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📌 my interaction policies 

• Follow requests are good, but I won’t accept those coming from accounts without avatar or bio, from free speech absolutists, from techbros, etc.

• To keep my TL tidy, I don’t follow people back automatically, sorry.

• I try to check people’s bios and pinned toots before sending follow requests; apologies if I miss them.

• I block concern trolls and sea lions on sight, no second chance given.

• Black lives matter, trans & non-binary rights are human rights, aphobia is a real thing, sex work is work. If you disagree, go away.

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I am a 29 year old cis straight guy. I live in Milan, , where I work in software development, but I don't really toot about it, so don't worry!

I like to (especially by public transport), to read, and to practice .

I'm on Mastodon since April 2017. Some sensitive topics I talk about (always with CWs) are mental health and Italian politics.

⭐ My more laid-back account is @miramarco, you can hit me up there!


I'm at track #3 of Neil Cicierega's Mouth Dreams and it's already the best thing of the year for me

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Hell, if you're short on reading material / learning resources, have a look at this:

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Idea for #Hacktoberfest: Instead of pushing code, you educate yourself on how software written by white men who do not listen to other people will never meet the needs of anyone.

Go read Technically Wrong, for instance. Or any of the billion posts, books and resources on the topic.

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reminder that it's the first friday of the month tomorrow which means it's bandcamp friday - 100% of the money spent on bandcamp all day goes to the artist/label

so why not go ahead and support some black musicians

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The track 'Mouth Dreams (Extro)' from Neil Cicierega's new Mouth Dreams album contains a hidden spectrogram message.

it says "DO NOT TRUST SHREK" backwards in wingdings.

notable death, comics 

Bummed about the news of Quino’s death. I loved reading his cartoons, especially Mafalda’s comics, when I was a kid.

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All the icons under a creative commons license (patreon link but public post:

There are only 4 new pictures, pardon.
Also I dunno, should I make a small set with the dog?

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any time a normie come upon a community it does not understand: is this a sex thing?

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reading "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge and got to this quote from MLK

i'm pretty certain this has been posted before but regardless it bears repeating and, if you're white like me, deep thought and consideration about how this applies, has applied, and what to do so it no longer applies

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Every text message exists in a superposition of sarcastic and earnest

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Your regular reminder, as we head into US politics season once again, that CWs are good and anxiety isn’t praxis.

I feel like I want to write something for Ace Week, which is coming up in less than a month. I want to see the flow of words being poured from my brain to the screen to express the thoughts I’ve been having for a while – months and years – but Mastodon threads are bulky and easy to miss, I’m not sure what other platform to use, and I don’t know if I have the spare time to set up a personal blog. I will find something, but I don’t know what right now.

(This is not a request for advice.)

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Instance block recommendation
* Admin is a Holocaust denier who likes posting Hitler memes and anti-Semitic tropes.
* Admin also trolls the Fediblock hashtag with his :hot_shit:.
* Instance federates with all the usual freeze peach suspects.
* Instance name appears to be intended to either mock or cause confusion with one that's actually good.

Thank you [redacted :weirder_earth: user] for drawing my attention to this by reporting the admin. #FediBlock #WeirderAdmin

Random poll: Can you see this emoji? 🦣

The main purpose I’ve been using IFTTT for is to save my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify to a giant list of music I might like. I see that Zapier can do the same, so I might migrate for good

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I guess IFTTT is imploding after their decision to make their old users choose between staying on a degraded free plan, or start paying $24/year to keep the applets they’ve created in the last years. Lots of people are leaving the service.

I have already archived all my applets but three (the maximum number allowed by their free plan), and now I can’t archive one of the remaining because an unexplained error is raised, lol

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anybody else post their entire inner monologue or w/e online while simultaneously hiding their true emotions from people they interact with physically at all times?

Is there a way of writing (using grammar, punctuation, word choice) that could make it easier for people with dyslexia to read a given text, regardless of its formatting (font, line spacing, text alignment, etc.)?

uspol, Sri Lanka; societal collapse; Medium link 

“I lived through the end of a civil war — I moved back to Sri Lanka in my twenties, just as the ceasefire fell apart. Do you know what it was like for me? Quite normal. I went to work, I went out, I dated. This is what Americans don’t understand. They’re waiting to get personally punched in the face while ash falls from the sky. That’s not how it happens.”

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