Audrey E. boosted

volunteeramnestyday.net/ Today's the solstice, so it's a good day to check in with yourself, and end the commitments you need to end – maybe by taking a break, or by rotating it on to someone else, or by sunsetting a project.

Audrey E. boosted

harihareswara.net/posts/2022/s For once, I have no upcoming public talks scheduled.

It's a good time to invite me to present or do stand-up comedy, or speak on your podcast, or give testimony in a legislative or judicial hearing. More likely to be available for for-profit stuff if paid

Audrey E. boosted

AND IM PROUD TO BE A SUMERIAN

WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M FREE

TO SELL MY COPPER AT DISCOUNT PRICE

AND IGNORE COMPLAINTS TO ME

Dating, pandemic 

Having to negotiate basic safety protocols to hang out in person is ok when it’s people I already know and trust, but it’s really draining to have to start from scratch with someone new. There’s been so much misinformation, even people who mean well don’t have a good handle on the risks.

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Dating, pandemic 

I know there are a lot of other people out there frustrated about the same problems, I just don’t know what to do with that

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Dating, pandemic 

I started editing my okc profile then stopped again because I barely got any response on that before, and now what I want to say is “let’s get coffee and/or make out, but we have to trade covid test results first and I’m only going places I can walk to because too many people on transit don’t wear masks”. I can’t even organize another Gay Garden Club meetup unless I find a friend who wants to come along so I can get a ride.

Audrey E. boosted

My 25-minute talk "Cadence shear: Managing rhythm and tempo mismatches in participation" in #opensource projects is in 1 day: 2:30-3pm EDT on Tuesday, June 7th. upstream.live/schedule

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Playing around with different synth engines on the M8

Audrey E. boosted

Pleased to announce that the 20-foot yard skeleton that was put up in our neighborhood in 2020 is still going strong, currently dressed in some kind of spring gardening outfit.

Audrey E. boosted

covid, joke 

I lived through a pandemic and all I got was this lousy agoraphobia

They called me to confirm so I guess this is ok! Hoping my volunteer errand runner won’t find it too silly, but I didn’t have any essentials to do this week and I’ve been trying to figure out if I could make ordering from the local shop work for a while.

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I ordered the next synth I want from a local shop that does in-store pickup. The site says only the person who placed the order, which is extremely silly given that some of us don’t have cars and also there’s a covid surge. I just didn’t want to have them stick it in the mail for a trip across town — if they’re not going to be flexible I guess I’ll have to find a ride? Or annoy them until they say yes?

Here’s a photo of the screen so it’s a little easier to see — the two notes are followed by commands that mute or pitch shift them. CHA means play the thing on the left N% and to the right Y%

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The M8 can do some really cool stuff with randomness

I shouldn’t impulse buy a rapid PCR test system, right?

My heat stopped working yesterday and the chill is making me very sleepy (it’s almost June, and yet)

Audrey E. boosted

US, Long COVID research, PASC 

NIH is funding research into long COVID at sites all over the country. Responding to patient input, people whose COVID pre-dates the tests can now participate. If you're interested in joining a study:

studies.recovercovid.org/

I hit the “everything sounds like trash” stage of learning with the M8. I know I have to make trash so I can learn how to do what I’m actually aiming for, but this part always sucks.

My least favorite part of buying music gear is when I look for resources online and find that every single person making tutorials is a white dude, again

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