ugh wow, today was a lot. tootcat should be running better than ever though, now.

i've recently seen some talk of bots that say something like "we respect nobot, please don't report us" and i want to be very clear, we consider any bot that follows without explicit consent to be an invasion of privacy. please report them if you see any!

OMG, almost forgot!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOOT.CAT! πŸŽ‚ 😹 :kestraglow:​

She be 3 years old today, and still totally adorable... even if she gets into everything now.

cc: @news

precompiling assets while mastodon is running (thanks zram)
wish me luck

announcement box is feeling underappreciated so im just gonna put blobcats there sometimes when i feel like it

what's the best transformers character

making my own trans flag. it looks like this:

πŸ’ͺπŸ”₯ πŸ’œ πŸ–πŸ—‘οΈ
πŸ”₯πŸ’œ πŸ– πŸ—‘οΈπŸ’ͺ
πŸ’œπŸ– :hexafriend: πŸ’ͺπŸ”₯
πŸ–πŸ—‘οΈ πŸ’ͺ πŸ”₯πŸ’œ
πŸ—‘οΈπŸ’ͺ πŸ”₯ πŸ’œπŸ–

menu: items marked [GF] are gluten free
me: understandable, got it
menu: it doesn't mean girlfriend
me: yeah, i know
menu: ice water [GF]
me: the-- the ice water is my girlfriend? how?? is she okay???

meet beautiful singles in your area
when you see them:
stand still
crouch
reach out your arm
wait for the single to approach
accept headbuffs if given
accept that they might walk away, too
if they stay, pet them for a spell and tell them how cute they are
after a moment of purring, continue with your day, having been graced by the presence of cat

the life of an admin 

media is slowly dripping back into existence πŸ‘€

btw, we are having some issues fetching from other servers over ipv6, but accessing tootcat over ipv6 seems to work just fine. i've disabled ipv6 for the moment and removed the AAAA records so that doesn't cause any issues. if anyone has tips on what the issue could be, i welcome input

starting to cull old remote accounts that don't exist anymore

shoutout to everyone out there

constantly going through a lot
in poverty and underpaid for your skills and services
without help for disability
afraid
chronically sick
misgendered
misdiagnosed
traumatized

y'all are the real heros, simply for surviving.

someday I will have money, power, or some measure of influence,
and I will do my inhuman best to uplift you in any and all meaningful ways.

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but for today, I salute you, and hope beyond hope that you able to keep being brave.

See that white tree there amongst the green ones? I'm not certain, but I think it's an albino.

Like animals, some tress are born as albinos, devoid of pigments due to a genetic mutation. Without photosynthetic pigments, a tree cannot harvest energy from sunlight and normally wouldn't survive. But in a rainforest, any tree will be nurtured by the rest of its community, sharing resources through their roots. Even a tree unable to give anything back.

Image credit: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

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