Show more
mosttoast boosted
mosttoast boosted

only way you could seriously desire such a thing as "queer culture" is if you are white, and therefore think of yourself as having no culture to speak of, because whiteness is not a culture, but the negation of culture

Show thread
mosttoast boosted

@mosttoast I've only been loosely following this thread because it's one of those ideas that tries to solve one problem by introducing a lot of complication that only gets worse the more you look at it. So it wouldn't surprise me if that's already been done.

I should be clear, this suggestion was made by someone involved in the #OpenStreetMap project, so it's not like this was an outside unsolicited request. Just some really badly thought out spitballing.

mosttoast boosted

Watching the current threads on the #OpenStreetMap mailing lists, someone's come up with the idea of doing away with the name=* tag and instead pulling that from #Wikidata.

I can only see this as a net negative. For one, a lot of names in Wikidata are not canonical names, but names of #Wikipedia entries for Wikipedia's convenience. So doing so would fail on-the-ground verifiability in a lot of cases.

Plus, making our database dependent on an external database is also problematic.

mosttoast boosted

if you think that blocking landlords from entering courthouses resembles anti abortion protests, i invite you to look at the state of abortion access in the US as it currently exists compared to 30 years ago

Show thread
mosttoast boosted
invidio.us is shutting down as of September 1st. If you have an account there, you'd best migrate to another instance before the month is out:

https://omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-from-open-source
mosttoast boosted

seagulls are little rat bastards from hell and that is why i love them

mosttoast boosted

No fuckin' idea what homestuck is, still. But I'm 99% sure it's porn.

mosttoast boosted

isn't it cool how the Dutch are still doing soft colonialism via Dutch Shell Oil company's influence being embedded into the Nigerian government to this very day

Show thread
mosttoast boosted

i lived through the 2000s, if the US state department said the sky was blue i would look outside my window to make sure

mosttoast boosted
mosttoast boosted

I propose the following political action: mail hentai to the president.

Pros:
-Printing hentai at the local library financially supports your local library.
-mailing hentai to the president supports the usps
-the president's aides have to wade waist deep through hentai
-suggests alternative systems of governance
-you can send hentai to any president/all presidents!
-we can make a holiday out of it!
-it's definitely praxis

Cons:
-none

mosttoast boosted
mosttoast boosted

personal reflections that include mention of anti-Blackness and horrible violence 

Listening to really meta theoretical stuff has been the only thing that's "helped". It's not a distraction, but being reminded there are others who understand the depths of anti-Blackness does offer some consolation.

Show thread

Transferable skill:
Painting warhammer figurines > Painting fingernails

mosttoast boosted

got my ticket for the property redistribution lottery. hoping for a nice house or maybe a small storefront. i was disappointed to learn that shopping centers were excluded since they're large public spaces that are going to be repurposed for the people's wellbeing

oh well, you can't win a mall

mosttoast boosted
Show more
Bostonmusic.online

Digital space serving the Boston music scene.