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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

yisssss. just read through this React library's source code and figured out why the pagination wasn't doing what i expected.

the typings told me it was looking for a string array, which is why passing numbers instead of numerical strings ('50' vs 50) didn't work!!!

also, i stayed cool and just worked through the issue, which is a good sign i can kick some of this imposter syndrome to the curb.

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Alright so in about a month I'm going to launch some small courses on how to make your social media and stuff private.

If I can get a bunch of sales I'll be able to make it to DEFCON.

If not, I won't.

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If anyone finds a usb-c hub/dock that is confirmed to work with the #pinebookPro and provides, at a minimum, a gigabit Ethernet port, power passthru, and an hdmi port, please let me know the details.

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My Pinephone shipped yesterday, and I'll be doing an unboxing and review up on my Patreon:

patreon.com/socketwench

TIL that gutenberg.org has the ability to send directly to dropbox/google drive/onedrive and holy crap that is dangerous for my Kobo. 😂

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I never want Internet of Things in my house. But can I have LAN of Things?

Like why tf do I need to turn my heating on from school when I'm not in the house? I have a thermostat? And a timer? That work?

If I'm not at home, and often when I am, why tf do I want to see who is at my door? I'm not going to answer it.

Sometimes, however, I do have a need for remotely activating the coffee machine, or closing the curtains while I'm in bed. Just dont know why I need an internet connection for it...

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So, we have the PinePhone, the Pinebook Pro, and now the MNT Reform.

None of these systems will blow you away spec wise.

That's not the point. The point is a few years ago systems built with open source and even sustainability in mind where laughable.

Now they're here.

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The Indian bison (gaur) of the Nilgiri biosphere.
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The #illustration shows the Blue mountains, the Shola grasslands, cloud cover, human settlements and roadways within the form of the animal. #DigitalCollage #NatureArt #MastoArt

definitely an “i want to be doing other things” kind of day. hard to get out of bed this morning, but once i did, had a nice time doing morning exercises (30 days in a row!) and leisure breakfast before getting to my desk.

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Can someone point me at someplace I can find good non-genre flash fiction/sudden fiction/general very short pieces? Free would be best, but reasonably priced ebooks are fine too.

I've already got a couple of places to find SFF themed flash, but I haven't had all that much luck outside of the genre, and I could really use a better feel for the format.

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Don’t worry
I have made oaths to things
holier than your name
and come away unbloodied. This too
will be soaked in glory,
chimerical and wonderful.
Half filthy
Half full of grace.

#corvusrobotica #poetry

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The Zora Canon, a list of the 100 greatest books ever written by African American women, selected by African American women: zora.medium.com/100-best-books

(I have not read nearly enough of these.)

it came up recently, so here's a list of my current comic book subscriptions:

pixelpaperyarn.rocks/comic-boo

a bunch of stuff recently went on hiatus or ended so it's probably the shortest it's been in a couple years.

#comics

i have got all the signs of subscription fatigue.

i'm tired of keeping track of all these things nibbling at my bank account.

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requesting fiction recommendations; boosts please 

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Okay! The website for my forth-coming novel is up!

takeonme.xyz/

The book will be published next month! There's a pre-order coming as soon as the date is finalized!

THERE IS A SAMPLE CHAPTER UP!!!

You can sign up for the newsletter on the site to be notified! If you would like to review it, please reach out using the contact form there!

I AM EXCITE.

This book has so much of me in it, so much of what I want to say about chosen families and being queer and being Gen-X and music and food and love.

I AM SO PROUD OF IT AND CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE IT.

#amwriting #books #ampublishing

someday i will remember to update snapshots when i run tests BEFORE i push shit up and the build fails.

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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.