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Our processes here at Chez Tayler often involve me handing things off to Sandra so she can hand things off to a manufacturer.

In some cases it becomes immediately apparent that the handoff needed more context from me.

Like "the handwritten crap should be laid out in a nice font, please, I was in a hurry."

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We're working with Signature Coins on these. They've been our partners in all die-struck-metal things since 2013, and working with their designers is a JOY.

Bravo to them for capturing my scribbled handwriting *perfectly*.

(I've sent them my notes. We're iterating this.)

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It is also kinda funny this dude who lied about me, and got called out by random people screams harassment...

mind you I never asked anyone to call them out or contact them. They lied, I posted screenshots showing they lied.

But then in the same breath this person posts directly at me, knowing I silenced him, and asked people explicitly to circumvent my silence of them and copy and paste his message to me.

Hmm.. I am harassing you for random people pointing out you are a liar when i provide proof.. but totally cool if you actively tell people to send me messages on your behalf when your silenced.

Thats not how this works, thats not how any of this works....

a pup of coffee :bowie:  

caps, frustration, fediblock, meta 

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@Romaq Absolutely, just a few cheat sheets to start out, the occasional read and your good to go.

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@Romaq yea though i find since cheatsheets are just text you copy and paste that learning curve is easily managed

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By all means, investigate and prosecute criminal behavior. Citizens and consumers need protection, both legal (formal from government agents) and communal (informal from individuals and society at large).

But don’t go and preventatively de-platform “influencers” because, in someone’s opinion, they spread harmful misinformation. It is not uncommon for bad actors to start playing the victim in order to silence dissent or information they don’t like.

You have one recent example with the de-federation of the mastodon server:

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Online communities make it very easy to exclude someone simply with a click of the mouse. IRL it's a little more difficult, although it still happens. It used to be that an "exclusive" community was more highly valued socially -- high society, exclusive clubs, etc. But I think the trend now is moving away from that attitude, mainly because historically the exclusivity criterion was often based on race, sex or disability.

I think banning someone from a group should be a last resort, only after other measures have failed. (The exception being people who are intentionally trying to disrupt and preventing others from freely participating, like with a DOS attack or malware, etc.)

Also, I think that excluding someone for their behavior, for breaking the rules of the group is much different than excluding someone because of who they are, due to something beyond their control. And excluding someone based on their opinions should be avoided.

IRL = in real life

@admitsWrongIfProven @freemo

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@Romaq Wow, that is incredibly sad. I am grateful that my case so much milder than that.

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#LongCovidAwarenessDay is one day. But please remember, for many us, the people suffering from #LongCOVID, this illness is what knocks us down, keeps us low, makes us scared, [fill in the blank] every single day..

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As many of you likely know, I’m immune compromised and chronically ill. If you’ve followed me on social media for a while you may not even recognize me anymore. I sure don’t recognize myself some days.

I got #Covid in May of 2022 and I have never recovered. I’m now an ambulatory wheelchair user and struggle daily. I can’t work. My quality of life is significantly compromised.

Many of us never recovered. We exist.

Please, wear a mask and stay home if you’re sick.

#LongCovidAwarenessDay #POTS

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I’m ten months into my long Covid. While milder than many others cases, I can no longer exercise or go hiking. Too many work video meetings in a row or too much cognitive effort also trigger my symptoms. I miss my active life. #LongCovidAwarenessDay

AND it looks like blocked qoto. I'm not entirely sure, but I can't find there from here. Pffft! How might I check on that, @freemo?

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Because of Phil Plait, the "Bad Astronomer", I now have to go check out Yay!

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Or just being treated like a human being woukd be a nice start for them too.

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Does this mean that showing the Tom Hanks/Peter Scholari sitcom “Bossom Buddies” to kids in Tennessee will become a felony? I realize comedic tastes have changed in the last 40 years, but felony seems an over reach. I guess less gov’t regulation is only good when it comes to hauling toxic chemicals by train, and not the LGBTQ+ community.

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Thou shalt not use your religion to take away other people’s rights.

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Many scholars are leaving Twitter for #Mastodon, a public, decentralized alternative, impervious to private take-over:

Scholarly organizations are already supporting this migration:


There are analogous solutions for another public good in private hands: journals. There are even levers the scholarly community could pull to incentivize an analogous migration:

What are we waiting for?

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Well Ijust got the official notice, I am now a IEEE Senior member (The highest level one can apply for)

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