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, I guess. I'm not new per se, but everyone's doing it, so here goes.

I'm Amber Alex. Queer, neurodivergent, 23. Pronouns are subject to change at the moment, so let's go with she/her for now (more detailed in bio).

What else do you put in a post like this? I dunno. I like and make music (metal, punk, mostly), books (SF and YA fantasy mostly), nerd stuff (ST, ATLA, DW). Sometimes programming and soldering stuff. I use the word stuff a lot.

No selfie for privacy reasons.

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Pinned tweet time! Let's talk follow requests.

I keep my account locked, meaning I have to approve each new follower. I'm fairly picky about that, have been on Twitter (not sure how much I'm gonna keep that up now that I'm here). Over there, I curated my followership quite extensively.

If you're queer, an outspoken ally (outspoken means visibly so), a friend of friends, or look to me like a good person: welcome!

All others: please don't take it personal if I don't approve your follow request.

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Not being a cunt, a dick or an ass increases your chances of getting whichever of those it is you're looking for.

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made a post on a local queer internet forum attempting to incite a riot over roe v Wade and now undercover cops posing as drug dealers are messaging me

privacy / gossip / uspol 

To be more clear, if someone tells you they missed their period, and then a month later they haven't said anything, gossiping to others that they might be expecting isn't just rude any more. It can cost people their freedom.

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Wenn ich einen Euro hätte für jedes Mal wo ich "wo sind meine Gläser" gesagt habe statt "wo ist meine Brille"...

I showered because I haven't since this heatwave started (windowless bathroom, horrible to ventilate afterwards)

Now I feel horrible because it's still 65% humidity and oof. Warm wet.

People tell you all the time: don't talk to the police. But why not?

Here's one reason you may not be aware of. In most American jurisdictions, once police have you in an interrogation room, they are free to lie to you if they believe it will help them produce a confession.

What kind of lies do they tell? Things like:

* "We have surveillance video of you committing the crime."

* "We have multiple eyewitnesses who saw you committing the crime."

* "We have a confession from the friend who was with you at the time, saying you talked them into helping you commit the crime."

Let's assume you are actually 100% innocent. Even if that's the case -- if you believe that the police have evidence that could convict you anyway, you are going to be under enormous pressure to confess, EVEN THOUGH YOU DID NOT DO IT. Your brain leaps to the thought that, if you're going to be convicted regardless, maybe confessing will at least get you some leniency.

So you confess, and the cops are happy. A confession nearly always leads to a conviction, and they just produced a confession out of thin air.

You just convicted yourself.

newjerseymonitor.com/briefs/hi

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on fedi

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on birbsite

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on Reddit

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes, full stop

Fedi is the most strange thing in the world.

On normal social media, you write a message and people just ignore it forever.

Here, you write a message, it stays ignored for 1 or 2 years, and then all of a sudden, for no reason, with no explanation, someone finds it somehow, boosts it, and it gets 200 likes and 120 boosts.

What the fuck.

I'm sure someone will boost this message in 2021 or 2022.
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Wanted to sleep so I took my SpO2 like I do every day before bed.

93.

Now I feel like I should stay up for a while.

manufacturers who make small screws out of non-magnetic materials: i will hunt you for sport. i am behind you. make peace with your gods.

Ubuntu: Telegram snap needs to be updated. Close the app.

Me: okay *closes app*

Telegram: *doesn't update*

Ubuntu: Telegram snap needs to be upda—

So if I wanted a mechanical keyboard WITHOUT unnecessary gadgets (no LEDs, no multimedia keys, etc) that lets me press more than three keys at once, what would I want to get?

Preferably in grey. IBM M style you know. Don't like black keyboards. Loud and clicky and tactile. No gaming keyboards (too many bullshit gadgets). Built to last please.

tfw your update is so bad, you have to bugfix the bugfixes 😂

This happens with literally EVERY Telegram update. After every update, major or minor, they post bugfixes within a day. Methinks they're not testing their updates enough before deploying them.

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food, weather 

How warm is it? Well I just ordered pizza and told them to hold the hot sauce.

Never believe cops. If they want to talk, ask if you are free to leave and if they say yes, leave. Get an attorney if they say no.

food 

Just casually wondering "have I eaten today?" at 8pm.

(I have)

abortion 

Corporations funding anti-abortion campaigns:

AT&T
Entergy
Exxon
Amazon
Walmart
CBS
CenturyLink
Comcast
Disney
Face­book
Honey­well
Microsoft
Sprint
Veri­zon
Archer Daniels Midland
Coca-Cola
AFLAC
Amgen
Anthem
Bris­tol-Myers Squibb
Centene
CIGNA
DaVita
Eli Lilly
J&J
HCA
Humana
Pfizer
United­Health Group
WellCare
Amer­ican Elec­tric
Chev­ron
Cono­co­
Hallibur­ton
Mara­thon
Occi­dental
Phil­lips
Deere
GM
South­w­est Airlines
Capital One Finan­cial
Citig­roup

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.