Statement on “Join The Fedi” jointhefedi.com is a website owned by known “gender critical” activist Alex Gleason. The domain name and SEO is clearly designed to appeal to individuals curious about the fediverse, and potentially take traffic from joinmastodon.org. Unfortunately, Gleason does not have the best intentions when it comes to helping the fediverse grow. Gleason formerly contributed to other fediverse projects, before being removed from doing so due both his behavior and poor code quality. This is a problematic individual, recommending problematic services.
Join The Fedi has an explicitly right-wing agenda and seems to only promote instances which either a) run the “Soapbox” front-end software created by Gleason himself or b) advertise themselves as “free speech” instances. As of right now, the site actively recommends the following instances:
poa.st (blocked by Howlr for harassment)
Spinster.xyz (blocked by Howlr for transphobia)
Shitposter.club (blocked by Howlr for harassment)
Gleasonator.com (blocked by Howlr for transphobia)
Freespeechextremist.com (blocked by Howlr for hate speech)
In other words, Gleason is using the site to promote his own agenda rather than simply gain more users into the fediverse. This is not a site that should be recommended to new users. I would recommend using https://joinfediverse.wiki/ instead!
You can always be better
Don't listen to the internet, you are not doomed, if you have been a bad human, to being a bad human always
You are not your worst days
You are not your worst thoughts
You are not your worst mistakes
You are beautiful and worthy of love, even when you fuck up, and every day after
Be earnest in acknowledging the pain you have caused, be honest in accepting any hurt you have created, know that sometimes you will never be forgiven
and decide to be better
You can always be better 💘
More sanity from my home country: Māori tribal leaders & their advisers call for data sovereignty, to take back control of what is theirs. Cited is "an intergenerational approach to data, as a taonga (treasure)"
Self-hosting is included as a strategy, servers at home & on the marae (meeting house).
This initiative can be seen as a form of infrastructural de-colonisation, reclaiming what has been lost to the digital imperialism of AWS, Microsoft & other 'cloud' giants
My IBS has flared up REALLY bad since having COVID. I had barely any meds to hand as it flares up so rarely these days 😅 now it's bad as it was ten years ago at uni!!
I don't suppose the food poisoning a few weeks before helped either 🤪
I have more buscopan coming tomorrow, and peppermint tea/heat pad to hand. Hopefully this isn't a long term thing and is just my system taking a while to fully recover 😬
Spooky illustrator and comic artist from northern England
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