#introductions 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.
transphobia but mocking
@mxsiege me to a cis person who didn't know what they were getting themselves into: [closing my eyes and launching at full speed into my explanation of why it doesn't make sense to divide bee castes into male and female castes]
...why yes, apparently I have been all this time! ...though not quite the way you thought.
This account -- @betacalendars -- looks like commercial spam, though I'm not really clear what they're selling. Should I...
#Linux #memory Not sure if this is Spectre/Meltdown related, but I'm noticing of late that when *quitting* memory-intensive programmes on a spinning rust system, it can take *minutes* for the system to become responsive.
This is a new-ish problem over the past year or two.
Literally: a quit, or even kill -9 of a PID, locks up the system, with major IO, for 2-5 minutes. I've been monitoring via top, iotop, and vmstat. Several different programs behave similarly.
VM / cache flushing?
I offer Public Universal Friend, reborn genderless in 1776, as a counterpoint to people who think non-binary identities are a new thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Universal_Friend
Does anyone know what's up with mastodon.cloud? It has apparently been down for several days.
It's quite a large instance, too (55k users). https://web.archive.org/web/20190811221514/https://mastodon.cloud/about/more
A Mastodon client-bot which, when ear-burned in a post, puts the post into a database which can be browsed by category.
So, basically opt-in indexing of posts, with a UI which provides functionality equivalent to Circles on G+ except done right.
Categories could be assigned by hashtag, and the bot's curator could combine certain hashtags that refer to the same thing.
Each category could have its own RSS feed or, heck, a bot which reshares the posts (not that Masto is the best UI for topic-feeds).
I could write this. o.0
Armchair socio-political analysis
There's a mood I've seen around that I've been internally calling "Woke Fatalism," captured in things like r/aboringdystopia
It's like "stringent refusal to acknowledge any large-scale reasons to be excited about the future"
I get why it exists, but it frustrates me that there's not more of a drive to research times (even within living memory!) when things seemed similarly dire, and how those problems were overcome (at least in part)
Today is Jenny's Birthday. She loved trees. Since she was one of the most awesome people in my life, years and years ago, I decided to commemorate her birthday by hugging a tree in her memory. She especially likes oak trees, so that's what I usually seek out to hug.
So I say to you all: Go out & find a tree... give it a hug!
Happy Birthday, #Jenny-Ghost 🍰
(today would be her 54th)
@Harena's eldest recently rescued several boxes of family photos from H's mom. I've only had time to go through a few of the envelopes in one box, but these photos particularly took my breath away.
There's also a nearly-complete sequence of school photos here: https://wiki.hypertwins.org/Category:Jenny_portraits
Hey if anyone wants to pool together (with each other, not me) the resources to buy a house on a 14 acre woodland property at a 2-3 hundred grand price point, let me know.
I know this is weird and probably fruitless, but I'm serious about it.
My parents can't afford the local taxes anymore and I'd be really happy knowing the place I grew up wasn't being subdivided into crappy commuter housing.
You'd think that a program which describes itself as a "virtual lighttable" would let you REARRANGE PHOTOS.
"buuut NOOOOOOO...." -- John Belushi
(I have a bunch of #Jenny's school portraits scanned in now. Some have years on the back, some don't, and I'm trying to put them in order so I can figure out the years for the ones that aren't labeled.)
Also: I'd like to have a Word with devs who write GUI apps that don't provide any right-click menu. **#Audacity, I'm looking at YOU.**
Reposted on Twitter...
A friendly on Discord suggested that anyone who posted this meme on Mastodon would get "so cancelled"; as an instance sysop, I felt this was an obvious opportunity to use my privilege...
...and then I noticed that the original Tweet was gone, and the poster (AntiFashGordon) had no posts between Sept. 29 and Oct. 25,...
...when he says "Thanks to everyone who reached out while I was suspended."
Obvious conclusion: Twitter suspended him for this. (I've asked; will let you know if I find anything out.)
"suspended" Tweet: https://twitter.com/AntiFashGordon/status/1187758578565832704
Florence preparing for Crowdfunding
#Florence will soon™ launch their crowdfunding campaign.
For this we're looking for donation matching. It can be small (like $100), and it can be bigger (like $5000). Or anyhting in between.
You can be a private person, publicly or anonymously, you can be a company that wants to help support the kind of space we want to create.
If you want to help out with this feel free to DM me, preferably with an email that I can contact you on later!
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