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Middle-aged, US expat in W. Europe. Married to Loving Spouse. Share custody of 2 adult cats and many interests accruing from 30+ years of marriage.

Lots of my interests are listed in my profile, but it's not exhaustive. I'm comfortable in my cis-het being, but try to be sympathetic to all types; It's hard being human.

I curate followers pretty hard, but if you like what you see, you'll improve your chances if you drop me a line to start a conversation.

Hypertext is a potential way to take back your informational structure from Google

Good night, oh lovely denizens of the Shop and the Fediverse! I'm off to Dream-land!

I just watched a woman upgrade her sewing machine with a toilet repair kit. Techbros think they're hot shit hackers but they ain't got shit on seamstresses.

one time i got so mad at a gender form i made a website about gender forms

Body whining Show more

chicago, fire, dog tragedy, fundraisers for people and groups (this is really sad) Show more

@guinan I think yeah - now that I'e been thinking about it more I'm not so keen either. There's a real lack of utopian fiction in favour of dark/gritty stuff. I think the hollywood consensus is that if you don't have morally grey, dark brooding characters, it sucks. But there needs to be more fiction out there showing a future to aspire to, and there's no reason that that can't also be an exceptionally colourful horror show (eg: the original series)

With sadness we decided that we are going to shut down Forgotten Key, the game studio I have been running for 7 years.

Read more here:

We have released a few demos on and such (can be found in the link).

Boost to your hearts content, it might give some talented devs a new job.

as a cishet on this website I have to endure the constant abuse of everyone on the timeline. and let me tell you: it’s pretty fucking funny actually

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You: I think the coffee maker is broken.
Me: Boost the confinement beam.
You: What? That's not...
Me: Transfer auxiliary power to shields.
You: You can't just say random-
Me: Run a level three diagnostic on the deflector array.
You: (sobbing) Stop...
Me: Make it so.

the saddest thing to me is when other trans guys bully and condition themselves until they've learned to act exactly like cis men.

We get screwed over in so many aspects because we're trans and yet we're throwing away one of our few virtues: being socialized from birth to be empathetic and compassionate toward others. "but its feminine!" my dudes if kindness and genuine connection to others is unequivocally feminine (which it isnt) i never want to be masculine. And being feminine doesn't make you less of a man anyway.

Don't drink the cis masculinity koolaid my dudes. Stay gold trans boy.

Who in the fediverse is an active leader/officer of a union?

(Boosts appreciated!)

How to get your friends on the fediverse:

1. Forget your friends
2. Make new ones here

Because seismic waves are slower than internet signals, it's possible to send an alert after an earthquake starts, but before the shaking reaches you. A few seconds' warning is enough to pull over to the side of the road, climb down from a ladder, step away from a high shelf or window, put down a scalpel, etc.

Mexico & Japan both have systems like this, and Los Angeles has launched a pilot program with apps for both Android and iOS.

Good morning, Shop! I had a good night's sleep, happily.

How are folks here doing? Good? Bad? SSDD?

Finished weeee! I'll take a better pic in daylight tomorrow. :) It's on A4 size heavyweight paper, archival ink, charcoal and watercolour.

If you'd like to give it a home, $50 USD which includes postage. Message me :)

#MastoArt #CreativeToots

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