Eeek, had to upgrade pleroma and took a peek at some of the upcoming UI stuff on the admin side.

We all have a lot to worry about.

It looks like the admin side has the interface for doing some shifty ass shit in regards to blocks, but I don't think it's implemented on the server side (yet). I've enabled all the block stuff, but it resets every time I go to the page, so it definitely looks like those settings aren't even saved yet, so it's probably not implemented. I hope.

If you come across a pleroma server with problematic users/admins, we are going to have to make sure we can block them properly. What that entails, I'm not quite sure yet.

I really hope @Gargron is aware of this. I'm wondering if masto changes need to happen to prevent this crap.

Just giving ya'll a heads up, time to go back to working on my own fedi stuff, just wanted to make sure people are aware. This has the potential for some serious trolling and abuse to happen, whether we block them or not.

#Brazil

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA! Jesús Christ.

Violence is not just hitting someone in the face. Violence is passing legislation and policies to deny a sick persons access to healthcare. Violence is removing peoples autonomy and the ability to have safe abortions. Violence is removing funding for food programs that help feed the starving. Violence is dismantling housing and aid programs that help the homeless. Violence is sanctions placed on "third world" nations leading to starvation and death. Violence is the criminalization of drug use. Violence is discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender or lack thereof, race, ability, or age. Violence isn't just throwing fists or shooting people. Violence has evolved with our society to be far more cunning, shifting and bureaucratic than that.

Removing someones ability to hand out harm reduction services to help prevent overdoses and the spread of disease in their neighborhood is inherently an act of violence.

The Amazon burning is not a natural forest fire.

Bolsonaro invited oligarchs of the mining, farming, and logging industries to light the fires.

Yes. He did. There is proof.

Call this what it is - the premeditated murder of one of the world's most vital resources to support life.

Bolsonaro and Trump - the Amazon's blood is on your hands.

Republicans and Libertarians - there is blood on your hands also. You didn't light the match, but you poured the accelerant.

#Amazon #AmazonFire #Earth

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

The Realm of Lost Things was not bursting with hopes, dreams, left socks and virginities, as one might expect.

Clusters of lost thoughts - an item one forgot to add to the shopping list, birth dates, names, faces, words, a turn of phrase in what would have been the next great story and quite a thankful number of Darwin Award-worthy bad ideas; that's what you'd be wading through.

It's the lost good ideas that are the saddest to find.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

re: Meta 

teachers who pick on random students do this: quit

World affairs (-), solidarity & love 

Nice, mastodon.art's Patreon is 66% funded to cover the hosting costs! patreon.com/MastoArt/overview

Folks, remember to see if your instance has a Patreon or equivalent, and if so, even a dollar a month across enough users can help!

Fanfic, notp(reylo), alt-right mention, AAVE appropriation, petty 

Youtubers unionize 

The existence of a generic "legal name" implies the existence of a more powerful "illegal name".

“I personally feel very connected with the fight that’s going on [in Palestine] as a Black person in the United States. There’s a long history of solidarity between Black and Palestinian people — from Angela Davis, to Nelson Mandela, to Marc Lamont Hill to Ilhan Omar now.”

liberationnews.org/interview-w

how do we create a community where people aren't scared to speak out when they are subject to abuse?

in light of the #amazonfire I came across a Brazilian NGO that works to defend the amazon. They take donations: sosamazonia.org.br/conteudo/

(there's info on their transparency and projects on the site above)

this article also links a few charities to donate to in light of the fire: businessinsider.com/how-to-hel

it's important to note that most of the deforestation and human started fires in the #amazonas has been at the hands of the cattle/meat/dairy industry. (1/2)

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