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@polymerwitch yeh, deleted my response when I saw the other thread. That is beyond fucked up.

TFW you sit down to play Magic for the first time in a few years with the most recent preconstructed decks.

I’m taking a nap next to Molly🐶 for the first time in a few days. She is so good at grounding my nerves.

Request for advice on not causing microaggressions for trans people 

@polymerwitch @jamey A while ago I discovered a friend was trans after ~5 years of knowing them… my response was something like, "i didn’t know you were trans, thanks for feeling safe enough to share that with me."

I’m gonna see the new Star Wars movie with a friend, but if they hadn’t been available I think I’d see it Solo.

@trevdev yeh, I’ve considered doing independent consulting, but know the client development work would exhaust me.

USA Today made a version of their site for EU visitors that's compliant with the GDPR

- ads
- tracking
- personalization
- javascript

It seriously makes me want to check that site from time to time for news. If their point was "see how bad it would be if we didn't do all this stuff?" it's doing the opposite of what it wants because yes, I love this website, that's how I want it and every other one to be like

OMG, I just think I figured out a perfect flirting strategy for bars. Put in earplugs before going out, make eyes with cuties, then show them my phone open to Big with the following message, "I’m noise sensitive and a bit shy. Text me at MY-PHONE-NUMBER?"

How many people is ICE currently detaining?

Anyone else feel like throwing their bodies o to the gears and the levers of the machine? Or, is it just me?

I’m really freaking out about the state of the world.

Tell me about something good that happened today.

I’ve often said something to the effect of "making a product more accessible makes it more useful for everyone." It turns out there's a name for this phenomenon, the curbcut effect.

By age 35, you should have infiltrated a drug ring to crackdown on Substance D… But you’ve taken so much D that your brain's hemispheres are fighting for dominance, which has split your personality between druggie and cop, according to retirement experts.

It took me a long time to realize that my tendency to want to support others sometimes creates toxic dynamics.

"What Is Codependency?" 

The reason friends and therapists are best kept distinct is to avoid codependency.

Codependency most often takes the form of two people taking on roles of caretaker and care-receiver; where not only is the recipient of care dependent the specific caregiver, but the caregiver is dependent on the feeling of usefulness and validation they get from taking care of the other. This is very toxic as it means problems rarely actually get resolved

Which strategies and tactics disempower fascists? Are any counterproductive?

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