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I love getting to connect with some of the performing clowns, variety artists, and theater makers I've discovered in the fediverse. All of these disciplines ultimately seek freedom and truth, so it feels like a good fit.

tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism 

Adobe Creative Cloud holds creative works hostage: if you stop paying the monthly fee or if Adobe's servers go down, you can't edit your work. Once you buy into the Adobe ecosystem, you're stuck there and forced to pay rent.

There are many free open alternatives which give you full control over your work without locking you down:

#Adobe #CreativeCloud #Alternatives

@SoniEx2 @grainloom @liaizon

IIRC, decks are extremely customizable. Should be possible to restrict content by levels, etc.

open source software development advice 

Looks like the idea of an open source duolingo equivalent is popular around here. Anyone wanna play with writing up a list of all the things that would need to be figured out to make something like that happen? Would be really interesting to have a social component tied into the fediverse.

A heads up:

There have been reports of phishing attempts made by scammers who copy the profiles of admins of different instances. (Sources:, Possibly NSFW links)

Please be mindful, and don't be afraid to report someone if you suspect a phishing attempt so your mods can deal with them.

We will never ask for sensitive information regarding your account (ie. passwords) over DM.

My new life goal: To remain as excited, grateful, and full of hope as the awkward theater kid we taught to walk on stilts today.

One of the main reasons I'm disliked by a few circles on here is because I refuse to get pulled into arguments that are really about someone's random, half baked feelings rather than the topic itself.

And that's what I see happening around this whole 'debate' of de-platforming hate groups.

We SHOULD be de-platforming hate groups. That's a no brainer. Any point that takes us away from that is simply self serving and based on a personal bias.

It's not a hard choice... well if you're not a bigot

If this ain’t the realest shit I’ve heard all week
“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert” h/t

Hey Masto-artists!
I'm looking for decent sites for hosting images (and gif's and videos). (On those I'd prefer to be able to tweak privacy and set to only direct links.) Also portfolio sites. And maybe blog sites. Any recs you can throw at me?


“sina jo e ilo kalama laso.
sina musi ala ijo sama lon.”

“ijo sama lon li kama ante.
lon ilo musi kalama laso”

("They said, 'You have a blue guitar.
You do not play things as they are.'
The man replied, 'things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar.'"
-- Wallace Stevens)

#tokipona #poetry

I feel I need to clarify •ART's stance on instance blocks.

•ART's first priority is to the safety and well-being of our users. If there's any way we can accomplish that, we will.

Defederating and active moderation on the instance level allows our users to more confidently exist on Mastodon without fear of harassment from users with harmful ideologies.

Our CoC has always been clear about the type of instances we will defederate with. Many of our users are here because of that mandate.


@will @lynnesbian @gargron Since there’s a #mathemagics instance with #LaTeX support, is there a musician’s instance with #LilyPond support out there somewhere?

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