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Kill the concept of "RT does not equal endorsement."

Don't share content if you don't endorse it.

Don't spread it. Let it die.

Do not give it a platform.

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"No one today can afford to be innocent, or indulge himself in ignorance of the nature of contemporary governments, politics and social orders." - Gary Snyder

theanarchistlibrary.org/librar

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"Why can’t we move past cyberpunk?"
slate.com/technology/2019/01/h

In our cyberpunk *present* where megacorporations ruin lives, create global fascism, and end habitability of Earth past 2030, w/ extinctionary-capitalism, cliche 80's retrofuture is escape from futurelessness. And yet, true *punk* - resistance to overwhelming oppression - seen in works like Neuromancer, The Windup Girl, Sorry to Bother You, & mass-protests at pipelines and Paris streets, is more necessary than ever.

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Couple things:

1. All of our music is now free!

approachingutopia.com/listen/

2. You are allowed to use any of our music in NON-COMMERCIAL videos, games, etc, for free, with proper attribution.

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Mastodon is Crumbling - And Many Blame The Fact That When You
Go To Someone Else's House For The First Time, You Can't Find Everything

Some people identify with the fight.

Their identity is in their struggle.

This causes a problem -- what happens if they succeed and the fight ends?

If they win, they lose their identity.

This is absurd, of course, because there's always something else to fight for.

But perhaps their subconscious still fears success will lead to a loss of purpose and/or identity.

If it's not appreciated, if you don't receive recognition, these things don't matter.

No time or money or energy is wasted helping others.

I ran out of characters but my point of this is that you can't let bad experiences while helping people prevent you from helping more people.

You will not get along with everyone on Earth.

Some people's natures do not mesh well with your nature.

That's okay.

Do not judge them.

Just let them be and move on.

And make sure you're helping for the right reasons.

Not for appreciation. Not for recognition.

Help people because it's the right thing to do.

I do my best, coming from a place of privilege, to help those without privilege as much as I can.

It is rare, but sometimes, I find individuals who are more interested in making sure everyone knows how hard they have it than they are interested in being helped or improving the situation (even tho they are requesting it).

I have to step back. Take a deep breath. Remind myself that this is their nature. And get back to helping.

They are rare and I won't let them bum me out from helping others.

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You can get a green verified link on your #Mastodon profile by adding a special code to your website.

Just go to Settings, then Edit Profile, then copy the code from the Verification section and add it to your website's front page, then Save Changes on your profile.

(If you don't want to keep the code on your site, you can remove it after you've saved the changes on your profile.)

#MastoTips

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Don't forget about the other free and open operating systems these days. A ❤️ for #BSD! #FreeBSD #OpenBSD #NetBSD #DragonflyBSD #HardenedBSD #NoMonoculture

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"Americans could maximize positive effects by using their lunch break to walk until nothing looks familiar anymore and your old life is a distant memory."

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Just started reading “The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen”. Pretty good so far.

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"The nature of the self in the digital age" by @aral
is such a good article.

I can't recommend it enough 2018.ar.al/notes/the-nature-of

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Is this toot powered by coal? I don’t know and you don’t either. Isn’t that wild?

(Spoiler, in my area—probably somehow)

Anyway my coworker wrote some deep shit about this and I made a little paper #zine with stick figures about it. ruthtillman.com/patterns-zines

I'm going to go ahead and put this out there because The Left™ will dig it up about me some day anyway.

One time, in college for game design, I accidentally built a swastika shaped level.

It was purely unintentional and I want to expressly state I am not a Nazi, not a National Socialist, and stand firmly in the camp that fascism is not welcome in any capacity.

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Today's Deal of the Day from DriveThru Fiction is Shadowrun Legends: Never Trust an Elf by Robert N. Charrette and Catalyst Game Lab.

An ork living in the Seattle ghetto in the year 2053, is suddenly snatched and thrust into a world of dragons.

DRM-free and in multiple formats for all devices.

drivethrufiction.com/product/8

I struggle a lot with not wanting to use mainstream social media out of principle, and knowing that I have the knowledge to build a successful online presence and build sustainable income from it.

I took a big hit to my income when I removed myself from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

I can make a living there, but I don't make a living here.

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