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Hello!

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!)

the only christian things are freeing everyone from prison, whacking usurers with a knotted cord, and giving all your possessions to the poor

If Jesus were alive today, would he burn Wells Fargo or Chase first

i built a tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively painting / blurring faces and identifiable features. it runs on a phone or computer directly in the browser, and doesn't send info anywhere:

https://everestpipkin.github.io/image-scrubber/

Too many fucking cities to donate to. Y'all other tech workers better be doing your part.

Radicalize folks who know how to operate heavy equipment. That's how you get the kind of shit we saw in France, like cop barriers removed with bulldozers, city halls sprayed with sewage, and so on

lmao at the tools talking about voting in response to this brutality. minnesota has a democrat governor. minneapolis has a democrat mayor. the city council has 0 republicans. the reason we are here today is that nobody in politics has the nuts to stand up to completely out of control police departments

uspol protests hilarious actually 

CHICAGO PD RADIO IS BEING CLOGGED WITH YUGOSLAVIAN MUSIC

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uspol - protests - child assault/injury 

this is the pig who maced a child

i don't want to hear "why was a kid at a protest" or any criticism of the parents

the cops have the power. the cops have the weapons. the cops have the "training"

ask yourself why we expect to be assaulted at protests. ask yourself who the cops are truly serving and protecting if unarmed children are targets

a lot of buildings and statues that are symbolic of white supremacy are getting destroyed today

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vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence
vandalism is not violence

the idea that cops haven't reached the consensus of "damn, maybe we are wrong?" at this stage really tells you that you cant reform these people. put the cops in the dirt.

4 black folks killed by police between monday and wednesday - that i know of 

Dion Johnson— was sleeping in his car when killed 5/25 in Phoenix, AZ. very few details otherwise

George Floyd— 5/25 in Minneapolis, MN

Tony McDade — trans man killed 5/27 in Tallahassee, FL

Desto Reyes (his full first name is Modesto) — 5/27 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. the family is skeptical of the police’s story

#blm #blacklivesmatter

Fellow white people, listen to this, understand it, remember it.

When you’re out on the street you are out on the street to *support* and if necessary to put yourself between a cop and a black comrade. You are not leading the charge or calling the shots or setting the tone.

From :birdsite:
https://twitter.com/ft_variations/status/1266729298335092742

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Because, fucking, of course. I can’t believe people — LEFTISTS — just uncritically bought into this shit.

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i think, for transparency's sake, all cops should have their place or residence listed on the internet

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