Some of my Fedifriends know this already, so I might as well tell you all that I am somewhere on the asexuality spectrum.
I am still exploring this part of myself, but for now “heteroromantic gray-ace” is a good description of who I am, and the word “asexual” fits me for most intents and purposes.
I haven’t talked about asexuality as much as I’d like, so I‘ll get more open about this in the future. And I’m looking forward to connecting with more ace folks here
📌 My personal interaction policies
👉 Feel free to send a follow request! I’ll almost surely approve it.
🔁 Please don’t take it personally if I don’t follow you back. I used to do it automatically and regretted it.
🔒 Before I send a follow request I usually check if a locked account has explicitly requested not to receive any. Apologies if I miss it!
🚫 Concern trolls and sea lions in my mentions are muted/blocked on sight — no goodbye, no second chance given.
I like hugs & headpats!
Time for a #reintroduction!
• 29 years old
• Cis straight man (pronouns: he/him; I’m fine with they/them)
• Living in Milan, Italy
• Working in software development (but not tooting about it)
• On Mastodon since April 2017
• Antifascist, of course
• Urban living and low-car lifestyle enthusiast
• I like travelling and taking photos (check my PixelFed!)
• Dealing with depression and anxiety (toots about that are CW'd)
• Still trying to understand who I am and what I want out of life
So I was PRETTY sure that before you could add the alt text while hovering your image preview, right after having attached it to your toot.
Problem: an "edit" button says you can EDIT the image, not ADD a description to it. When I clicked "edit" and saw a cropping tool, I just closed it, thinking what I was looking for wasn't here.
Aaaaaaaaah, UX. *stares gloomily into far distance*
Sometimes I read certain image descriptions here that don’t really make sense even if you consider the main text of the toot. You would still need to see the image to understand the whole lot.
I can’t help but think that people who use screen readers must be quite used to not understand what is going on. I can’t even imagine how frustrating it must be.
I'll just say this: nonbinary folks are not your thought experiment.
Hi yes, we exist, we're right here. If you're not nonbinary we don't need you ruminating on how our identities could possibly work and implying that they don't.
I don't give a fuck if you can't understand things about how our nonbinary genders or lack thereof work, keep it to yourself
research, AI, facial recognition, gender minorities
In “no shit” news, a research study confirms what any trans or gender non-conforming person with technical knowledge might have predicted: image classifiers are rubbish at identifying gender identity unless the subject is cis, if not a cis man. https://qz.com/1726806/facial-recognition-ai-from-amazon-microsoft-and-ibm-misidentifies-trans-and-non-binary-people/
(The Quartz article has a link to a pre-print of the journal article.)
Hey all! I’m in the process of writing a paper about LGBTQ+ people and their experiences in the Catholic Church. In order to get some more primary sources, I came up with a quick survey. If you identify as LGBTQIA+ and are a part of the Catholic Church, please consider helping me out!
All answers are anonymous and will only be seen by me.
Also any boosts are greatly appreciated! ❤️❤️❤️
Important Telegram News - Back up your chats
Telegram - being the incompetent buffoons that they are - did an ICO a couple of years ago they never followed up on, and someone has taken this up to the US's SEC and they are not happy. There's now a change SEC might start seizing Telegram's assets, and this would mean Telegram wouldn't have enough money to function anymore.
Back up your chats and have alternative contact arrangements with your friends.
In honor of #IndigenousPeopleDay
I confront colonial statues in the city of Barcelona, q se joden these men.
From my photo-performance series La Sangre Llama, Joan Prim y Prats, 2019
29 y.o. • he/him •
lives in Milan, Italy • #nobot
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