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The idea and propagation of "the western world" or "western society" is a racist dogwhistle used by white supremacists who are literally gaslighting all of human history.

Don't fall for their attempt at erasure.

Hey fedi- I used to work at a thrift store; and if you are donating some old books, here are some that aren't worth the resources spent transporting, sorting, and pricing them because they just don't sell:
- cookbooks
- dictionaries
- encyclopedias
- best seller novels like HP, Twilight, The Hunger Games, etc. So many of these are donated that most don't move
- self-help books, especially best sellers, for the same reason
- Chicken Soup for anyone's soul
thank you and boosts +

Microsoft owned GitHub banned all Iranian users. All accounts are restricted now.

What is Github?

GitHub is home to over 36 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.

==> github.com/1995parham/github-d
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#Github #Iran #Iranians #ban #banned #Microsoft

If you want people to find your public posts on Mastodon or the rest of the Fediverse, there's something important you need to know:

📣 USE HASHTAGS!

For privacy reasons, the only way to search for posts on here is by hashtag. If you don't include tags, no one will see your post in searches.

Hashtags have to be spelt exactly, so #MastoTip and #MastoTips would bring up two separate sets of results. Include multiple tags if you're not sure.

More MastoTips:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/t

#Mastodon

Did any of you check out the excerpt of the book I'm working on that I posted yesterday? bnolet.me/posts/2019/07/hacker

It's nothing SUPER exciting, but I'm trying to get back into writing it. I might continue to write random scenes from the book if there's enough interest

I'm also looking for feedback, boosts encouraged

RT @AOC@twitter.com

Everyone: go get your check from Equifax!

$125 is a nice chunk of change.

Get that money and pay off a bill, sock it away, take a day off, treat yourself, whatever you’d like - but cash 👏🏿 that 👏🏽 check! 👏🏻

💸 It takes one minute. Do it here 💸: eligibility.equifaxbreachsettl twitter.com/cnbc/status/115484

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AOC/status/1154852

With this heat, I put out water for cats who can’t or won’t go inside - my cat’s can (but like it outside), but some other cats may not be able to. Probably the hedgehog who lives in our backyard also drinks from it and maybe birds or insects.

Also when I saw the mailman, I opened the door, offered him a glass of water and filled up his water bottle.

Not saying this to brag, but hoping others do the same. Also: if you have more ideas on how to help people and animals, I’d love to hear them.

Attention seattle-area folx:

The seattle branch of the IWW will be holding an Organizer Training 101 (OT101) on August 24 and 25

Interested in organizing your own workplace to fix the problems the bosses won't?

Then check out registration page here: seattleiww.org/ot101registrati

tweet from the seattle iww account: twitter.com/SeattleIWW/status/

#seattle #iww #wobbly #work #organizing #unions #ot101 #raincitywobblies #training

I've re-opened registration on pixelfed.social until further notice.

If you're looking for an instance to join that won't close down without at least 1 year notice, feel free to join!

white fragility and alienation 

Just a few bugs to fix, and we'll be shipping full federation support!

You will be able to follow remote accounts, see their posts in your home timeline, and more!

#pixelfed

Our deepest #FOSS fears have come true. We're experiencing major incompatibility issues between @libreoffice and Microsoft Office. Due to our existing documents we chose to keep using .docx. Users are complaining about formatting issues, tables not functioning anymore and documents becoming completely unworkable. I've verified a few examples, it's bad :(

Not sure how to fix this. I'm experimenting now with converting documents to .doc standards. We simply can't work with the opensource format.

hey so just a reminder not to buy israeli fruits and vegetables, sodastream home drink machines, ahava cosmetics, anything by HP, or sabra hummus, as these all benefit particularly severely from the oppression of palestinians and are current focuses of the global BDS movement

bdsmovement.net/get-involved/w

Ok y'all

Here's my weekend #libreops project. My nephew is a Quadriplegic and I'm undertaking building a PC (MR) gaming rig.

Thus far, his interface with the world is primarily an xbox one, a quadstick, and bluetooth headphones.

I aim to replicate this, to the best of my ability, but i also want to try and mix in tobii eye tracking, and potentially some voice assistant features.

Win 10 is the likely candidate here, as I dont think *nix has a good VA, or Tobii.

Any suggestions / pitfalls?

If you ever think for an instant that misogyny in gaming is new, remember that there was an uproar when the Queen was added to chess in Europe because she was a "powerful female figure".

Numerous class-action lawsuits have been filed against companies using nepotism tactics to undervalue those who serve the company. Not a single class-action lawsuit has been taken to proceedings in court, dismissed because these gig-economy "jobs" are not contracts of employment for those various people who fulfill these services.

My rule of thumb is as such:
1) Do NOT use those apps, or participate in the gig-economy.

2) If you do use those apps, TIP in CASH! The currency with little tracking

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