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Hey. I'm Cassidy (he/him). I'm just checking this place out. I like FOSS and technology so I thought it might be fitting. I also like nature, hiking, backpacking, and climbing.

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@poperigby Pay talented people a fair price for their work. Respect that employees have families and need time away. If you give someone a "lead" title or expect them to manage something/someone actually grant them the authority to lead/manage.

Just a few examples this morning. Had a hundred others last night when I wrote the first toot.

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If you put curly braces in your programming language, it goes faster

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This out of context frame from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice makes it look like Batman just sent a picture of his dong.

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@gabek I would probably be more into the movie if that were a real plot point.

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Someone should make an open source printer. If nothing else, at least I'd be able to find out WHY it's not working.

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The more I read and study, and the more experience I gain working with various communities, the more I realize I harbor several ideals that aren't shared by others in my position.

It's eye opening and frustrating at the same time.

Common sense isn't common, y'all.

Things that feel like obvious, empathetic, I-care-for-those-around-me are seen as alien standards to which others struggle to relate.

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I think if an anti-imperialist became the president of the US the military would very quickly stage a coup

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watching old movies and freaking out at their depraved ideas on the topic of lunch

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@root @jimpjorps using AI and machine learning to generate increasingly bonkers news stories

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@cambrian_era @jimpjorps birdsite-emu fork where everything is a nightmare to use and your notification feed is filled with horrible worldwide news

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@firescotch twitter is the hellsite that everybody hates, but the things that make it so shitty are the ones the influencers rely on, so they just want an exact drop-in replacement

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every time I see someone on twitter get mad about mastodon, they are upset that mastodon is not significantly worse to use for the end user

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@Aleums
what do I do with my new computer
what do I do with my new computer
what do I do with my new computer
early in the morning

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Capitalism can only justify labor which profits. Structures or institutions that cannot sufficiently monetize their operations whither and die except on a volunteer basis. Scarcity-immune goods and services, such as digital media, can then only be justified with the introduction of scarcity. A great deal of labor goes into introducing and maintaining scarcity where there is none, which can only exist by taking its own share of the wealth it extracts, cementing this gatekeeping as a shared interest between the owning class and this segment of the working class. Thus ads become a form of rent, the flicker of your eyeballs a form of payment for materials which have no per-use cost, and every plea to disable your ad-blocker comes from a hostage. Because capitalism charges us for survival, we find ourselves obliged to maintain the institutions that keep us employed, for in them we see the only means of living. 

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my mom worked 2 jobs through my childhood so i could go to college so that i could have a college degree and also 2 jobs

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Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

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