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Hey, everyone. Probably no one cares but I'm new to Mastodon and federated social networks in general, so I'm not 100% sure how all of this works.

I like photography (check out my PixelFed lol pixelfed.social/manusaurio ), programming, design, weeb stuff, and other things... and if it matters, I *lean* to the left on the political spectrum, but I try not to talk about politics.

Also... I'm from Argentina so Spanish is my native language, but I'm trying to improve my Portuguese.

I feel every community that gets too big becomes internally toxic no matter what.

I also feel the term "community" is too vague since "our local tabletop RPG community" and "the LGBT community" don't mean quite the same thing as to what that is. But I think this applies to any case.

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English is the de facto lingua franca on the Internet, I guess. It's great to share a common language and be able to communicate with people from all over the world.

What's not so great is that it's still a common, natural language, mostly used by people who belong to a specific culture. So you kind of have to ignore everything you don't care about it (i.e. people cancelling someone from their country)

Pure drama.

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no shade but it feels like most solutions to poor sleep are "well have you considered sleeping better?"

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death, capitalism is bad 

apnews.com/article/la-state-wi this is extremely, extremely sad. i am frustrated by the framing of the man being at fault for lying on his health forms when he seems to have worked himself to death because he was so afraid of losing his health insurance. capitalism is a death cult. these are the consequences.

how can people toot/tweet/post and re-[those] more than 3 or 4 times a day, I just can't. I wish I had something interesting to share (or, I wish I had some online-specific personality to "build")

I honestly don't think Tumblr is a bad platform.

The trending section on YouTube is like a summary of the stupidest things on Earth

Sometimes it's hard to tell to what extent "comic relief" should be considered canon in a show, isn't it. If a character blows up a town as part of a joke, but it's also presented as part of their "funny, irresponsible personality", did the character actually commit genocide? I'm thinking of Slayers.

my smol brain can't keep up with everything I'm supposed to do

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Why is there like 0 comprehensive documentation for idTech game servers in general. Setting up a server is fucking impossible.

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I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

Why can't I stop listening to Carly Rae Jepsen, lol

tbh I take the UMN/Kernel incident as yet more evidence that the academic world is full of pedantic shitheads who think of themselves as Special Beings of Wisdom or some shit

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i didn't watch the apple thing. i just came here to post this again

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Is there something worse than the comments section on newspaper websites? Probably not.

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