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Joined 1 year ago
Cake day: July 17th, 2023


  • Weeelllll, priorities may be just a bit different when living in a territory annexed by the literal Nazis. Not using Twitter doesn’t really just have the same urgency as the Gestapo rounding up your neighbors.

    Not that I’d be caught dead using Twitter, especially now that that reich-wing manbaby and waste of perfectly good carbon Musk owns it. I created an account ~15 years ago because I had to test the Twitter integration of a thingamajig at work, but I never used it for anything else. I did read some Twitter stuff in the early days of the Ukraine invasion via one of the frontends, but so much of it was garbage that I stopped bothering after a while

  • Some articles (like this one from USA Today have mentioned that in '21 he made a small donation to the Progressive Turnout Project, and it’s interesting that that’s missing from this article. Did it turn out to not be true or did they purposefully omit that?

    I’m from Yurop so I don’t even pretend to understand the election system in the US let alone PA, but I’ve seen some comments that led me to understand that he could well be a Democrat even though he was a “registered Republican” because there might not even be good D candidates for him to vote for in PA, and many D voters tactically vote for the least bad R candidate.

    Not sure him being a “gun lover” really necessarily paints him as a Republican either; Americans regardless of party affiliation can be pretty… uh, enthusiastic about guns, although yeah it does seem to be more common on the right but I’m not sure it’s enough to draw any conclusions from it.

    And just so there’s no misunderstandings, I really don’t have a dog in this hunt so I’m not looking to blame Democrats for the shooting, I’m just trying to digest the news I’ve been reading.

  • That’s absolutely understandable, it but it’s not where I’m coming from – which of course you wouldn’t be able to know just based on what I wrote. I’m more of an emotional softie than not, and a feminine enby in addition to being a huge nerd, and while I really do love movies that give me feels, the Nolan ham just didn’t work for me in Interstellar.

  • Ah well that’s certainly fair enough, I had no idea it’s a Google-encumbered format.

    Not sure I’ve ever “voluntarily” converted something to webp. Many Lemmy instances’ pict-rs setups seem to use it, my home instance sopuli.xyz obviously being one of them, which I guess is a sort of a funny choice considering