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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.

As a part of our mission to improve the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve, BTMI is offering a grant of up to $1000 to assist with the financial obligation for undergoing elective gender affirming top surgery for Black and African American trans men.

In the words of David Byrne, "So... how do I work this?"

I'm trying to figure out how to bypass the dubious "motion sensor" (the black rectangle with the two circular openings) so the panel will just Go On When There's Power.

The power comes in via the brass-colored contacts just next to that, and goes out to the light via the three white wires (the two that are next to each other on the left are connected together on the light-panel terminal, despite the fact that one of them is labeled "LED+" and the other is labeled "LED-").

I could post a photo of the underside, but it's not very... illuminating.

updated 2021 suggested fediverse success metrics 

- lessons learned from marginalized people
- friendships formed and maintained
- worthwhile conversations had
- comments remembered months or years later
- support and validation given and received
- honesty entrusted to one's social circle
- furries petted
- pets received
- stress levels associated with reading home timeline and notifications
- pleasure derived from same
- neat creations shared
- acceptance felt

Shouldn't it be, like, illegal to decline a bank account application without explaining why?

It seems to me that this opens the door to perfectly legal discrimination against folks who normally would be legally protected.

This has happened to one or more members of our household with two different banks now (Chime and Simple).

We were trying to find a better replacement for Simple, which is closing down soon, but apparently Chime isn't it.

cc: @Harena @eryn

Crowdfunding for lifesaving medicine for Tatiana $0/$123

Tatiana has gotten to see the doctor, thank you everyone. The doctor has prescribed her medication for broken ribs and internal bleeding, which without insurance costs $123.

Doc says Tatiana could die without the medication, so boosts very much wanted.

Venmo: @Tatiana-Toplitz18. If you only have paypal or cashapp but still want to give, DM me and we can try to work something out.

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birdsite, trans, wholesome 

“So, as a trans woman I’ve gotten a lot of strange comments over the years about my body and appearance.

“And one that always sticks out to me is: ‘You know, wearing a dress doesn’t make you a woman.'”

So, she posted this video. ^_^;

We have domain-silenced , in response to user input:

My understanding is that this still permits explicit following of discussions there, but prevents their posts from ending up in our public timelines.

-- @woozle

Clause 28 benefit comic 

30 years on and this one’s still all too fucking relevant

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KDevelop does a decent job of mapping out classes in a project, but does nothing at all for traits or interfaces.

Single-step debugging (SSD) with

a brief review

✅ SSD support in PHP (Xdebug module)
✅ SSD support in KDevelop (native)
🚫 instructions on how to activate SSD in KDevelop when working with an interpreted language
🚫 any information at all about how to use KDevelop with PHP, other than "there's a plug-in!" (which I have installed)


civil transphobia 

So, one of the right-wingers in our local Nextdoor "politics" group finally came around to posting anti-trans stuff -- starting with a Heritage Foundation poll showing that most Americans are suspicious of trans rights (not actually repeating any disinformation) and following up with a comment attacking the proposed Equality Act.

I've responded calmly and civilly but at length. Wish me luck...

Mood: trying to use traits to self-impose coding conventions

Not sure if it's a good mood.

Welcome to friendly, conservative Heath Trace Park, where the postman saves two heads!

I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine today, and although there was a line out the door, people in line actively pushed wheelchair users and elderly people ahead, encouraging them to cut the line. If you think "HUMANS ARE INHERENTLY SELFISH" or some such tripe, consider this: your brain has been completely fucked by capitalism, a system that not only robs people materially, but impoverishes them even of the opportunities to show kindness to one another. Humans are very often inherently altruistic.

torture, kickstarter, neurotypicals, link, suicide mention, long 

Kickstarter is hosting a product that parents of neurdiverse children are supposed to stick on their child's back.

That device will then beep every 8 seconds which is supposed to help the child to focus.

As a neurodiverse person, I can tell you that this device would not only ruin every chance of me focusing on anything, being forced to wear it would make me kill myself. I am not exaggerating here.

This is one of the worst forms of torture aimed directly at neurodiverse people I could imagine.

Here's a petition to stop the sale of this:

I doubt the petition will do much but the campaign does explicitly break a rule on kickstarter banning the sale of medical devices so maybe reporting it (it is linked in the petition) might help.

Along with a colleague, @dzulli , I'm conducting a survey of Mastodon developers, admins, and users. If you would, please take our survey:

We're focusing on "freedom of expression."

For more info on the survey, see


#78 "Dragon Fight"

If you like my art, I appreciate feedback, boosts and ko-fis (from people who're able to!)

If you want to acquire the physical canvas, I these as "Pay what you want/can" to the first one who claims it. I need my costs for materials and shipping covered and hope to get a bit extra as my art is very not covering its costs at the moment


#abstract #art #mastoart

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