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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 

climate change, nationalism/racism 

reverse innuendo (cw: pornspam) 

Also, I am a !

(I'm actually holding that thing up with one hand, even though it somehow doesn't look that way.)

CW: small selfie with eye contact

"Okay, so this is Sisal rope, made from a plant. Inexpensive, won't fall apart in saltwater. Over here we have Manilla rope. Mostly used for decoration, or inside use - not great out in the sun. If you follow me this way, we have some synthetics: Nylon, very stretchy, and Kevlar, incredibly strong."

"Uh, this is great and all, but… why are we doing this?"

*puzzled look* "You asked me to show you the ropes. So here we are."

shoutout to everyone out there

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

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.

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

immigration, ec, caps, boost it 

the point of making fun of people who say you always have to consider both sides isnt the fact that theyre considering "both sides" - its the fact that one of the sides is _literal nazis_. being able to consider multiple angles of a situation doesnt mean you have to throw away your ethical standards

I feel time being ripped from me like a band-aid.

hi! i'm noemi and i'm not great at . i'm queer and trans as heck, i like boardgames, i work in tech but i try to not be a techie. :blobcatcoffee:

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