@bstacey Discord's out cold, too (at least on the US East Coast, see my previous toot) -- but most everything else seems fine. (There was one other site we found which seemed to be having problems, but it seems to have recovered.)

Good news: I have a job offer!
Bad news: I'm too broke to take it, but if I don't, I lose my unemployment for refusing a job. It's in Rochester NY, about 4 hours away. I need $60 for the Amtrak ticket, cash for cheap food until I get a paycheck, and a couch to crash on until I can get a furnished room. I have #maille for sale, and donations are also an option, although I have a hard time just asking for money. paypal.me/tarlimanjoppos or cash.app/$tarlimanjoppos #pride #lgbtqa #furry #leather

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Investigating - Discord is affected by the general internet outage. Hang tight. Pet your cats.
Jun 24, 05:25 PDT
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The phrase "general internet outage" is not at all alarming. :kestraglow:

@bikerchick
@Teryl_Pacieco

We're aware of the spambot; I should be able to access my admin panel within an hour (currently on mobile). Thanks for the alert!

@punky
yeah, I just noticed that. Unfortunately I'm afk for several hours and can't access my admin panel... possibly @kity or @LottieVixen can take action sooner than I can.

Thanks for drawing this to my attention, and sorry about the spam!

"Doctor, my yawns keep turning into the opening guitar riff from 'Magic Man'. Is that healthy?"

"Hmm, could indicate a Heart problem..."

(This Obvious Punchline™ has been brought to you by Hypertwins Industries International, for all your antiquated musical reference needs. Need antiquated musical humor? Just Get HII!™.)

@brion Now I want to take a photo of all our boxes and boxes full of VHS recordings of TV shows from the 1990s, solely to illustrate that filk.

@eryn @farhan I'm not sure of the technical details, because I inherited the instance long after others set it up, but my understanding is that it federates by default and we block or silence problem instances on a case-by-case basis.

@kity may have more to add.

The internet was a loose collection of spaces - mostly BBSes, web forums, journal sites etc - that were run by individuals and teams who actively moderated them. For decades. It's safe to assume someone who looks at the idea of moderated instances and acts flabbergasted is being disingenuous if they were born before like 2008.

YO! PSA time!
I'm a psychiatric nurse practitioner, means I prescribe and manage psych meds, I'm a trans poly queer that likes helping out the folks who have less of a share of the pie than the rest. You got some medical questions? You got some psych question specifically? Feel free to hit me up for some free-ass informal advice! Consider it a perk of being not a white cishet! :heart_pride:

My last post on Hubcat actually came through formatted decently on Mastodon -- blockquotes, boldface, links all intact -- which I was not expecting.

I do wish Hubzilla had a CW option, or that you could add a CW when boosting.

I came across this article -- "You’re probably answering these 5 common interview questions wrong" -- some days ago. It left a bad taste in my mouth, but I couldn't quite pin down what was disturbing me.

I think this might be it, in a nutshell:

3. What is your greatest weakness?

[...] Don’t lie, but instead prepare to answer with a “weakness” that’s actually a strength. Say, “I am a perfectionist who is always striving for excellence, even when it means I push myself too hard on a project.” Or “I’m driven to make my team the best, most successful sales team. This means the people working for me need to have aspirational goals as well.”

These behaviors are ones that will be perceived as strengths, assuming they are what’s needed in the role you will be playing.

If I can't be completely honest with an employer because they're going to always assume I'm presenting myself in my best light (and therefore if I'm honest with them about a weakness, the reality must be even worse), do I really want to work for them??

...other than for reasons of economic coercion, of course, which is what this is ultimately all about: the employer wants to know how hard you're going to try to compromise your principles on their behalf, because that's a signal of future obedience.

They want to know that you'll grind yourself down to the metal pretending you don't have any real flaws -- that you'll side with the strong over the weak rather than reveal your own weaknesses, and thus help them preserve their power.

Hell no.

This came in the mail yesterday.
(CW: selfie, one-eye contact)

US WWII internment of Japanese-ancestry citizens, immigration meta Show more

climate change, nationalism/racism Show more

@srol
1. Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury)
2. some book of poetry by Yeats

I'm probably forgetting a lot.

reverse innuendo (cw: pornspam) Show more

re: The S.T.A.R. manifesto: Show more

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