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so one of ye cattes was acting Strangely this morning (well, even more Strangely than usual, she is a catte after all), and DrSparks noticed first and asked me to call the vet
which *apparently* was enough to set off the Thing where I’m about to be called on to explain something I don’t completely understand, and then have to answer follow-up questions on the spot, and get treated with contempt when I can’t, and then get treated with contempt again when I go back to try and find the answers, because what do you mean I didn’t pick up on them the first time
and wow, I really will never forgive the people who taught me that’s what happens when I’m uncertain
(DrSparks made the call for me, I ended up being okay; I took the cat in, the cat ended up being okay; diagnosis in both cases was “yeah she was probably just kind of freaked out”)
"Do your part" energy conservation plans, like turning lights off when you leave the room, are great for your energy bill, but their job as part of "lowering carbon footprints" is to deflect from the big corporations that actually use the vast majority of the power.
For example, the average US stand-alone home uses ~11,000 kWh per year.
The VERY MOST EFFICIENT roadside LED billboard uses ~61,000 kWh per year. That number rises to ~323,000 kWh at the top end.
#webdev tip: do all of your browser testing in 2G. everyone wins.
Does anyone else have that thing where phoning up to tell someone "the thing you wanted has been done/delivered etc" is fine but phoning up to /request/ something is unmitigated hell
It's not every phone call, it's just the ones that start "sorry to bother you, please may I" that are a sissyphean task every time
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congratulations and welcome aboard! your official conspiracy membership card should be arriving in the mail in 3-5 business days
my opinion: buy demigirl shares NOW. they're about to take off massively. #GenderMarket
huh, apparently hashtags like #moderateing don’t register if they’re part of the CW text
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welp, that’s two nights in a row of dreaming about Kobayashi Maru scenarios, hooray
(this isn’t a subtoot of anyone except my own unconscious)
re: mastodev, abuse Show more
@ekaitz_zarraga i haven't compiled the receipts, but here's the case against his instance: m.s appears to have one active moderator for ~250k users. she's paid an unknown amount, but it doesn't sound anywhere near minimum wage. even as the ratio gets worse and mods disappear, he refuses to turn off new registrations because it's too confusing for new users.
also i can't block instances, I'm not a mod or admin anywhere ;)
Here’s a survey about titles that should only take 3 minutes or so, for literally anyone who speaks English:
It’ll end at noon UK time on Sunday 13th January 2019 at the soonest.
Every survey response, RT and boost is really helpful! Thank you. :)
@rey Thank you so much, Rey. For being here, for building this space, and for trusting us not to accidentally set it on fire. We’ll do our best.
Happy retirement. <3
This is my last message as an admin of vulpine.club.
It began as a weekend project, something cool to play with, to fill up time between jobs.
Then others showed up. And we became friends. And we became a community.
We built a decidedly queer space, atop radical acceptance and boundaries and consent and respect and love.
What started as a novelty became a safe space, a judgement-free place for self-exploration, for myself and for so many others.
This was the first community where I was Rey, 100% of the time. This was the first community where I've felt *normal* for being into the things I'm into, for loving folks like I do, for being _me_.
But at some point, it began to feel like v.c was usurping my identity. Being "Rey, the Vulpine Club admin" became awkward and uncomfortable. This isn't who I *am*... I am so much more.
I've also struggled with the conflict between having responsibility for the safety of this community, and being in personal intimate relationships with a substantial part of it.
So, I figure it's time to turn in my badge and pun, and leave things in the paws of the best admins, mods, and friends I could leave y'all with: Sariya and Clara.
I love you all. You are such beautiful and amazing critters. Thank you for being here with me <3
P.S. I'll still be around, you betcha
gay-married with cats
perpetually out of brain-spoons
fake geek girl (real geek, fake girl)
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=