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Seems like intro posts are a thing here, here goes:

Hello comrades. I'm a transbian from France (she/her). Was full time into organizing until a while ago, but stuff happened and a girl's gotta eat so back to tech I go.

In my spare time I enjoy working wood (still a beginner), making whips (getting good at it), and walking all over girls (maybe I'll let you judge for yourself).

Oh I'm a huge anime nerd also, and I love Paradox games

Not really good at socials, but hopefully we'll get along!

Oh by the way, you wouldn't happen to know of an instance dedicated to crafting?

I'm especially interested in woodworking, but as long as it's mostly english or french speaking I'll be happy!

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Oh tiens d'ailleurs, vous connaîtriez pas une bonne instance dédiée au craft ?

Genre artisanat, incluant de la menuiserie si possible, en français ou anglais.

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On manque de fonds d’écrans sous licence libre qui ne soient pas « GNOME » ou « LINUX » écrits avec des effets 3D moches.

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As it turns out, watercolor cats might be my true calling 🐾

Here's my baby, painted with Rebelle 5
#watercolor #art #cats #mastocats

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Je viens de réaliser ceci sur suggestion d’un ami pour en faire un sticker discord, je me disais que ça pouvait en amuser par ici

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it makes me feel crazy to see law professors and political commentators go "oh no the law must not become political", like. what the fuck do you think politics is. what does it mean to you. how do you imagine the world works

it's such a foreign understanding of the world to mine

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liberals are gonna kill us all, but it's incredible to me how detached from reality they can be. they really believe the system's ideal is a concrete thing that exists instead of a concept that the institutions are supposed to aim for.

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"I own a small local dive bar [...]. About a year ago police started showing up at the end of their shift. Now I have my own political opinions that most police officers wouldn’t agree with. But hey, they’re paying customers who tip pretty well and at first didn’t bother anyone."

You know what happens next.

reddit.com/r/bartenders/commen

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The following is quoted from someone I don't know on Facebook, Dan Eliot Barker, back in 2019. It perfectly captures my frustration with contemporary art. At times it is powerful, but often it's an excuse for lazy trolling.

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Recently, there was a dust-up over “The Comedian,” a piece in which Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan taped a banana to the wall of a gallery and sold it for $120,000. A gallery patron made additional news by pulling the banana off the wall and eating it. Interviews made it clear that everyone involved was trolling. The saga was catnip to people who believe that conceptual art is full of shit.

Maurizio Cattelan is clearly full of shit, but his work begs the question: could an artist ever walk into a gallery with some snacks, say “this may look like something I picked up at the bodega on the way here, but it is in fact my Art, behold my Art,” and NOT be full of shit?

In my opinion, the answer is yes.

My opinion is heavily informed by this 1991 piece by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) is a pile of free candy. Visitors are invited to take one piece of candy. Frivolous, right? The piece may be staged in any gallery that follows a few simple rules. The most important rule is that the pile should weigh 175 pounds.

175 pounds was the healthy weight of Gonzalez-Torres’ partner Ross Laycock, who died of AIDS.

González-Torres had a Roman Catholic background, and taking the candy is meant to be an act of communion. The patron partakes in the “sweetness” of Ross while participating in his diminishment and torturous death.

The decision to use candy has political significance. In 1991, public funding for the arts and public funding for AIDS research were both the hottest of hot-button issues. HIV positive gay male artists were being targeted for censorship. González-Torres was desperate to be heard, and part of the logic of “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) was that you can’t censor free candy without looking ridiculous. The replicability of the piece makes it indestructible; González-Torres had an intuitive, ahead-of-its-time understanding of virality that came from dealing with an actual virus rather than the internet.

I’ve never seen this piece staged, but I think about it all the time. The artist, sadly, is no longer with us. But we will always have the most brilliant, heartbreaking free candy to ever be heaped in a corner. The key to conceptual art is storytelling - how well can you tell a story without words OR a “proper” picture? The banana on the wall sucks because it doesn’t tell a story about anything but attention-seeking and greed. I can’t stand Banana Guy or the media coverage surrounding him because stunts like that make people close their minds to unconventional art and storytelling, which can be just as sophisticated and moving as conventional art and storytelling.

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DevOps work; neg 

I take that back actually. They've taken an absolutely icommensurable hold of everything network, in every possible direction, in time, research and means

This is getting dark

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DevOps work 

I finished my engineering degree roughly ten years ago. Back then most of the relevant knowledge was gated either in books or behind company doors. Books it was then, Tanenbaum & co

Currently taking the AWS fundational course, and realizing that what I'm reading is the equivalent of those books, in the open, in a very cynical way. Corporations really have taken an even tighter hold of the discipline

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