self meta, sexism mention, gender identity Show more
Me in 2009: Unicorns are for girls!
Me in 2015: Ok, Unicorns are cool, but I'm still a guy.
Me in 2019: I'm a trans enby unicorn.
Hello there! I'm Mission Control, mod of lunarpunk.space, a write freely instance devoted to #SFF writing. I recently joined the co-op, but I only just made an account on here today. I'm a nonbinary ecosocialist and anarchist unicorn interested in #lunarpunk and #solarpunk and also saving the planet.
I've joined primarily to see what the rest of the community is like, since I've interacted with a number of you positively on my old account, @AlexAloi.
Hey all, @Loa is asking for websites (on our behalf), for looking for places to rent in the UK
Any recommendations are welcome!
Yes, we're looking at moving soon™. No, we haven't talked about it publicly yet.
Boosts are welcome
8-character passwords can now be brute-forced by computers that can try all 6 quadrillion permutations in 2 and a half hours, but really, any good password system should lock the user out after the first quadrillion guesses. By the second quadrillion, it's probably safe to assume that it's not a legitimate login attempt.
Definition of 'ally' Show more
I was trying to write it to exclude the people who offer something out of pity or guilt: it's far too easy to use that as an excuse to not address biases. (One can pity people one feels are 'less than'.)
Definition of 'ally' Show more
I was thinking yesterday about what it means to be an 'ally' to a marginalized person or group. Here's the definition I came up with:
"A person who, in solidarity with a marginalized person or group, offers that person or group the support or assistance requested on the terms set by that person/group."
Comments / improvements welcome.
If you are unfamiliar with the group Equal Exchange, you should definitely go check them out. Great co-op that I heard about thanks to @Indigopenn and her folks.
a statement from Portland Assembly on the Portland Police and Patriot Prayer collaborating Show more
"No one needs to point out the obvious white supremacy involved in the Portland Police Bureau's friendly and permissive relationship with alt-right street gangs.
What should be mentioned, however, is the connection to the attacks on our Trans friends and neighbors over the past few days.
The PPB's enabling of alt-right violence has led directly to these attacks. Police make our communities more dangerous. Their corruption and collusion with white supremacist patriarchy is a threat to us all.
We don't want them retrained. We want them gone.
Defund, Disarm and Disband the Portland Police."
It's time to declare an emergency of our own, one that names capital, white supremacy, climate chaos + the State as the real dangers, not other poor people attempting to survive. Both Trump and the DNC offer no solutions. #FakeTrumpEmergency #BlockTheWall https://itsgoingdown.org/we-can-block-the-wall-a-call-to-create-a-real-emergency-for-trump/
disability; bike lights; PSA Show more
Friends and fellow cyclists.
Consider using just steady lights instead of blinking ones. I am epileptic and have to bike everywhere to get around. Blinking lights, at best, give me a searing headache, and at worst a seizure.
Yes, it may take more battery or more charge power, but you are Still visible and not hurting people's heads and putting them at risk.
Mod of https://lunarpunk.space
Speculative fiction writer and RPG player. 18+.
Not a Brony, just a unicorn.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.