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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.

Have I mentioned before, , that it is a serious problem when you cannot find "one or more external files" which are actually right there, just because the project folder has been moved or copied -- and won't even give me the option to browse for them?

(CoolEdit Pro does give this option, when files are moved, and it's not even open-source; what's your problem??)

This basically means that projects have to be manually reconstructed when moved or copied from one place to another.

Ever hear of, like, relative file-paths? It's a thing.

Independent musicians of the fediverse: I am interested in collaboration!

I'm thinking that by working together, we might be able to compensate for each other's weak spots and produce something better than either of us could alone.

In short, I have a bunch of songs that I don't have time to record properly, though I could put together demo tracks to give an idea of the sound I have in mind (not that you have to adhere to that), and I could also add some finishing touches to your tracks, with keyboard solos or vocals or guitar or whatever.

...and then we could both release the results in our own preferred venues, under a mutually-agreed artist name (by default, some combination of "Woozalia" and whatever name you usually release under).

I know there are a lot of synth artists on Mastodon, especially, and I'm thinking that synth backing tracks plus some acoustic stuff over the top might work really well for at least one or two of my songs.

(I'm also willing to go the other way and try adding stuff to your songs, if you can give me some backing tracks to start with.)

What I have:

  • a fair collection of unrecorded or partly-recorded original songs
  • a decent-sounding digital piano (and an assortment of other instruments, some analog)
  • ability to play same (improvisation a strength)
  • some vocal ability
  • a large collection of odd sounds

What I don't have:

  • time
  • money

Any interest? (Boosts welcome.)

Does anyone have any idea why the freep I can't get the main tables in this LibreOffice Writer document to fill the entire height of the page? On the first page, it won't let me drag the lower end down past about 50%. The second page lets me get up to about 90%. I don't understand why either one is fighting me, and especially why each page limits it differently.


If Mr. Freeze never said "There is no justice -- just ice", that was a missed opportunity.

If Mr. Freeze never said "Where there's fog, there's cooled air", that was a mist opportunity.

(methylphenidate, specifically)

I want to rewrite the interface of some decent video-editing software.

...mainly so the UI makes sense to my brain, because so far all of the ones I've tried make sense up to a point but then just kind of don't, when I try to do anything that isn't dead-simple...

...but also with the idea of changingthe software's slogan to --

Seize the Means of Post-Production

Question: Is there such a thing as co-operatively owned general (home, auto) insurance? All I can find is (a) health insurance co-ops and (b) insurance for co-operatively owned residences.

uspol, pdx (etc) tear gassing, expired munitions 

query, from a friend looking for corroborating sources:

"Starting to hear stories that there's tear gas that's making people sick.

Like really badly sick and nauseous, even causing seizures...which sounds like it's decayed into cyanide or cyanide based chems when it expires."

...has anyone else been seeing/hearing about this?

A coop owned patreon alternative with only 2.5 percent fee. Might be of interest ro @rek and @neauoire, and to everyone really

I've finally set up a Patreon for Issuepedia!

...I should probably go put a link to that on

money, asking for help 

We've left a foreclosed farm in New York for Tennessee where I have a new job. It pays less but it's what an old man could get in IT. The movers have screwed us so badly that I can't sleep from the anxiety attacks I have all night. Please help us; all we have left now are a few changes of clothes.

anyone know of any EU tech companies that need a remote work devops person? i'm getting desperate here.

why the heck wasn't there a Sum Point in The Phantom Tollboth?

This seems like a major oversight.

Hm, maybe that's the joke: there was one of those highway "scenic view" pullovers, but what you could see from it was maybe a strip mine or something, very large but kind of not very scenic... so it got left out at some point due to an major unfortunate oversight.

disk-space-usage analyzers that can't tell the difference between local folders and folders that are actually links to folders on another disk

, I'm lookin' at you :kestraglow:

Yes, you can list folders to exclude -- but that's imprecise and also I shouldn't have to.

(mumble mumble reliably work over sftp, too, dang kids get off my lawn)

I want to work for open source and I don't want to beg for money. I suck at self-advertisement and community building. I have a chronic condition making me all flop for a while and I want to stop stressing about deadlines on freelance work. I wish there was UBI but there's not.

How would I get sufficient funding for open source work, say if I want to do at least 75% open source work?

It's so hard for the government to handle the COVID-19 crisis without accidentally revealing that it's totally possible for the state to improve working people's lives in a dramatic way. Really tough to find solutions that keep a lid on that.

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