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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.


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

i run & 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 @pixelpaperyarn which i use for various writing talk and announcements.


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 lawful good paladin, yet i am friends with chaos. lawful doesn't always mean "nice" nor does it mean following laws that break my moral code.

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 couple newsletters i send out monthly, and keep various trello boards full of curricula i design for myself.

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

life stuff going on and draining me dry. miss seeing you all. i’ll be back as soon as i can.

stopped by Buzz Aldrin’s old house like ya do on a day like today.

watching the recent Apollo 11 documentary this evening and having pizza because it’s like a moon. 🌘

yeah, thinking again about my newsletter. moved from tinyletter to mailchimp but then mailchimp changed their plans and now i can't schedule ahead of time, one of the main reasons i switched.

substack is out there but it feels so...commerce-y. i send it because i like doing it and there are about 20 people who seem to enjoy what i send.

hell. maybe i'll just put the thing on hiatus and work on blogging a bit more. i dunno. i don't think my head is in the right space for any of this and i find myself retreating from goings on more and more.

my kingdom for a way to pause newsletter subscriptions.

woooo! day baseball! it's on youtube, which is really fucking weird but at least it's nice to be able to listen to/watch the game while i work.

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:blobcatpeek: Buy my book? It's 50% on Smashwords for all of July!

The family business is raising the dead; Ree has other ambitions. She's going to resurrect the ancient magic of shapeshifting, but might doom her necromantic hometown in the process.

A librarians-and-necromancy high fantasy with small town charm in a city of the dead.

(you can find it at a whole bunch of other retailers too!

:blobcatpeek: ok thanks for listening

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Unsubscribe from a couple of those newsletters you never read.

dang. i broke something big time on this app. something in how this new feature is set up breaks promises on the mongoose/server end of things. time to go back through each line of code and see where the breakage might be.

i don't even have suspicions at this point, but at least the previous branch works as expected so i'm sure it's in some new thing i did.

timer is done! woo! that wasn't bad at all. this whole getting up extra early thing is definitely paying off.

today i need to rework one of my data types so it can be more than just a hard-coded, enum string. honestly not sure how to approach this. no time like the present to figure it out.

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Set aside time for a hobby. Gardening, drone building, knitting, bringing down the establishment do something for the pure pleasure of it.

finding myself besotted by the real time Apollo 11 transmissions today.

i guess it's partly because i grew up around airplanes and going to the Smithsonian, Rhinebeck, and other aircraft museums (been to Kitty Hawk and everything).

there's something really comforting and also exciting about the idea of going to space, landing on the moon, etc. tbh, i want to believe it happen so i'm going with that, conspiracy theories be damned.

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Fix something small that gets in your way. Sew on a button, clean a grimy keyboard.

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Is there, like, a master list of homebrew toolkits for game consoles? or is it a thing I should write. Maybe generalize it to hardware and virtual platforms, open and closed, and their available development tools, official and unofficial. Would be interesting to have them in one place to compare.

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Dear game designers: please test your little icon thingies for intuitive understanding.

Like, if I have to hover over the icon EVERY TIME to see what I want, might be poorly designed.

Falsehoods programmers believe about time

this is why creating a "simple" timer is so damn difficult.

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If we're going to import concepts like books "wearing out" into the ebook world maybe we could import the idea that we could just give someone our ebooks so they could read them whenever they want?

(Amazon does actually let you do this… once per book. Then you can never loan it again. 🤯)

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This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

working on a timer in javascript today. goodness, i knew before i started this was going to be a bit of a pain, but geez.

well, at least it's not time zone shenanigans.

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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.