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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!)

oh. i guess i cant eat my grilled kraft cheese on white bread as a white admin in peace unless i join your little clique

i'm regularly angry about sandwiches but that's because I hate raw tomato and forget this fact when ordering sandwiches A LOT

begging spotify to switch me out of shuffle mode automatically when i start playing the first track of an album

good news everyone i discovered a new pocket in my winter jacket

Americans and Europeans and Canadians are always trying to one up each other in stupid petty ways when all of their countries are fucked beyond repair and sitting upon bloody hoards of riches plundered through genocide and war. No Westerner should ever be proud of their country and doing little smarmy "heh" jokes at each other is like making a pun from the guard tower of a concentration camp.

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era motorsport are running a livery designed by a kid at the daytona 24 hours and it rules

Just because an idea is depressing and bleak doesn't mean it's true.

a trolley is coming down the tracks, where it eventually splits into three tracks. each track has a door. behind those doors are a sheep, a wolf, and a cabbage,

hey, uh white people can you not co-opt "____ Lives Matter" for like... ANYTHING?

Just let Black folk have this thing. By co-opting "_____ Lives Matter" for any reason other than explicitly talking about oppression of Black folk you are decentering their struggle. Thanks!

the things that you end up missing the most in quarantine are the little routines... like how every morning i used to sit at a street side cafe, looking through a newspaper with two cartoonish eye holes cut into the middle

the existence of sweet chin music implies the existence of umami chin music.

slavery, kidnapping conditions 

okay here we go. so historically, dreadlocks are a hairstyle that directly comes from slavery. when my people were taken from our native lands and forced on the ships, they were crammed so tightly, they would often get drenched in each others bodily fluids. that, plus time, and general lack of access to hygiene, matted the hair of the enslaved people and created this "style"

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so, we're entering the last moments that mastodon has before i go on my "dreadlocks are only for black people" tirade

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