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 thraeryn.org
If you do, please let me know your user name! I am, as one might expect, email@example.com
thraeryn.net will never support hate speech. We will always come down hard on users who promote inequality, and de-federate with instances who are unwilling to say (and do) the same.
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.
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.
I'm Thraeryn, the Embodiment of RED and #admin of thraeryn.net.
* being kind & friendly
* supporting good folks
* chatting about the everyday
* pineapple pizza
* current music
* a whole bunch of current TV
* white fragility
Ye gods, my morning walk was wonderful today. (Context: Houston got a legit cool front last night.) I have so many windows open; I can have the door of my room open as I'm not trying to keep cool air trapped in here.
Counterpoint: This is the beginning of Tim earache season. Gotta keep these damn ailerons on either side of my head covered. 😤
If you want help figuring out how to watch the live broadcast tomorrow, let me know. We'll get you set up.
I'm gonna be on Discord, and I know some folks on here are fans. If you wanna chat during tomorrow's show, let me know. We'll get together and mark out.
Ghost is "wine mom" creepy
Yeah, I said it
Here's where I offer alternatives. The music is potentially unsettling.
I wish I understood what other folks hear when they listen to Ghost.
It always, always sounds like Todd Flanders had a rift with his parents and grew up trying too hard to be "oooOoooOoOooOoo" spooky. (Also, I uh, find his melodic choices to be super duper bland. Like, I-V-vi-IV bland.)
I know I have super high, exacting standards for "creepy" music because, in my mind, creepy and unsettling are synonyms.
So, he's neither.
New Stansiław Lem story just dropped. https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the-truth-by-stanislaw-lem/
A small bit of good news. If you were discharged from the service for being LBGT+, at any time, including during DADT, and had something other than an honorable discharge, you could qualify for VA benefits and disability.
Get in contact with your local veteran service, they can help, and it might take awhile, but it’s worth it.
Frankly, this is the bare minimum that the government could do, but it’s something.
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