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A quick introduction:

I am or have been a: writer, publisher, renter of virtual apartments for real money, injector of radioactive materials (for the forces of good, usually), sociologist, teacher, BBS sysop, SJW, polyam, and dedicated to punching up. I also have screwed up a lot, and try to learn from that crap.

Other mastodon account at
@StevenSaus, but I'm planning on mostly using this one.

The New Yorker dropped a piece today on Linus Torvalds and the sexist culture of abuse within Linux. Turns out Linus's apology came after they contacted him for comment.

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Insurance providers offering discounts if you get an activity tracker or a gym membership is one thing.

A provider REQUIRING activity trackers and sharing the data for all new plans is not ok.

There’s white people and then there’s whyt pepol. One just describes the skin, the other describes the set of behaviors tied to shitty white people who never want to confront their skin tone and it’s relation to systemic power.

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Pro-tip: "Foolish mortals" is a gender-neutral way to refer to folks!

Talk like a pirate day? "Look! I torrented all the books by all my favorite authors!"

did u know: it is incredibly easy to not be creepy??? apparently this is not widely known.

But Steven, why are your bedclothes full of dog hair?

At one year, one month and 21 days old, Malcolm Gladwell became an expert at being Malcolm Gladwell

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[I]N software, it’s fine if a program runs at 1% or even 0.01% of the possible performance. Everybody just seems to be ok with it. People are often even proud about how much inefficient it is, as in “why should we worry, computers are fast enough”

Oh yeah. Like arrrrr and stuff. Give me yer rum and booty.

The Russian woman accused of working as an unregistered foreign agent, Maria Butina, encouraged pro-gun demonstrations in the U.S. as early as 2014.

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Seriously, Free Software vs. Open Source debate is important and all that, but if we do not recognize that these philosophies differ in details -- details which *are important*, but remain details! -- we are just letting ourselves get divided.

And that's all that's all the Microzon Facegoopple needs.

Don't feed the monster.

@teaneedz everyone has days where their best doesn’t let them accomplish what they’d hope.

there are a lot of barriers and not a lot of resources for many people instigating change. they are still doing the work and trying their best to do it. that should not make you more sad. fighting against obstacles is always a slow and hard fight.

people’s fortitude and resilience should inspire us always.

Hey @Gargron can we pretty please have limited Markdown formatting?.. I mean bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, monospace. That's all I'm asking for.

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.