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Hello!

I'm Dan. Originally from the UK, I now live (on stolen land) in Kingston, ON.

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

(I work from home as a computer toucher.)

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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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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!)

Ofc the US is a threat to China, two weeks ago Congresspeople and military commanders were openly discussing their anticipation of war with China by 2025 and they just shot down a sillyass balloon to whip up more hysteria.

workshopping a joke about the diamond multiple inheritance problem and AB blood type

can't believe china sent that balloon up to spy on our most sensitive repositories of military data (the war thunder forums)

Quark: I don’t think I can gaslight gatekeep girlboss my way out of this one.

@Odd_Bloke im saying!!! lmao. bailey vs ibushi when ibushi swears hes gonna work a more grounded hard hitting style from now on sounds insane lol

BREAKING: Xi Jinping Creates Fleet of New Spy Balloons By Inflating You Big And Round

i would start to believe China was a threat to America if China had naval bases all around our coasts, politicians repeatedly talked about how our government was illegitimate and repressive, there was a touring Chinese ballet about the evils of the American government, their politicians were putting pressure on Mexico and Canada to stop trading with us, and every member of their congress regularly talked about how they love Free Texas and support its secession and how it's the only real America

"i wanna come into work, boss, but this goddamn balloon"

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gonna need a few sick days after catching the ol' havana syndrome from this fuckin balloon

its awesome to watch the consent machine try like 900 different ways to make this argument on behalf of commercial real estate

Elijah McCoy was born in 1844 in Ontario to formerly-enslaved parents from Kentucky. They saved enough to send him to Scotland to study mechanical #engineering. When he returned and couldn't get work in his field, he took a job as a train oilman and invented a method of automatic lubrication that eliminated the frequent stops trains had to make to oil up axles & bearings. Railroad companies asking for his product rather than copycat devices spawned the phrase "the real McCoy." #BlackHistoryMonth

The next time you use any navigation device, software or Google Maps thank Dr. Gladys West. Her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite models that were eventually incorporated into  the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. #BlackMastodon #BlackHistoryMonth

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