I will probably accept your follow request (and probably follow back) if:
- I know you from meatspace or elsewhere on the internets
- your profile info clearly suggests that you aren't a cis man
Also, I will probably not accept your follow request if you haven't made any toots, because I don't want to feel like I'm being surveilled.
BREAKING NEWS: the cat is now feeling safe/curious enough to explore my bedroom while I'm at my computer. Here they are staring out my window.
I totally saw/heard the cat exploring my room some more while I was drifting in and out of sleep last night
OMG the cat just poked their head into my room! And then I got excited and said "hi!" and then they ran away...
Cat update: they are eating and pooping and exploring when no one is around. Also, they actually hissed at me when I found them in one of their hiding spots, as opposed to remaining silent. Progress?
Cat continues to hide, but actually used the litterbox last night! Yay!
State of the cat: still hiding. Which is only fair, really: I basically uprooted them from the foster home in which they were only just starting to get comfy and put them in an unfamiliar place with weird new smells. Humans are assholes, indeed.
hey y'all, please put captions / image descriptions on your images. it doesn't count toward the character limit for toots and it makes the fediverse more accessible for blind people and people with vision impairments
#actuallyautistic 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?
When you're reading game design literature for comps and someone doesn't spell Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's name correctly #captainpedantic
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
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.
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol