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if you manage to follow all my alts I'll stare at you disapprovingly while I ride past your house on my big wheel tricycle

Hey new mastodon users. A lot of us won't follow you back unless you have posted before and have an avatar. Otherwise you look like a bot.

So, if you're getting started try dropping an #introduction post in there first before you start clicking that "follow" button a bunch.

The term "gamer's elbow" refers to a condition people have when they are a blight on society, wretched to behold and useless to all, and also they have an elbow.

I'm seeing a few new people cautiously say things like "let's enjoy this place before the bad people get here" and I just want to say:

Don't worry! They're already here! But thanks to the heroic work of your instance moderators and admins, you will never see them. And if they do show up then your mods will get rid of them: unlike Twitter, the reporting functions here are reviewed by real people who don't care about turning a profit, and instead focus on enforcing community guidelines

hey friends- i have a little extra cash this month, decided to run some no questions asked microgrants for binders, since they were such a quality of life improvement for me before my top surgery.

here is a form with more info! send me a wishlist link!

any of my friends have a discord/slack/irc server dedicated to talking about humane software, utopian computing, etc? I don't really want to run yet another server but I will if I can't find one

Just got back from Brooklyn which means the cabinet is full of sweets from the Russian supermarket

Reply with the most cursed image on your phone?

Cobble Hill should be renamed Cobble Hell for Halloween

shampoo for my real friends and real poo for my sham friends

Gotta call the front desk, this stupid microwave won't give me back my hot pocket

world of warcraft 

Dissuade yourself of the notion that we can fix the environment while keeping everything else exactly the same.

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