"you wouldn't download a" trivia (cw: sketchy business practices) Show more
Hollywood-funded anti-piracy association Brein, the people who made the "you wouldn't download a car" ad, tried to stiff Melchior Rietveldt, the musician who composed the music for it, out of the vast bulk of his royalties. They told him the ad would only be shown at a local film festival, then stuck the ad on a bunch of DVDs and acted like they had full right to.
So, like, if you're ever wondering if anti-piracy capitalists hate piracy? The answer is "no". They'll steal and lie seven days a week and twice on Sundays. They just hate seeing people enjoy media without paying them.
If you go to paypal.me/grabbyspace, which exists but isn't active until my bank is linked, and click on the help links? it takes you to the "paypal.me/selfhelp" section.
Yeah, but no, it's called smarthelp. Someone saw this error and registered "selfhelp," and so now when you click for help sending cash to an account in this interim state you're brought to a page to give $2.71 to some random person in Tennessee and I'm *dying*.
Pamela's store at https://grabby.space is now open!
Art prints, bookmarks, and stickers are available. They are all great. (Of course they are, @pamela did them).
Art prints and bookmarks are homemade, but very nice homemade. (The bookmarks are especially posh).
International orders please add the $8 shipping item to your cart.
If ordering $35 or more, use 30OFF35 as a discount code. It was meant for stickers, but square is annoying, so everything is (temporarily) on sale!!
STEM, capitalism, hot take Show more
If your mantra is "move fast and break things" you have _no_ right to call what you're doing "engineering". None.
That is the territory of people who make sure airplanes don't fall apart with you inside.
food (smoothie) Show more
I did my first smoothie ever :3
(Pics over my bed as my phone is charging :grimacing:).
There’s 2 cup of juice, one cup of yogurt, one cup of frozen strawberries, one cup of frozen mangos and because I’m Canadian there’s some Maple Syrup in it.
It tastes very good but I probably should have done less quantity :D
I'm a smartass Show more
Look at the HTTP version and the server field \o/
"If there is something you cannot solve or you are unsure about, you just ask for help. Nothing is wrong with a MAINTAINER who
asks for help when he needs it." -Ingo
tech shitpost Show more
"I wonder," said the robot, "do you think I am human?"
"You feed me, and stroke me, and you are warm to sit on," said the cat.
"Does that make me human?"
"No. But tell me, do you enjoy my company?"
"I do," said the robot.
"That is all I ask of any human," said the cat.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
IP hot take Show more
you know what's more radical than pirating shit? Finding ways to support your comrades so that they can keep creating things.
Sometimes those are mutually exclusive, and sometimes they aren't. Like, I pirate the shit out of music, but I also go out of my way to buy merch/vinyl/go to live shows etc of the people I enjoy.
We certainly need better systems to support creators.
sexism discourse Show more
Not all men? It IS all men, because the problems are institutional, cultural, and internalized. Even the "good ones" are fighting against really shitty impulses, implied beliefs, and instincts that society has given to us. A man calling himself completely free of sexist beliefs or actions is lying or fooling himself.
I try to remember that, and be constantly vigilant of the shit in my system, but I slip up sometimes, and it just kills me.
The world sucks, sorry about that.
New instance suspension: gameliberty.club Show more
"Free speech" zone, admin harassing users of other instances