i run http://lunastationquarterly.com, a speculative lit mag for women-identified authors.
i run https://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 @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.
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:
👋 hi all! looks like i'm officially moving house. what started out as a really awful situation is turning into something really nice. managed to find a place where i've wanted to live for years now.
i'm still in the thick of it but will be back to sharing my chatter about trashfires in programming as soon as i can. :D
once again it's domain renewal time for selfcare.tech.
if you have gotten use out of the site or the bots i've created, a dollar or two of support would be most helpful and greatly appreciated.
Painted this small one yesterday night and with this I managed to FINISH all the materials for “Tokyo at Night” book! Woohoo! Now only waiting for the book to be edited, designed, translated etc. exciting! https://www.instagram.com/p/B0fHSBOHTBx/
it's starting to make me feel like a dumbass and that's never acceptable.
personal moving whinging + stress
status update: moving stress continues to escalate. landlords have moved in at last. renovation noise has been replaced with their grandchild screaming and running at 7am. and lo we have come full circle.
i really hope we find a new place fast. i don't want to need the full 2 months to gtfo.
I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.
That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.
In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.
We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.
-- Life magazine, February 1916
today's task is reviewing REST. my favorite resource for this is: https://www.restapitutorial.com which covers pretty much everything.
i'm reviewing those materials, plus the original dissertation where REST was codified: https://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/rest_arch_style.htm
🤔 these and a couple other resources would make for a good guide and article, so i'll probably create those, too.
i want to invent a new job title: "Production Engineer".
i used to be a "Production Designer" back many years ago. that's the person that comes in and does the tweaks and cleanup and fixes on print ads so they look their best. it also involves knowing lots about print color separations and other technical aspects of print.
a Production Engineer's job would be to duplicate existing features into new versions, work on debugging tickets, clean up files and implement design changes. it's the stuff i'm really good at.
that would free other engineers up to work on new features without dealing with the "drudge work" of smaller tickets and dealing with design fixes.
just a thought as i apply to new jobs and get frustrated with myself and the roles available.
so the personal news...
it's a very good thing we were planning on moving this fall. the other day we were out-of-the-blue served with an eviction notice.
supposedly our landlords' lawyer made them do it. (our landlords are a couple of cowards, tbh) we have never been a problem, paid rent ahead of time every month for the last two years. they're "life situation changed" so we're getting kicked out. (NJ has an anti-eviction law but since the landlords took possession of the downstairs apartment, it's considered "owner-occupied" and the law doesn't apply 🙄)
the plan was to move this fall, on our own timeline. now we have to be out by Sept. 30th.
so yeah, the last couple days have been rough. this is a good thing, a great thing, in the end. we're going to be looking in the area we want to settle in permanently and eventually buy a house/land.
we're going to find someplace nice and quiet and solitary. we're going to start healing.
there's a challenging couple of months ahead, no doubt. hell, moving 15,000 books is a challenge all on its own. but we'll get there. we've got a lot of beings on our side and we've got each other.
paladin. queer. pagan. coder. writer. tea snob. vegetarian. chaos enabler. Gen-X. | she/they/he
your vintage New Jersey dad
i am a goddamn delight
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.