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when I needed a therapist, I sent out 80 calls, messages and emails and got two replies. And that was for any mental health provider at all. I wasn't looking for a particular specialist. And I hit up surrounding cities bc virtual was an option.

Our health care blows and isn't reliable where time is a factor.

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Hi, I’m Tom! he/him, ace, loosely cis. I am a podcaster, writer, data analyst, and tech dilettante. I live in MA, heart belongs to RI.

I sometimes post fandom stuff, particularly Doctor Who, Homestuck, Nintendo, and Star Wars, but also others. I have zero patience for fascists, terfs, racists, etc.

I run, see @admin for toots related to that. I am currently its only user but will be inviting a small number of folks later this year.

More about me:

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One of the weirder stories of the 2010s. Gareth Williams, a mathematician employed by the British security services, goes missing. His body is eventually found in his apartment’s master bathroom, stuffed inside a red duffel bag. Which is padlocked. FROM THE OUTSIDE.

This leads to a furious, five-year-long debate in the courts and the public press as to whether the fact that the bag was locked from the outside is conclusive proof of foul play, which all turns on two questions. First, whether it is physically possible for a person to lock themselves inside a duffel bag. And second, if there is some reason why a person would want to.

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Z's random language quiz:
What do you call these?

Please CW your responses to avoid influencing others. I'm looking for whatever your immediate ‘gut’ reaction is here, however seemingly silly, as you would use in casual conversation.

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Hi, I've been around the Fediverse for some time now but never introduced myself.

I am a librarian from Cologne working on tools and projects around Linked Open Usable Data. I love the open, decentralized web and using/creating/maintaining free software. I also do some LIS teaching on IT topics.

I am tooting in English and in German but not frequently. I also toot for @lobid, @skohub and @swib.

#introductions #introduction

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it's the confluence of my interests. I love the Disco Elysium fan art community

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Request for input from blind programmers 

Saw a tweet saying that tabs work better than spaces when you're using a braille display

Seems logical, but this information doesn't seem to be coming from a blind person, so I thought I'd check

Which form of #Python indentation is more accessible to you?

(sighted people: don't vote, be patient)

#accessibility #programming

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signed up for cohost without an invite code, which means I have no ability to post.

big improvement over most social microblogging platforms which, unfortunately, have always allowed me to post

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""Unity presupposes organization. If you have no organization, you can't be united... Unity is not a feeling. Unity is not an emotion. Unity is a means of channeling the energy of the people towards given objectives within principles."
-- Kwame Ture, born today in 1941

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"The racist white person . . . doesn't understand that [they are] also a race. It's also constructed, it's also made, and it also has some kind of serviceability. . . . But when you take it away, I take your race away and there you are, all strung out and all you've got is your little self. And what is that? What are you without #racism? Are you feeling good? Are you still strong? Still smart? Do you still like yourself? . . .

"If you can only be tall because somebody's on their knees, then you have a serious problem. And my feeling is, white people have a very, very serious problem. And THEY should start thinking about what THEY can do about it. Take me out of it."

- #ToniMorrison on whiteness

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Même les morts ne seront pas en sécurité si l'ennemi l'emporte. (Walter Benjamin, Sur le concept d'histoire, VI, 1940) #philosophy

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The CBC interviewed a researcher for an article on invasive jellyfish, and in the radio portion he clearly says "gelatinous zooplankton" which got written up as "gelatinous sewer plankton" in the accompanying article. Here I am cracking up because that sounds like a toy in the clearance bin at Zellers, maybe those pellets that expand into sponge animals, with a knock off Ninja Turtles font on the package.

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I'm helping with facilitation of a conference today. The conference is in a hotel near Mount Kenya - 6,800km away from me. I'm sitting looking at an empty room on Zoom - they've gone for lunch - and marvelling at how in my lifetime we've gone from ARPANET to NSFNET and JANET to thinking nothing of being virtually present with people halfway round the earth, collaborating on the same information at the same time. We achieve so much when we collaborate. And we stand to lose so much if we don't.

~ I managed to not procrastinate at work today.
~ I feel loved.
~ Very low-key, healthy and tasty dinner.

Proton or Zoho or ... for secure email for a very small business with an IT person (me!) with basic tech knowledge?

“The primary mission of the Stoics… is to be helpful to others and serve the greater good, and they don’t do this to make themselves happy. They do it because it is the right and natural way to live.”

Ward Farnsworth, The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User’s Manual, Chapter 11


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the concept of a carbon footprint is actually useful when applied to anything besides individuals—corporations, cities, whole industries, etc., but it is actively counterproductive doomer shit to apply it to your own life

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Growers Market
10 am - 1 pm

Showers Market
8 am - 4 pm

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