all i wanna say on the gender discourse is..don't be mean to people who "make up" genders and pronouns for themselves
cis people don't respect us anyway. throwing someone under the bus bc they made a catgender pride flag or whatever won't make cis people like us more, gender is complicated and everyone's just trying to figure themselves out so can we just be kind
Me: "Hmm do I use Terraform to spit out a Packer variables file. Feels a bit hacky."
@astraluma: "You've committed worse sins."
I'm enjoying @1br0wn's paper, "Interoperability as a tool for competition regulation", explaining how governments can use open standards like ActivityPub to break up Big Tech monopolies. Really interesting reading, and it cites Mastodon specifically as a place where interoperability has benefits to content moderation (which is something I've been saying for years!)
(h/t @doctorow for linking this!)
Today my roommate described jealousy in poly relationships as usually just being FOMO. "that looks fun, I wanna do that when my partner :T" and the the solution isn't making your partner not do it with other people but to just tell your partner that you want them to do that thing with you and like DAMN it's so true that's the best I've ever heard it put. I don't care if my partner does stuff with other people I just want that attention too
Isekai, reference to injury
Isekai stories typically put the protagonist in a fantasy setting, often one based on video game logic but it feels like it would be entertaining to have people Isekai'd into worlds based on other types of media.
I've had to watch too many health and safety videos this week, so I've ended up distracting myself by thinking of concepts like "I Reincarnated Into A Health And Safety Video As A Hapless Worker And I'm Worried I'm About To Become An Object Lesson."
found a list of plus-size women's fashion vendors/makers http://www.whenindoubtwearpurple.com/2019/03/the-big-fat-list.html from *someone who actually makes and wears plus-size women's fashion* https://www.chubbycartwheels.com/
Storm chasing, death
Capitalists: If people aren't forced to work through threat of homelessness and starvation they wouldn't contribute to society.
Storm Chasers: I drove to El Reno Oklahoma in 2013 on my own dime and recorded footage of the largest tornado on record. After the first storm chaser deaths occurred at this storm, I pooled my footage with the footage of other storm chasers and we created a detailed timeline of what happened, overlaying everyone's position and path using Google maps and timing the footage with lightning strikes, so that we could invent new best practices for storm chasing to prevent future deaths. These findings had the secondary effect of contributing to the science of meterology by showing patterns of super cell development and tornadic activity. These findings were released for free on the internet.
To an old and wise population of trees, 250 years isn't too long to remember the sound of its oldest native voices...
"It’s been nearly 250 years since the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County was stripped of its land, culture and language by Spanish missionaries. The tribe, which had called an area located in California’s north central coast home for thousands of years, was almost decimated by disease and death.
With 214 tribal members, Nason said the Esselen tribe plans to share the land with other tribes in the area — the Ohlone, Amah Mutsun and Rumsen, all of whom were gravely affected by colonization."
Tech transfemme. Code sorceress and ops witch. Also, shameless selfies.
Profile picture is art by @eevee
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