I want you to know that I am aware I'm an outsider to queer spaces and culture. I didn't realize I was queer in any way until I was in my early 30s so I didn't grow up learning things.
So if you see me making a mistake, please call me on it. I won't be mad, even if it hurts. I'd rather know then not.
Also if I'm in a space and making you uncomfortable, ask me to leave. I would rather leave then make others uncomfortable in their own space.
If you ever want to see what the city I live in looks like, this is a pretty good view of it (It doesn't look like any other city over been to due to the oceans and mountains and forest)
"Real Life Mario Kart Vancouver" by LoadingReadyRun
(Oh hey! Main and Hastings is where I wait for the bus after gaming! I play right near Science World! That is where I was tonight!)
I did a good, workplace safety violations
So, I did a good.
A while ago I phoned worksafe BC to report a local grocery store had an improperly stored gas tank (no straps at all, stored with regulator on, so even if it didn't hurt someone when falling, it would turn into a missile.)
A friend of mine who works there took my call and today let me know what happened; They sent out an inspector who found THREE major safety violations putting the workers at risk, two of which have now been fixed, the final one of which will need CONSTRUCTION (it seems there was a storage area with NO SAFETY RAILINGS over a drop?!)
(The other was heavy machinery with no safety interlocks, which has now been fixed).
So yeah, feeling good about taking the time to make that call. Will keep in mind the fact I can do that in future.
(At work, I know who to contact to get it taken care of internally, and have fixed a few things myself)
self improvement project
Restarting self improvement project.
Dropping to one post of Captain Awkward per day. Sure it takes me longer to get to the stuff I need, but it's more sustainable, and mainly serves to remind me that THIS IS A THING I'M WORKING ON.
I have also put How to win freinds and influence enemies on hold. I've been recommended it before, but the title makes it sound super manipulative which scares me? I don't want to beer manipulative. I want to be enrnest and honest.
"foss has bad ux" is valid and a lot of foss has bad ux because it's created without the piles of cash that let companies hire testers (or the lack of ethics that lets them just directly a/b test on their users)
but sometimes foss has good ux. and when it has good ux we should be calling that out for being a thing. we should not say, haha this good ux project actually has bad ux because foss always has bad ux
Evolution of computer terminology and names I've witnessed since the 80's:
"install.exe" (DOS era) -> "setup.exe" (Windows era)
"Program" (DOS era) -> "Application" (Windows 3.x era and above) -> "App" (Mobile)
Not a fan of the last one.
"Player" -> "Gamer"
Not a fan of this one either.
"Monitor" / "Screen" -> "Display"
Not sure when that change happened but I think it started around the mid 00's.
"Doom clone" -> "FPS"
Yeah, that happened.
"Weblog" -> "Blog"
All thanks to Blogger.com.
'Smilies" -> "Emoji"
I suspect 'Emoji' caught on because it was a (now generic) brand name.
uspol re: spin piece on sanders
@Canageek i will make the following notes about that article:
- other than two quotes, everything the article quotes from sanders, he said in the 60s-80s.
- the article says numerous times that he has distanced himself for his past views on this. (note how they could only pull a couple things from after 2000).
- of the quotes from after 2000, one is bernie noting that health care facilities have meditation and yoga on their programs. nowhere does he state that this is a replacement for other forms of medicine, and i think most health professionals would say that meditation and yoga do have health benefits, if not the magical ones some people claim.
- the other pull from after 2000 is bernie sponsoring this bill: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s852/summary
quote from the bill summary (the only place it mentions alternative medicine):
Directs the Secretary to carry out a three-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of establishing complementary and alternative medicine centers within current VA medical centers in order to promote the use and integration of such services for veterans' mental health diagnoses and pain management.
i think mental health diagnoses and pain management are probably the least objectionable places you could bring in "alternative medicine" techniques, since your alternatives are a psychiatric diagnosis and care system whose flaws are well documented on this social network, and (typically addictive) painkillers and drugs. though i'm willing to be educated on this topic if you have specific counterexamples.
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK https://time.com/4249034/bernie-sanders-alternative-medicine-cancer/
(first time joining in since picking a sona, hope I did it right)
I *love* the humans as space orks genre of fiction: This one isn't one of the better ones, but its fun. (Whomever wrote it clearly doesn't know how machines actually work, but....)
(Also a..number of the characters in these stories this remind me of the Seattle foxes, which I think says something about humanity if the best people to fulfill our ideals are trying to leave humanity....)
Presented without comment: United States Postal Service regulations for mailing live animals
Hey comics people: remember Project Wonderful? Someone's trying to build a clone.
I thought some people that I interact with might be interested in compound interest infographic on CBD
Canadian Geek. Working on a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Plays tabletop RPGs, video games and board games. Aspie & ADHD.
Not a geek in a can.
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