plural stuff, anxieties--
(Sprout) It's been just me today, I saw Kylee for like a minute this morning and that's it. Like, I know I’m "supposed" to be fronting to help with anxiety problems and stuff, but I hate fronting and I hate being alone. Every time it's just me I get flashbacks to being in Seattle, and that life was horrible; Meeting my headmates was, ironically, the only thing that kept me sane. It's hard not to worry about being abandoned >_<
D&D lets you live out all kinds of fantasies, such as:
-Having everyone call you by your preferred name and gender
-Having a big group of friends who do everything together
-Making a reasonable wage as a freelancer
-Being able to murder the terrible leadership of your country
-Getting 8 hours of sleep
plural, request for advice, boost welcome
Hi! I'm asking for advice on behalf of some friends.
So we have some friends who are a system of two. However, one of them will intermittently just stop existing for days or weeks at a time, then be back for days or weeks at a time. Neither of them knows what the cause is, and it really distresses them. They'd much rather both always exist.
Does anyone have experience/advice for what to do in this situation?
seattle, queer leftist meetup idea, boost +++
Hey friends! I'm putting some thought into hosting a primarily lgbtq and leftist focused potluck in order to build a community and talk about ways we can help each other and our community and city in general.
I could likely host once a month starting around August or September but before then I'd like to see if there's interest and maybe we can get to know each other in the meantime!
Just a reminder of a very important lifehack: you can make small batches of cookies in a toaster oven.
A related lifehack: you can make a batch of cookie dough and freeze it.
Now COMBINE THEM and live your best life.
(I roll my cookie dough into a log wrapped in saran wrap, freeze the log, and slice off a few coins when I want some cookies)
[FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, AND TWITTER]: "Listen, we can't be held--" *takes down a video for using a popular song per a major label request* "--responsible for our users' content, we're--" *takes down unauthorized use of a clip of a TV show* "--not publishers, we're a platform for communication--" *takes down a streaming movie for copyright infringement* "--we can't be expected to take action every time someone uses our service--" *works with the police to provide info on its users* "--for nefarious purposes..."
Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.
Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).
you know, all these issues with nazi urls would be rendered /entirely useless/ if you shift to a whitelist mode of server blocks.
im absolutely baffled as to why every admin on fedi deliberately chooses to constantly have to be on high alert for nazi urls as opposed to instantly blocking them all permanently.
why would you spend so much effort finding bad urls when you could be spending your time adding good ones to a list instead, and NEVER have to deal with nazi urls again
how to fake global illumination:
1. for each point on a surface, ask yourself "if I was a tiny bug sitting on the surface of this object, what would the sky look like?"
2. think more about being a bug
3. enjoy thinking about being a bug
4. make a bugsona
5. make friends with other bugs
6. find a function that approximates the average sky colour. this will be a proxy for the hemispherical integral, and add that on top of any specular contribution
We had a very validating thought this morning - If we were faking being plural, we should be able to live as only one of us, and there is not a single one of us actually able to stay at front as long as they want, or able to take on the responsibilities of the whole system, or that would even be comfortable alone.
Mamabear, Ordinal, Passes For Real (She\Her, They\Them if we're talking about all of us)
Plural and proud of it!
A cool and chill place for cool and chill people.