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pinned: ext bio, identity qualifiers 

-cishet-passing out of fear/discomfort
-disabled (tourettes)
-first gen college grad aiming for doctorate
-grew up labeled "exceptionally gifted intellectually and creatively" with all the baggage
-grew up in poverty/poor
-homeless frequently in adulthood
-born of rape/never knew father or had father figure
-uncomfortable around men
-verbal/psychological abuse in childhood
-weak social support network
-accidentally confrontational

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mutual aid, pinned 

putting myself out there for future reference:

if you are located in the following areas or close enough to them: all of west virginia, eastern/southeastern ohio, eastern kentucky
and you are needing or wanting mutual aid, feel free to contact me via my other pin listing contacts, including masto instances (excluding the private account) or discord, but excluding twitter
i will not specifically go into what i can offer bc some abilities to assist may vary due to my own footing

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mutual aid, pinned 

but please, get in touch with me and we will make SOMETHING work out, if not through myself then through my network

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i get too much done being up in the middle of the night to not want to do it all the time

damn shame for the impact it has on the rest of my day/life

i shared the result with only my teammate and gave her access to the parts she needed to do her part of the job, and since she trained me and has been on the campaign longer, im trying to figure out further developments to it and moving on to other tedious parts of the job

this shit feels GOOD, teammate is stoked too

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-encrypted on two levels
-user-restricted access on two levels
-super long, complex, and impossible to remember passwords (not stored on the same machine) at multiple points of meaningful access
-expiration in six months (only i have access to the original to reset on another machine)

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ive spent a lot of free time on the clock the last few weeks learning vba to automate tedious parts of my job that dont disrupt my value add (read: my job security)

today, i finished one part of the project, which isnt very large in size but took so much time to do manually, and i locked it down HARD:

my old campaign is now based out of costa rica, my old boss tries to contact me to help with overtime once in a while

he emailed me monday to help because friday is may day/international workers day, which is a public holiday there

i havent responded because "solidarity"

im still around, still checking infrequently, just not posting

Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

love this headline:
"Deepfake videos: Inside the Pentagon's race against disinformation"

Corporatism, & Other Isms, Too. 

They greenwash with a mantra of personal responsibility designed to let themselves off the hook and to parade around cosmetic changes while fobbing off most of the heavy burden of long-lasting change on individuals.

If we don't find a way to challenge corporate thinking itself, and to directly confront its engineers, our personal choices aren't going to create the local or worldwide justice we want and need.

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Corporatism, & Other Isms, Too. 

It's just *possible* that I ticked someone off yesterday when they brought up how White privilege manifests itself in our consumer choices. That really wasn't my goal. It's just... we don't lead corporations and the mostly White people who run them via our choices, such as they are. It's the other way around. They're leading us around. It's been that way my whole life, and far longer, in fact.

ROMAN SOLDIER: halt, strange person! where are you from?
TIME TRAVELER: i come from the future. what are your names?
ROMAN SOLDIER: my name is QUINTUS, as i am the fifth child in my family. my comrade is SEXTUS, for he was the sixth child in his family. what is your name?
ROMAN SOLDIER: [starts counting on his fingers as his eyes open in fear]

When right wingers and liberals try to call leftists out for "red terrorism" in Italy during the 70s

red terrorists:
*targeted murders of specific bad figures or politicians*
*some robberies to finance the armed struggle*
*the most famous case attributed to them was actually orchestrated by members of the same party as the parlamentarian*

black (meaning fash) terrorists: *literal mass killings of civilians*

libs, now: oh yeah they were literally the same thing

USpol, antisemitism 

Turns out the woman who wrote it hangs around with Nazis, like Milo Y! And she's really into Serbian ethnonationalism! Including Nazi collaboration in the 1940s! Because her grandfather did it! This is a big embarrassing disaster but expect them to find more respectable right-wingers to do this in more respectable publications next! 2020 is going to be great!

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USpol, antisemitism 

So the Washington Examiner ran a "Bernie sanders is antisemitic" piece as a test because the center and the right are going to lean into that with the idea that it beat Corbyn, so it'll work here. That Sanders is Jewish is irrelevant because none of these people have any sort of mooring to things like "principles" or "political philosophy." All of this is just amoral tactics to them.

my pinned toots regarding mutual aid ought be worded better, its not mutual aid if im willing to give and receive nothing in return

pain in the ass to fix now though, maybe another time

My most recent open source project:

Prevent short link services from tracking you and remove tracking parameters from the underlying urls.

You can 100% host it yourself and its #GPLv3

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