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I just hope the world lasts long enough to make everything I wanna create.

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I have a few reflections and advice on the 5-year anniversary of coming out as transgender:

1. The best piece of advice I got: "Your transition belongs to you." There are no true rules in this. You don't even have to transition, and you certainly don't have to transition to anything established, or understandable to anyone else.

There are no objective body schedules or social milestones. You are free to make up WHATEVER you want. And you are free to push for your standards to be respected and assisted. Transition belongs to you.

Outside of hard-and-fast medical numbers and safety guidelines (real physical safety, not gatekeeping bullshit), you'll encounter invisible rails attempting to direct your experience. It's alright to oppose this, and to call them out. But the core of your experience is your own, and that can't be taken away.


(boosts of this thread are ok)

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For any trans people who need to hear this:

Your body is beautiful. You're worthy of being desired, if that's something you want.

Whether you choose to transition (and in whatever direction you want), and wherever you are in that process -- you're seen, you are believed, and I'm proud to be your sibling.

When you look in the mirror, you deserve to hear, "Hey, Beautiful." If you don't hear it in your voice, hear it in mine.

Your strength is incredible. You come from a long tradition of transgender people, stretching back to the earliest days of humanity.

Let the haters shout into the void. You don't need to. The Void already loves you. ✨​

(cis people please boost)

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Sometimes I wonder whether people will get tired of me posting "Mo Dao Zu Shi / Untamed" fan wanking on main.

But how could you really mind?

Why am I doing this now, and not in March when I'm likely to leave?

Because if I have top surgery in February, I won't be able to fool with this reaching and lifting. So it's all going to Richmond before that, to be shipped by movers later.

And my pre-op appointment is freaking Wednesday. 0_0

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Packing status:

I have all the things that I'd packed wrong un-packed again, and sorted out better, with the things I can't ship removed.

Now to pull out the stuff I'm taking in a suitcase, and then re-pack everything before the visual clutter shuts my brain down.

(why? moving my crap overseas on a pallet and not in a shared container, needs packed differently, and this company has stricter rules but it pays off because they'll deal with customs for me.)

Nothing screams "We have horribly vulnerable systems, we know it, and we decided to ship them anyway" than this argument right here:
"[Manufacturers] say those products too could be more vulnerable to intrusion if they’re required to provide independent repair shops and DIYers access to their wireless technology."

Making it more obscure is not going to stop dedicated attackers. It will only stop the honest people: hobbiest, independent repair shops, and the like

i think the most important thing u can learn in current time school system is how to be pragmatically anti-authority

for instance (and this is entirely hypothetical but) if u are 11 years old and u find a security vuln then it would be valuable to already know that reporting it ""responsibly"" is going to land you in a lot more shit than just fucking around

I just said the following in an online conversation: "I feel about the Matrix movies the same way I feel about Highlander. There should have been only one."

The conversation is still going on.

Deep thoughts of new parent sleep deprivation 

What is time? A miserable pile of secrets

I just hope the world lasts long enough to make everything I wanna create.

so tomorrow the Ellijay Makerspace has its official grand opening event!

things will be made! skills transferred! ideas dreamed! music made! films screened! t-shirts screened!

it all kicks off at 10am - if you're within a few hundred klicks, you should consider coming to see the sights that will be seen!

Like yeah duh you can't prove crypto fascism, just call it out when you smell it

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"To believe that you can fix money, or that you can fix the state, is to demonstrate a devastating innocence regarding the larger exploitative system with which they are integrated."

Fantastic article:

Red-tailed Hawk, Louisville, Kentucky 2021-04-04

If the bird's tail isn't obviously red-brown, another way to differentiate a Red-tailed Hawk is to look for a dark-brown band of speckles going across its belly.

#bird #birding #nature #photo

ad blocking is like piracy: you can swing a cool sword when doing it, because who's gonna stop you

doing some testing and validation of my updated pick-up functionality for Godot VR, today. I'm seeing huge performance gains so far, but I think when I add release velocity it's going to drop again. we shall see, I guess.

My goal is to have this piece "done enough" today that next week I can distribute some test builds to friends in the VR community for a sanity check.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.