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Folks, if you haven't seen the awesomeness that is @pamela 's flan emojis and other artwork, you need to fix this hole in your life. You can also get stickers of them, which are just super freaking wonderful at squareup.com/store/pmm

Why, it's almost like the government has lied to us about psychadelics. (And Bill Hicks was right about them.)

gizmodo.com/is-permatripping-r

9 Best Free Password Manager Software For 2019

fossbytes.com/best-free-passwo

(I personally use KeePassX and sync it using NextCloud to my phone. Regardless, I encourage EVERYONE to use a password manager; my post about making your online life secure is still relevant: ideatrash.net/2012/08/make-you )

good thing about online interaction: even when you're horribly ill you can try to comfort your pals when they're not doing well

Resource: Simple Wikipedia

simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main

This is the front page of the Simple English Wikipedia. Wikipedias are places where people work together to write encyclopedias in different languages. We only use simple English words and grammar here. The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone! That includes children and adults who are learning English.

[This text take

ideatrash.net/2019/02/resource

If you have submitted patches (or translations) to Mastodon before and they've become part of the software, you can go here:

opencollective.com/mastodon/ex

And submit an invoice for your work 💰

The only reason I have remained on #tumblr is because the #autism and #neurodivergent community there is the strongest and most supportive I've found. But I can't use the site if they're going to give me headaches with their colors. It might finally be time to leave.

So... is there a strong #autistic community here? It seems it might be time to give up on that site and find a new home...

Another genderless insult you can use to open your acceptance speech 

YouTube removing their proprietary annotations system from videos is an opportunity for the FOSS community to standardize and implement our own video format which incorporates clickable links that will be supported by standard video players just like captions are already. Then services like PeerTube instances can benefit.

New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

Welp, after discovering that something was growing in the Kool-Aid pitcher this afternoon, I now know why I felt nauseated last night and this morning... :flan_sick:

Profs at my alma mater, doing the right thing.

Members of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-WSU) took to the picket line on January 22, three weeks after the administration imposed a horrible contract on the faculty union. On picket line, faculty say they are fighting simply to get the administration to respect them and negotiate.

socialistworker.org/2019/01/28

The Spiderman Rule in Tabletop Roleplaying

For the new campaign we're starting, the game master asked us if there were any house rules we wanted to add (there's some other good ideas over here on Reddit). I suggested one that seemed to go over pretty well, so I thought I'd share it with you. While the mechanics are for 5th Ed Dungeons & Dragons (hence "death saves"), it's easily

ideatrash.net/2019/02/the-spid

Starting the good place because other people have television and Netflix

ableism, violation of privacy 

Is there a way to determine if your instance has been blocked by another? I've noticed that my federated timeline seems to be missing at least one other instance lately.

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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.