Maybe since there’s a huge influx of new folks this can make the rounds and actually be heard this time:
INSTANCE ONLY POSTS WHEN?
HEY EVERYONE! WE CAN SAY "FUCK TERFS" NOW
BOOST TO SAY "FUCK TERFS"
just because i shitpost all day doesn't mean i don't do anything valuable with my time.
i mean, it doesn't mean that, but it's true
I'm aware I'm not much on plants OR leftism but the climate is too bleak to get much done, and also my plants.
You know go is a relaxing game because the time with it seems to pass instantly.
That is a lie of course, what happens is the computer wages my life for each game and when it's done feeding me my own teeth it sends me to the shadow realm and steals some more.
It's fun though, once I calm down.
just a reminder for mastodon newbies: if there's a badly moderated instance that you're receiving harassment/spam/etc from and it's not blocked by your instance's admins, you can block everything from that instance on your own terms!
Not for nothing that AI generated images being horrifying mashups is taken as a huge and complete success by everyone *besides* Very Serious developers. Everyone else can see you are making art. Own it.
In a terrible but useful idea for everyone any computing qualification should have an art history requirement.
Why you ask? It ends the pretension that anything being done in actual software projects is reproducible scientific work (that can't be copyrighted), or requires concession to physical laws like architecture or engineering. It's an art form, and it's not repeatedly figuring out a better way to make good software it's having artistic styles coming in and out of fashion.
Yes, the win was a fluke. Now how did it happen??????
If you're thinking about making a new instance, keep in mind that there are plenty of instances full of alt-right sadboys. But here, you can do something about them by blocking those instances from yours.
I have a list that I keep regularly updated, and it documents a lot of examples of the kinds of things people and admins say on an instance, and I deconstruct common bigoted dogwhistles and conspiracy theories!
Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.
If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.
If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.
Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.
You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍
thread on why people on mastodon put content warnings on politics Show more
LB: good thread on CWs and why they exist
best analogy I have -- if you're complaining that your material needs to get out to people, you're saying you can't write an accurate title that gets them to click your CW
and if you're complaining that your material "is only gonna offend X", then you're admitting you don't give a shit about their psychological well-being enough to type a word or two and click one button
don't be that
The worst part of go is actually winning a game and not understanding how??? Yes, I see that I have the most territory computer, but this isn't even a full size board and you have been dunking on me in ways I don't fully understand for two weeks. Did you just take pity on me?!
Life hack: if you’re very upset about something I highly recommend going out and exhausting yourself with some heavy yardwork, my yard looks good now and I got sprinkled with just enough rain to be enjoyable