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present is a function that consumes a stream of future and outputs a stream of past

unfortunately most of us are stuck with the imperative implementation

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So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me:

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message!

Other things you may want to know:

- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history

eye contact 

Picture from my (extremely crappy) webcam. Still a long way to go, and not on HRT yet, but I feel increasingly better about myself, even with my many limitations.

And yes, that is a purple and black skulls-and-flowers dress. My favorite piece of clothing.

death, bones 

Strange thought: animal bones must decay or be scavenged faster than I have a mental model of if forests aren't completely chock full of skeletons all the time

Then I was in a wonderful relationship with a wonderful, supportive, spouse, and after a while I finally opened a dialogue with @dustyweb about all of this. We’ve slowly been working out our sexualities and gender expression together ever since. 7/8

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But, demisexuality isn’t that common or widely discussed. It doesn’t even get it’s own letter in LGBTQIA+. It took me well into my thirties to figure this out myself. So, I decided to post this in case there’s someone else out there who could relate and is afraid something is ‘wrong’ with them. You’re fine, you’re not alone. 9/8 (oops, miscounted)

Happy pride everyone!

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I’ve always felt kind of mystified by sexuality in general and never quite felt what society told me I was ‘supposed’ to feel. I struggled with relationships trying to compensate for what I was ‘doing wrong’ as a teenager and this led to some seriously warped ideas about my self worth. 4/8

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I debated for a long time whether I should post this. I wasn’t sure there was a point to coming out about a lack of attraction. Especially when I’d already been in a stable, loving relationship for nearly 15 years before this all clicked. The label doesn’t functionally change anything about my life or my relationship. 8/8

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I was also friends with @cwebber for almost a year before we started dating. We used to joke that we were an ‘old married couple’ before we started dating and it wasn’t until recently that I realized we basically already had a romantic relationship for a long time before we had a physical relationship. 6/8

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I enjoy romance plots in books/movies/etc because I have time to get attached to characters or couples together (realizing that I was way more invested in Elizabeth Bennet than Mr. Darcy played a big role in the realization that I was pansexual as well) but for a long time I didn’t feel the same response to real life relationships. 3/8

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It means I’m not really attracted to anyone until I have some sort of emotional bond and it took me a long time to put the pieces together. I have a low sex-drive, but while I do still feel attraction it just mostly narrative based rather than physical. 2/8

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This is me coming out, I am demisexual.

For a long time I wondered whether I was asexual, but that didn’t feel right. Everything clicked when I read about demisexuality.

So, what is demisexuality? (Hint: it’s not that I’m only attracted to demigods!) I’ll explain below! 1/8

Oh, guess I should link threads... put the "finished" (end of H&C hangout) version over here:

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Realizing it's not obvious, but she's holding a game console rather than a purse. Probably a label on the cartridge could make that more obvious.

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There it is, the amount of progress I managed to do on my little creature drawing during Hack & Craft! I really enjoyed today, I look forward to doing this again :)

The creature I'm working on at Hack & Craft today!

It's been really fun so far... lots of people working on very different things! :)

In case you want to join:

Hack & Craft, @fossandcrafts's stitch-and-bitch where any craft (including coding!) goes, is about to happen!

It'll last for two hours, and dropping in and out is a-ok!

Hope to see you there! :)

It's also a-ok to drop in and out as you feel like! This is a very intentionally informal gathering.

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Hack & Craft, our friendly internet stitch-and-bitch (but really, any crafting is okay, from knitting to coloring books to coding!) is going to start at the top of the hour! Just mere minutes away!

See the BBB link. Hope to see you there <3

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