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Beans, beans, the musical beans
The more you beans, the more you beans
And the more you beans, the better you beans
So let's beans beans with every beans!

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food, supplements, looking for advice and recommendations 

request for info

I'm a primarily-vegan cis woman (just) under 40 yrs old, and have been tired since I ran out of my store-brand multivitamins. I'm guessing I'm low on iron / other things a body needs to process it. I'm struggling to find reliable information online between thinness / fitness / wellness nonsense, tho, and am looking for advice.

Would love company and/or nutritionist recommendations! BIPOC preferred. πŸ’œ

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If anyone is interested in digital access, I am happy to trade login info with you! I have at and to offer...

(it does reveal email address for hold notifications, but I'm ok with that if you are)

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homeless acquaintance in western MA needs crowdfunding for meds after being hit by a car 

A homeless acquaintance in the Springfield, MA area needs at least $100 for meds and food today. They're just recovering from being hit by a car.

Venmo @Tatiana-Toplitz18

police intimidation, bullshit, violence 

Here in SLC a mutual aid organizer who has been working tirelessly has been arrested on two felony charges with a gang enhancement, facing life in prison, for allegedly buying paint for a protest and balling her fist as if she was going to hit an officer. They beat her up at this protest with shields, and she posted the bruises. They impounded her car at a different protest (where she was handing out water and masks) and staked out her house two weeks before arresting her

This is fucked up, signal boost or something. I arrive late and quite frankly I should not be the one delivering this to my timeline.

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Cowd fund for black trans man elders, Ethan Thomas Young, Rev. Louis Mitchell, and Kylar Broadus, Esq

❌ bee lost eir job & needs some support ❌ 

hi friends, ya fave sex educator was laid off yesterday and i need some support to buy a laptop to start the job search over again, as i currently don’t have access to a computer.

my venmo is @ juicebat, any donation helps! if you donate over $10 i’m also happy to send you a lewd (put your @ and a πŸ’– in the comments), and for over $50, a lewd video. please only donate if you have the means.

boosts always appreciated!

#transcrowdfund #wenbiesday

Since the unemployment expansion is expiring, my job has permanently closed, and nobody in my industry is hiring (especially for positions at my level), I'm gonna need help making ends meet. Anything helps.

Venmo: @steviemcfly

Cash App: $steviexmcfly

Work, Covid, +/-, asking for money, boosts appreciated 

Office Max manager wanted to know if I'd be available to work during back to school season.

Telling him (politely) to fuck off was satisfying for myself, almost definitely good for my family's health (that company has not been taking the pandemic seriously and stands to profit from early reopening), and more than likely bad for my wallet.

If you want to help me retroactively justify this decision, please consider subscribing to my blog using the membership feature. $5/month or $50/year (USD) will get you exclusive content, including a monthly microfic mashup and some cool poetry.

money beg, boosts good 

Hey I hate to do this again but I only have a month of rent money left and that's if I like, don't spend hardly any money on other things I gotta buy, and I'm unemployed and can't drive, living in a tiny town full of old people where there was a covid case recently

If anyone can maybe try to help out it would be very much appreciated

upon having used fediverse for A While, advice 

Here's our advice in the context of the fediverse as an imperfect social network:

*) Always boost aid requests.
- Someone will meet their need
- the spot on your feed may make that connection
= even if you or your immediate friends cannot.

*) Use unfollow, mute, and filters for mental health.
- does it spark joy?
- prune your follow feed for your own needs
- remember you can mute people
- you can also unfollow someone's boosts

*) Remember to play nice when among friends.
- conflicting access needs run rampant among those who have experienced trauma
- kindness is distinct from lack of consequences for being a consistently shitty person
- be gentle with callouts
- be honest about your own actions
= be mindful of the spoon-cost and fork-inducement of your asks.

Be yourself.
Be willing to change.
Be willing to apologize.

Be careful,
this network is unencrypted,
and the admin sees everything.

