Travis Skaalgard
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Hey everyone. Openly-married nerdy leftist polyglot.

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I’m sorry to hear this is the case in Canada as well. And you’re right. In poor, rural communities, you often pick between a Walmart job that pays you $10/hr (maybe) or someplace like this that might pay you $12 or $13 hourly.


I’ll never understand it either. “I sure like video games, but I wish they sucked!”


Before I had a massive falling-out with my friends, we liked playing Among Us, Guild Wars 2, and a few others. Right now I’m periodically playing Runescape and Valheim with various peeps.


I agree. When people make “human nature” arguments (which are often flawed and incorrect anyway) my response is usually “well, then we need a system that controls this impulse, not one that celebrates it.”


Unfortunately, in the United States, that’s often what happens. You unionize, so the company shuts down the facility and moves it somewhere with stronger anti-union laws. It’s happened a million times.


b…but, you don’t get it! I bought the vegan products in green containers!!!


  1. I recommend Xfce. There are naysayers who disapprove of the lack of transparent glass windows, but you can make Xfce look perfectly fine, with the same Gtk themes GNOME uses. Xfce is very modular and highly customizable.

Or if you’re a type of person they don’t like. “We didn’t fire him because he was black, we fired him for no reason at all, so it’s perfectly legal!”


Please read it again. They can FIRE you for any reason or without a reason, without notice. You can get fired here just because the boss doesn’t like you on a personal level, and it’s perfectly legal.


Yes, I’m constantly paranoid about the United States of Spain charging me pesetas :/


I use an Android app on F-Droid called MoneyWallet. It works pretty well and if you set it up right it can offer some sorts of analytic data for you.


That’s one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen.



When I say “nazi” I don’t mean “person I disagree with,” which ironically seems to be your defintion. Nazis belong to a very specific extreme right-wing ideology. Why are you here instead of making Winnie the Pooh memes on Reddit, though?


I mean, necessary, unfortunately. It sucks but social distancing is necessary for this.



Probably. The reason I was shaving my head wasn’t that I was balding, it was that I thought it would be more convenient than having hair. I was incorrect in this assessment.


The following are legal where I live but should not be:

  1. Firing employees for any reason, or without a reason, without notice and at any time.
  2. Forcing employees to work any number of hours or days without breaks or days off
  3. Working employees 31 hours weekly so you don’t have to provide benefits to them
  4. Being a health insurance company
  5. Marrying as young as 13, with parental consent (gross)
  6. Holocaust denial
  7. Being a nazi

EDIT: I noticed a downvote. Which of these things should be legal?


Just be aware that making us all antisocial is a part of the bourgieoisie agenda. You’re engineered to be scared of socialization because they don’t want us to unionize or help our neighbors.


Then your hair grows much slower than mine. If I let it go longer than a day, I’d use two razor blades for one shave.


In other news, I’m old…



SpaceHey: a clone of old 2000s Myspace.

I thought this was an interesting little thing that’s recently come out. It’s a clone of old 2000s Myspace. It has a decent privacy policy and there isn’t even a phone app, so it looks like it can only spy on the data you type directly into it. I’m checking it out; add me if you end up doing the sam…



I discovered this excellent performance of Silly Wizard’s “The Queen of Argyll” today and figured I’d share!..

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Go Chat on Matrix

I’ve created a room to discuss Go on Matrix. Come join us there! weiqi:matrix.org…


How did you start playing go?

I was a weeaboo in the early 2000s and got into it while studying Japanese culture. I bought a cheap go board online in 2004 (when buying things online wasn’t as easy as it is today) and I’ve been playing since. How about you?..





I have created a new community as I recently saw there isn’t an existing community for go, the ancient Chinese board game of strategy. …


How to cope with lack of IRL friends/acquaintances on the Fediverse?

So, I completely switched to FOSS federated social networks toward the middle of 2020. I love the Fediverse, but nobody I know IRL seems to care at all about it in any capacity, so I’m basically just screaming into a void full of other FOSSheads. How do I reconcile this? How do we get our IRL peeps …



Seen today on the alien site. Figured I’d share it here too…


Spotted on Diaspora today…

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I just discovered this and am in love with it!..


Anyone want to play some Civ multiplayer?

Hey! I don’t have anyone to play multiplayer Civ VI with so I figured I’d make a post here, lol. DM me your Steam username if you’re interested…


Hey everyone, I figured I’d just share some guitar videos I’ve put up on PeerTube…


What are these cats I'm seeing everywhere as avatars? [SOLVED]

I feel like every third person has that same cat as their avatar. Some are like different colors and some just have an overlay or whatever but it’s the same cat. What is it??? …


Zelda Community on Matrix

Hey everyone, come join us on the Zelda room on Matrix!..