Sticky toot

Interests include:

🏴 leftism/anarchism
πŸ’ž empathy and justice
πŸ‘₯ building community
🌐 decentralizing
πŸ’— relationship anarchy/ethical nonmonogamy
🐈 cats
πŸ”Œ cyberpunk
β™ŸοΈ board games

...to name a few.

Also might go lewd on here now and then? I miss pre-pornpocalypse Tumblr, where the culture seemed to support treating sexuality just like any other interest or part of life.

Anyway, hi, glad to be here!

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Sticky toot

Hey y'all! I'm tentatively moving over here because my old instance, mastodon.cloud, was just kinda... dull. I like the vibe here.

: I'm Spencer, a Millennial in his late 20s living in Oregon, USA. I'm big on decentralizing and cultivating small-scale community, 'cause I think that's how we avert the cyber-fascist future we appear to be barreling toward.

I've been working on setting up my own Friendica server, so I've been using this account a lot less. I'm over at @spencer for the most part.

This public post is also serving as a test so I can help see if federation is working as intended. 😁

> They are not wishing for nonviolence, they are stating a preference for who the violence should happen to.

I love Ian Danskin's stuff so much.

youtube.com/watch?v=6BB0Q1qHpA

COVID-19 

This is really awesome--a privacy-centric, open-source contact tracing app.
covid-watch.org/about

fun quarantine crafts:

coloring pages
sewing masks
knitting socks and sweaters
starting garden beds
building guillotines
canning jams and jellies

call to action, democratic civil engagement 

Hey and peeps, there's a bill in the state legislature, HB 4126, that would legislate enhanced sentencing for anyone who covered their face in the commission of a crime--including protests that the police arbitrarily define as "riots".

This is a pretty open attempt to curtail the rights of masked protesters, with the added "bonus" of making facial recognition and surveillance easier for the police.

PopMob has the deets over on Facebook, but might be worth calling your state senator and voicing your opposition.

facebook.com/popmobpdx/posts/2

isn't this the book all those communist nerds love

uspol (-) 

welp, they're going all-in on arguing that the president is infallible

fuck

shitpost 

tustin jimberlake

Okay, I should also add that the coating on the top half of the stylus is kinda cruddy. I tried cleaning it with isopropyl alcohol, but it only seemed to degrade the surface further.

That said, it's still perfectly functional, and you could knit a sleeve or buy a replacement stylus if it's too much for you.

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Anyone want to buy a Wacom Intuos4 graphics tablet and accessories? It's in good shape, EXCEPT that one of the USB ports has a very weak connection. If you use it in "right-handed" mode, the connector needs to be at a very specific angle or it won't connect. This could probably be fixed with a little bit of soldering, or by being left-handed.

It comes with a cushioned carrying case by REI.

Make an offer if you're interested? Since shipping this will be a bit of a beast, US only.

Alright, what's the hashtag people use for discussing server block recommendations again?

OH MY GOSH I DID IT

I successfully installed the latest version of on my server!

I'm now a stone's throw away from my dream of having a private social network for my friends and myself.

Big thanks to @darius for his "Run Your Own Social" guide, which kicked this off for me, to @hypolite for ongoing work on Friendica, and @tobias for help upgrading the YunoHost installer script.

I'm nearly jumping for joy. πŸŽ‰πŸ˜

I'm running up against the limits of my understanding in both my 3D printing and my attempt to fix the Friendica installer for YunoHost, and it's a decidedly frustrating feeling.

Hey @tobias, thanks for providing a roadmap for upgrading the Friendica for YunoHost install script. Turns out that was just enough direction for me to get in there and start making changes myself. I appreciate it immensely. :)

Really wishing I could square the circle and set up a install on my own computer that could also send and receive mail. My ISP seems to have other plans.

privacy and surveillance (-) 

"While the company was dodging me, it was also monitoring me. At my request, a number of police officers had run my photo through the Clearview app. They soon received phone calls from company representatives asking if they were talking to the media β€” a sign that Clearview has the ability and, in this case, the appetite to monitor whom law enforcement is searching for."

fucking fuckity fuck

nyti.ms/2NEbiJZ

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