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I’m unabashedly proud of something I’ve made. “Take On Me” is the best thing I’ve ever written.

It’s a story about love, grief, food, music, and the people who accept you exactly as you are.

And now it’s not just mine anymore, it’s yours, too.

takeonme.xyz/

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tl;dr - i'm a , , programmer from my beloved NJ. i write & , play & . i like , , & . i'm older than most of you.

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i run lunastationquarterly.com, a speculative lit mag for women-identified authors.

i run selfcare.tech & its bots for those that need self care resources.

i do a LOT of other things (check the pins and links on my profile).

my alt is icosahedron.website/@pixelpape which i use for various writing talk and announcements.

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i show my learning process, hopefully demystifying how the tech industry works. i chat about the ideas i have that i don't have time to manifest.

i'm a neutral good paladin and i am friends with chaos. systems have their uses, but my moral code will always take precedence.

i believe in kindness and do my best to help when i can.

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i do a LOT of things, many of which are meant to be helpful to other developers and some just because i love doing them.

i've designed 2 different card decks, have a newsletter i send out monthly, and keep various trello boards full of curricula i design for myself.

details on all this stuff (and honestly much more!) are here:

pixelpaperyarn.rocks/projects/

and you can support all that work (and get a few rewards) here:
patreon.com/jenniferparsons

took a sick day. rested a bit. wrote a bit. got some of that perspective i mentioned needing.

burnout is gonna be with me for a while, but seeing it and working on better balance help the healing.

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Also, anybody hears of a good fit, I’m open to new gigs. BlackFire is going to be a secondary source of income for a bit, and a good remote gig would be the best fit for now.

I miss consulting, would love to go back to it and not have to run the business side of it.

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Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?

because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon

github.com/mouse-reeve/fedirea

realizing my mana (spoons, executive function, whatever you want to call it) is running low lately. that’s why i’m pondering ways to reduce friction in my life and daydreaming about external services to take the load. what i really need is space and rest and perspective.

“Stop acting small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” - Rumi

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honestly surprised i haven’t seen a service that will let you make a single monthly payment and it will pay all your subscription services for you.

an ad hoc way of doing it would probably be to have a separate bank account for subscription payments and have a monthly transfer for them.

still daydreaming about that single page crossposting tool.

i can totally imagine a desktop app that is a bunch of form fields, customized by what day it is, and you fill them all out, use date and time pickers to schedule stuff with one big submit button at the end.

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It is done! I've skipped washing my hair and drinking coffee to get this one done. I think it was well worth it. #mastoArt #creativeToot #traditionalArt #art #StarTrek #popart

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Sadly I've been kicked out of a bunch of groups for having the unpopular opinion that artists shouldn't work for exposure. People don't like being held accountable.

"But we're showcasing their art to our 20,000 group members!"

I don't fucking care. Do you know how low click-through rates are just for follows, and how few of those actually convert into sales? It's minuscule. Fucking pay them instead.

RAAAH *shakes fist at the sky*

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Take a moment at the end of each day and list a few good things in your life. This can help refocus your emotions on all the positive things that happen each day, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

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Today's gender is an immense screaming caribou.

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Oh my God, Becky.
Look at this pull request.
I mean, this commit, it's just so small.
I can't believe it's just so concise,
like it's well thought out.
It's just so... good.

I like small DIFFS, and I cannot lie.
You other hackers can deny,
But when a patch comes in with an itty-bitty count,
and that bug fix in your face
You hit MERGE.

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if you like stories with realistic autism representation and lots of queer characters and having ALL THE FEELS and coffee shop AUs, i can humbly recommend my own book.

takeonme.xyz/

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going to start trying out fraidyc.at/

i really like the idea of it and curious to see what i can surface in using it. do certain folks start bubbling to the top of my radar? do i read more blog posts this way? who knows!

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Kitchen sink full of stars like coffee ground
I try to hide from my flatmate,
like the glitter in my hair my ex rinsed off me
that floated like forgotten galaxies down the drain. I woke up
and the sink was full of stars
I asked why they’d come they said
we heard stories about someone so good at falling
we couldn’t help
but aim for her hands.

#poetry #corvusrobotica

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Please buy my book? Perfect for D&D fans and those who prefer sweetdark to grimdark. 

kottke.org/20/01/paris-museums - Paris museums have released 100k images for unrestricted use. oh, to have the time to sift through this and make some art.

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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.