Oh, I never pinned an #introduction!
Hi! I'm mostly here for conversations, reflections, and geekery around subjects that catch my fancy. Recently that orbits technology (esp #Python, data services, networks), music (writ large), languages (esp ancient Greek), autism, and general silliness. Structural protection for the marginalized is close to my heart, but I've learned I need to engage gently to stay healthy. I try to keep shitposting to a minimum.
I co-administer #signsandcodes.
Y'all. My first synth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eIu33lR3uw
The US government currently has nine bounce houses for sale.
Here's one: https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitdsc/?sl=7MQSCI21011024
adhd, meds (humorous, mildly self-deprecating)
Sometimes #ADHD means looking over at your morning meds and falling into a panic because your ADHD meds aren't there, searching for them, not finding them, reassuring yourself they're probably in the other room (surely the only other sensible place they could be, I hope), then after your shower noticing them sitting right there on the other side of the counter, about three feet from where they should be.
Hey, #Fediverse, do you use (say, at least once per week) any Mozilla products?
Context: some people are claiming "nobody uses Mozilla's products anymore". I'd like to see if that's actually true.
80s nerd check? https://vimeo.com/364843838
the deal with thee/thou vs. you was that thee/thou was more personal/intimate, while 'you' was more formal
then english got over having grammatical relationship distance in pronouns & used 'you' everywhere
so when someone in an old-timey story says "Have at thee, villain!", they're actually flirting
United States job seekers: CO law now requires salary range to be included in all job postings. this includes jobs that can be done remotely while sitting in CO. a crowdsourced lists of companies trying to dodge this:
New estrogen just dropped (actually found in 1965, it was recently approved for use in birth control pills, is thought to have less side effects then current forms and less environmental damage)
Y'all. Devs. If you don't understand a merge request, don't just mark it accepted on the grounds that your collaborators probably know what they're doing. If you don't understand it, leave it be and let someone who _does_ understand it comment.
If you're doing it because merge requests need an accept response before they can merge and nobody's able to provide knowledgeable feedback on the merges, you need to fix the process and also build some expertise. Not click a meaningless tickbox.
I will never cease to be baffled by the inconsistent porosity of media diffusion between the US and UK. Beatles, Bowie, Duran? Sure, everybody's heard of them. But before today I had no idea Cliff Richard exists.
To my US followers: He's ridiculously famous in the UK. 150 singles over the last 65 years. 80 of them top-ten.
To my UK followers: He's practically unknown here in the US. a handful of singles, three of them top ten fifty years ago.
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