Creepy fortune teller: "I'm afraid these cards indicate a great misfortune in your future"
ME: "not so fast!" *raises duel disk* "you triggered my trap card: mirror force!"
FT: "I'm sorry? I don't understand"
ME: "that clears the table of your reading. Next, I play pot of greed, which allows me to draw two more cards from the deck *lays out*
FT: "wha- that's not how this works. that's not how any of this works!"
ME: "and the new card is 'the world' upright, meaning I will receive a sense of completion and contentment in my current endeavors!"
FT: "what is going on?!?"
ME: "now I have defeated your evil fortune, so you are banished to the shadow realm"
FT: "please leave my shop"
People being shitty about men as a group even tho trans men exist
Out of curiosity I checked in on someone I unfollowed on here for being really generalizing and shitty about men (as if trans men and cis men exist in the same area of power at all)
They are RTing things like "generalizing about men is good actually"
So. Glad i checked in so I can upgrade to a block
reminder that there's no such thing as 'hatewatching,' or dragging an ad, or quote-tweeting some racist politician. there's literally an entire school of 'outrage-based advertisting' that seeks to exploit your reactions because hating something enough to yell about it manipulates people into getting more eyes on the thing they're hawking. the idea that you Have To Respond is a brain-divot they're trying to sneak in through.
you know what does work? deplatforming.
I was introduced a hacking zine that has a rule that no article can be longer than a page. Everything is so clear and concise!
#hack #hacking #zine #selfPublish
fedichive.tk are 1) archiving all Mastodon content, 2) offering search as a service 3) are refusing to remove content at the request of that content's author, and 4) are threatening retaliatory actions as a consequence of receiving such requests.
I'm requesting the instance be blocked and defederated by mastodon.cloud, and that blocking and defederation be requested of all other Mastodon instances through which content archives might be leaked incidentally.
So much for little bobby tables
Where to Download the Millions of Free eBooks that Secretly Entered the Public Domain - VICE https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4e3e/millions-of-books-are-secretly-in-the-public-domain-you-can-download-them-free