Eugen is just like your high school crush; cute when frowning, terrible taste in music, makes you laugh but makes questionable big decisions, and when you’re a bit older and wiser you don’t spend as much time with his circle of friends

@alex Mastodon has a lot going for it, but its lead developer is stuck in the same privileged class tunnel vision as Silicon Valley.

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