Selfie, eye contact 

Is this too saucy for main? Who knows. Felt like taking thirst selfies for the first time in awhile.

Selfie, eye contact 

I really need to learn how to smile in selfies. But also I’m finally realizing that I’m actually hot lol 😘

Today is a day for the imposter syndrome to crop up. To question if I'm good enough to accomplish any of this and if any of these ideas/passions are worth pursuing anyways.

*deep breath*
And that's okay. Doubts are not bad. It's an opportunity to calm down, take a break, and evaluate where I'm at & where I'm headed.

I’ve been attempting to organize the links I save and store in a way that’s useful for others as a digital garden project. I’m not sure I have a good grasp on the concept though. What makes for a good digital garden?

long post, therapy, stats 

Phew, I had to get my joy out of my system earlier so that I could finish pitching my idea and working on it.

I care for a trans elder in my area, and recently I was pulled in on using the daily symptom and goals tracker their therapist has set up with them.

Since I'm busy learning stats my first thought was that this would be great to set up with a statistical analysis so that it's easier to see progress over time, but also better visualize the impact that various behaviors have on mood as a way to tailor self care practices.

I approached their therapist with this idea and they love it! So we're going to talk about setting this up later this week.

I'm hoping to develop this as a R program so that we can eventually make it nice and generalized so that we can share the code and enable others to run it as a therapeutic tool for themselves.

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If I deny you follow request it's nothing personal. I just didn't get good vibes from your profile.

I screen followers pretty heavily, honestly to make sure that I don't expose people I follow to BS when boosting posts.

Interacting with me several times before follow requesting is likely to increase your chances of approval.

Great article on caring for each other, at scale via justice oriented infrastructure.

Musings on empowering technology/FOSS 

@blindscribe indeed! I’m also pretty techy and think FOSS is a poor user experience. I recently started exploring the fish shell and am realizing how many shells are just bad to use for….no good reason.

There’s also a level of, devs just don’t need the same free time to configure the tools. If you made the tool, you don’t have to spend and bunch of free time reading documentation to learn how it works, you already know.

I think that’s closely related to the ivory tower history of the free software movement. Too many advocates have just never bother to care about use cases that weren’t theirs, and refused to make these things useful in a framework outside of their little niche.

@Argus @ljwrites
I heard an example about this using stairs that really stuck with me.

There’s no physical reason we don’t build stairs such that each step is 1 meter high. That would still count as stairs, and you could climb them and get to buildings if you were athletic enough. They would just be less useful to most people.

The built environment is just that, built. It’s not that disabled people are “disabled” inherently, but that the environment around them wasn’t built to be useful for them the way that most stairs are built of such a height that ambulatory people find them useful.

Just blocked

both federated with the poast instance. The company tied to was expressly freeze peaches.

Selfie, eye contact 

I’m falling in love with the mustache, big “hot queer fucker” vibes imo.

I had a late night epiphany last night lying in bed.

Because of the origins of the "Free Software" movement with ivory tower academics, many of it's issues are the same ones that we routinely deal with when it comes to things produced in the ivory tower.

Completely out of touch with the real world, chock full of all the standard barriers and assumptions endemic to the classist nature of the tower, and constructed in such a nature that it's nearly impossible to practically use for anyone outside of the tower or closely adjacent.

This is why critical theory is of utmost importance.

I love it when other trans folks assume wrongly about my gender/transition goals. Chaotic vibes baby.

Musings on empowering technology/FOSS 

FOSS folks tend to view empowerment as a question of whether or not I can access that code/server and modify how it functions. That is empowerment/freedom.

But for non technical folk, if such things are required, they then become a BARRIER to empowerment and freedom.

When it comes to software, I am far more concerned with empowering people to make meaningful change in their communities than I am with providing them with FOSS software.

@packbat hmm interesting. When you say "fediverse", what does that consist of?

@packbat What do you envision a healthy network of such community owned and run sites looks like?

Meta, PSA / Reminder 

@seachaint I think this is also a great example of how it’s important that we start talking about communities as they exist within and across servers on the fediverse.

This place is more than just one instance, or even one server codebase. And the only way we can make it shine, and I think it’s necessary in order to protect the good qualities of this space, is to cultivate a consciousness of how communities (as separate and distinct from codebases) operate and share ideas among members. Else corporate entities will just figure out how to monetize it to death just like open source.

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