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I’m a strategist/entrepreneur/software engineer/activist, focusing on the intersection of diversity and software engineering. I’ve been on Mastodon for almost a year (see the replies for some of my blog posts on it). Some of my other interests include intersectionality, psytrance and darkwave music, and tarot. More about me from a professional perspective at

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SEATTLE: This might be the most important off-year election you ever vote in.

Not filling out your ballot means that Amazon basically buys the city. Which means we end up like San Francisco in 5-10 years (maybe sooner).

Vote progressive. Vote socialist.

Just vote.


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Lets take a moment to talk about the many faces of Activity Pub (this network) 

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Support Play Vicious 

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"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Hey new Mastodon users! Welcome, you’ll love it here 💛 if you need help, I used to be a newbie too, hence wrote a little blurb to help make sense of this new platform and its peculiarities. #fediverse

Aussi disponible en français :

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Good evening, I have some thoughts that are kind of meta to the fediverse and apply into society more broadly. One public toot, then I'll thread 🔓

So... I get torn between two principles & I think they're a reason why shared solutions like masto are so important.

Principle 1: own your shit / pay for the shit you use

Principle 2: there should be plenty of low-barrier & "free" spaces for people to congregate in some way.

This is tied to my being a librarian tbh.

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Masto meta; Tumblr; instance block policy; Nazi mention 

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warning for all the dudes that just followed me or even faved any of my posts

every "cis" "boy" who's ever followed me on Mastodon or Twitter becomes a trans girl or an enby or genderqueer or something after a few months

no exceptions

i don't know how it happens, i pretty much just make tech+gender jokes, but i'll see you at the pride parade next year

i'll be the tall one with the hair

so will you

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Yesterday I officially launched my Patreon to support work on Calagator, an open source community calendar platform. Details here:

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also uh #mastoDev

when are we gonna improve the image captioning UI it's so small and bad

improving upon it would enourage users to use it more

allowing us to see the whole caption as we do it, a pop up box for the description with the whole image visible, etc. those kinds of things. thanks

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The thing you have to keep in mind about the tech field is that white guys are invested in running out every other social group when it comes to that field because that is the only way they can maintain their 'dominance' of it.

This is the objective context of working in technology. If a dude isn't actively fighting against this context, he is enabling it.

Either you're for more diversity in the field or not. There is no middle ground.

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If recent events have you thinking about codes of conduct, you can hire me to evaluate yours and make an action plan to be ready to start enforcing it. $200 and I have a sponsored spot for a project that can’t afford to do this on their own.

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The fediverse is impressively hungry for anti-harassment tools!

The other day, I released —a tool to learn who you favorite most. It's a fun tool and spread widely with 30 boosts.

Yesterday, I released mastodon-de-mob.codesections.c As an anti-harassment tool you only use when being actively mobbed, I thought it would be of niche interest.

But instead, it's been boosted nearly 100 times(!), and is still going strong.

@Gargron this might tell you what features people want

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Put up a new Patreon post discussing the planned direction of Social @ PV and my motivations behind it. Check it out when you can.

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Hurricane notification, offer of help 

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@kibi Excellent post! I added it to the references from my TRANSform Tech talk -

Great point that “Acknowledging and recording the troubled history of the Mastodon software is essential to prevent the narratives of these other developers — frequently, marginalized actors doing important work for their communities — from being lost.” As @June says it's rare that these things are documented - and so credit tends to go to the less-marginalized people.

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