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It's been a while, I suppose I should update my .

I am all in on the economy; and have established two coops (with different purposes) in the last two years; and .

I contribute to and projects as a complement to and .

Follow for stream-of-thought reviews of the games I play, reading I do, and shows and movies I watch.

Check for my project updates, writing, art, code, etc.

Unplugged for a bit today and actually did some handwriting practice.

Haven't done that in a while...

When you get together with your study group and quickly craft first pass on next topic syllabus

Radical Care (We Really Care, Do U?)

soon, soon

learned how to create and apply patches in a git repo just now

git diff > my_patch.patch

git apply my_patch.patch

Food (++) 

I’ve been doing veggie for the last couple weeks and:

1. Holy crap they give you way more food! ~10ish servings a week by the recipes; plus extra ingredients because it’s basically Customizable CSA w/Recipes.
2. The flavor profiles are more replicable! Though they still sometimes rely on “now add this sauce to make it all come together!”
3. The recipes do not include quantities for the veggies; so I’ve had to write the proportions down.

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One of my book clubs decided to start doing comics so I’m reading for the first time.

Just finished Volume 1, it packs a lot into a very tight container. I’m sure I have the stomach for it but oof owie.

I just published a delightful conversation with @FreeScholar. She shares her experiences with @agaric, cooperativism, free software, and much more.

Listen and/or read here:


I must be officially an old because I fell down and now every thing hurts :X

mh (question?) 

So, each time I go to therapy I have a depressive episode that lasts 0~4 days; ranging from light 'blerg' to 'I am not capable of preparing food for myself.'

Is this something other people experience? My therapist says it's because it's working; but I've been in therapy before and it's never been like this.

MH (-) 

Well, guess today is a sporadic overwhelming grief day.

Whine post 

All I really want is a cutie to cuddle with and play games and read books so time off is shared rest :(

It's wild how much can get done when folks come together for ~2 hour windows!

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5. Fixed a bug in passwordless authentication for custom domains:
6. Reduced some flakiness in CI:
7. Re-enabled logging in development:
8. Cleaned up some more of the passwordless authentication rough edges:
9. Wrote clearer copy for what we want to say through the authentication flow:


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This morning and last nights work-sessions were super productive!


1. Built an Architecture Diagram:
2. Started writing some User-Guides:
3. Made it easier to use `byebug` or `pry` when using `bin/run` to run the project:
4. Started allowing folks to tailor their identity presentation a space-by-space level (

I'm not great at ether of these things.

I tend to fall into self-flagellation (fighting myself) or over-extension (fighting the world); and I also assume other people don't see what I'm seeing/understand where I'm coming from, which leads to dismissiveness.

Part of the work is identifying the events, mindsets, and gaps that prompt these responses and building a firmer foundation through reflection and education.

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When we move into the justification of our beliefs or behaviors or into defense of our identity because we don't like the flavor of what's being communicated, we shift the costs of emotional labor onto those around us.

So much of mature masculinity and a healthy relationship with whiteness is learning to:

1. Hold our identity and feelings with care and attention, not self-flagellation and repression
2. Be generous in what we accept from non-white/non-masculine folks; regardless of it's format.

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An emotional maturity test for fellow white dudes:

How do you respond when you're critiqued? When feedback is delivered angrily or in a clumsy, unpackaged way?

Can you sit with it and seek the truth that prompted it? Was a fight/flight/freeze response provoked?

So much of toxic whiteness and masculinity manifests as a rejection of reflection in favor of action.

Nothing says “I’m on a morally strong foundation!” like dropping slurs in random folks mentions in defense of a serial harasser. Instance blocked.


Honestly, a lot of free software is free as in *piano.*

It's right there. Nobody is stopping you. You could totally spend hours of painstaking labor getting it carried up your front steps or built from a clusterfuck of diffs and patches or whatever. Everyone knows you won't.


Halp, I have finished all the books for my April book clubs!

4. There is no “good” or “evil” characters, while there is definitely an antagonist who slips further into fear and ire and protagonists that waver between hope and compassion.
5. A character with chronic pain features prominently, which isn’t something I’d seen before.

Pick it up if you want a dose of African-futurism that’s gritty and warm at times. Bear in mind the writing style is visceral, and this is not a “Warm and Fuzzy” book.

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