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I don't know what I am, but I'm here.

I write a lot about feelings (especially grief) and dissolving the plutonomy. I code; I record original music; I build shelves; I pull out wisteria; I parent; I friend.

In suspended transition from 2000-2016, struggling towards transgirl since then.

Everytime someone posts about their parents on here it is almost universally bad and I want to punch said parents.

But every time someone posts about being a parent I find it is wholesome and good

fedi is just full of good people trying to do best by their kids and break the cycle and I am 100% here for it.

Do you ever get the impulse to redo one of Thought Slime's videos in a John Oliver voice?

I mean, this sort of thing doesn't only happen to me, right?

(fx: crickets)

Economic Update: What Capitalism's Decline Means (Richard Wolff / Democracy At Work): some good background on the history of capitalism in the US and worldwide

This doesn't quite qualify as a software gripe... maybe : it would be nice if would let you declare that a function isn't supposed to return anything at all (e.g. NULL as a return type).


  • minimizes confusion with older functions where I just haven't gotten around to giving them a return type
  • catches mistaken attempts to return a value, when you forget that the output is supposed to be conveyed via some other means.

Need money help, please boost 

We are a house of disabled queer abuse survivors. Between rent, bills, groceries, and meds, we cannot survive without assistance, nor can we pay the $4000 in rent that we owe. If you can spare anything to help us, all support is dearly appreciated.

Thank you for keeping our coven alive, fediverse. 💜

Venmo: @void_

Personal struggles with mental health and housing insecurity 

Depression is bad, and I've been asked to leave my current housing situation by December 15th. I'd like to buy a house... If I can find something reasonable for low-mid 5 digits. Is that a thing?

I don't know, because the prospect of searching is seriously challenging for me given my particular patterns of trauma history, plus just plain old depression, adhd, etc. So... I'd love it if I could find someone willing to help me navigate everything. Anyone know someone they could send my way? Or want to do that sort of thing yourself? Willing to pay for labor, and/or a finders fee for either a helper or a house.

Potentially open to communal housing options as well... I like living that way... but stability is very high on my list right now, so a place I can buy probably feels safer. But... happy to explore options if they're sufficiently in line with my ideals.

links which cannot be right-clicked upon so as to open them in a new tab, thereby requiring you to remember to use the browser back-button when you're done if you don't want to lose your place.

I mean, seriously. .

(Yes, I know the technical reason this happens, but it's unnecessary. DO BETTER.)

"Software Boutique" shows NextCloud's icon in its little teaser screen, but it's nowhere to be found when I search or browse for it.

What's weirder is that I'm pretty sure I installed it from the Boutique just a couple of weeks ago on another system (same Ubuntu release, same hardware).

Worse: When I seach for "next", it says "1 applications found" but won't take me to it.

I finally found it in a secondary installer, whose relationship to the Boutique I kind of don't really understand.

I own the domain because the name was available last year and I took it. And then I made this awesome animated placeholder for it. My title to the name will expire in 7 days if I don’t renew. It’s $20-$30 a year. Anyone want it before a squatter gets it?

art, boosts appreciated 

Art #49: "Bloom"

I sell these as "Pay what you want / can". I need my costs for materials and shipping covered, anything more will be awesome and appreciated!

Check my gallery for more:

Like my art and want more? I am currently not cash positive with my art and I would appreciate a Ko-Fi (if you're able to)!

Anyway, because I keep doubting myself, I'd appreciate feedback (and boosts!) if you like it!

Oh neat I just missed my tooterversary! I've been on the fedi for 3 years now :) thanks to the excellent admins 💖💖💖 @news

Are there any FOSS rain-noise generators out there? I've seen multiple people going "use!" or whatever that site was, but I'd rather not have to use some website and not be able to download the sounds or anything.

The Replay Foundation, my employer, announced their liquidation today. This means no more Pinburgh. It also means I'm Officially out of a job for the forseeable, so if y'all wouldn't mind boosting a link to my other source of income Improbable Island, that'd be just super.

It's a silly online game and it doesn't pay as much as fixing pinball machines but heck it's what I've got right now, and this winter's probably gonna be a hairy one.

One of the under-reported stories of the 2020 election is that ranked choice voting was used for the first time in a US presidential election, in the state of Maine. A ranked ballot dramatically mitigates the "spoiler" effect of third party candidates (think Jill Stein 2016/Ralph Nader 2000).

There are good reasons to consider other voting methods, but RCV is a huge improvement over simple first-past-the-post voting. I hope we'll see it in more states soon.

question: if you block domain.tld, does that also block sub.domain.tld?

We already have blocked but not (see this post).

Did I already do a about file manager search functions that don't show any indication of progress?

Even if I did, it seems worth repeating. .

extreme cop violence, racism, medical racism, transphobia, just the whole fucking gauntlet 

yo, in Canandaigua NY, a place very close to Rochester, a black trans woman was shot three times in the chest by her parole officer and denied medical help for an hour and a half, and though we think she's going to pull through, she's fighting for her life in the hospital and they're refusing to allow her mother to visit her, and I'm gonna be real with you we live in a pretty fucking bleak world

Also, this just happened:

"Mouse drop" -- what happens when you do a mic drop online. (it was a collaborative effort)

That probably doesn't work very well when spoken, so maybe it should be "whats".

Feel free to try either of these words out on people, and let me know what kind of weird stares you get back.

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