it is that some of the orcs realize that, since they are a bunch of mushrooms, gender is meaningless to them and there's no reason to be masculine. especially not when in their research they have heard about these ancient warriors of the humans who smeared red paint on their faces and lips, definitely to go faster the orcs can only assume. after all, they had an entire race named after them! the drag race!
CLEARLY, THEY MUST BE EMULATED.
re: federation opinions
I get the issue with instance blocking means users being quietly cut off from relationships they value. this is bad and shouldn't happen.
but this isn’t really about the blocking, it’s about the quietness and the data loss. instance blocks should be broadcasted on the announcements feature automatically, and additionally users should get notifications like, "bob @ example.com whom you followed has been disconnected because the moderators have blocked example.com" "claire @ example.com who followed you has been blocked along with example.com" etc.
and their entries in the user's list of follows (as accessible via CSV export) shouldn't be deleted, but just marked with an instance-blocked flag.
this way users never lose their data no matter what moderators decide, and an user who disagrees with the decision can move their account to another instance, export/import/browse the csv and preserve their contacts.
The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML
I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.
A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen
Trans crowdfund, surgery, sucide risk (not me)
Less than NZD $4k to go, but not much time left, either.
Lately I've been reading a web serial called Katalepsis. It is cosmic horror and terror both (but also usually very wholesome), it's transhumanism and dysphoria and an uncertain quantity of varyingly hopeless or hopeful lesbians. Self-aware in that perfect way where the characters have read books, but without fourth-wall-breaking. Clear character voices and properly messy action scenes and evocative descriptions without resorting to un-adjectives like "eldritch".
Got a friend and her SO in need of living-space, currently due to be on the streets in February. Two disabled trans folks in Boston. Any leads you've got, really. Please boost.
She streams and has a patreon, if you can contribute, and can be hired for voice-acting and video-editing, if you have need of that.
@DialMforMara Green onion takes only slightly more than zero effort and you can grow it from sprigs you buy at the grocery. I've got five of them in two plastic cups full of dirt, and I just need to water them every day or three.
@Momerath so after a while of ignoring the problem and just not doing the fixing that needed doing, I rethreaded it again and it worked.
I have now done a game stream! I do not like my voice.
(https://www.twitch.tv/videos/803034485 if curious, very cute puzzle/exploration/platformer game entitled "Oh Jeez, Oh No, My Rabbits Are Gone!!!")
@CyclopsCaveman thing is, at this point if I see someone with a red baseball cap (especially with text on the front) I am going to veer away long before I get close enough to read it.
downer, politics, worst-case
@ifixcoinops (because that presumably means extremely rapid collapse, and if knowing about it a few hours earlier is more helpful than having a bit more sleep, that would mean things are falling apart too incredibly fast for me to have a chance long-term anyway)
@ifixcoinops Sleeping. I've been trying to get to bed earlier, and if having up-to-the-moment knowledge of election-related news is actually helpful, then I'm doomed anyway.
With the bobbin removed and the needle not threaded, everything runs smoothly. The machine is not being unusually noisy, so I don't think it needs oiling. The bobbin is perhaps running a little low on thread by radius, but I'd eyeball it as still having at least a few feet (if not yards) in there.
Specifically: After a variable number of stitches, it stops (motor seems to be straining). This occurs on both hand and electric power. If I hand-turn it backward from there it doesn't stick, but if I electric backward it stays stuck. Looking at the bobbin at time of sticking, there's a few threads back and forth over the top of the spool.
#fiberarts people! I do more "fixing my clothes" than "art", but regardless, my sewing machine is not working and any help would be appreciated. Details in thread.
Collector of hobbies. Art, cooking, coding, gamedev. #ActuallyAutistic
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