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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!

Thank you!

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Ha! Research by @UniSouthDenmark shows that lo-fi #study beats actually work.
🎧 d3e.co/v0

Relaxing #music can boost cognitive performance. It helps me with #work as well, as long as I’m doing something visual, not verbal. For #writing, I prefer quiet.

And you?

Live now, working on some stuff for zines!! www.twitch.tv/ljmatthewsart

My mental health is pretty poor lately. I'm irritable, not sleeping well, having meltdowns, stressed about things at work that didn't bother me half as much before. I think it's probably burnout but my week off is two weeks away ;_____;

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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 💘

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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


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This fuzzy little guy is a microbat from Ivory Coast, and there's a lot to like here: Wikipedia describes it as having markings like a bee (cute), but it looks a lot like an inverse Holstein cow (also cute).

(Photos by Jakob Fahr, CC BY-NC.)

Literally every person I find remotely attractive: 'so anyway, my partner of over a decade....'

Well, I suppose it means I'm finally starting to avoid commitment-phobes 😅

One of my work mates made this for Newcastle Pride and it will never not be funny

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Gave my layers proper names. A sense of peace washes over me.


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I managed to fall out of my car and twat my chin off the drive this morning 😅 hurt like frig but incredibly my teeth are ok!! Bit swollen and bruised but no signs of anything sinister. My Dad thinks I'm soft for calling my GP and skipping aikido this eve 🙃

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 😬

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