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"I became an Anarchist when I decided to drop the theories and stop seeking power. When I stopped concerning myself with those things I realised that true Anarchy is my nature. It is our nature. It is what we were doing before the theories arrived, it is what we were doing before we were encouraged to be in competition with each other."

- Benjamin Zephaniah, 'Why I Am an Anarchist'

dogsection.org/why-i-am-an-ana

If youโ€™re thinking โ€œmaybe librem.one isnโ€™t so badโ€, just take a look a the following account for an example of the kind of awful people they allow.

CW: homophobic & ableist slurs, more awfulness on full profile


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This is a fraction of what I've been receiving the past few days/weeks through the App Store and email. It sucks, and it's impacting sales massively (to the point where it makes me question whether continued support is even worth it), but just got to hold it out.

Hey-o! Just want to say if you're enjoying our Mastodon server, our Matrix chat, or anything else we're doing @ privacytools.io, I would really appreciate it if you'd consider donating any amount towards our costs ๐Ÿ˜„

We're currently spending around $60/month on servers and other infrastructure, and we'd like to be able to pay our team more in the future! We prefer liberapay.com/privacytools.io/ but there are many other contribution methods at privacytools.io/donate/ ๐Ÿ˜… Thanks everyone!!

Autistic student graduation video that's going around 

How to prevent fascists from taking over, software edition 

List of kiwi farm instances 

does anyone else ever setup their phone as a wifi hotspot with the SSID of "Antifa HQ" at coffeeshops, then wait and see how the boomers react?

a take on deplatforming nazis 

We now have a #Glimpse project code of conduct!

The community determined it should be based on the Contributor Covenant, and that it should be added to and amended over time as the need arises. If you have any further ideas or feedback, let us know.

(As previously stated we are still working on the website, so expect the theme and layout to change in the near future)

getglimpse.app/code-of-conduct

Hmm very cool. TIL:

โ€œIP addresses can be shortened by dropping the zeroes.

Examples:
- http://1.0.0.1 โ†’ http://1.1
- http://192.168.0.1 โ†’ http://192.168.1โ€

โ€” mobile.twitter.com/0xInfection

The dev of Toot! for iOS isnโ€™t very patient with Gab enthusiasts, either. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

We trust you have received the usual lecture from your local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Women, especially women of color and trans women, built the foundations of most of your digital life.
#2) Before you try to help someone with a problem, make sure they actually asked for your assistance.
#3) Others' needs are more important than your convenience.

The last bit of software I made was a Firefox extension to bypass Twitter's t-dot-co click wrapper. toomanybees.com/fuck-t-co

It is extremely not useful and it took me a while to figure out why I bothered to make it (let alone publish it so it could be installed).

I desperately want to be a part of the exodus from for-profit social media, but I know that I don't have the initiative or confidence to work in a cooperative. So I decided to be a lone saboteur instead. ๐Ÿ’ฃ

"But people shouldn't just do things because they're told to, but because they understand why they're doing them."

Look if someone says you're standing on their foot do you step back or start to ask them about their experience with the pain?

If you're undecided about whether the oppressed or oppressor is right... why not just side with the oppressed? Literally worst case, they're wrong and so your actions are useless in fighting oppression. What's the worst case of supporting oppression?

discrimination/abuse laws 

@emsenn Thanks for the reads. What's most telling to me is how the CoC is changing rather than using it as, say, passing under the very low bar of using the incident as a mere exercise of enforcement ("Here's what the punishment would be if I weren't an admin").

It's super telling what kind of community FOSStodon wants to be, how new and inexperienced the admins are. Being great at tech connecting people doesn't equal being great at running a community of connected people.

Friendos and cool people.

We still have a barrage of negative reviews (known as review bombing), if you want to help us report their reviews as unhelpful, etc. feel free to head on over to #Tusky's play store page!

play.google.com/store/apps/det

If you like what we do, and wanna support the work, you can donate over on #OpenCollective

opencollective.com/tusky

capitalists: without the profit motive, nobody would do anything

game DRM crackers: hold my buffer overflow

the idea that people are inherently lazy assholes who wont do anything unless some taskmaster is cracking a whip on them and giving them a fraction of the true value of their labor is so baldly cynical and self serving that it says a lot more about the people who believe it than anything else

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