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Time for an

I'm a white cishet man, more or less living at the top of Privilege Mountain, trying to learn to dismantle and undermine that privilege.

Things I'm into:










Things I'm (interested in?) learning about:



• And all the stuff above, naturally.

This is, of course, incomplete. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Uh. What do you do when the post you pinned to your profile is out of date? I guess you make a follow-up post with the correction, pin it and hope people notice?

Anyway, uh, in the above post, I describe myself as "cishet", but I figured out I'm actually pansomethingual? Only in the last, like, 8 months or so. I'm still a white cis man, so the thing about Privilege Mountain is still pretty accurate, though. But, yeah. :pansexual_flag:

On Scraping Mastodon:

If they hadn't misunderstood the difference between a name of a field and the social and cultural implications of it's usage, this paper wouldn't have been written.

medium.com/@maloki/on-scraping

friends assuming my interests are driven entirely by my lesbianism are 1. not giving diligent due to my cultivated aesthetic and intellectual depth and 2. correct, tf

Excuse me, I'm not into this content *because* I'm a lesbian. I just have good taste. And it's girls

if testosterone so good why they never make testostertwo

putting the hormones in my pasta, makin progesteroni

@hyperlink the venn diagram of mao and mario is doing great leaps forward

Rant about Naomi Novik 

Rant about Naomi Novik 

customer service surveys aren’t for your honest opinion. unless the CS rep truly and personally fucks you over, you give that person top marks. and the question that matters 99% of the time is how your experience is with the company, not with the person. So saying you hate the company and love the rep will still get that person in trouble.

@TheGibson @benhamill This is where we grew up! Spent the first 10 years of our life in the shadow of that water tower!

The story behind it, iirc, is that it used to say "Florence Mall" for the opening of the new mall right next to it, but instead of painting over it all afterwards, they just changed the "M" to "Y'" and left it.

Oh my god. I just noticed that their tag like is “Y’all or nothing”!!! I’m screaming.

This baseball team’s mascot is literally a pronoun. My favorite one, so this pleases me greatly. florenceyalls.com/

The ACLU is hiring for two senior software engineer positions. These are both remote friendly positions. Working here has been the best professional experience of my life. Come work with me and build awesome stuff!

The first role is focused on backend and data engineering: boards.greenhouse.io/aclu/jobs

This one is focused on devops for our web platform: boards.greenhouse.io/aclu/jobs

Y'all. I just learned how small Rhode Island is. Like… I knew it was small. But… map projections still made it look reasonable? But, y'all… is it _so_ small!

tl;dr Texan astonished at size of other states. 😜

Not having the best morning emotionally, folks. I’ll be OK and I will get support elsewhere, so I won’t go into details. But I don’t want to only post about good, happy things and feed that FOMO-inducing engine where we all tacitly edit our lives as expressed on social media to only show the best bits.

I’m a real human and you’re a real human and we’re all just out here trying to make it through. And sometimes it’s real hard. 💖

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