Remember the dude skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac in TikTok? He'll be hosting a "Latin Bash" in my hometown, Yakima, WA. 😁🎶
For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:
-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)
-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.
...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁
MLK Day isn't just an opportunity to remember Dr King; it's also a moment to contest his legacy - to remember him for who he was, a radical anti-capitalist who believed that racism was a tool first and foremost for class oppression.
Thankfully, we have a wealth of primary and secondary King material online and open access, especially in the Internet Archive.
Born in South Carolina, but the Pacific Northwest is home. I’m a parent to not human children but a corgi-boxer (full of energy) and an older persian mix cat. I’ve been a graphic designer since 1990.
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