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My apartment management office apparently never got the rent checks I sent the last few months.

And because I'm a world-class fuckup with ADHD, I never noticed that the checks hadn't actually cleared my account; my brain just went "Got enough for the next one? yes? Okay, we're good."

So now they're demanding I cough up $3700 in two days, and I only have about $1000.

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NEW: Thanks to a lawsuit filed by Democrats, over 70,000 Georgians were able to cast their ballots on Saturday, Nov. 26 for the U.S. Senate runoff. Democracy wins when more people are able to vote.

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None of Donald Trump's 2024 GOP rivals has had the courage to condemn his antisemitism.

Let's be clear. One sign your party has embraced full on fascism is when denouncing Nazis is more dangerous politically than dining with Nazis.

Media needs to treat the GOP accordingly.

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@Viss @jwz @alexwinter
"Like Fyre festival but for social media" is most apt and cutting comment I've seen about Hive.

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PSA: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet. As you look around for a new social media platform, I implore you, only use one that is a part of the World Wide Web. tl;dr avoid Hive and Post. If posts in a social media app do not have URLs that can...

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Having run my own test mastodon server, I can tell you that boosting is REALLY important. That's how posts propagate between servers that are not federated together.

I may get a bit technical, and it can be hard to describe but it's something like this:

Let's say that you have 2 servers, A and B that are not connected. They have their own federated timelines that is vastly different.

let's assume they have their users @a@A and @b@B that are mutuals. If user @a@A sees something interesting on theirs federated timeline and boosts it, user @b@B will see that on their own home page. But more importantly server B will now know about and download that post, and everyone else on B server will be able to see that post on their own federated timeline!

And that's why you boost, guys! It helps posts to spread.


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Picard management tip: At a high level, know how all the machines work.

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From 1989 to 2019, typical working families saw a negligible increase in wealth.

Meanwhile, the wealthiest one percent got $29 trillion richer in those same 30 years.

This is what oligarchy looks like.

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ATTENTION EVERYONE WRINGING THEIR HANDS OVER “#MASTODON ADMINS CAN READ MY DIRECT MESSAGES”: #SysAdmins have *always* been able to read your #email and DMs unless encrypted, including at the big #SocialNetworks and Internet providers. We used to have t-shirts that said, “I READ YOUR EMAIL.”

It’s just hitting now because you got used to places where the admins were kept away in their cubicles and data centers instead of greeting you at the front door.

#privacy #security #InfoSec #cybersecurity

I finally got around to actually wearing my new breastforms 🎉​

(i.e., using adhesive and planning to leave them on for at least a few hours instead of just shoving them in a bra for half an hour to see how they look)

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PSA about transmisogyny and interactions as a transfemme, long, violence ment 

PSA for those in the back:

We focus on transmisogyny because misogyny is rank and rampant, and trans women face it in a particularly violent and oppressive manner.

I'll never forget that every trans woman I have ever met will always be nice and kind and smiling - not because they are nice and kind and want to smile, but instead because they fear for their lives otherwise.

As trans women, we know that when we arent "nice and fuckable", those same people who were being nice to us might turn around and stab us, or harass us, or threaten our lives.

The last time i was genuinely bitchy to someone who was being unkind and cruel in a public space, 30 people turned around and harassed me instead of dealing with the bad actor. Time and time again, the statistics and annecdotal experiences of trans women (especially BIPOC folks) show that we either get to be palatable to whiteness and cis people, or we get to fear for our lives

what kind of fucking life is that? Think about it! What would happen if you got mad about something trivial on social media? Say you were contrarian about a Marvel movie. Worst case scenario, people would argue with you about the merit of your opinions. If I were to do so? I'd have death threats, threats of sexual violence, harassment, and dismissal as moronic and idiotic - as if I had never had an intelligent thought in my life. Oh, and then some people will probably engage in a discussion about it.

And if your thinking to yourself, this is all unreasonable that can't happen... I'd like to refer you to the DMs of any trans women. I'd like to refer you to the countless trans femme voices that speak out about this only to be silenced. I'd like to point you to the fact that you automatically dismissed and denied my reality, and how that is evidence alone of these systems of oppression.

Anyways, please remember that your transfemme friend probably wont tell you how they really feel on things unless you prove you wont harass, dismiss, and mistreat them for saying it. Please remember that trans women have value outside their ability to have a penis inside them <3 <3 <3

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Getting some black coffee brewing for today's Black Friday show… join me for the Early Bird Breakfast in ONE HOUR at !

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Flat Colored Icon C0mish of a beautiful Sakura raptor!✨ / #FurryArt by me!🦖🎨 //

Thanks for looking!
#furryartist #furry #furries

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The Republican Party claims to love freedom. But what about the freedom to live your life without being killed in a mass shooting?

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Hey Mastodon. I co-founded a website specifically for trans voices because mainstream media and politicians keep talking about us but never let us be part of that conversation.

Check out some of our cool shit;

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Welcome to America, where “pro-life Republicans” spout hateful rhetoric and advance legislation that leads to senseless acts of violence against the LGBTQ community.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

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We are a Mastodon instance for LGBT+ and allies!