hi everyone :)
I Seem To Have Kicked My Social Media Addiction.
It feels great.
I'll be around from time to time, but wayyyy less often.
Follow policy Show more
I'm being more selective with who I let follow my account - especially people I don't really know.
I'm not eager to discuss some topics here - especially politics and other "hot button" topics - especially with people I haven't gotten to know better. This is more my sanctuary than the average Twitter account.
If I don't know you and you follow me, a predominance of those subjects in your TL is more likely to get a reject from me, at least initially. Sorry, try again later.
Mastodon 2.4.1 missing links Show more
If you were looking for these links that vanished from your Getting started panel, here they are:
Pinned toots: https://<your-site>/web/pinned
Muted users: https://<your-site>/web/mutes
Blocked users: https://<your-site>/web/blocks
Hidden domains: https://<your-site>/web/domain_blocks
I am back! With a very important announcement!
did u know boobytrap backwards is partyboob
not sure I ever did an #introductions actually
I'm a living-type person with one foot in my #tech job (open source, #CouchDB, #OfflineFirst), one foot in #electronics (analogue design, synthesizers, etc.), another in #music (currently participating in A Whale's Lantern) and another in relaxing stuff (#comedy #scifi #cats).
Oops, that makes me a quadruped Well, you get the idea.
My timeline is mostly politics free and inclusive. Come here to #relax. Look forward to meeting you!
A couple of friends of mine have recently been experimenting with mentioning CALLIGRAPHY PENS a lot around their laptops with browsers open on Facebook.
They don't talk about this otherwise, in any form or medium. Sure enough, they're getting calligraphy related FB adverts now.
There's no way big ad-based companies aren't helping themselves to data from your mic. Your phone and laptop are listening devices. For most of us, this will never have serious ramifications, but still, act accordingly.
trans, comics, ++ Show more
Just finished reading The Pervert.
Cannot begin to say how many complex feels I have about this book.
Seeing aspects of yourself or your friends in any fiction is part of the journey of empathy that keeps us together as a society, but this visual novel of vignettes went beyond mere recognition or self-identification into the corners few dare to explore. Fewer still are willing to cast an honest light onto them.
Buy it. Read it. Many times. Today.
Ever wanted to read the user's manual to a spacecraft?
Here you go.
its so sad google+ couldnt afford to run their instance anymore
quebec, pol Show more
I can't believe I just read this.
Quebec's incoming premier is going to retain the crucifix hanging in the National Assembly, stating it is a historic symbol, NOT a religious one.
"In our past we had Protestants and Catholics. They built the values we have in Quebec. We have to recognize that and not mix that with religious signs."
Of course this is as he moves forward banning some public officials from wearing hijabs and kippas.
Anyone have a credit for this cartoon?
I have my phone set to both English and French and when I tried to say mieux (better) one of the suggestions was m'linux
Toronto, violence, politics, money Show more
We know how to stop young people killing each other. We have the plan. The City of Toronto just refuses to fund it. https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2018/10/12/amid-spike-in-shootings-toronto-is-falling-behind-on-its-own-plans-to-curb-youth-violence.html
And a useful Twitter thread from the reporter herself here: https://twitter.com/jpags/status/1050867344078249986
pol, Canada Show more
Doug Ford fans always look exactly how I expect them to. "Imagine those stupid, mean brexit guys who are fueled by smoldering, unfocused resentment and just live to dispense misery onto service industry workers, but they're from Ontario." The lens of American liberalism and pop culture has this really inane, stereotyped image of Canada. No, these pricks exist everywhere. They have different regional riffs but there they are. It's just that most people have the sense to not let them have assault rifles and concealed Glocks.
i want to go
Living-type person. Toronto! This is a drama free zone. I do music, video games, electronics, other tech stuff, shitposting, but not in that order. #nobot ㊙️
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more