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Good insight into figuring out that you're not cis: aninjusticemag.com/am-i-trans-

Written by a trans woman, so, more examples from that direction, but I'd recommend it to anyone who feels "as if their gender were a pair of wet socks that they could never quite find a way to take off".

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I'm developing a new type of genre, it's trip-hop for kids. I'm calling it "skip-hop". The first band I'm signing is Portishead Shoulders Knees and Toes

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is currently negotiating for reasonable wages, benefits, and rest time. Among other sticking points, Hollywood management apparently still considers streaming productions "new media" and underpays for them on those grounds.

My IATSE friends are in favor of rejecting the low wages, benefits, and rest that management is currently offering, in favor of striking if necessary for their own reasonable terms.

indiewire.com/2021/09/iatse-st

@epilanthanomai Just wanted to thank you for the referral of those local foresters. They're doing an amazing job on invasive plant removal in my forest and we're starting to get Big Ideas about what do do with the remediated land.

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Lilly Wachowski is one of the writers, producers, and the director of The Matrix trilogy!

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"I am not the only traveler who has not repaid his debt. I've been looking for a trail to follow again. Take me back to the night we met."

You know those songs that just haunt you for days after you hear them, even if it's the 100th time? Well, this is one of them.
youtube.com/watch?v=iqu90TLint

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mastodon in theory: decentralized twitter

mastodon in practice: what if we pooled ten different early-2000s opinionated web forums together into a thunderdome

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:emergency: do not assume US-ASCII keyboard layouts :emergency:
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I really wish there was such a thing as a dumb terminal that could handle UTF-8 and emoji. I really don't want to build one myself.

Okay, so I'm finally trying out Gemini. I know a few sites that are on it, especially Drew Devault's blog, but I'm a bit confused how I actually find things in Gemini space. There's a search engine that reminds me of Altavista in its usefulness. Is there...I dunno...some Yahoo-style portal out there that I don't know about?

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if being hard on yourself worked, it would have worked by now

try something else

After a lot of deep listening, I've concluded that "Strange Trails" by Lord Huron deserves to be on my list of perfect albums. There's simply no part of it out of place. Nothing misses.

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"Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. [...] It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency."

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My work life lately has been a death of 1000 paper cuts. It seems like every week I trade of one more little piece of self care to cover for another work pressure. We're talking things like regularly washing my hair.

Today on the Internet I saw some TERF referring to preferred pronouns as "compelled/coerced pronouns" and likening them to being compelled by law to call your monarch "your majesty". That, of course, is astoundingly irritating, but I guess I'm to blame for knowingly reading something a TERF wrote.

Legit question-- what free software organization other than the FSF would do good work with my membership dues and a bequest in my will? I've looked around and the FSF still feels like it's fundamentally the Only Game In Town.

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Reminder that your domain hack or vanity domain probably funds either Verisign or Etisalat (look em up).

I didn't look up .codes before we grabbed it. It and a number of other new tlds common on fedi were owned by private equity firm Abry Partners, though Abry owners are "selling" it to another company they own, Ethos Capital. You might remember them as the private shell company that tried to buy up .org (and were rejected) in 2019.

icannwiki.org/Category:TLD
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

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