Service toot to all fellow bisexuals :bisexual_flag: :pansexual_flag: :

Please be reminded that you are under a status effect of high visibility today. Vanishing spells will likely fizzle and stealth checks have disadvantage. Take care.


(please boost) job search 

hello! i'm vanta. i have over a decade of experience editing videos, writing, using image editing software, making electronic music, and generally creating things with computers

i need a job! definitely something remote, considering i have asthma and covid is a thing. preferably something part time, but i'd consider full if it wasn't too demanding

i can do just about anything! editing videos, writing stuff, social media, etc.


vague health & food bleh (-) 

I ate a far too salty dinner last night and didn't sleep well as a result. I'm dragging today, omg.

I guess I'm lucky I didn't get a nasty migraine as a result, because dehydration's a trigger for me. Wow, I am suck at taking care of myself.

need moar coffee

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Still here, just lurking. Hoping everyone's doing all right.

Hi folks!

If everyone in the whole world [whose gender isn't adequately expressed or defined by the gender binary of M/F] could please take part in these test questions, it will really help a lot in the design of the 2023 Gender Census...

Thank you!

Wait, I take that back, some of the mess came about when I had to get data recovery service in 2013...close enough.

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Randomish, but does anyone have a rec for MP3 organiser software on OSX?

I need to just bite the bullet and do this, it's been over a freakin' decade.

teh work discourse (quiet quitting), US v rWorld stuff 

I feel like the origin of the 'quiet quitting' concept is in direct conversation with that mindset, and with the fact that workers' rights in the US are a pittance.

When your boss can fire you for whatever reason* in a lot of states, and everything has been garbage globally, and you have no annual leave and you CANNOT EVEN...well. Why not.

* confusingly, this is called 'right to work', which means something very different in UK working life

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teh work discourse (quiet quitting), US v rWorld stuff 

Which is not to say there's not toxic stuff around work in other countries! But as they say, everything is bigger in America.

The whole 'Protestant work ethic' thing is not just hyperbole for humour's sake.

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teh work discourse (quiet quitting), US v rWorld stuff 

I feel like there needs to be an acknowledgement in The Discourse that what 'quiet quitting' looks like in the US is going to be different to the rest of the world. Hell, each country will be different, but the US will be waaaaay different.

I have spent *over a decade* trying to unlearn the toxic aspects of US working culture I've internalised, down to stuff ingrained in me from childhood. It is still not gone.

tfw your Firefox tabs are small enough that a misclick accidentally closes the one you're trying to open


The gender today is the smell of your childhood bedroom and sound of a dial-up modem.

medical stuff, teeth (-) 

Part of the problem is that the ADHD means I forget about it until I floss again (which is always at night, when you can't call the dentist).

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medical stuff, teeth (-) 

Solidarity and encouragement welcome!

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medical stuff, teeth (-) 

I need to call the dentist as I haven't been in over 2.5 years because pandemic.

And one of my molars hurts when I floss, so I'm pretty sure the filling is near end-of-life, but I've been procrastinating for a year on this (since I was double vaxxed).

I hate phone calls. Haaaate.

Finally gone cool and very rainy here, though that kind of scuppers my weekend plans.

Guess I will be tromping around in a raincoat.

heat, meds PSA 

it's hitting me hard today

i feel like i'm on some kind of cloud or something, at the same time it feels like red ants are eating my brain

yesterday i spoke to a fren about this, she takes ritalin for her ADHD and hit a wall earlier this week, when she did she thought of my FB post warning for the effects of heat and psycho-active medication

as a result she took better care of herself and warned her other friends, about 200 or so of them for these effects too

which ofc was great to hear for me, that a simple post like this could really help so many others cause they will also warn others further

so again, for anyone who missed this or was never warned by their treatment managers:

please if you use any medication prescribed for a mental illness, take upmost care of yourself in this situation, do not hesitate to seek help if you feel even slightly unwell

and pass the message forward <3

(this message is unlisted, so you can if you want to boost it)

and thank you to all the others in the same boat who send out this warning in the first place, i've been on these meds for over 10 years and was until this summer never warned of this interaction

health (minor -) 

For some reason, my sinuses have been loathing the good weather over the past week and a bit. I'm in the office today, thinking things were fine, but they've just clamped down hard.

Time to go find the ibuprofen I stashed in the lockers.

Just a reminder to UK people: grass doesn't need watering. It might look brown/dead, but as soon as the rains come, it will start growing again.


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