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I didn’t walk away from the remake of Triumph of the Will because I thought the remake of Lord of the Flies would be more fun. Be better, y’all.

Ah, I'm heartsick. I should turn away from this small-scale drama and go make something that brings good into the world.

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And I'm so tired of watching people who are on the same side of the fight against authoritarianism be so easily divided.

Every minute we spend fighting each other is a respite for those who'd like to see us all gone from the world.

Sorry for the wave of boosts with the downer of the hard (and frequently messed up) challenge of community management.

I'm really sad to see the mob thing happen on here.

I'm so tired of the constant fighting everywhere.

I'm just so tired all over.

@dredmorbius @tsturm @fraying And if a social network can't cope with that, it won't cope with concerted attacks on minority groups, or propaganda, or any one of a million other things that have made FB and Twitter awful. The world is asymmetrical now, and we don't have the tools that we desperately need to deal with that asymmetry.

The thing that pisses me off the most about this Wil Wheaton thing is that there is a bunch of us who were talking about essential community management tools and techniques a fucking decade or more ago, and we were all ignored. And now what we see is that the lessons we all learnt and discussed back then have not just not been learnt by today's admins, but the scale of the problem has been allowed to get out of hand. And now it's very hard to put the genie back in the bottle.

I’m so goddamn tired of being in a bucket of crabs.

Mental health: today’s affirmation 

“Which is of course why it is so dangerous to join a mob… any mob, no matter how “noble” the stated purpose may be. The mob is almost surely led by a malignant narcissist. And that narcissist is using you.”

That quote comes to mind for me a lot when thinking about social media these days.

yesivebeenthere2.wordpress.com

One of the symptoms of depression is not being able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

wilwheaton.net/2018/08/the-wor

Wanna do some good? Form a brigade and go after Alex Jones or Mike Cernovich or Richard Spencer. Punch a nazi. They're not hard to find.

Wilw didn't deserve this. No matter how you feel about him, this was unfair. And we should learn from it because it will happen again.

We have to be able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

@wilw I’m so sorry. Please find an instance with a better admin. Mastodon is better with you in it.

For those of you who insist on using the phrase “opposite gender”, please note that the opposite of a woman is not a man, but rather an anti-woman.

If gender and anti-gender come into contact, they annihilate in an explosive release of energy.

What a lovely evening with my pals playing ! I am a happy DM. 😁

Australia's new Assistance and Access law would create new powers that could demand software developers obey secret orders to re-write or add spyware to their work.
We can stop it now—or have the world lose trust in Australian code. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/aust

shitty people will join mastodon. you can only rely on your instance to make it better.

if you wouldn't let the mods babysit your dog, i wouldn't join the instance.

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