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

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104271
Comrade by Jodi Dean: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104298
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104305

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

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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!)

At the very least, keep in mind that life is NOT a zero sum game. You can succeed without requiring someone else to fail. You can be right without requiring someone else to be wrong. You can be more without requiring someone else to be less.

Remember that you can lift yourself up without pushing others down.

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did you know that when french fur trappers first got to canada they were like "man the natives here must be stupid or something, why dont you ride the moose like horses, god do we have to do everything around here" and the indigenous folks were just kinda like "yeah yknow what. great idea. you should go and try that, actually. tell us how it goes."

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ok spicier take, but metadata about the content, themes, and endings of media resources is what librarians exist for, and such queries as “queer × fantasy × adult audience × no lesbians die × happy ending” would be entirely within reach with a well-funded and well-stocked library system attentive to the needs of various communities

muting that down to a sliding-scale sticker on a book cover or a line at the top of a review is hilarious in how entirely it fails to perceive the problem

You can tell that video games have been elevated to the same level of artistry as movies because both of their biggest budget offerings are fascist propaganda

american conceptions of life in other countries are basically like when medieval manuscripts have a picture of an elephant and it has like twelve legs, a proboscis four times the length of its body, and a crown of horns protruding from its head

i've been playing a bunch of assetto corsa recently, sim racing is a lot of fun!

also everyone should constantly be lamenting that we live in a world where thomas edison got his way and we say "hello" when picking up the phone instead of alexander graham bell's suggestion, which was that we answer the phone by saying "ahoy"

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I meant to say in French but the typo lends authority

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I'm French if you accidentally use vous when you could have used tu, it's called a vuvuzela

I think student loan debt forgiveness would be great and we should do it

you ever think about how Autism Speaks is called that because they think an autistic person speaking up is intrinsically implausible? and then when we can and do speak up they say we're not REALLY autistic because we're "high-functioning enough" to disagree with them. motherfucker this ain't the goddamn Lorax and I'm not a fucking tree

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*posting my entire life on facebook*

this vaccine is just gonna be a way for the government to track you

while you were studying the blade,, i was also studying the blade. we literally took Swords And Polearms 201 together, did you forget??

They should come up with another mode of economic production so that capitalism is forced to innovate

remember when tony hawk turned 900 degrees and walked away

innovation is when you don't pay your workers, and the less of them you pay, the more of an innovator you are

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