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meta, twitter crossposts 

if you really feel the need to crosspost something from the birdsite as a screenshot, could you please at the very least copy the text of the tweet and paste it into the image description?

and if you can't do that, then could you please wait until you are at a client which allows you to?

otherwise you're expecting someone else to do a full transcription for the sake of you doing two keychords.

thank you.

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PSA: if i've boosted something and then transcribed it, there is absolutely no point in @'ing me in your replies about the content of it, because literally all i've done is write the transcription. it'd be like complaining about the amount of swearing in a Tarantino film to the person writing the subtitles.

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kindly try to avoid using your fervently held beliefs to invalidate my life experience

thanks!

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meta 

tamsyn's one sentence guide to relative peace and harmony in the fediverse (or just, you know, being polite):

If you read something someone wrote, and you find you really disagree with it, but they didn't @ you - DON'T @ THEM.

the thing about defying occam's razor is that once you start multiplying entities unnecessarily, there is no justification for stopping at any arbitrary point other than "this picture is the most aesthetically pleasing to me; this story is the one that most satisfies my prejudices".

no, OpenStreetMap, the British Isles are not a bit bigger than France. they're less than half its size.

us pol 

something just reminded me of the Bushwhacked sound collages that (i think) Chris Morris made of various GWB speeches

i wonder if he realised, when he rearranged Bush's words to "Peace and freedom will fail. May god continue to bless terrorists", that the next Republican president would essentially end up adopting that as his mission statement?

ukpol, newspaper sass/accuracy 

Well, this is the current zeitgeist of British government:

tomorrowspapers.co.uk/metro-fr

would yall support a crowdfund for me to access a wheelchair? 0 judgement if you wouldnt, im just like.

kinda at the end of my rope and think it might be my only option left

Statement on “Join The Fedi” jointhefedi.com is a website owned by known “gender critical” activist Alex Gleason. The domain name and SEO is clearly designed to appeal to individuals curious about the fediverse, and potentially take traffic from joinmastodon.org. Unfortunately, Gleason does not have the best intentions when it comes to helping the fediverse grow. Gleason formerly contributed to other fediverse projects, before being removed from doing so due both his behavior and poor code quality. This is a problematic individual, recommending problematic services.

Join The Fedi has an explicitly right-wing agenda and seems to only promote instances which either a) run the “Soapbox” front-end software created by Gleason himself or b) advertise themselves as “free speech” instances. As of right now, the site actively recommends the following instances:

poa.st (blocked by Howlr for harassment)
Spinster.xyz (blocked by Howlr for transphobia)
Shitposter.club (blocked by Howlr for harassment)
Gleasonator.com (blocked by Howlr for transphobia)
Freespeechextremist.com (blocked by Howlr for hate speech)

In other words, Gleason is using the site to promote his own agenda rather than simply gain more users into the fediverse. This is not a site that should be recommended to new users. I would recommend using https://joinfediverse.wiki/ instead!

Thank you!

oh goodie, next door has discovered the joys of talk radio

yay, Korg has refurb opsixes back in stock!

...and i can't order one just yet - i have to get one to arrive on a day when i'll be awake for the whole potential delivery window, so that the courier doesn't come to my house and find next door waiting on the street going "i'll take it"

using a musl-based distribution is a really fun way to find out which programs have bizarre GNU (or, more rarely, BSD) libc dependencies

went to do a weekly shop, only to discover that ASDA is out of almost everything i usually buy (and it's all gone up in price too)

um... bugger

it's always striking to me that no matter how large a company is or how badly it's behaved, someone will always pop up in comments sections to defend it like their life depends on its actions being thought to have been entirely correct.

you wanna be a devil's advocate? go be a lawyer for satan! aside from anything else, he does at least pay for your labour...

the BBC are currently forecasting a solid 28 hours of thunderstorms here at the start of next week.

yes please! i *love* thunderstorms! (now i'm not in a house with a leaky roof...)

image description, best guess 

image appears to show a question from the British citizenship test overlaid with the answer in a dialog box, which reads "Correct! That's right! Kindness is not one of the British Values"

ukpol 

it's just really funnily infantile that the tories think the government has to be running at a profit

and down where i'm actually sitting, it's a comparatively pleasant 25.5°C

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Terf antics, request 

Someone in our neighbourhood has been putting up transphobic stickers, can anyone recommend a good source of trans-supportive stickers that I can replace them with, ideally UK based?

so far, upstairs is sitting at 26.3°C... but the back room is at 27.3°C. clearly the frantic covering of windows with reflective stuff i've been doing over the last few months (and also 24 hours) has been paying off...

i mean, it's still way too hot, but it's less way too hot than it is out there under the big fiery death ball

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