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Hey y'all, I'm finally ditching my flickr account and uploading pictures here: pixelfed.de/spacekookie

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New rule: if you @ me with unsolicited sleep advice, you get blocked.

I've been insomniac my entire life and I can't deal with the constant barrage of people having opinions about how my sleep works anymore

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uspol 

Solidarity to all comrades in the US. This shit is gonna get worse before it gets better :/ Stay strong, stay safe, trust yourselves and each other :anarchy: โค๏ธ

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For the past year I've been doing independent software research, funded by an Open Tech Fund grant. This summer the Trump administration de-funded the OTF, cutting off my income.

I've been living off my savings since then, and while I'm looking for alternative funding sources, applying and getting that money will take time and so in the meantime, if you can, please support my work via GitHub sponsors: github.com/sponsors/spacekooki, or Liberapay: liberapay.com/spacekookie/.

Thanks! Boosts appreciated.

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music posting, synth gear 

When I bought the octatrack (a big sampler) earlier this year I told myself I'd sell the blackbox. But I ended up not doing that because, I had hopes that it could still fit into a nieche in my setup. When I'm on the go, travelling, something I can put a set on and perform it somewhere without any other gear, or just to jam on.

But ultimately, only one of those use-cases end up being a good fit for it (in my opinion!) Look at the table I made:

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music posting, synth gear 

I posted on the 1010music forums as a reply to a post asking them to make the firmware open source so the community can fix their shitty code but I really doubt that will happen.

(comment: forum.1010music.com/forum/prod)

I'm torn. On one hand it's such a cute little thing and I could see myself having a whole set on there and it's just _so_ small.

On the other hand, it's really annoying to work with and every time I do I just get really frustrated and don't finish anything

re: de hot take 

@meena @JeDi @trisschen @f2k1de bei vielen bleibt das Fahrverhalten egoistisch. Ich lebe hier lange genug, war lange genug mit Fahrrad unterwegs und bin jedes mal fasziniert dass es bestimmte gruppen von menschen gibt, die fahrrad fahren wie sie auto fahren (fuรŸgรคnger*innen ignorieren, usw)

de hot take 

@JeDi @trisschen @f2k1de ich glaube ehrlich gesagt, dass dieโ€ฆ Kultur hier zu Lande einfach sehrโ€ฆ komisch istโ€ฆ was wirklich alle Verkehrsmittel angeht

ist wirklich schwer zu beschreiben, und ich lebe ja erst seit fรผnf Jahren hier, aber ist so eine Beobachtung

die Leute stellen alle, egal ob am Fahrrad, in der Tram, im Bus oder im Zug, oder im eigenen Auto den Anspruch auf Zeit, Platz und *Prioritรคt*

gross racist medical abuse towards children, canada 

In these experiments, control and treatment groups of mal-nourished children were denied adequate nutrition. In one experiment, the treatment group received supplements of riboflavin, thiamine and/or ascorbic acid supplements to determine whether these mitigated the problems โ€“ they did not. In another, children were given a flour mix containing added thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and bone meal. Rather than improving nutrition, the children became more anemic, likely contributing to more deaths and certainly impacting development. In these experiments, efforts were made to control as many factors as possible, even when they harmed the research subjects. For example, previously available dental care was denied in some settings because the researchers wanted to observe the state of dental caries and gingivitis with malnutrition.

"Canadaโ€™s shameful history of nutrition research on residential school children: The need for strong medical ethics in Aboriginal health research"
Noni E MacDonald, MD FRCPC, Richard Stanwick, MD, and Andrew Lynk, MD

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/

Wow, stuff I've learned today... how do people become so cruel?

football 

Hoping Germany gets kicked out so all the fucking flags disappear

How much of a data hoarder are you?

Anyone have recommendations for European, sustainable, and ideally worker owned clothing brands? :boost_ok:

family, + 

Last time I saw my dad in 2019 he had just retired and my brother and I were scared about his mental decline.

He started working again part time (he's a neurologist) and it's quite apparent that it's good for him, which is nice to see.

:blobcatlook: ุฃู†ุง ู…ู† ุฃู„ู…ุงู†ูŠุง. ูˆ ุงู†ุชุŸ

A comrade of mine is needing to find a safe place to crash for a bit in Denver. Her housing situation is getting worse as the person offering it is trying to sexually pressure her and she needs to get out of there.

Needs to be trans friendly and leftist.

Please let me know if you can help, she's a gem and in a bad situation.

Boosts are very welcome.

is there a list of groups the CIA has armed that have then gone on to fight against the USA?

when we finally have full communism I will lead the people's ministry of femboy allocation, and every household will have a femboy. that's the communist agenda as laid out by karl marx

Can I just say that in Star Trek supposedly there's no more poor people but we're supposed to take the words of starship captains in the federation for that. Trust us there's no more poor people

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