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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:
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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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!) is in a time warp and I think it's because I tried to upload my spotify wrapped

techbros are so disillusioned with reality, they spent too much time reading sci fi and playing 4X games where technology is on this linear path that obviously leads to nano tech dysonspheres or whatever. They got fooled by a bunch of grifters and marketers that if they just invested 500 thousands quajillions dollars in bullshit ideas based on whack research then surely things will become just like in star trek!

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"If something is free, that just means you're the product", I say, squinting mistrustfully at the Sun

the reason my life is so good is that I had a limited exposure to Nintendo games as a child

Hey what was up with kids media in the 90s and sewers. Why did everyone set everything in sewers. I don't think any of the sewers depicted were at all accurate.

(trying to prove that i've done something with my life over the past 11 months) i actually drink wayyyy more water now. had to change the brita twice

"If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery" -- Saidiya Hartman, _Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route_

Maybe people who meditate one hour/day are happier because they live a life that affords them one hour/day to meditate

post-left is literally a right-wing philosophy, and it's barely disguised. They're people who became disillusioned with the left and gave up revolutionary aspirations. It's inherently reactionary

i am acutely aware i have it better than a lot of other people. i see it every day. To me, i dont think i could live with the idea that im happy with what i have and that i dont need to make life better for people suffering every day even if it means losing the things i enjoy right now, in this real world. i guess im built different (not dipshitted)

why's it always the people making the decision to defederate being blamed for "fragmentation" and not the people hosting instances so shitty everyone feels unsafe federating with them 🤔

Every day I see more and more evidence of society descending into utter lawlessness and chaos.

So weird how "free speech" has to include attacks on marginalized people, but can never include fighting back against oppressors.

anyone else seeing problems loading media from other instances' media seem to be working normal-style

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