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New account, time for an .

I'm a white guy, more or less living at the top of Privilege Mountain, trying to learn to dismantle and undermine that privilege.

Things I'm into:

Things I'm (interested in?) learning about:

• And all the stuff above, naturally.

This is, of course, incomplete. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Continuing :

In 2018 (at 36), I realized my sexuality wasn't as straightforward (or straight) as I'd previously thought. It's more complicated because of course it is, but I generally consider myself bi/pan :heart_pansexual:.

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Good (very late, but still technically) morning, gentles all. 🌇

Meta / Trump instance / fediverse 

Sure there's no Trump instance in our corner of the fediverse but so what? A massive silo of bile can be blocked from your gaze easy-peasy with a few clicks. There's no Play Vicious amongst us anymore. Have a think on what that tells us of the health of this place instead 2/2

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Meta / Trump instance / fediverse 

Are we done patting ourselves on the back for a job well done blocking an instance that hasn't even gone live yet? I wish the fediverse on the whole was this vocal while instances full manipulative cliques of "problematic favs" were busying themselves with bullying off a bunch of Black users like it was nothing, or causing some users to feel they need to make their presence smaller to survive without being harassed. 1/2

white folks, do not do this shit 

this is a thing that i experienced today outside of fedi, and i am talking about it here because i care about this community here on fedi and want to hold us to better standards. do. not. coddle. people. who. cause. harm.

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white folks, do not do this shit 

white people apologize to try to absolve themselves from wrongdoing. their deterrent from causing harm is whether or not it makes them feel bad and whether or not they are coddled when they whine about feeling bad.

that apology did not bring with it a commitment to do less harm in the future. other white folks choosing to coddle rather than address the harm, are communicating to others that the apologizer's well-being is more important than those who were harmed.

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white folks, do not do this shit 

in a space that is not even white-dominated, a white person makes a statement like comparing "asian x" with "regular x", gets immediately called out by an asian person. white person backpedals with an excuse about how white privilege "just sneaks in" sometimes and apologizes for "using the wrong word". no asian people reply. other white people coddle the white person for feeling badly about having messed up, none of them check in with any asian person.

Good morning, gentles all. 🌇

Been doing a lot of Dad Friend with folks last couple of days and really liking it. I just want my friends to be happy and have good things in their lives, you know?

just saw "composter.json" instead of "composer.json" and I really love that typo

really a big mood typo

I am very upset that USB seems to be gaining ground as a new power standard??? Like... Are you even saving money per item giving it a USB plug instead of a two-prong? Because you're definitely costing me money buying all these wall warts for fuckin' lamps and shit.

> They knew they had two very similar labour markets, but they also realised they had a control group (Pennsylvania) where nothing was going to change, and a treatment group (New Jersey) where nothing was going to change except for one variable: the increase in the minimum wage.

> So, they surveyed 410 fast food restaurants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before and after the rise in the minimum wage.…

> However, their findings weren't welcomed by the establishment.
[ . . . ]
> American economist James Buchanan, a Nobel Laureate himself (in 1986), was scathing of the suggestion that a core "law" of economics might not be universal after all.
[ . . . ]
> "Just as no physicist would claim that 'water runs uphill,' no self-respecting economist would claim that increases in the minimum wage increase employment."

/via… @ahuka

I did good at today. Came in 2nd of 11 in my first in-person tournament (like, 3rd ever tournament). Not, like, a towering achievement, but _way_ better than I expected to do. Also, there were some _really_ great moments throughout the day both good and bad for me. Netrunner's such a good time, y'all.

hey aliens,

when we launch billionaires into space, those are for you. you're supposed to take them. those are free specimens for your research. on the house

you're welcome

And of course there's the first novel I published: BOOKS & BONE. What if necromancers were exactly what you think they are ... but also almost sweet?

📚 secret libraries
💀 surprisingly friendly undead
✨ resurrecting ancient magic
🐦 shapeshifting
🧙 a new perspective on necromancers
💜 ace romance

You can find it here:

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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.