Hi! I'm Kat, and I'm a queer/trans Puerto Rican!
I'm https://twitter.com/zkat__ and I'm an open source dev and wannabee artist. I really like Rust and have released several libraries for it on crates.io, some of which are a bit popular.
On the art side, I keep trying to get into the habit of doing both 2d and 3d art. I love Blender, and I like using CSP for 2d art stuff. I suck at both, but it's still something I want in my life.
I've been on Mastodon for a while now, also going in and out of it, but I tend to crosspost between here and Twitter just to keep this space alive during my "breaks". I also really like Matrix for decentralized chat. I'm @kat:zkat.tech over there, if you want to say hi. I also run a little community of folks who just wanna hang out with chill vibes.
so, like, I know I'm not a _terrible_ programmer. But am I really doing/able to do work that is proportionate to someone with 15 years of experience? I don't know about that.
People who moved to Mastodon from Twitter in recent months:
How you feelin about it?
Please don't feel I'm asking you to pledge allegiance or Engage In Discourse
There's an obvious selection bias cause you're still here to read this, anyway.
Just, we've all had the welcome wagon out and the fediverse has been praising itself a lot. But like, I dunno. Curious how it's sitting with y'all on a personal basis
like, if you load a page, and it happens to do a measly 10 db requests to load (and transactions in this case count as db request, so each begin and commit call is also 70ms)... comes to 700ms before you even get to the latency for sending a response back to the user?
is there a quick-and-dirty one-stop-shop error handling/definition guide for #rust that people can just point to when they want to learn how to stop doing .unwrap() on everything?
If not, does that mean I should write one?
Please, I'm begging you. Stop using .unwrap().
definitely feeling increasingly stressed out at the number of unmasked people gathering in public, completely unmasked, while we go through what is looking to be a MASSIVE spike.
Went to the gym yesterday, and me, my partner, and our trainer were literally the only ones wearing masks??? And the place was packed.
But like, it's actually important for me to go to the gym, both for mh and ph, so I don't have _that_ much of a choice on whether to go, but it does mean I definitely have to wear a full-on N95 while doing fairly arduous exercise, which is *hard* and makes a huge difference vs a surgical mask :(
Somehow, I don't get the impression we're gonna get another mask mandate, and even if we do, it'll just be lifted prematurely, again.
Thread, art, decoloniality, phenomenology
Seeing onself through the eyes of the other in the neoliberal city, housing project residents, welfare recipients, and food program participants take a central role in these reflections....It is in these places of the modern/colonial city where the damnés' dreams, actions, prophetic imaginations, & yearnings rub raw against the material conditions of the coloniality of capitalism- Daphne Garcia
anyway they're about to become horrible little goblins because we just determined they're ready to start getting meat in their diet lol
And of course the real kicker is that this all piles more expectations and responsibility on me, so now the moment people realize how much I’m *not* doing, it’s going to be a long fall down and it’s not gonna be pretty
nb. (they/them), boricua, rustacean. newbie artist. 1312.
On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.