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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:

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

officially starting the day with zero mana. i hope i'm over-leveled for the encounters to come.

i'm not even sure how to get started today. too many roiling emotions. maybe breakfast is a better place to start...

got to see Slava’s Snowshow from the front row this evening. it was nothing short of wonderous, magical, immersive, and awesome (as in worthy of awe).

currently crashing into bed with paper snow still in my hair and a haunting image of a coat rack who loves a clown drifting through my mind.

today's "i'm totally a dad" moment came in showing a dear one how to close bilco doors.

oh wow. in poking at that bug i found a massive snafu in the way i was passing in fixture data. oooooops.

fortunately fixing that worked, though the other bug still persists. the code works live, but this test is borked.

oooh. just found a big bug in my action creator tests. 🤔 gonna have to resolve that before moving forward.

was able to swap my monitor over to the work machine easily enough. unlike my 2012, the work mpb is a 2015 and the graphics card is strong enough to display on my 27" monitor.

already have a separate keyboard and mouse/trackpad for that machine, too, so that's all good.

i could use an hdmi splitter though. i don't want to wear and tear more than needed.

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looks like i'm coming off the bench at work.

it's been a true blessing (i don't say that lightly) to be able to spend a shit ton of time working on my skills. i've learned a ton in general and learned React from scratch.

i'm sad i'm not going to be working on my own project much anymore. i was about to make some big changes. i'm going to keep working on it, but that progress will slow down considerably.

on the flip side, i'm getting to do some work to improve accessibility, which is my total wheelhouse. following that up with some kind of front end work, which i think will be more React, so that's cool.

i'm taking a little time the next day or so to wrap up everything i can before project work begins.

it is a Lady Gaga Joanne into Neutral Milk Hotel Aeroplane kind of morning

always frustrating when work is held up because ya can't name something. 😂​

American IV - Johnny Cash

just... the whole album. so. good.

test fixed! i added some mocked api stuff and got it working.

one of those times i'm pretty sure the fix is correct but i don't really understand why or how it's working.

non-tech folk wonder why things are always broken. it's simply because of stuff like this. i don't find it entirely acceptable that i don't understand the code i wrote, but i do know that there's a balance to be struck between digging into that knowledge and being able to move on with the next thing.

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Good morning :tootplanet: and tootfriends!

Today I wish you a gentle start to the week. ✨

working my way through an oddness in one of my test suites. something something Promises something something.

good morning! how is everyone today?

may you have a good conversations with colleagues and may the code you work on be bug-free, efficient, and secure.

trying to pull my thoughts together on the “small mobile unit” version of community vs big sprawling social network version.

i feel like i have something to say about them and how they work but not sure of the point i’m trying to make other than simply sharing my experiences with both and presenting my thoughts.

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Okay, people who are better at the tail end of Middle English, beginning of Modern English but (as Terry Pratchett might say), Before Theye Invented Spelling,

I want a title that looks old(e) but not inaccurate (no Thee Amish Market, thanks) that indicates the idea of

"Exercises for Learning Proper Workings"

wherein Workings is a modern word for "Putting a magical noun and verb together with some modifiers to make a magical effect."


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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.