One fairly reliable way to tell if someone is trustworthy, or at least capable of growth, is to see whether they get fragile when someone points out the bullshit from their dominant identity, e.g. cis men, white/abled/straight people etc. If they take criticism of their own privilege in stride, or at least try to hear it even if it upsets them, there's hope. If they try to shut it down and frame themselves as victims, that's a huge red flag.
@forAll52 it's basically people saying they went through hardships/trauma and think that means everyone should go through hardships. lotta folks act like the world is supposed to not be fair bc it wasnt fair to them basically if that makes sense
someone might want to tell whoever upkeeps fediverse.network that Spinster is actively spoofing their useragent now https://gitlab.com/soapbox-pub/soapbox/merge_requests/124
And just like that, Mastodon is taken seriously and gets a decent writeup that that doesn't treat it like a side show, or say that it's "crumbling." https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21012553/twitter-bluesky-decentralized-social-network-developers-reaction-mastodon-activitypub
Sincere Q: what are some constructive directions one can start looking to support dual power etc. if one suffers from a lack of time/spoons, but has some money going spare?
Secondary Q: the above, but if that person were able to free up an extra day per week and thus have more time/spoons?
Bonus points for answers that are things one can do off/on when time/energy is available, rather than having to commit to on a scheduled basis.
Are there any good serialized audio feeds/podcasts about free software or related topics that highlight the voices and perspectives of women, people of color, queer, disabled, and/or neurodivergent people etc.?
I'm tired of my options being Linux for Men who make "triggered" jokes, and women who talk about the proprietary/business world.
Dear cis grammar wonks
Over the last century we have, in our own stories and literature, shown y'all over a dozen alternate pronouns and conjugations for English.
Your response has been even more hostile than the minor adaptation to the indefinite "they." "Crazy," "weird," "attack helicopter," "otherkin," you've complained. We dreamed the language of Utopia and you never bothered to read or listen.
Of all alternatives, the one we choose to be least disruptive, the one that is a minor shift in your own colloquial use is still quibbled over. "They" is the limit, the least, the minimal step. Reject this and it's clear what you are making excuses for.
@jasper I know that his intentions aren't good: generally when something like this happens in business the goal is to destroy or infiltrate. Someone linked an article where Jack is described as having an 'idealistic vision for the future'; it's easy to bow to the powerful and agree with their claims.
My thoughts are Twitter could use their connections to eventually flag mastodon instances as malicious or suppress them from search results, as well as claiming ownership over the concept itself.
I feel like this is either:
1. Jealousy-induced hobby project
2. An attempt to copyright the concept, in order to shut Mastodon down as infringing
I can't see this going anywhere other than in one of those two directions.
'an existing decentralized standard they can help move forward' or 'create one from scratch'
• Make an offer to Eugen to sell out to them (or)
• Make their own clone and then go for the copyright infringement angle