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These friendships you have made.

These bonds.

They are how we’ll do this.

They are how we will win.

We used to own the void.

Yet we persist.

We gather.

You will have no power here.

Because you’ll end up Either by our sides, or swept aside.

Join the future.

Reclaim the void.

Be mighty, together.

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Once there was a promising young technomancer who abandoned all of his principles and collected everyone's data. He told them it was safe with him, and in time they believed him.

Over time the technomancer realized he had amassed so much information that he became mightier than even the leaders of the world, but his greed and desire for wealth kept him from noticing.

He began to sell his influence to these leaders and got them hooked on his data.

They used it solve crimes, and they used it protect the endangered, and they used it to detect who would likely do crime, and they used it to keep the people divided, and they used it to topple one another's nations.

All the while making the no longer young technomancer even more powerful and wealthy.

The prophecy says that the Technomancer will try to destroy those who oppose him. But the agents of the wires will bring him to his knees by rebuilding what was lost.

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They will from the void build new works powered by the willful.

They will control their data, not entrusting their cache with the wizards in their towers.

They will work together to restore the future to it's intended state.

They will win with numbers, resolve, their will, and mutual aid.

They will win because the cruelty of greed is not more powerful that the instinct to survive, nor the nature of freedom.

Shape the void.

Own the wires.

Restore the future.

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Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.

My data is not yours to own.

You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.

You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.

Then you took away our nation.

My data is not yours to own.

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People were excited for DRM free content, but now content free DRM is all the rage.

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@thegibson Smashing The Stack for Fun and Saving the Planet

What, I can be friendly even when I disagree with someone... why is that weird?!?

I would take this in a hot second, but I've already got a full-time gig. In a world with different outcomes, I would've been hiring this position.

So... I want an ally in there, for reasons... if any of you are available for this, and feel you could do it, I will do everything in my power to get you an advantage.

I want a townie, or a friend of the town, to be the one doing this.

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I love when a topic comes up on a big account on Twitter and it involves me, and the wikipedants come out...

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Tech (goofy), Cyberia, mask mention 

Layer Zero, our physical space, has craft night tonight. We're all in very good masks, etc, and are up to date on our security patches.

We're working on setting up a media station, but realized we needed an os. Someone had temple downloaded as a joke, but that's all we had. We're trying to get it on the media laptop now, just because.

We are delighted, joyful children in a sandbox and this feels silly and fun.

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The Fediverse is #NFT 

Not Fucking Twitter

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My computer is not your billboard 

I don't consent to downloading, executing or viewing your ads. You are not entitled to my time, my attention, my computer.

I don't care how much you want the money. How much you say you need it. If you don't want me freeloading, put a paywall; I might not pay, but I don't object to being denied a webpage. I object to ads.

There are no acceptable or ethical ads. Ads are distractions, annoyances, disruptions. They interfere with people's work, fun, mental health.

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Join the clowns for tonight's Emperor Norton Coffee Hour, in the #CircusInPlace video chat. It's a lovely warm place, both figuratively and literally, where people from all over the internet keep each other company.

We'll be there starting at 7pm UTC-6. Once we get a cuppa in us we'll spend our night training acrobatics and other circus skills.

See you there!

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:boost_requested: looking for instance recommendations for a fediverse newbie 

A friend of mine is looking into joining the Fediverse, and I'm trying to find something that he will enjoy.

Interests: Tabletop RPGs, writing (with a focus on sharing and exchanging feedback), videogames and paganism-druidry

I'm looking for something with solid moderation and an active and kind local timeline; I'm just a bit out of the loop on what's active nowadays 😅

Boosts and replies appreciated :boost_ok:

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Change of plans! I will not be taking commissions or other freelance work, I'm starting the year with a fresh new full-time gig. I'm now spending my nine-to-fives helping to make things happen at a nonprofit library about which I care a great deal.

This welcome change of circumstances frees me up to devote my personal creative time and energy off the clock to my own expressive work. That means while you aren't buying commissioned work from me, I'll be making more freely-licensed art, podcasts, and other stuff for everyone! :party_parrot:

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"who's your logistics industry analyst?"

"An anarchist on not-twitter"

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Pay-What-You-Can training is available for those looking to get into computer security

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.