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epiphany: I don't need a medical professional to tell me I'm trans. I just know, based on years of soul searching and researching other people's experiences, and I've been taking steps (medical or otherwise) to alleviate my dysphoria as a result.

So why should I fret about not having a formal autism diagnosis, anyway?

Just heard a slow R&B cover of Stayin' Alive and all I could think of was how doing CPR to it wouldn't work quite as well.

When you're reading game design literature for comps and someone doesn't spell Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's name correctly

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cybre ≠ cyber

cybre describes an optimism, a hope for the possibility of technology rather than a fear of its oppression
cybre represents the reality of what is now possible, in addition to the mythology of what was thought possible
cybre belongs to the indomitable individuals and indefatigable communities who have carved out a home in an invisible layer above reality

also cybre was available as a domain name

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For every new software feature you want to add, think, "How would a group of persistent, tech savvy people use this feature to harass someone."

Maybe that means you decide not to implement it. Maybe that means you work on something else that would support people who get the majority of harassment.

It's always weird to encounter women with my deadname but when it's a trans woman, it makes me feel kinda happy? Like someone out there is putting this thing I had for 30 years to good use?

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Is it safe to go back on the internet yet?

Rode my bike for the first time this year, so I guess this means it's officially spring in Montreal?

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the colors on pride flag and their meanings:
red - application, presentation
orange - session
yellow - transport
green - network
blue - data link
violet - physical

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Mastodon is NOT a panacea!

Toxic behavior DOES exit within the Federverse.

HOWEVER

Because each instance is it's own 'dumpster'... fires tend to be contained and are vastly more manageable.

We also have a LOT OF GOOD ADMINS who work to ensure any dumpster fires are contained.

If you find your instance is a bit of a dumpster fire head over to instances.social and nose around. The are a *LOT* of well moderated instances across a range of topics.

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#introductions #deletefacebook

Fun fact: the Anarchist's Cookbook is actually just a collection of vegan dessert recipes.

I should be at GDC right now, but instead, I'm still in Oakland quietly consuming coffee and impressing cute baristas with my clever t-shirts. :blobcat:

No GDC parties for me tonight. Still exhausted from speaking up in that unionization roundtable.

On the bright side, at least my birbsite account is getting some use.

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really enjoyed @squinky's talk at gdc today—I love hearing people break down their creative choices especially in the context of expectations about how the work is received and perceived #gdc #gdc18

I just want to say that it's such a relief when I meet another person and can drop the act of having to look at them while we're speaking to each other.

Just woke up from a dream where I was looking for the French Canadian dub of steamed hams, and now I actually want to find it.

Ate a burrito immediately upon landing in SF. It's been forever since I had a decent burrito. I am pleased.

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Goodness, this interview with Daniel Mallory Ortberg is giving me all the "yep, me too" gender feels.

thecut.com/2018/03/daniel-mall