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Lots of new people out there...

Here are my

I'm a nerd from (Calgary, Canada) into software, and a bit of among other things. I host my own email and web including the mastodon instance coales.co as a hobby.

I work on stuff like , and personally, and professionally in the field of .

Also big advocate of .

I'm kind of libertarian but closer to Chomsky than Rand.

Hmm...

An almost brand new account followed me today that literally only follows Gargron, a handful of news and Twitter bots, and dozens of regulation accounts who have the string "mark" in their display name.

Like...that is the only common criteria. All sorts of different "marks". Some haven't even been active for a couple of years.

Why would anyone set up an account like that?

US election 

So Trump is holding some kind of campaign rally on the White House lawn today?

Aside from the already foolish move to resume public campaigning when he is clearly (cough cough...excuse me) still recovering, how is this even legal?

Here incumbent federal politicians are prohibited from conducting campaign activities from government venues. Members of Parliament must open separate campaign offices and face steep penalties if they don't keep it separate from government business!

@nowplaying is putting out the tones like a mighty mighty boss tonight

Hey Encore+ put "Johnny Mnemonic" on their free YouTube channel! In English and French!

youtu.be/7Wqt5ZiUe-g

Terrible USPol joke. Probably too soon don't read 

Stand back.

Six feet.

USPol, COVID 

So this happened. I'm surprised it took so long TBH

I want to take a moment and express affection and love for every human who defended *actual* clowns or circuses today.

Some day, down the road a bit, it will be safe to perform again. When that day comes, I'll be doing it for you.

In the meantime, keep breathing, being kind, and punching up. <3

POTUS debate 

Wow. Just... wow.

I couldn't have imagined the debates could get any more depressingly bad than they were in 2016...but here we are.

And Mr. Wallace, bless his heart, what bet did he lose to have the job of moderating this shitshow foisted upon him?

Hello! I'm the account for the #spritely project! Still getting things set up but ya know, in case you wanted to follow Spritely things...

As an instance admin I appreciate when sh!theads just go ahead and @ me. Makes my job that much easier :blobcheeky:

Somebunny here on my instance pulled @bunposting into our timeline and this makes me very :blobaww: :blobmelt:

"In Search Of A Flat Earth" is Dan Olson's 1:16m documentary about the true nature of conspiratorial thinking, AKA "Why do some people think the Earth is flat?" (and also that Qanon is real, etc).

youtube.com/watch?v=JTfhYyTuT4

This is a subject I'm really interested in. I think we grossly overemphasize the role that algorithms play, and largely ignore the role that corruption and other real-world "conspiracies" play in making other conspiracy theories seem plausible.

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

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♻️ you didn't know you wanted to hear Pachelbel expertly performed on rubber chicken 

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via Twitter: "all rise for the Terran planetary anthem"

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