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$$$$ help, boosts appreciated
I'm way too exhausted and sick to write out a decent post but the short: pc exploded, my health sucks a lot more now and I'm poor still and need need help. Need food and bills need to be paid + other stuff
asking for help, housing, please boost
Hi, firstly we're an ADHD disabled white trans plural system in Baltimore county MD. We have a cat and are stuck under our abusive parents.
We need someone to take us in because we can't really get out any other way, we can't drive or work. Living here has been extremely detrimental to our mental health, and we really needed out a long time ago.
It's rough rn but if you can have us please, heck even if you need another person to drive us there.
is the question to minimize the amount of trolley deaths or is the question to minimize the amount of nodes traversed while killing everyone
food for thought
we need money to keep the power on, urgent
roommate needs $145 by the *end of tomorrow* to keep the power on.
Being trans can be.. fun. Being trans SHOULD be fun. No one transitions to be miserable, transitioning is a celebration of ourselves and our right to determine our own fate. It's also cute & fun & joyous and those feelings need to be cultivated in your transition. 🍓🍊🍋🍑🥝
So a bunch of people who are making technology to improve the Web apparently /just/ found out that Google services don't allow many browsers, except Firefox/Chrome.
That's been policy for /months/. I have been complaining loudly for /three months now/ about how that fucked me over.
Y'all, please recognize that the ignorance to these events is demonstrative of the focus of these people building a better Web - they're able to go /three months/ without realizing that a the Web's largest service provider has cut off all but the largest browsers. Who are they talking to, or not talking to, that lets them maintain that sort of ignorance for so long?
In my circles the move was devastating /overnight/, as we all suddenly found ourselves needing to install Firefox on very old/weak computers, to check out texts and voicemails!
"The web as an open standards platform is rapidly falling apart. :\"
It fell apart /years/ ago, literally more than a decade, as service providers acquiesced to state communication monitoring services.
Just... how do you expect to build a better Web if you are so ignorant as to the broad strokes of its history, outside the bubble of commercialized English Web use, and its little subculture of "commercialized FOSS English Web use"?
Who are you building a Web for? What will be done on it?
I have been shouting as loud as I know that y'all are gravely underestimating the scope of the problem you are looking at. I've been shouting it in poetic language, and in pseudocode.
What is it going to take for folk to realize that in order to build a better Web, they're going to have to learn what the Web is, and in order to do that, they're going to have to learn what the culture of the Web is, and to do that, they're going to have to learn a lot more about cultural identity, at all.
(Which ironically is the same problem I have with most kyriarchists, regardless of field: an ignorance that their reality is a cultural perspective, nothing else.)
There is so much sci-fi about high-fidelity 3D online worlds replacing reality but in real life everyone just seems to want minimalist webpages because they’re faster and require less engagement
I’m oblivious, stubborn, and this is the thing I like best. Also, to be honest, the industry as it is right now is not how it has always been.
For people with 10+, 20+, 30+ year careers in software, what is your secret?
Apparently you can play a bunch of boardgames online for free? https://boardgamearena.com this is really neat and wish i knew about this at the beginning of the year.
Roasting some marshmallows pt 2
Arguments against self-diagnosis would only be remotely valid if appointments with mental health professionals were ubiquitously accessible, quick and painless and there wasn't a requirement that you go to exhaustive lengths to demonstrate a negative impact on your life.
Tech transfemme. Code sorceress and ops witch. Also, shameless selfies.
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