uspol, sportsball, race
Sometimes the leaders of sports teams do the right thing, like publicly telling a racist politican to fuck off and threatening to leave his city if that keeps up. It could be more, yes, but it's more than many have done.
@sarberry, server business is generally on the #signsandcodes hashtag, and aside from our own crowd, who are now mostly on here, you will likely find some amusing people and content to follow if you check out our Federated Timeline.
Alan Turing bday, suicide mention
Alan Turing was born today
He was gay and neurodivergent, famous for 'Turing machine,' a model for modern/general purpose computers
he was also chemically castrated by his government for being gay (instead of prison time), and later committed suicide at 41
Rest in Power, Alan
The morning brings some new faces to #signsandcodes: @AccioMjolnir, Weimar-era historian and total ball of delight; @sciencensorcery, whose YouTube videos on gender helped me come out as non-binary; and @cydonia, who might want to check out @vickysteeves for some library science feeling. All these folks are close, long-term friends of me and yesterday's invitees.
To the newcomers, server business is on the #signsandcodes hashtag and advice for finding people was posted on some recent invites!
So @Stronae it's feels like it's been forever. What's your professional life like these days?
#signsandcodes, sure feels like the day for intros, no? We've also got @Weaktwos joining us; also a friend of @likethebird and @melodyg, and a friend of mine of too many years to remember. We're growing a lot here, but it's in no small part because conventional social media, especially FB, is becoming an unwelcoming place.
And another #signsandcodes welcome in order to @melodyg, another friend of mine of many, many years and another tremendous human being. She and I are already friends with @likethebird which should help her introduction here, but recommendations of others to follow are more than welcome.
#signsandcodes should bid a warm welcome to @likethebird, my dear old friend, a highly talented singer-songwriter, and great human being. I think everyone would enjoy her company, but I suspect @epilanthanomai, @Stronae, @Geekgenesis, and @scalene might especially enjoy following.
Software developer self care is also fixing horrible error messages that make you lose so much time to avoid being bitten by it again and avoid other failing into this too.
Remember: if something is hard to debug, it's 95% of the time because you don't have the good information because it's not given to you.
Like good documentation, good errors messages save HOURS to so much people while it's not the funniest thing to do, it's one of the most important.
uspol government supported transphobia
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