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.
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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 :)
Profile picture is: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clusius_dodo.jpg
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 #hypha spike start: Multiwriter 1
Okay, I have now drawn three pixel-flowers for #MastoCity, but I have no inspiration for what I should draw as the last two. (I want five in total.)
- Must look like it's a single flower on a single stem.
- Must be believable in five different colors (assuming red,blue,purple,yellow,white - possibly orange instead of one of those)
- Must be something I can plausible draw in 32x32 pixels (this is the hard part, I'm not that good at pixelart)
Don't ask people "when are you having kids". Especially not women, who suffer this question a lot. ("Are you having kids" is a more okay question *if you know the person well*, but only sometimes.)
They might be, they might not be, and yes they've probably thought about it, and no, it's none of your business.
Related to #3, when @pixelfed reaches v1.0 and feels stable enough, I'm planning on setting up a danish instance and try to grow it.
I'm not sure about naming or instance theme yet, but I'd like to reach the viking (reenactment) community and the witchy/pagan communities that I enjoy following on instagram.
Wreck-It Ralph 2 Show more
okay sorry just popping back in for a second to leave you with the following phrase:
"sonic is not inherently morally superior to fortnite"
In more Moose related News:
Norway and Canada Go Head to Head Over the World’s Tallest Moose Statues
So, uh, it turns out there's no medical reason at all for people who menstruate to stop taking oral contraceptives 7 days out of every 28.
Apparently the guy who invented the things thought the Pope would be more likely to approve if the pills included a "window" to match the body's "natural flow". (Hint: he still didn't approve.)
tech shitpost Show more
The renowned computer scientist, John from Newman.
unicode "art" Show more
Does anyone around here remember this thing? I think it made the rounds back in 2011/2012
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If you give someone a Capability, is that then a Universal Resource that they want to Locate or is it a Universal Resource that they want to Identify?
Ugh, I keep bumping into the you-don't-have-time-for-that hammer, when I think of something new I want to do.
I very briefly considered running an open / semi-open mastodon instance, but I really don't have time and spoons to do proper moderation in a serious way.
And unless there's some way to have my cake and eat it too, I should really just not put extra stuff on my plate.