@RachelFriend Once Trump was allowed back on I immediately stopped posting. I'm going to replace my profile with a linktree and a reference here. I still check occasionally to watch the pretty fires, but I don't participate there any longer and even the checking has been far less.
And thankful for those overseas who could look away, but who don't. In governments. International orgs. The diaspora. And people at home.
Thankful to those who pick up the phone not because they must, but because it is right.
And thankful for Ukranians at home. Who for no reason beyond their nationality face a winter, made colder and darker than it should be. But who face it with their own unique warmth and light to defeat the wind of fascism blowing from the East.
To all of you, thank you.
If you'd like to donate to www.treehouseforkids.org and support kids in #seattle and #WashingtonState experiencing #FosterCare thru my donation page I was surprised to find out THERE IS DONATION MATCHING for the next several days!!!
Donate $5 and it magically becomes $10 for holiday toys, books, warm clothes, driver's ed classes, school supplies, and more 💚
I think in this analogy, mastodon is like the cool, homebrew farmer's market down the road .. not _really_ a mall, but still has a lot of the same structural underpinnings (it's on private property, and if you want to do something besides set up a booth to sell goods/services it's likely to be a problem)
It's bad enough all the fucking nagware popups telling me to buy this install this add this. Fuck off already.
@ssfckdt remember #libertarians are #notonyourside - they conflict with both the #left and #right - but they also align on many things, e.g. happy for decentralisation to include #socialist mutuals (but also allow the other side). However history has many socialist experiments ending in central control, i.e. not content with their own mutual, they want to force/shut down others (hint: it doesn't work, they go underground).
I just find it weird that Musk wants to make Twitter open source and connected, and that made people jump ship to the fediverse (which is open source and connected). I think the acceleration is a good thing, just strange.
I'm dismayed at some of the people on the #left throwing shade at #decentralization as "some #libertarian noise." Like, this is literally people #seizing the #means of mass communication, and these people are opting to side with the #profiteers because apparently it turns out the #proles are actually scary.
The ideal socialist condition would be independent communities self-governing and engaging in mutual aid. How the hell does #Twitter fit that model even *remotely* better than #Mastodon?
Hey all, with the continued influx of Twitter people, I'm once again seeing a drop in the number of people who add alt text/image descriptions to what they post, denying access to many disabled users here.
Exactly how you do this varies by Mastodon client app, but it is usually just below the image once you upload & before posting.
Even a short-but-useful description is better than nothing—focus on what you're trying to get others to get from the image rather than describing every detail.
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