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kid film pics 

made these prints of my cutie niblings to give to fam for mothers day

kodak t-max 400 on ilford rc multigrade satin, developed and printed at the harvey milk community photo center in sf (my fave)

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The Mask at the gym: sssssssomebody spot me!!!

film photos, pool pics of human no ec 

prints I worked on in the darkroom last night. I’m happy with them! worked on getting better with developing split contrasts and dodging.

at this point I’m mainly just picking photos with a new tricky bit each time to see how I can improve my printmaking

us safety net, uspol (2/2) 

CfA on why WIC has only a 50% uptake (mix of things, including frictions for enrolling and the stigma with buying WIC-eligible food):

CBPP on who uses SNAP (66% of SNAP participants are in families with children nationally):

Georgetown on how half of children in US have insurance through Medicaid CHIP and how that's in danger:

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us safety net, uspol (1/2) 

this morning I can't stop thinking about how many US safety net programs (SNAP, WIC, TANF, Medicaid/CHIP, etc) are used by families with children, and how hard we make those programs to get onto and use, even when the legislature isn't gutting and carving funding.

some links in next post

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This may be a good time to discuss content warnings. The format I use is general-comma-specific, like an entry in a book index. For example:

> uspol, elections

The idea is to help people manage their stress around potentially stressful topics, so name the stressors, but try to keep the actual stress below the fold.

It's a feature that operates on trust, so don't abuse it. And hashtags don't work in CWs, but you can always repeat the CW labels as hasgtags in the body of the post.

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I recreated the unreasonably picturesque Taco Bell in Pacifica, California in Creative Mode as "Nueva Pacifica Grah'co Bell":
Quick, fun project this. Built yesterday shortly after realizing how well-suited the real building's architecture was to NMS's modular wood kit. Scouting a good beach location with the right view took about as much time as building.

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posting a re- since there are lots of new folks! welcome!

I'm christa. I live in san francisco with @jim and a pup named piglet

I work as a software engineer trying to make US government services better. generally, I care about the impact of technology on people

things I post about lately when not (just) shitposting: synths, dark room photography, powerlifting, plants, outside, sf

more info on website/pinned posts! welcome dms/follows from friendly folks with shared interests

federal government give me may day as a paid holiday challenge

maybe I will make them bumper stickers and put one on my bike, which I do not use to commute to the photo center, because it is three blocks away

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obligatory weekly “I love my community photo center” post

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📚 It's a delight to have new folks coming into BookWyrm and the Fediverse!

If you'd like to join BookWyrm, you have a few options:

1. Join an existing instance:

2. Run your own:

3. Get managed hosting:

If you have questions, feel free to DM ❤️

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If you run a server and would like to be added to the list of servers on the wiki, please let me know! (or add it yourself if you like but you need a github account)

The idea is to help people find Hometown servers to go to, and to help me get a sense of what kind of communities are using my software.

hometown meta 

mastodon without local-only posting replicates some of the worst forced exposure parts of twitter, with the added complication of decentralized infrastructures and trust. there’s no reason to trust every server equally

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hometown meta 

I get sad when I think about people joining the fediverse and not being able to have a conversation just with folks on their instance, with infrastructure and a moderator they trust

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Hi everyone, I'm a researcher, designer, and troublemaker. Trans, committed to liberation, author of, friendly. #Introduction

masto signup numbers 

from the join masto blog:

> The news of Elon Musk buying Twitter has put Mastodon into the public spotlight as an alternative social network, rapidly exploding our growth with over 30,000 new users in just a single day.

...are those numbers *just* / I assume there's no way to count smaller instance enrollment

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.