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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 (@ND3JR) 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?"

Boost if you also would like to destroy the White Christian American nuclear family by giving them free healthcare and college

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.

if you’re ever feeling down and unmotivated, i’m cheering for you. yes that’s me outside your window with the pom poms. no, i won’t leave, and no i don’t care if you’re calling the police. i’m getting closer every passing moment. your heart is pounding with fear and you’re checking the locks on your windows and doors in panic

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?

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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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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.

The whole "caring about things is uncool" South Park phenomenon is entirely the result of the fact that caring about things opens you up to to both extreme sadness and extreme joy, both of which are too risky under late capitalism, wherein you must sell your entire future to an employer and not ask too many questions. It is easier to hollow out your own humanity by not caring about anything then to actually be a vulnerable person.

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.

I should print this out and hang it on my wall because I need to hear that more often I think

"Move fast and break things" is a race to the bottom.

"Move slow and fix things" is a stroll to the top. We're having a picnic. It's celebrated in fable!

If for some reason you find yourself living outdoors in less than excellent climate,
make sure you put distance between the place you sleep and the ground.
The ground will contain relatively infinite amounts of cold as well as dampness which helps transfer coldness.

A very excellent help to create such a distance is cargo pallets, which many places just regard as waste and will not mind at all if you have them.

Put them under your tent or whatever you have, then build everything else OVER that layer of ventilation.
It will also help ensure rotting, omld, etc is less likely.

If it's fortunately short term, look for pine branches or similar.

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PSA: Libraries & the appropriate verb Show more

So, it seems that Some People have gotten hold of the fact that Tree of Life was a Conservative synagogue, and are trying to make political hay out of it?

Save me from ignorant people with stupid agendas.

Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform. They’re evolved denominations within Judaism, much like we’ve got different kinds of Baptists. It has nothing whatsoever to do with American politics. Pass the word to anyone who looks confused.

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