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To people on who favorite what seem to be random toots of mine: if you're favoriting my toots because you have a genuine interest in them, that's fine. I know people have interests outside of work and sex workers are no exception.

However, if you're favoriting my toots in an attempt to get me to use your services, you might want to check my profile first before doing so. I announce there that I'm a gay man and yet I keep getting favorites of this sort from women.

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Time for a new as my old one's a bit out-of-date.

I'm a 37 year-old cis man living in western PA, USA. I work as a and (unfortunately) backup . I'm primarily a user.

I'm also into , my username's my callsign.

I started back in July and am now a student glider/#sailplane pilot.

My other interests include , , , (which I used to work in) and , especially my own named Freyja.

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I mentioned that I had my second glider flight on Sunday. I took my DSLR camera with me this time, and when my flight instructor had control of the glider I took pictures. Here are four of them.

It was another great day for gliding/soaring. Too bad I couldn't stay long due to Freyja's vet appointment.

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


Does anyone know why the Platform Coop space regularly obsesses over DAOs and Crypto while ignoring Open Source? Hypes up Web 3 while ignore the Fediverse? Is it just lack of understanding, or something worse?

I mean seriously, what's our countdown clock on years until extremely angry actual fascists succeed in getting 100% control of the Amazon and Microsoft corporate networks, either via the boardroom or via the US Presidency?


And then what, they're just going to sit there and not weaponise the information equivalent of a nuclear weapon? They're going to just go "man we could really get our Dark MAGA pogrom on, but, gentlemen don't read each other's hypervisors"

We really think that?

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I would like to (dis)prove something my transphobic father said.
#transgender people, did you choose a name that’s a diminutive of or sounds like your deadname?
Preferably boost for a larger sample size.

Hey retrotechies! I have an Okidata Microline 183 printer with a busted tractor feed. It is otherwise in working order, and I even have ample ribbon replacements for it.

Where does one obtain a replacement for this part?

question for US based POC re society/violence 

Question for POC in the usa: (hello other there, echo......) Do you live in fear of violent white supremacists?
I often do, like when i see a confederate flag or swastika (daily) or read about idaho or fake theocrats. It's exhausting.

“They know that to reject the transitioner spells an end to the game, which is the last thing in the world they want.”

First that I'm posting pics from the new condo! loves that the bedrooms here have carpet.

As a housewarming gift to myself, I bought a coupld of 1-liter glass bottles on Sunday while I was grocery shopping since they were relatively cheap yet give my place a little bit more of a bistro feel. The pictures show them in use for what I intend: filling them with the zero sugar ginger ale I usually get in 2-liter bottles.

Those of you who have come here from corporate social media (recently or in the past) and stayed, which of the following were behind your reasons to stay here?

Boosts OK!

re: meta, CWs 

@erosdiscordia @maddiefuzz @rgegriff Tangentially I also prefer spelling things out in that way. It's not at all obvious to newbies what "uspol" or "mh~" or "a11y" means.

All right, Fediverse, do you have any recommendations for an email provider that isn't GMail or ProtonMail? I'm looking for something with IMAP support (and preferably not as a feature I have to pay for) as a replacement for my GMail account, which I use for subscribing to mailing lists and what I call "petty business," things like PayPal and for access to websites.

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.