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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
I don't think I'll come up with any real japes today, but that dream was like a weird-ass jape from my subconscious to the rest of me? It is not good at joke
weird, dumb dream
My dream included:
✅ being mean to my dad
✅ my getting a parakeet like my son's
✅ going to a Showbiz Pizza where the owner reskinned the band to look like an R&B group and they sang Boyz II Men
✅ acquiring three dodos
✅ acquiring three goats
✅ one of the goats sang a half-bar of David Bowie's "Starman" so I'd recognize it
✅ petting said goat a bunch
. . . 🤷🏼♂️
Instance policy on April fools' day
Reminder that scholar.social will not be participating in April fools' day, and a preemptive warning to be judicious in your choice of "jokes"
🍍 Content warnings MUST be accurate and descriptive
🍍 "It was April fools' day" is not an excuse for violations of our Community Standards
🍍 If you do something sexist/racist/anti-queer, even if you do it "as a gag" or "ironically," you are still doing that *in real life,* and will be treated as such
With pranks especially: the joke should be on YOU, on the thought and time and effort you put into it. You can do something unexpected and make someone laugh, but you have a responsibility to clean up the physical mess and to make damned sure there's no emotional mess.
NOW: see if you can tell a joke.
Oh, never mind, new Deathworlders chapter. I'm good.
Anyone have "learn to juggle" on their to-do list for this next month or so? I've been honestly wondering whether having a video call over a platform like jitsi would be any more helpful than just watching any of the many video tutorials out there, and would love to have a few test cases to find out! So I'm offering one on one instruction to the lovely people out here on the fediverse. Just let me know and we'll set up a time!
covid-19, unkind thoughts, fallacy
I want change. I want to see cruelty die, laid low by the third party of Nature.
That will never happen. Cruel isn't a thing people are; cruelty is a thing people do.
I need to practice a shift in my thinking, because no schadenfreude is worth the coming body count.
Fuck, do I want that positive change, though. Chance favors the prepared mind; no other wake-up call will ring as loud and persistent.
covid-19, unkind thoughts, fallacy
I keep wondering how many people will fall before we develop and widely distribute a vaccine.
Will the numbers be high enough that those who remain will begin the tremendous work of Doing Better?
A portion of my atheistic self wants to see this virus sweep through all homes without the blood of genuine kindness above their doors, and that's not happening. A virus infects any host, kind or cruel.
My inner chorus is, at least in part, highly ungenerous.
covid-19, commercial ventilator being open-sourced
"Medical device company Medtronic released designs for one of their ventilators to open source for use in the COVID-19 pandemic."
"The design details released today are for their PB560 model, which was originally launched in 2010 by a company called Covidien, before it merged with Medtronic, so we’re already starting with a device design that’s a decade old. But it’s also a design that has proven itself through widespread use, and this data dump gives us a great look at what actually goes into one of these machines."
The article notes the information isn't yet complete; my guess is it's still in the process of being collated.
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Fundraiser has been extended for two more days by popular request(it was like 3 people... back-off)
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