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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 account ( which is public. Then after we interact you can try again and you'll have a better chance of your request getting accepted.

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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?"

fediverse i looked at your drama and it was a disappointment shut up

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.

To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ~ Jill Bolte Taylor

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.


Ah, February 3rd, the day I like to call "The best day to do anything in the evening that isn't related to watching some contrived bullshit on a TV screen and paying for it with my attention.

Remember to take care of each other today, friends. 💙

birdsite, profanity, a wish that will go unheeded. 

I want to grab every person who posts 50+ tweets (with graphs, and an actual story arc) and ask them politely to FUCKING PUT IT IN YOUR FUCKING BLOG.

(This goes double for folks on the fediverse).

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.

#cats #MastoCats

Don't forget about the other free and open operating systems these days. A ❤️ for #BSD! #FreeBSD #OpenBSD #NetBSD #DragonflyBSD #HardenedBSD #NoMonoculture

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.

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open web, please boost 

Attention all #writers, #artists, #musicians, #developers, and other creative sorts.

If you're a human being with a personal website (not a Facebook page or anything like that), I'd like to hear about it.

Please post a link and a brief description of your site and what you put there in a a reply.

I want to put links to other people's personal websites on my website to help promote and strengthen the open web.

My own website is at Please feel free to link to me as well.

Every one of you is precious and wonderful and unique and necessary and deserving of life and love and peace.

Anything your brain does to try to convince you otherwise is a mean trick.

Please try to remember this. Remember it unceasingly.

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.

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