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Here's the instrument. I didn't know it existed and I love the violin but thanks to being a lefty and poor I can't afford lessons. And since I came down with dysautonomia I can't keep my arms up to play. But this? Solves every problem...

youtu.be/wwyznoWJDHI

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You can also follow many of the teams behind these awesome FOSS projects right here on the :fediverse: Fediverse:

:krita: @Krita
:glimpse: @glimpse
:inkscape: @inkscape
:blender: @Blender

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suicide, negativity, rural life 

most of me wants to advocate real hard for the struggle of rural folks dealing w suicide, depression, and isolation right now. a part of me is spiteful and hateful and wants to shout in their face, this is what the queer community and folks of color have been dealing with for decades now and I would feel bad for y'all except you done ran everyone out of town that wasn't good enough for you and now you're complaining about being lonely

It takes a lot more courage to hold your friends accountable than it does to punch a Nazi.

Mental Health Resources Ask :boost_ok:​ 

Looking for resources (especially text-based stuff like books and articles) about overcoming shame and building a positive sense of self/self-esteem. Also, creating and enforcing healthy boundaries.
Read so far:
Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin
The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions

Masto wishlist 

I still want "Don't @ me" as an option for posts on Masto

Trans folks, how does drag make you feel?

If you aren't trans, maybe give us a boost? :)

#poll #trans #gender #transgender

common blind spots in US progressives, example 

Today I found a great example of common pitfalls that happen with US progressives around racist incidents. The pitfalls are (unintentionally) on display in this therapy podcast.

feelinggood.com/2020/03/09/183

It's a good example of how even folks who are less bigoted than average perpetuate harm, so it's very instructive. There's a long way to go.

mastodon privacy 

the rss thing is a preposterous non-issue.
there's no point in removing rss feeds when the public toots are just there in the open in a plain html page with anonymous access. 'making it 2% harder to scrap' does not look like a worthy move when we don't even have basic privacy options that would really solve the problem

we need options to remove posts (even public, and boosts) and rss feeds from profiles on unauthenticated access (you can't scrap if you can't enumerate)

we need private/followers-only posts to be more usable. people won't use the best security feature available if it breaks other things they need

Public Data Will Always Be Scrappable. there's nothing more to it

Food + Late Stage Capitalism 

The curious phenomenon of "ghost kitchens" has arrived in Canada. These are commercial kitchen facilities that exist solely to fill orders for food delivery gig platforms like Skip the Dishes, DoorDash and Uber Eats.

cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/yo

Each kitchen often poses as several different "restaurants". It is like another shitty silicon valley scam idea like "ghost hotels" on AirBnB and drop shippers with fake Shopify storefronts selling cheap watches and stuff.

J'ai accès au Mr Cuisine Connect hacké demandez moi un truc à afficher dessus et je le mettrai

I have access to that hacked kitchen robot thing ask me for stuff to display on it

Just found a directory of bail funds in the so-called US!

communityjusticeexchange.org/n

Jail is a fucking traumatizing and inhumane experience that no one should have to be exposed to. Donating to a bail fund can help reduce the number of people who are. A good cause to put your money toward, if you're looking for one

@Pops good reminder to kick some money to the local immigration bail fund for

#solarpunkactionweek Make a star compass!

Find out what the brightest stars are in your location, where they rise on the azimuth (compass points). You can learn to tell time and the seasons, by watching which stars rise and set, too.

hokulea.com/education-at-sea/p

The Stellarium desktop planetarium is free, crossplatform and open source.
stellarium.org/

Stellarium is cool because you can toggle on different star cultures under 'star lore.'

uspol / death / migration 

I don't know if there's a campaign around this, but the extremely overcrowded private prisons that new migrants and refugees are held in are going to kill a fuckton of people if they're not emptied before covid19 strikes.

Is there a campaign??

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