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Death of a black trans woman 


Please support her family

#BlackLivesMatter #Crowdfund

Anyway Navajo Word of the Day is an awesome and fun resource for anyone who is curious about the language, you can access it online for free here together with audio clips hosted on Soundcloud. You can support them by buying the pay-what-you-want ebook version on Leanpub, with the advantage of getting the interesting and super useful mini-lessons in a convenient book form!

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3) The Black and Hispanic populations nationwide, but especially in Alameda County, are over-represented in both cases and deaths for COVID. They are also unfortunately over-represented in our unhoused populations. Punks With Lunch are a nation-wide group, and I found their West Oakland chapter's fundraiser :

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2) BIPOC are under-represented in the outdoors, both in the industry and in the recreation population. A lot of this is due to the pay gap that doesn't leave anyone other than white men with leisure time and disposable income. I donated to this drive to get outdoor gear to BIPOC to help close that gap, and because time outside is even more important while we're otherwise stuck inside :


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If you have the ability to get out, you're probably (though not necessarily) in a financial position to redistribute some of your wealth to others who are feeling just as trapped but are less able to do anything about it.

1) I used to find that the area we hiked in is Coastal Miwok / Graton Rancheria territory. That tribe does not have an active donation page, so I gave to the Chochenyo Ohlone on whose land we live :


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We went for a hike earlier this week, to see some trees and get away from people - it was really lovely. In recognition of the privilege of being able to do that, we've made some donations. I would strongly recommend that folks who are also getting out of their communities because they're bored of sheltering in place do something similar.


Mastodev and meta, security bug with Mastodon 

Listen, web development is hard and I'm not looking to cancel Eugen over this, but this bug is a huge breach in federation security that undermines people's ability to trust the platform. Being told someone doesn't follow you when they actually still do is dangerous because of the follower-only post feature. People need to have confidence that these posts are only going to the accounts on their follower list, for what I think are pretty obvious reasons. The fact that this can only be fixed by a patch to the software is really bad, as any instance that refuses to update will still have the ability to stealth follow people with no recourse except to defederate from the instance entirely.

The Mastodon project gets paid $150k a year through grants and monthly patron subscriptions. $60k of that is supposed to cover Eugene's salary, and the rest is supposed to go into development of the software.

My question is: how did this go undetected for a year, and how did it pass QA in the first place? Again, software dev is not as simple as laypeople think it is, so I'm not claiming incompetence here, but Mastodon is a well funded project, especially in the FOSS space where most projects make less than $50 a year. I think it's reasonable to expect answers.

Are there devs being paid to do QA sweeps for each release, particularly with security issues like this? Was this bug introduced through a different feature being added, or was the user feature in the settings panel not implemented correctly and shipped without thorough testinf? What steps will be taken to change the QA process so that bugs like this don't slip through again? How many people are being paid to work on Mastodon, and how many hours a month do they contribute?

Assault, aid request 

Please help keep an indigenous sex worker housed as she recovers from a violent mugging.

Cashapp: $KDEPOP


asking for monetary help, boosts needed, medicine 

a month's supply of my schizophrenia medicine costs $284

and that's WITH good rx

without good rx it's like $750

anyways... i still have some cash leftover from the first fundraising thing i did to get me out to seattle at the start of vantascape, but that's gonna be gone real quick if i keep having to do this every month

so i think i'm gonna have to crowdfund... my sanity

which is a super fucked up concept

anyways, yeah

anything past the initial $284 goal will be put toward my schizophrenia meds in future months, and in general keeping me alive while i job search

thanks so much!!!

you mean the world to me fediverse, you've kept me alive


my paypal is

URGENT: housing fundraiser for immunocompromised Black gay man in RI. Don't worry if you can't donate, just share 

The due date on the fundraiser is TODAY, 7/31. But even a small donation is better than none.

Minimum donation on gofundme is $5:

If you can pay between $1 and $5, you can donate to the Queer Trans Mutual Aid Providence organization, clearly marking your donation with the comment "RI housing fund 4 Black gay man immuno and PTSD" so the funds go to the right person:

If you can't pay anything, please boost.

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Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.