Today, these kids saw me and were like "that guy has cool hair" and I was like THANK YOU
What a weird and wonderful month it's been.
#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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
the colors on pride flag and their meanings:
red - application, presentation
orange - session
yellow - transport
green - network
blue - data link
violet - physical
Mastodon is NOT a panacea!
Toxic behavior DOES exit within the Federverse.
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 https://instances.social and nose around. The are a *LOT* of well moderated instances across a range of topics.
Fun fact: the Anarchist's Cookbook is actually just a collection of vegan dessert recipes.