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So, I occasionally do network/internet consulting for a local () catering company, Sage & Swift, run by a lady I've known since kindergarten.

Their margins are kinda razor-thin, so they've often been a little slow to pay me -- but I let it go, partly because of the personal connection but also because they've been super-supportive of LGBTQ+ people, specifically including my own transition.

When COVID hit, they obviously took a big hit to their business -- but they adapted by offering weekly pick-up ordering... which meant that suddenly they were making something I'm interested in, i.e. family-sized meals.

We've now worked out that they can pay off my past invoices in food, which has been very useful in reducing the amount of food we have to buy (for 5 people).

TL;DR: I am now literally working for food :D

(...and also showing how computing can "put food on the table"... if we had a table to put it on, which we kinda don't; I just leave it all in the kitchen for people to self-serve, insert obligatory joke about being self-serving here.)

So it's been a while coming but I'm finally losing my housing, soon. (Folk who've followed me for a while are familiar with my unusual work/housing situation, but it's... well, unusual.)

Looking for a new place for me, my partner, and our cat. Lots of mechanisms for securing housing aren't available for us, so if anyone knows of a person around the Triangle, in North Carolina, that'll work with us, please let me know.

(Boosts welcomed.)

Mew, the TootCat wiki, has been fixed and upgraded.

It must have broken when I distro-upgraded the non-Mastodon server, but I've been so busy fixing all the other problems this caused that I hadn't noticed yet.

Still working on HubCat.

-- @woozle

Client apps which won't let you see the server settings after you set up the account.

Like, CalDAV works on my phone but not -- using the URL which I thought was correct -- on @Harena's. Am I actually using the same URL? No way to tell for sure. Hopefully I can figure it out from the Apache log, but I shouldn't have to pull teeth like that. :-P :kestraglow:

Poland pro-abortion protests are working! 

Q. What does a karen do with a computer? 

A. Demand to see the file manager.

(n.b. This is not an endorsement of using the term "karen" as a put-down; I've known several people named Karen, and they were all nice. I just couldn't resist a good .)

Uspol, some social media advice 

Ignore the cynical lookie-loos you know just want to watch things implode. They're being little shits about real humans who deserve empathy.

Ignore rich white men peddling despair, who have used their privilege to insulate themselves or even to leave the country. Their information is suspect.

Find a friend. Play with a pet. Knit some socks. Bake something. Record yourself dancing. Clean under the sink. Dress for dinner.

Choose to listen to voices that care, now.

Taliesin! The last of the bunch. This one is 4k and rendered at 'very high quality' setting.

I'll upload all of tonight's fractal to so that you can download them full size. :)

#Fractal #Jwildfire #cco

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I will not lick them in a house,

I will not lick them with a mouse,

I will not lick them in a box,

I will not lick them with a fox,

I will not lick them here or there,

I will not lick them anywhere,

I do not like the taste of boots

I do not like them please send toot

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Happy Jenny's Birtthday! Today she would have been 55.

Years ago (on G+ so i can't resurrect what I said exactly) I started a "tradition" that goes something like this:

Jenny loved trees, so for her birthday, I like to find a tree to hug. Everybody, find a tree, hug it, 'cause Jenny is awesome & the world is a much poorer place without her.

In what conceivable way is this list being sorted by date?

(If I click on the header so it's sorting down, I get the same April Island towards the bottom instead of towards the top.)

The days within October aren't even in order.

(For anyone who's curious, here's the clusterfork I'm currently trying to fix:

tfw you find yourself using HTML for tables in a wiki instead of using wikitext, because HTML is just easier to deal with for tables >.>

Mutual aid program has started up again in my city.

We've already been making hundreds of meal for children during the school holidays without any gatekeeping bollocks after the government has refused to extend free school meals (which are means tested).

We are directly inspired by the Black Panther Party, the revolution in Rojava, the Zapatistas and other radical struggles.

We look after each other.


asking for money help, boosts needed, kinda urgent because i need to get my meds :boost_ok: 


i need money to pick up my antipsychotic and antidepressant tomorrow, and also for groceries and stuff

it's like $30-ish for both prescriptions

i've been searching for jobs at places so hopefully i won't have to do this much longer!


venmo: vantablack420

thank you so much for literally keeping me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:


I give you the cat who shuns me 350 days of the year...

...maybe she was approving of the tshirt I was wearing which reads "I am an Awesome Cat Lady/You are a Weird People Person" =^_^=

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