To those who have sent me follow requests:
It's nothing personal if I reject your request. It's that I want to keep my account on Octodon more personal & I don't know you well enough to be comfortable accepting your request.
If you want me to get to know you, you can follow me on my social.coop account (@ND3JR@social.coop) which is public. Then after we interact you can try again and you'll have a better chance of your request getting accepted.
I guess I'm lucky: I've only been misgendered twice since growing my hair out. Before I grew a beard one girl came up to me and asked, "Are you a boy or a girl?" I wanted to ask her, "Does it matter?"
fascism, racism, militarism, fragile male-egoism, consumer culture, "the punisher", gut-punch webcomic
Death and surrender to power in the clothing of men.
Toxic masculinity. Does that mean all masculinity is bad? No! Not at all.
This comic explains it fairly well. The term Toxic Masculinity is from Social Sciences, to help explain certain problems in the current image of Masculinity, which hurts both men and women.
mental health / suicide posting meta (+)
Nobody here wants to be dead. Nobody here wants anyone else to be dead.
Sometimes, when someone gets overwhelmed by strong emotions or their body's needs haven't been met, they'll post that they want to be dead.
And I'm going to tell you something that you might not expect me to say: Please continue doing that.
If you post your bad feelings, your friends get a chance to comfort you. We can help you work through your problems.
If you stay silent, you will only hear more silence. Nobody can help you if nobody knows you need help.
If nothing else, posting and reading the responses allows you to stall for time for your brain to get unstuck.
Big Pharma Just Bought Access to Your DNA From Genealogy Company 23andMe https://returntonow.net/2019/01/09/big-pharma-just-bought-access-to-your-dna-from-genealogy-company-23andme/
Figured I'd post some pictures of Freyja I took last week when messing around with my camera on a tabletop tripod. These are the JPEGs created by the camera that reflect what I saw on the viewscreen. I had it set to monochrome for scene composition, so that's why they're in black-and-white.
I also have the raw NEF files of these pictures, and I'll toot those after I process them. Those will be in color.
A question mostly directed at @nivex but open to anyone: where are some docs to learn about IPv6? I'm asking a someone who's tried going IPv6 in the past but never completely followed through.
It doesn't help that my DSL modem manufacturer wants to treat IPv6 like IPv4 by requiring NAT in order to use IPv6.
Ohhh.... This is a good one:
Why Americans Get Socialism and Capitalism Backwards
If Capitalism Made People Rich, and Socialism Made People Poor, Why Did Americans End Up Broke, Powerless, and Exploited?
May we all likewise have a quiet, calming presence and a comforting line to someone we trust in the coming year.
open web, please boost
Copy/pasted from a friend:
Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It's a free service to ANYONE - teens, adults, etc. - who lives in the U.S. It's run by The Crisis Text Line.