here's a hot take i would like to remind people on the internet: you can max out something's volume so it gets all clipped and distorted and then make it quiet again. it will still register to viewers as being humorously loud, but it will not hurt their ears or damage their speakers. please. do that.
i miss a few twitter people but my tolerance to twitter bullshit dropped to 0 since mastodon
👏 bring infosec people and more cool hacker girls 👏
Why are most arguments against memory safe languages so incredibly lazy? "They don't solve all problems", yes, but they demonstrably solve quite a lot. "Everything needs to be rewritten in them first?", why exactly, we can't have safer leaf programs until we have rewritten the entire OS? Also, people tend to pick the worst possible examples for memory safe languages, strawman anyone?
Mutant Standard doesn't support the two-bathroom agenda
marginalization, abuse, bigotry Show more
Just a reminder that our identity and the undue hardships we face based on it are two separate things. We can identify as part of the LGBTQ+ group, but we cannot identify as the marginalization that is enacted AGAINST said group.
We cannot identify as "marginalized" simply because of the ownership. Our identity is ours. The actions performed against us are not.
Bigots & abusers purposefully conflate the two in order to justify their bigotry & abuse.
software licensing hot take Show more
You have permission to take a break.
*cough* @phessler and a bunch of the rest of you *cough*
REBEL DYKES is a full-length documentary in production.
The release date is 2019.
REBEL DYKES is about the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbians in the riotous London of the 1980s
murdered by words, savage
My typos out me as either a non-robot, or a clever robot. In the end the CAPTCHAs will be the judge of me.
Wait, I think I figured this CAPTCHA out out: "MQJyNX6W5".
Say what you will about ReCaptcha, I'll take clicking on pictures of road signs over this thing any day.
I'm a human (as far as I know) and I couldn't pass this challenge.
Optimism Show more
I have a motto that I try to live by. Over the last year it's been hard to put it into practice, but I'm finally starting to feel like my old self again, so I've been thinking about it.
"It's better to be an optimist who turns out to be wrong sometimes, than a pessimist who turns out to be right sometimes."
I've come to realize that I'm probably using these words a bit wrong (there's a difference between a pessimist and a fatalist, for instance), but I'll try to explain anyway.
In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.
Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.
This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.
Please boost, looking for friends/followers Show more
I'm actively looking for more people to follow and be friends with! I'm into video games and computers and music and art! If you just do commissions a lot, I would love to follow you! If you just post about complicated tech stuff all day I will probably be interested! Please check out my pinned info page if you're interested too, and please give this a boost so I can meet more potential friends, thank you!