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I have an XMPP/Jabber server. It features OMEMO encryption. I run it from a closet in my house. It is up if my house has power and internet (so, most of the time.) It allows uploads of pics and video for sharing. Those files are deleted after 24 hours.

You can join it by using "Conversations" on Android, or "Siskin IM" on iOS, to create a new account at

If you do, please let me know your user name! I am, as one might expect,

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If you see one of our users violating these terms, file a report. Send me a message. (I'm on the lookout, of course, and.) The response will be as swift as I can make it.

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This is the how-to I wish I had when I set up my Prosody XMPP server. I have no idea why in tarnation no search engine would show it to me.

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I'm Thraeryn, the Embodiment of RED and of

* wrestling
* being kind & friendly
* supporting good folks
* chatting about the everyday

* tech
* podcasts
* pineapple pizza
* current music
* a whole bunch of current TV
* mansplaining
* white fragility
* @Gargron

Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid. 100% of sales go to housing and feeding more Hawai'ians.

My partner has the day off. She's sleeping in, snoozing soundly.

I can't fold my Murphy bed up, rearrange the room, and do my yoga until she wakes. 😭

Really, though, there's no way I'm going to take this opportunity away from her. It comes very rarely.

I'm still pretty proud of taking the complete fucking gibberish that was on this page previously and turning it into something understandable and, dare I say it, funny.

It's still utter bullshit, but it's amusing bullshit that makes a strange sort of sense. You can laugh with the ideas instead of cringing at someone's "wild & wacky" sentence fragments. (Aaaaaaand you can tell when the second sort stopped by to, er, "add" to my work.)

These "but commutes are good actually!" articles are really cheesing me off. They all boil down to people enjoying dedicated break time where they have no work or personal responsibilities. You don't need a commute for that, you need boundaries.

New Minecraft update is fun!

I decided to take a break. Breaks are good.

Well, I woke up early, got my friend to the airport (hopefully, seemingly) well on time, took my morning walk, and met my daily step goal. 😮

Maybe I'll get more stuff done today, ORRRRRRR maybe I'll do dick all. 🤣 Time will tell!

Please boost as a reminder to the many, many creators who design pins and flags for literally every other identity, for people who forget or don't know that we are failed by the medical system the instant we're born, and for the rest of our lives, again and again.
We go into the hospital and say we're cis or trans, because otherwise we WILL be refused treatment out of hand.
Intersex People Exist, and we have a place in pride.

Need help w/pain & health 

Could you pretty please help me? :blobcatblush:

I need 80€ for meds this month + 75€ for the psychiatrist + 45€ for the dentist because I have yet another tooth killing me with pain.

And 60€ for a couple of extra physio sessions bc ever since the first covid shot my back pain levels rose up and are not going back down even almost a month later. :blobbroken:


Boosts & donations are very welcome and appreciated, IF you can! :blobcatheart:

So, being very new to keyboard/piano and having almost no formal training in music theory,

I'm just spending some time this afternoon trying to count out chords in major and minor scales - like, to look at my little interval cheat sheet and, starting from a random note, play the major and the minor 1-3-5 chord.

Basically fucking around with the general aim of learning a skill.

Connecting a midi keyboard to JACK on Ubuntu is such a pain in the ass.

I got it to connect to some software and make the intended noises riiiight about the time Jinya came in for bed.

I did not buy a keyboard because of some overblown, threatened consequence from a steam-age novel.

I didn't even buy it to Make Good Music.

I bought it to *learn more* about making good music.

That's the idea I have to pull to center.

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My new keyboard arrived.

I took it out, unwrapped it, and messed around with it a little to see how it feels.

Now it's back in its box, bc if I connect it to the computer, I will feel obligated to do something with it 😕.

but hey. I bought the damn thing. If I leave it in its box for a month, 🤷🏼‍♂️. I am not obligated, actually, to spend my days justifying this purchase to myself or others.

elevator pitch: safe piracy sites.

as a society, we should acknowledge that software piracy is going to happen and that it is in our collective best interest to ensure that software pirates have the safest, most hygienic piracy experience possible by providing software piracy sites that are free of malware of any sort to prevent software pirates from continuing to be a malware infection vector for society at large.

We did an American last night, and I suddenly remembered what a fiddly pain charcoal can be.

I’d forgotten how stinging Genesis’s “Jesus He Knows Me” was. The odd thing is, it’s still absolutely relevant today.

fitness thoughts 

I wonder sometimes if I'm reporting my calories consumed correctly, if I'm really burning as many calories through exercise as I think I am, etc.

I'm 9.7 lbs. lighter than I was in mid-April. Lost a little more than a pound per week.

Must be doin' okay.

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