today in fragile masculinity Show more
money (-), help needed Show more
It was just council tax time for me. I'm disabled, been refused government support and live from week to week. Paying that (£160) blew through most of what I had in my account and I wont be able to make it to my next commission or patreon payment without help x_x.
Trans-inclusive [web / software / information] design: https://alistapart.com/article/trans-inclusive-design/
[Apologies to whoever I saw this from - I don't remember who to thank]
Chelsea Manning released (for now) Show more
Chelsea #Manning released after 62 days in jail, on the expiration of the term of the Grand Jury. She made clear her intent to continue to refuse to testify. She may be facing a threat of re-arrest, perhaps as early as May 16. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chelsea-manning-released-jail_n_5cd4c121e4b0705e47d92f9b
Medical fatphobia Show more
Spouse is so averse to interacting with medical systems at all now, "all they do is tell me I'm fat," he says.
I'm sympathetic, I'm fat too, but also I've had to badger him for MONTHS to get him to schedule routine blood tests for a med he's on, and to chase up his autism referral. Even for these things he's sure "they're just going to yell at me for being fat."
If fat people are less healthy? This is why. It's not being fat, it's systemic institutional fatphobia.
Do not underestimate the value of 'soft' skills! Even in groups that do tech work like software development having people whose primary skills have nothing to do with software is important.
One hacker space I went to for a bit was mostly held together by a kid who came in and didn't know anything about what people were doing, they just liked to sit there and watch and talk to people as they worked.
Without them I think that the space would have fallen apart.
People like that are very important.
Try listening to CD-i Tetris soundtrack if you want to chill out.
Novel solution to the Trolley Problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N_RZJUAQY4
capitalist waste Show more
this is what we had aux ports taken away for. I hate the devolution of headphone tech
I don't want to know how many browsers do not verify #XPI signatures anymore... Like zombies, walking around
If you disabled xpinstall.signatures.required make sure you reenable it now!
And pass this reminder on to your peers and channels