cold take, Make [X] Great Again, fascism Show more
"Make [X] Great Again" is fascist rhetoric.
It implies that there was a Golden Age where [X] was Good, and that "We" should return to that age.
It's a slogan designed to evoke the "Myth of National Rebirth"(1) that is central to Fascism, while still being vague enough that any disagreement can be dismissed as "Against [X]".
It's a dogwhistle(2).
If you use it, you're either ignorant, naive or a fascist.
[footnotes in reply]
This is me doing re- #introductions
Hello! I'm a programmer and a (new-ish) parent, I've been running this personal instance since time immemorial.
I talk mostly about tech, but I try to branch out into artsy stuff on my secondary account: @zatnosk
I do my best to be kind and understanding, and I'm not afraid of some emotional labor for friends :)
On echo chambers and filter bubbles Show more
When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.
1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.
2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.
3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.
New Pepper&Carrot "Episode 29: Destroyer of Worlds" is now published online! → https://www.peppercarrot.com/en/article462/episode-29-destroyer-of-worlds
#peppercarrot #krita #creativecommons
I still think toots should be editable with visible/available history.
Free as in Bird.
If I could give legit 100% serious advice to straight cis dudes:
-If you're able, get therapy. Normalize talking & examining your thoughts & feelings.
-If you feel weird being vulnerable around u'r crew get a new crew. They're not tryna make the life changes you are.
-Is what you're feeling really Anger? Or is it Isolation, is it Abandonment, is it Insecurity, is it Hopelessness? What's the most effective strategy to de-escalate the zenith of those emotions/thoughts?
-Normalize being challenged.
The demon appeared in the summoning circle.
"Cool!" one of the astronauts said.
"We have summoned you," the other said, "to carry a message to Earth."
The demon glared at them. "Where. Am. I."
"In orbit. Tell Ground Control we are okay, but the solar storm killed our radios."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
If/when I get around to building that integrated multi-instance mastodon client I've been thinking about for so long, I think I'm going to name it "Multidon".
That's a good name right?
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Can you help me?
I've seen some amazing concept art (at the Warner Bro. Studio), and I really want to frame some and put them on my wall.
I cannot find anywhere to buy them as posters.
It is some of the concept art as shown in the Titan Books:
Boosts are welcome :)
Ffs, Ubuntu. I wanted to upgrade from 18.04 to 19.04, the updater wanted to upgrade me to 18.10 first, so I did that, and now whenever I start my computer, it more or less deadlocks after it loads the desktop. UI becomes extremely laggy or unresponsive, and the CPU is running 100%.
This time I only got it to run top, and then everything froze.... -.-
Lukewarm take, federation Show more
When/if I build my fediverse server, it's going to be opt-in federation instead of opt-out federation.
Default-public-everything is toxic.