username/follow psa Show more
friendly reminder that there are lotsa ghosts in the fediverse, and we're not all the same person.
i try to link back to this account on my alts if you see me follow you, but right now i'm on this instance almost exclusively. (and for reference, i use @ghost when ACP is down.)
also if you follow me, plz say hi (publicly or dm are fine) because i have some social anxiety and sometimes follow requests stress me out. thanks.
(no need to boost this. i am gonna pin it.)
my CW request wishlist Show more
* physical, emotional, or sexual violence or neglect towards people or animals
* anything remotely medical: injuries, conditions, illnesses, healthcare, anything that might fall under "body horror"
* dieting, fitspo/exercising, and anything related to weight or body size changes.
adding CWs saves me panic and anxiety, and also makes me way more likely to feel safe boosting your boostable toots.
[this is just a pinned toot. plz don't boost.]
ghost looks for jobs Show more
almost every tech job posting ever:
"we're committed to diversity in tech....
....we're looking for someone with 5+ years of experience....
....in very specific technologies....
....which have historically been extremely exclusive and prejudiced....
...and consequently only cis guys have experience in these technologies....
....so we're going to hire an experienced tech bro, because business needs are business needs."
alice in wonderland Show more
alice: how long is forever?
white rabbit: sometimes, just one second.
Facebook, pol Show more
“...Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat Facebook’s critics, shift public anger toward rival companies and ward off damaging regulation. Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros. It also tapped its business relationships, persuading a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic.”
Facebook is in fact, just as disgusting of a company as we thought
(NYT article on how Facebook has done gross shit over the past three years and dozens of scandals)
IP hot take Show more
you know what's more radical than pirating shit? Finding ways to support your comrades so that they can keep creating things.
Sometimes those are mutually exclusive, and sometimes they aren't. Like, I pirate the shit out of music, but I also go out of my way to buy merch/vinyl/go to live shows etc of the people I enjoy.
We certainly need better systems to support creators.
Hey here’s a great resource if you find your child’s school participating in problematic Thanksgiving themes or narratives: https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/decolonizing-thanksgiving-a-toolkit-for-combatting-racism-in-schools-5d4e3023a2f8?fbclid=IwAR3OcHHEJsMXayS-4dcvrKbdDHXa9lHnlZ7SAV2pV9mHqeNFetgqNlcy4oo
I reject this idea that BIPOC should be held up to impossible standards of social justice perfection. As with all things, we should remain critical and inquisitive of our behavior and interpersonal reactions, but to expect BIPOC or disabled folks to have zero room for growth opportunities or imperfections is just not realistic.
ableism, slurs Show more
I need y'all to start tearing into people who casually use the word ret*rded for any reason. End friendships, ruin thanksgiving, whatever it takes, because I'm sick and fucking tired of seeing it in goddamn 2018
Ok to boost
Cannabis, racism, uspol Show more
Unseen Women of Color Who Use Weed Know Why Legalization Is Only a Start
“Concerns for veterans dominate the marijuana-for-PTSD space because of society’s heightened concern for them. But these conversations need to include women of color who use for the same reasons—having often, as we’ve seen, experienced trauma of their own.”
Pharma, opiates, cannabis Show more
Insys, whose only product is fentanyl and who contributed lots of money to fight marijuana legalization and whose execs are being charged with paying kickbacks to fentanyl-prescribing doctors, has decided to focus its fentanyl sales on the Middle East, while transitioning towards a 100% cannabis product company.
unpopular opinion about left activism Show more
if your radical podcast or vlog doesn't include transcripts, it's not actually radical at all.
My post about the Free Music Archive going away has been my most boosted ever. So here's a reminder that the Internet Archive is not only hosting FMA's archive, but has millions of other audio files and streams available.
Click the 'More' under the 'Collection' filter on the left; there are 50 PAGES of collections to start with.
if firefox's default zoom is ridiculously tiny for you and you're tired of constantly adjusting the zoom on every new page you visit, there's an extension that lets you set a default with custom site rules: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fixed-zoom/
@envgen once at an old job we were mistakenly sent a 25lb steel cylinder. I guess it was meant for a machine shop with a similar address.
We drew a face on him and called him Steely Dan.
Destroying the SuperCrip Inspiration Porn Narrative, one post-nap shitpost at a time.
say hi when you follow me, 'kay? thanks.
Anticapitalist Mastodon instance. Party means fun, not political party. But we're still political.