While deleting some old archives, I came across a discussion I saved. It was at an employer in ages past, and started with HR asking me to not look at porn at work, and ended with them agreeing that I shall continue doing what I've been doing, because it is relevant to my job.

The porn? @aphyr's jockstrap selfies. The relevancy? Jepsen.

The thread had a nice collection of evidence, and I chuckled all the way recollecting the whole situation. Fun times.

Abortion info 

Now seems like a good time to remind all my uterine pals that there are drugs which you can get in advance that will allow you to safely manage an abortion at home basically undetectably up through nine weeks, and with some risks for detection up through twenty weeks.
A solid overview:
thenib.com/self-managed-aborti
Also if you are using software to track your periods, now might be a great time to switch to a pen and paper method, or consider just lying to Apple health, that’s fine too.

not sure which specifier to use for “day of march 2020” since %m and %M are both taken

birdsite 

@robey i confess this doesnt super resonate for me... but it does make me deeply empathic/concerned for what twitter has done to people to make them feel like this.

@robey i think my mind is most blown by the way the article explains the concept of "having roommates" the way you'd explain how a rocket engine works

weird consequences of allowing landlords 100% dictatorial sway over city and county governments

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

@robey @twylo Ok I found some vitriol, example: twitter.com/atomicthumbs/statu

...these complaints aren't wrong? I just value the federation more than the reliability. (And I don't use the Mastodon DM feature, because why on earth would I trust a public platform with private info)

if your tech friends want a mastodon account we're still here, registrations just require a reason because of spammers. if they put even a short sentence about wanting to join for x reason we usually approve it

@robey @twylo Weird! I would also like to understand. I wonder if it's some nazi misinfo or something?

A couple of things that have been proven true in practice recently: first, the people who benefit most from zero-trust systems are people who shouldn’t be trusted. The primary utility of these systems is to give people who are not trustworthy a way to claim their untrustworthiness doesn’t really matter. That claim is demonstrably false.

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