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This is me doing re-

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

From time to time I get |s, and some of those ideas have been channeled into my and projects.

I do my best to be kind and understanding, and I'm not afraid of some emotional labor for friends :)

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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.

Spam, negative reaction Show more

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Wait, am I the chosen one because there's a magic triangle of birthmarks on my face, or because I'm a cishet white boy?
[Clarification: this is a bad joke about mainstream fantasy litterature.]
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Watching the Automating Discrimination conference. The talks have been good so far. I'm also thinking that there's no way that this could be funded by Google and Facebook, and sure enough it isn't.

It's very obvious that when certain companies are absent from the sponsors list that there is a different kind of discussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SqHtroA8U8

game idea, toddler on the run Show more

High fantasy + post-furry concept Show more

High fantasy + post-furry concept Show more

Hottest Take Show more

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I need to find a trans community in NW Florida. I feel like I'm slowly falling to pieces, unable to present as male. If you're in the area, especially the Bay County area, can you please get in touch with me?

If you're not, can you please boost this so that area residents can see this?

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tired: donnerwetter
wired: dönerwetter

If I ever get rich enough to take up an expensive hobby based on collectibles - such as Magic: The Gathering or Warhammer - please remind me that I would much rather commission art from independent artists with those money.

: Rage of Light - Twilight of the Thundergod

WoC singing (read: growling) melodic viking death metal and doing a pretty good job of it.

youtube.com/watch?v=5uBgxgsRQX

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"I notice that the people who are afraid of machine super-intelligence are almost exclusively white men. I don't think anxiety about AI is really about AI at all. I think it's some white men's displaced anxiety upon realizing that women and people of color have and have always had sentience, and are beginning to act on it on scales they're unprepared for. There's a reason that AI is almost exclusively gendered as female."

youtube.com/watch?v=Lk1cHTof-E

tired: build an algorithm to analyze posts to find popular tags

wired: hard-code "Trending Tag: "

Is there anywhere I can read a (live?) summary of whatever Nintendo is unveiling at E3?

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Is "blog-reading / RSS-feed-tracking / Fediverse-article-reading" on mobile devices a niche with a gap that's worth it to dive in to?

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Free idea: RPG where your stats are Peace, Love, Unity and Respect

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