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Here are threads of my notes (mostly quotes) from reading some theory.

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis:
Comrade by Jodi Dean:
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale:

(I'll reply to this with new ones as I start them.)

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I'm Dan. Originally from the UK, I've been living in Kingston, ON since March 2017.

I love listening to music (I have an eclectic taste, but metal and classical are my true loves), reading, coding, and watching wrestling!

I work from home as a software engineer on the Ubuntu :ubuntu: Server team. My focus in that team is on cloud-init and curtin.

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Politics-wise, I'm a lefty, and inclusion is very important to me. I'm currently trying to work out what that means for me, both in my online life and my offline life. (I deal with a lot of anxiety, which makes working that out much trickier!)

Related to politics, this Mastodon/hometown instance is my first foray in to the world of the decentralised web, which I think is going to be very important over the coming years.

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Another very important part of my life is my ginormo-dog, Colt! We rescued him earlier this year. He's a ~4yo Great Dane and very friendly!

(The rescue named him Colt because he snorts like a horse when he is annoyed about something. They were not wrong to do so!)

I'm jokerpilled
I'm smokerhands
I'm midnight tokechamp

this is Important News for me and everyone with a black heart. Elvira is bi and has been in a relationship with a woman for 19 years. 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

I am calm and normal. I am good at life tasks and being a drone for capital. I will obtain Picket Fence

software is a discipline so vast it can only be accomplished collaboratively, which falls to ruin with regularity because despite such immense labor requirements, the laborers of it are forced into disorganization by the demands of capital. incredible. max loser shit imo

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i think the important perspective to keep is the idea that human society should be organized to take care of peoples needs regardless of who they are. any time you start talking about which groups of people are more "deserving" youre marching to the tune of reactionaries

BookWyrm is a book reading platform for the Fediverse, like a federated alternative to Goodreads. It lets people keep track of what they're reading, post reviews and read other people's reviews.

There's more info on the website at and the project's account at @bookwyrm

You can find a list of instances to join at

If you're technically skilled, you can install your own instance using the instructions at

#FediTips #Fediverse #BookWyrm #GoodReads #Alternatives

just discovered that midi note 69 is A4. all modern music is written in nice temperament

you don't like paradoxes? damn, that's kinda zenophibic

I've been working on this for three months and it's finally done. 78 pages on the history of leather, sluts, and families at US Prides, from 1965 to 1995. Includes background on Pride as a polyvocal celebration and leather as a queer subculture; multifarious sexual and gender expression at Pride; the Lesbian Sex Wars; reaction from the right; and the interplay of radical and normalizing forces within LGBTQ activism.

actual photograph of me every time liberals rail against riots

imagining some goober at a Magic the Gathering meetup calling it "this thing of ours" like it's the mafia

reminder that the economy is artificial and every death due to lack of housing, food, or medical care is an act of political violence

the only people who want you to think there's an uncrossable wall between trans and cisgay experiences are transphobes (which category i'm subsuming truscum under). they are the ones whose agenda is to make gender into something untouchable and unnegotiatable

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actually i’m pretty annoyed by this bc the narrative seems to be he is mocking trans men like there’s never been a trans man who wanted to carry a child

it’s me, i’m the trans man who wanted to carry a child

and i’m not the only one. not every trans dude is averse to pregnancy. and that sort of thought is one thing that led me to believe i wasn’t trans, bc that was something i desired

you wanna support trans people u gotta understand not everything is gonna fit into ur nice gender boxes ffs

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probably a good sign for the stability of the concept of intellectual property that organizations are easily able to obtain patents for ideas that they had nothing to do with creaeting

well it's 2005, time to open up msn messenger, change my personal message to some sad lyrics and hope someone asks me about it.

do i have to listen to the first 99 gecs to get it

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