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Hi, I have avoided for the longest time. Mainly because I dislike having to sum myself up in a bio. I learnt in the other place that if you do so, it will just be used against you so I left it blank to infuriate those who would.

But this is a nicer place.

I'm a father of 1x lovely 4 year old with ADHD and autism who never stops. Husband of @Tarale who is trying to get diagnosed and help for autism, and me who doesn't see the point at my age of bothering and probably is neurodivergent... but I ain't gonna spend anymore time on it.

I enjoy spirited debate and through the years am both at once someone who can negotiate and probably doesn't know when to quit.

I care deeply about fairness, transparency and privacy - My latest project is twitter.com/OpenWelfare - coordinating freedom of information requests for the greater good.

read more from @asherwolf here about it:
croakey.org/on-secrets-service

I plan on integrating mastodon into it :)

I also have many other projects, probably too many of them.

I dabble with music, love VR gaming, old things, listening to vinyl, and want to see flourish because I believe it is the future of the "town square" - but it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

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Twitter is just software. Written by a company hostile to their own users, who could ban nazi's in a snap, but don't. I'm here because most are. Let's change - On the Internet, you can be in two places at once. The least that could happen is Twitter improves.

Feeling dumb lately, but it’s medical I think. Shit sucks. Good news is I’m back at work, how useful I am is another question.

Every now and then I wonder "What's happening on Paul Keatings Fax Machine"?
Today is one of those days.

free ideas for hellsite - an account that just collates avatars of gough whitlam saying stupid shit

it's always bloody whitlam too

Is anyone here interested in acquiring this complete set of Babylon 5 scripts and assorted other books that Cafe Press did in the 2010s? Very good to mint condition. Many are autographed by actors and JMS. :boost_ok:

The state is threatened by caring people talking and sharing ideas with each other.

The strength of our resistance, and the strong networks we form, is what scares them the most.

abc.net.au/news/science/2022-0

After four years, I've put 10 reasons down on why Twitter users should move to @Mastodon without losing their twitter
friends. Sound weird? Let me explain.
medium.com/@posty/mastodon-don

Today I learned that the original commmodore 64, my intro to computing - “granny’s garden” is available for iOS. Tempted to drop $6 on it apps.apple.com/au/app/retro-gr

Apple notification⌚️: "Check your rings"
My brain🧠: "and by ring I mean butthole"

Hi welcome to 2022 we send audio over optical connections and the most popular new video interconnect is the serial port. Here's your wireless touchpad. The easiest way to transfer data between two computers in the same room is via someone else's computer hundreds of miles away. Have a normal day

'“Regulator very grumpy, yet modest levels of enforcement,” notes from the presentation read.'
evergreen quote

RT @NickEvershed@twitter.com

Uber knew it launched illegally in Australia, then leaned on governments to change the law

theguardian.com/news/2022/jul/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NickEvershed/statu

Starship troopers is on Disney plus

Tonight on sick sad world

Today 7 people are facing court for outrageous charges from NSW Police.

2 of these people are Max & Tim, denied bail & held in prison for planning to resist Australia’s climate destruction.

No one should be kept in a cage.

Everybody should welcome @Blockadeaustralia to the Fediverse and the first verified organisation to join aus.social!

Personally I think their cause is very worthy, and it's worth getting their head around how this place works.

It's confirmed now that they're legit (you can check their website/s). Sorry everyone I got a bit paranoid. Given the nature of identity on mastodon it was worth the wait!

thanks to the tech support team there for being understanding.

Hello! I'm Semaphore :)

In a nutshell, I spend my time being a dad, a step-dad, a partner, a worker, a volunteer, a friend, and tired. I really enjoy playing games & computer games with my friends and the kids, and doing the odd creative project, usually some kind of music or writing.

I'm here for chilled chat and general fun nonsense. :) I'm also looking into a Raspberry Pi or something similar to run a Gemini server and perhaps a Pixelfed instance.

In the last year I've settled on using a pseudonym for a couple of reasons;

First, I find I self-censor in strange ways when I feel I'm in hyper-public environments. I've had cause to be in hyper-public positions during my volunteering, and at least locally, I am again now. This is fine, but I seem to always avoid Crossing The Streams with different parts of my life. With a pseudonym I've found liberty in talking about the merits of community work, ethical non-monogamy, and Minecraft, all in the same few minutes and with the same people.

Secondly, I have a nostalgia for late-90s internet. The way I see it is, as imperfect as it was, the barriers to its use necessarily created a community of people interested in broadly similar things, and this shared experience made us much less prone to creating or perpetuating the flaming latrine-pit we now endure in almost all shared spaces on our beloved internet. And we, if you remember, never used our government names.

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