered this time 😂

@linuxjournal is the "elder statesmen" of Linux magazines and well worth checking out. (Note: It's not the one I used to write for)

@ChrisWere is creating some really useful Linux distro review videos right now

@bob toots about the societal impact of software & technology in general

@fribbledom & @emsenn remind me of a time when I was younger, more energetic and wanted to do "all the things" online 😁

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Phildini @ The Shop's choices:

Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.