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Happy Trans Day of Visibility!
Here's a fun fact for you today: Trans people have always existed.
My personal speciality is documenting the lives of trans people in Medieval Europe. If you'd like to find out more about this topic, feel free to read my threads:
About a trans woman who lived in London in the 14th century https://mastodon.social/web/statuses/101076816100786504
And about a 13th century French poem which discusses a transmac person's gender-questioning https://mastodon.social/web/statuses/101802067896206745
Happy two year fediversery to me, and @djsundog and everyone else who joined mastodon in late March or early April.
Has it really been two years?
It seems like some people just assume they can throw ActivityPub on what ever they want and then suddenly be just like Gargon and work on a project that they at least like in the comfort of their living room.
I don't think they are giving Gargon enough credit. The only reason mastodon is as big as it is right now is because of how smart he played his design decisions.
The current welcome screen goes over these things in this order:
1. Hi, here is what your username is with the domain part
2. This is what the compose part is, and what options you generally have
3. These are the different timelines you can see
4. Here is who your admin is
And while that's kind of useful information (varying degrees of) it feels like it's missing a narrative in some way, something like "how do I make this place useful for myself"
I have watched this so many times today, and laughed so hard at it every time, that my entire abdomen hurts
this is my favorite halloween youtube
The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture | The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/the-myth-of-whiteness-in-classical-sculpture
> If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet
Some states have reason to be enthusiastic about the coming election. Minnesota isn't one of them. But, goddamnit, VOTE ANYWAY.
Microsoft stuff since 1990 or so. It's always DNS. Interested in everything except printers.
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