Pinned toot re: where I live
Now that I'm meeting some of y'all IRL, I realize I should clarify for the curious:
As my intro toot says, I live on a commune. It's on the east coast of the USA. I've lived there since 2015. I love it.
And I needed a break from it. So I'm taking 2019 off, staying with friends/fam in the PNW. I'll head east again at the end of this year. I miss my fellow communards, and especially my sweetie, but I'm also really enjoying being back in my home region. 🌲💚🌲
she/her, cis/het #lgbtq ally, #infp, neutral good
moderately woo: virgo sun, virgo moon, taurus rising
live and work on a #commune in the US; interested in diverse #intentionalcommunities #coops and #egalitarianism
if you're lonely or sad or trapped or hopeless, and it makes you want to do something you know is Bad for you— hurting yourself physically or emotionally, self-sabotaging, alienating a friend, calling an ex— by all means, do not do that Bad Thing.
but don't castigate yourself either. you want to do it because you are in pain; self-rebuke just piles pain on top of pain, it doesn't break the cycle.
forgive yourself. take your pain seriously. do something nice for yourself, instead. make your favorite tea, pull out the best blanket, put on some good music, use your favorite nice moisturizer. if you have any better option to respond to your pain than self-sabotage, it's compassion; so, show yourself some compassion for a change.
I guess many of you know already, but this is the most massive social uprising in Chile since the end of the dictatorship, or even more. It started with a fare evasion campaign in Santiago, but now most of the Metro is burnt, many stores were sacked, the government applied martial law and military-enforced curfew, with no signs at all that repression is stopping the increasingly violent riots at night.
The demands are completely fair, but the situation is running out of everyone's hands +
I have a few questions about the secure mode introduced by Mastodon 3.x:
1. Am I right in thinking that enabling this would effectively prevent bad actors from circumventing account/instance blocks?
2. Is it worth applying it to public toots, to still reinforce blocking?
3. Is there a way to see what proportion of instances we federate with can use it yet? Knowing that it's a backwards-incompatible change, I don't want to enable it too soon.
Mastodon CSS Snippet: Embiggen Emojos
Because the Emojos 'round here can be hard to read sometimes and bumping them up 5px doesn't really hurt anything.
Bumping up the size of the emojos in the emojo browser certainly doesn't hurt either! Both CSS snippets available here:
is it just me or is the #nanowrimo website a broken mess?
Jean Vanier, theology
In writing about avoiding a poor woman who told him she had left a mental hospital and was in need Vanier says he gave her money and went on because, "I was frightened of being swallowed up by her pain and her need."
The story of Lazarus outside the gate is scary because Lazarus needs more than money. Lazarus needs friendship. Lazarus need a home. Lazarus needs care. Lazarus needs inclusion.
Vanier argues that society leaves Lazaruses out because we are afraid that when we
A maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
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