Sure! NewsGuild is part of the Communication Workers of America and represents people in the news industry.

The News Media Guild is a local of NewsGuild that represents employees of several wire services (including The Associated Press, where I work) and The Guardian US.

I'm the Guild's point of contact for AP staffers who are based in Chicago—so I answer questions, encourage people to join, and raise concerns with managers here if needed.

Best way to move instances on #Mastodon:

On your OLD account:

1. Export your follows, mutes and blocks: go to Settings, then Data Export, then download the CSV files (you do NOT need to request an archive to do this!)

2. Set your old account to redirect to the new one: go to Settings, then Edit Profile, then "Move To A Different Account" (at bottom of screen)

On your NEW account:

3. Upload your follows, mutes and blocks: go to Settings, then Import, then upload the CSV files


Who in the fediverse is an active leader/officer of a union?

(Boosts appreciated!)

@zee I'm a shop steward for the News Media Guild, which is a NewsGuild local.

Hey. HEY. Listen up, people doing hobby stuff.

If you share your work, it's okay to want to get paid for it.

Even if it's stuff you give away in other forms or to individuals. Even if it's built on the free work of others. As long as you're not violating a license somewhere, you do nothing wrong by charging to cover your costs working on things, or building things, or maintaining things, or creating things.

We all need to get by. Giving stuff away is great. It's not *required.*

@Gargron I'm here! Also know of some other journalists on 4estate.media, which @aendrew runs.

Anybody have any recommendations for accessible (specifically fully-captioned) training resources for becoming a linux sysadmin?

A coworker who is deaf is interested in learning more, and we're having trouble finding professional, comprehensive resources for him.

#accessibility #linux #sysadmin #training

Speaking of DIY skills and such, I think soap and bread are two of the top "it's easier* than it sounds" things you can make and enjoy a direct, material benefit from.

For example, I used to think you needed a bread machine to make bread. Then I realized, "That can't be right. People have made bread for thousands of years."

I think the process of making things like that has become kind of obscured from us in modern life. But you really can just go out and Make A Thing.

@Bubu @fdroid_lurker That's how I read it, too. $DEITY forbid someone publish software that's relevant to half of the world's humans…

i guess i should write a blog about how to properly handle moderating an instance.

because i see a lot of admins who just accept dzuk's blocklist as gospel (which they themselves explicitly say not to do!) or the suggestion of random threads as gospel, without actually verifying the information being provided.

admins who are considering making moderation decisions are obligated to properly investigate: things like published blocklists or threads are simply data points, and the final responsibility of making moderation decisions still lies with the admin.

for example, someone just said that mobile.co and honey.church should be blocked for the same reason.

but the rationale for an admin to block either one is wildly different -- one is an alt-right instance and one is an LGBT instance that does not accept specific views about the LGBTQIA+ vs MOGAI issue. regardless of how you feel about either instance, those are completely different concerns!

(incidentally, if you want to know the situation on those instances here, we remove mobile.co from shared timelines for now, and are leaving honey.church alone until we see reason to do otherwise)

In other news, unless you're a farmer, a baker, or a vampire, getting up while it's still dark is a bloody stupid thing to do and its popularity reflects badly on our species.

There's ethical uses to analytics. It can be super important to a business and dictate how they spend their money, and help ensure they don't spend frivolously and eventually cost people jobs. I like being paid. It puts food on the table. That means ensuring I work efficiently and don't waste man hours on features no one are interested in

“Turn off everything that doesn't work for you, look for alternate processes to do the things you want to do better, speak on your own terms, block and mute and re-route.” - Warren Ellis

@Averly Lower-resolution screens might be easier—larger pixels and therefore larger subpixels.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.