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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.

transphobia but mocking 

...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.

Want to hear a chimney joke? Got stacks of em! First one's on the house

There is no *absolute* objectivity in any field, as even mathematics starts with a set of axioms which cannot be proved or disproved. Objectivity can only exist within a given scope.


Does anyone know what's up with It has apparently been down for several days.

It's quite a large instance, too (55k users).

I'm curious. Does anyone else read scientific papers for pleasure? (Boosts wanted.)


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.

There could also be a hashtag if the poster didn't want the post to be searchable by content. The bot could also check the user's profile for and use it as the default if found.

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 

Pics of me and dirt taken by Ashley! In a graveyard! Cute friendship posting! What’s not to like! Light EC, boosts +++++ 

brief memoriam 

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, -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:

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 '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. **, 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:

Florence preparing for Crowdfunding 

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