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.
all caps stress rant, urban scooters, cursing Show more
JFC WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO STOP THESE FUCKING SCOOTERS FROM RIDING BY ME AT HIGH SPEED ON THE SIDEWALK? THEY'RE SO CLOSE I CAN LITERALLY FEEL THE BREEZE FROM THEM PASSING AND IT SERIOUSLY PUTS ME IN PANIC MODE FOR LIKE TEN MINUTES EVERY TIME.
Music Ask Show more
List your favorite, contemporary/active grunge bands the gayer the better??
insomnia, silver lining, phonetics geekery reference Show more
In better news, I've used this insomnia for happy things: I've refreshed my understanding of the precise phonetic differences between English y, English j, French j, and two forms of modern Greek γ (standard velar and palatal), thanks to someone elsenet conflating palatalized Greek γ with Italian gi (which sounds like English j).
I *really* like phonetics.
my mild-, sleep, self-snark Show more
Body. What the hell. Four hours is nowhere near enough sleep, especially after such a full day. Why are you acting like it is? Sleeeeeep. Like, tonight, not as a cranky zombie during the day tomorrow. Blarrgh
OMG #AtlantaRollerDerby is hosting a Pride-themed bout day today and the pickup teams for the first game are named Lizzo's Revenge and Queers for Fears. <3
overall happy tech despite harsh comcast snark Show more
I'm finally back up from Comcast hosing my home network two weeks ago. They broke me with a terrible cablemodem "upgrade" that couldn't handle both wifi and >2 wired devices and also metered (!!!) home wifi. But today I got my own cablemodem (Mororola) and wifi router (Asus) and was able to connect them up without even talking to Comcast's terrible tech support!
Question for Deaf folks who sign (ASL) from a hearing person Show more
I have intense sound sensitivity and I’m in the process of getting checked out for autism. Being out in public, especially loud places like stores and festivals, has gotten really hard.
I’m interested in learning some basic signing (and having my partner do the same) so that I can have headphones with white noise in and I can still communicate with her.
Would this be appropriation? What are my blind spots? What should I consider?
No, autocorrect. Cumming is the name of an Atlanta suburb. I used to live there. I still don't mean Coming. #smh