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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.

King Crimson sounds really pretty darn good on a pump organ.

Must do some recording.

What is it with file managers only showing *some* of the files, with no indication that it's not a complete listing?

I don't like it when software LIES to me.

Guys... don't make "cut" the first option in the menu. It's not even alphabetical; "copy" should come first, then "cut". "Copy" is harmless and should be the default accidental-action.

That way I won't be forever accidentally deleting bits of code (and sometimes not noticing until later, when I have no memory of where I pasted it... if I actually got around to pasting it... and it's long gone from the undo buffer).

...which of these is the "web developer" job, again, ?

(Seriously, they're always sending me job alert emails supposedly matching the description "web developer", but maybe only one or two in the list will actually be for anything web. This email, however, was a new low.)

how do I get someone hired in tech if I'm not in tech? like, I just had a chat with a 21 year old who is so far ahead of her peers and shows so much promise with the right mentor and manager but it's essentially being wasted on internships right now that use none of the intellect or broad knowledge

Jessie's Job

Jesse is a friend
You know he's always been a good friend of mine
But lately something's changed, it's amazing but true
Jesse found himself a job, and I wish I had one too.

And he's got money in the bank
And he's got medical benefits, I just know it!
And he doesn't have to work third shift late late at night

You know I wish that I had Jesse's job
I wish that I had Jesse's job
Where can I find employment like that?

I'll play along with the charade
There's no real reason not to apply
Somehow I feel dirty when I'm selling my soul
But I guess it's better than being on the dole.

And I'm checkin' my résumé all the time
Wonderin' what human resources don't see in me
I've been an asset, and good for the bottom line
Ain't that the way a worker's supposed to be?

(crossposted from Woozalia)

This is Lord Momo,
impeding keyboard access
with their fluffy butt
(as per usual).

my response to "Did the Early Internet Activists Blow It?" 

Once upon a time, Nancy Reagan wandered rapidly out of the river and finished with the White House. The creature gamboled wistfully out of the wood and through the atomic vector plotter. "Holy protracted mortality inspection centers!", they exclaimed.

The End.

Another Actual #PHP Gripe (minor): I wish traits could require an interface from the host class. (That is, a trait could specify that any class which uses it must implement one or more specified interfaces, because it needs that interface's methods in order to function.)

Related gripe mentioned earlier: I wish traits could specify that they satisfy a given interface.

So the syntax to incorporate both of these would be something like this:

trait MyTrait
implements SatisfiedInterface
extends NeededInterface {

(I'm using "extends" mainly to avoid adding another keyword like "requires", but I think it's logically consistent: if a class extends a class that has abstract methods, then it must either be abstract or implement those methods -- and an interface is pretty much identical to an abstract class with only abstract methods, all public.)

(P.S. This is my first #Markdown toot!)

Something randomly reminded me that today would have been Ann "Tigger" Veronica Simon's 51st birthday.

I had intended to have more of our correspondence posted by now, but life intervened. Hopefully next year.


It’s very rare that I can say I'm unabashedly proud of something. This book is it. It’s the best thing I’ve ever written, one of the best things I’ve ever created in any medium.

It’s a story about love, grief, food, music, and the people who accept you exactly as you are.

It's also got queers and an autistic love interest and gen-Xers and a found family in a coffee shop. It's bursting with everything I am and all the folks I love.

Learn more about it, or on its own website, Buy a copy, if you can. I highly recommend the print edition, but the digital is good, too.

Spread the word when you’re done, if you’d like to support me and the book. Thank you.

bitching about code under capitalism 

UNC-Duke sports rivalry hot take 


allow me to re-introduce myself #into 

Linux hot take: bash bashing 

#softwareGripe #grep #counterintuitive

How is it that grep -r utf-8 * is a valid search, while grep -r utf-8 *.rb instantly returns

grep: *.rb: No such file or directory

It can't mean "sorry, I looked and didn't find any *.rb files with that content" because it returns instantly; it's not even looking.

...and for the record, yes, I also tried ".rb", with the same result.

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