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JK Rowling 

If you've always loved a story's world
but the writer's a bit abhorrent
the way to sort these feelings out
is pinching their stuff with bittorrent

So this is just the week of publications falling apart huh

Lazy fediverse question: Is anyone aware of voice or video chat that has or uses any kind of environmental audio? Thinking of large virtual gatherings at $day_job and how they collapse after a certain size. Something that literally lets people move towards/away from topics of interest/disinterest could be super useful.

I know this doesn’t help _much_ right now but just a quick shout out that it takes very little to just tell someone you appreciate them, their work, their values, their thoughts, their company, or just their presence in your life.

Say it to your friends, coworkers, family, anyone. Compliment people. It’s a superpower that can change someone’s day, week or hell, year.

Hell, here I am STILL thinking about a single compliment someone gave me in 2011. It goes a long way.

I’m sorry your department store got burnt down. Now you’ll have to shop at a _different_ international corporate megamart while cops continue to perform state sponsored murder unchecked.

Regrettably we've had to deal with several instances of racist content over the last 24 hours.

We remind our users that we have a zero tolerance policy on racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia on this instance, in accordance with our instance rules.

Like many other Mastodon instances mas.to is paid for and run by private individuals. We do not owe any user a platform, and will actively remove any user who believes they can post racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic content here.

Amazing how the Boston tea party is held up as this story of American tenacity and a symbol of rejecting crushing authority, then some black folks fuck up a target and suddenly its bad to do exactly that

The only cryptocurrency with any kind of value is Nook Miles Tickets

Ecobee changed their logo from a cute lil bee icon to a lowercase sans-serif “e” and I don’t fucking understand

I typo’d and tried to go to `write.ads` in my browser

Google memories (1/x) 

y'all going to laugh, but I really believed it. I drank the kool-aid. this was the mid-00s, a tech company with a motto "don't be evil" still felt daring rather than cringe – for an alienated techie like past me, at least; my politically aware friends tried to warn me; but I didn't realise that Google leveraged its fine-tuned advertising machinery also for recruiting, and I swallowed the whole thing.

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~spam email subject

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