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It's wild how some potential clients want you to put together 'example' projects for free as a prerequisite for *possible* consideration for employment.

For example, I had a potential ask me to build a fully featured video player as part of an interview. I asked how much they were paying because that's work and I don't work for free.

They said I was no longer a candidate for the position b/c I wasn't a 'team player'.

It's wild how folks really just want to exploit and steal.

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for new followers #reintroductions!
Hej hej, I'm a fine artist (film/performance), themes are: de-colonialism, antiracism, Caribbean diaspora, AfroIndigenous spirituality & history/culture.

I'm in my first year as a PhD candidate in philosophy/art. Also OG mod here at PlayVicious #auntie

I write alot abt art, anti-racism theory & intersectionality. I also care abt the fediverse a lot.

You can support me thru:
patreon.com/artistmarciax

gofundme.com/f/on-the-road-to-

paypal.me/TheArtistMarciaX

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Yesterday, I was holding my cat like a baby and giving him scratchies. His eyes were closed and he was purring when suddenly he opened his eyes and slapped me really hard in the face and ran off while making happy sounds.

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I just told a vendor that I'd prefer to add to their money pile directly, rather than buying their products from Amazon.

Despite it not being "how they do things", they agreed to do business directly with me and without my having to support Jeff Bezos a all!

Always ask, people often will help you do the right thing...even when it is different than the default thing they are doing.


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First illustrated haiku of 2020/first one done (mostly) in procreate :0 CW for mild (?) body horror/eye contact 

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Crowdfunding for PhD admin fees 

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I was going to reopen commissions at the end of the month but I’m thinking I might actually do it this weekend. I really want to do something for the relief efforts in Australia right now, so I’m planning on donating the profits of my first batch. I’m going to be making commissions and personal art (my comic) a priority this year since I’m out of school (might also reopen my Patreon page, too, if people are interested in that.) anyway — be on the lookout for my commissions post sometime soon!✌️

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Maybe the top tip for men & white ppl is to shed–to actively fight against & destroy–the idea of ourself as a 'Good Person'. All our lives culture rewards & validates us for basically nothing, is designed to massage our ego at the expense of everyone else, is calculated to make us feel like the norm & prevent us from developing a consciousness of how we affect others & how they see us. We must be always awakening, interrogate & dissassemble our nerve-deadened selves to build functional humanity.

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I cut out a crab to make a mini cutting board. Now I have to (coconut) oil it to finish!

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Hi Fediverse 👋

@LemmyDev is a reddit alternative and currently looking for contributions. They want to join the Fediverse, so there is a lot of work ahead of them 💻

If you are intrigued: With experiences in #rust and/or #activitypub , please offer a helping hand. Without these, feel free to spread the word 🙃

Thread on Mastodon 💬
radical.town/@felix/1033712210

Issue link 🔧
github.com/dessalines/lemmy/is

Either way, we are excited for your arrival #Lemmy 🤗

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Alright. New year, new goals. Just stopped my Apple Music subscription and will return to MP3 files.

This is the first move of a whole big plan dedicated to diminishing my digital footprint, "deplatforming" my content (Medium, Twitter, Instagram) and turning to decentralised, self-hosted and open source solutions. Not to mention I already deleted my facebook profile months ago as well as my Amazon account.

I'll document the whole process on mcgodwin.com :)

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A little irritating how so many papers in neuroscience and machine learning use authoritarian language to describe the brain, a highly interconnected organic structure whose elements must constantly communicate and cooperate to function. The authoritarian vocabulary isn't even applied consistently, so there's even less reason to cling to it.

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If 'good sci fi' means sticking to outdated and often racist/sexist western ideals that deify a masculinity that simply doesn't exist and denigrate women as 'weak' and require saving, you're not really a fan of sci fi.

You're just a bigot. You don't care about story, narrative, plot, etc.

You just want a version of you that doesn't exist to be validated.

Review bombing a flick isn't going to change that fact.

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White people do NOT have a monopoly on disability.

White people do NOT have a monopoly on being Queer.

White people do NOT have a monopoly on poverty.

White people do NOT have a monopoly on mental illness.

Your identity intersecting with marginalization does not absolve you of the access whiteness grants you. If your version of activism isn’t lead by the bottom tier of your marginalization then it’s just self interest.

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valid to be vain and trans. in fact, encouraged.

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Franco, Hitler 

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Mastodon.ART — Your friendly creative home on the Fediverse! Interact with friends and discover new ones, all on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. Admin: @Curator. Moderators: @EmergencyBattle, @ScribbleAddict, @TapiocaPearl, @Otherbuttons, @katwylder