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I don't know what I am, but I'm here.

I write a lot about feelings (especially grief) and dissolving the plutonomy. I code; I record original music; I build shelves; I pull out wisteria; I parent; I friend.

In suspended transition from 2000-2016, struggling towards transgirl since then.

money (-) help needed 

Most of the money of my partner's new job has been going to paying late bills and council tax and stuff so we've been incredibly strained the past few months, it should hopefully level out somewhat finally next month as we no longer have outstanding things to pay.

I've been working as much as my mh lets me, which unfortunately isn't enough. Right now my bank account is nearing zero again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

...and having made that joke, I feel like we really ought to have an actual internet radio station...

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Taking offline for a database repair operation. Not sure how long this will take, but I'd guess on the order of 30-60 minutes.

Will post on MeW if there are any issues which prevent the site from operating after that.

We only have ten days before the power's cut off. Please consider boosting or donating on our GoFundMe if you can and wanna help disabled folks, we still need 486€ for it to be paid!

Emergency GoFundMe with explanations:

My PayPal if you prefer:

Thanks for any help!

#mutualaid #transcrowdfund

I'll be taking down a bit later today for a db repair -- apparently it got corrupted somehow.

[blames the Supreme Court]

This has a good chance of resolving the "422" issues @dredmorbius and @FiXato have been having.

I'll create a highly performant interface with Docker, see if I can transcode their DNS address...

abuse, cypher culture 

Peeps are doing such a bad job expressing the problems with the new scanning proposal from the @EU_Commission

Hopefully I can sort it out with some dos and don'ts.

To activists:

Don't downplay CSAM! It's creepy, it's harmful, it's an abusive industry, it ruins kids' lives, I shouldn't even have to be saying all of this because it should be so freaking obvious. You are coming across as the most callous motherfucks of all time. I keep seeing "lol who cares", "lol it's a made up problem", "lol it's only a cover for their spying and repression"—I'm blocking all of you fucks!

Do point out how utterly unworkable, inefficent, intrusive, network-wrecking, impossible the commission's proposal is. They might as well have asked for flying carpets. E2ee lives on the app layer of the internet stack, and the only way you shut down the app layer is with a root kit on every box i.e. with the end of general purpose computing.

To @EU_Commission : It's just not gonna happen. You have got to reconsider this. It's practically and logically and programmatically and physically impossible.

@Retrograde One of the reasons the fediverse is so much nicer, cozier, and more wholesome than other social media networks is because we support each other and build each other up. Almost all of the new users we got on .art in the last exodus have said how much safer, and friendlier, this place feels. I actively foster that feeling here, and that includes giving people the confidence and space to amplify their own voices, knowing that *most of us* actively support that.

Also -- why isn't there any obvious way to get from the "accounts using this IP" page to the "IP rules" page which lets you block signups by IP?

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I'm noticing a bug lately where new signups show up in the logged-in UI without any avatar, background, or description -- but if I open their profile in a private window, all of those things are present.

If this is a design issue, there should at least be a way to force a refresh.

still job searching, still waiting on disability, still have bills and need money to live$gingerrroot

Google all but kills off third-party GMail clients 

That looks like the end of most third-party email apps as far as GMail goes:

Google will still technically permit them, but, only if your app passes their security audit, which will start at around $4,500 for a small developer, and be required *annually*.

So, not something that'll affect huge outfits like Apple, and probably Mozilla, but it looks like anyone else has been cut loose.

mutual aid, emergency, SNAP issues 

I didn't get my SNAP today and I didn't know I wasn't going to get it

they closed my account for failure to fill out some form, which I didn't know about because I cannot regularly access my mailbox

I literally go once or twice a month because I can't walk there

I am panick sobbing because I have no food and I count on that 250 dollars to get it

I really need help, I'm sorry to ask again

paypal is

cash app is $bonemasque

pls boost

Twice in the past week I've left out things that we've paid for when packing the grocery bags. It was one of two boxes of tea last week, and today a Costco-pack of AAA batteries.

I finally had a good opportunity to try out the time-lapse feature on my phone. This was recorded at 2 fps.

Go to sleep with a new toot under your pillow and the Toot Fairy will give you a like 🧚

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