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Storytime.

I was on a visiting-family vacation with my partner when we saw a flier for "Queer Space Art Therapy" at a local community center. We went.

I don't know how y'all parse that phrase. Maybe you're familiar with art therapy. My other partner wants to be an art therapist. And queer spaces: self explanatory.

Don't get me wrong, it was a good time. I'm just saying. I'm still disappointed I never got to be immersed in queer space art. I can't be the only one thinking that, right?

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Anyway, the contrib piece in original toot is a good read. It highlights the frustrations of a non-technical internet user in 2019 (something I literally can't imagine without reading about),

and the relatable desire/dread of carrying your baggage/garbage from one data silo to another,

and the relatively recent idea that your email is your *one single canonical identity* and that it should be your real legal name, whatever that means

So your display name is incredibly "sticky" in Gmail, which legit sucks. My partner changed their name and it took me over a year to find the option (on your phone, it's literally a separate app) to re-fetch *my mailbox's* copy of their contact info.

But not everyone's on Gmail, so changing your display name couldn't push changes to other peoples' address books anyways. Nor should it. Imagine the abuse potential if you could force arbitrary names/words into other peoples' contact lists.

I had already been thinking a lot about email identities when this piece was published them.us/story/between-the-bina

Gmail is pretty great as a product, all the legit privacy issues aside. But I'm left feeling like Gmail gave lots of people unfair expectations of what email *is*. Like, it's basically a centralized social network running on top of a protocol for distributed networks. So all the basic account mgmt stuff you expect from social media just... doesn't work.

not actually lewd 

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trying to gauge interest for a small LGBT creative collective

it would be for LGBT peeps who Make Things (visual arts, performative arts, writing, coding of any kind) that are not part of a company or another big collective. I want to help build a network of people that can uplift each other and their work.

I can offer:
- a small mailbox under the main domain
- a subdomain
- a spot in the main domain, which would be a directory of creators

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reading: Absolute scale corrupts absolutely 

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opinion 

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If you skip the theme song when you watch MST3K you're a cop

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gender expression shitpost 

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🚨 breaking news 🚨

i love masc AMAB enbies

that's all

Doing the Waiting For The Nameservers dance.

A lonesome and sorrowful ballad for one.

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This just turned into a real good week to easily figure out who you don't want working on your open source project.

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RMS 

relationships ++ 

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