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Hey! We're running a game jam on Itch that focuses on making an audio game. Audio games are games that are played completely by ear and don't have eyes as a minimum requirement! I'd absolutely love for you to join and give it a try!
And if you know someone that might find this interesting, maybe tell them? <3
We start on April 9th, and submissions close on April 26th.
More info here: itch.io/jam/no-video-jam-2

self care, chronic conditions 

It's been a rough week and a half health-wise. Yesterday was a real nadir for my mental state. The hardest part is being kind to myself and accepting my limitations when this happens.

This morning when I got up I was feeling physically a little better, but mentally not so much. But I took a couple deep breaths, did my morning practices, and made a gentle plan. I would do a simplified version of my regular exercise routine and take a shower and in that process also spontaneously decided to get DRESSED. Like, with jeans and a better shirt. By the time I was tying my shoes I was feeling significantly better.

I still acknowledge that I'm not at 100%, that will take a few more days. However, I am feeling like I can handle my bare minimum responsibilities, and I'm happy with that.

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once in medieval times there was a dude who due to quirks in the local laws was technically considered both the first and second son and thus inherited his father's vast estate but was forced to go off and join the clergy instead. at the monastery, he was noted for his incredible eyesight at night, such that he did not require fuel for a lamp to study his books, but rather could read by mere starlight. that's why they say you don't need oil for the heir friar

vaccine mention. good personal news! 

I feel like a ping pong ball this morning. GOT MY FIRST VACCINE APPOINTMENT!!! Scheduling that was a bit wild. We have to go 50 miles away but whatever. I realized that it's the same day I make my 4th attempt to pick up my special government ID card. So basically, I'm OOO on April 2nd. lol.

I AM SCHEDULING MY FIRST VACATION IN 5 YEARS!!! As long as it gets approved (don't see why not) I'll be off 4/12-4/16 and I am EXCITED.

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Sometimes I dream of gardners that don’t use motorized equipment but good old manual saws, rakes and brooms instead. Imagine the quiet and peace 💭

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The Coalition of Central New Jersey Existence has declared its wishes of sovereignty from North and South Jersey.

dom/sub crossover with programming so yeah, kink mention, but nothing graphic 

You know, I've been writing a lot of documentation and doing a lot of research on pair programming techniques and I gotta say:

Holy shit there is a lot of crossover between pairing and dom/sub.

At it's core, to do pairing well, there needs to be a shit ton of communication and consent. There's often a driver and a navigator, too. Don't get me started on "strong style". 🤨

I'm in the process of writing recommendations for tools to use for remote pairing and it is taking all of my willpower not to actually use the word "consent" and suggest you use a safeword when you're overwhelmed or confused during pairing.

Pro tip: When writing tests if you are using constants in your application code you should be using those constant values in your test data and factories as well.

Pro tip: When you update the optional parameter name in your code, remember to update it on the corresponding test rather than wonder for 15 minutes how you broke everything you just did.

Happiness today is removing most of the code I wrote last week and refactoring it into something much more streamlined and easier to parse.

I've been trying to work on a German accent in order to support my German language studies. Wrapping my head around the accent (I'm generally not awesome at accents) in English has been helpful in my pronunciations.

Thus far I had been trying to hear Werner Herzog in my head and it's been with limited success. His accent is German with subtle mixes of some other languages.

Last night standing in the shower, inspiration hit. I heard Dr. Ruth in my head and was immediately able to mimic the accent. I sat and did my Duolingo later and with her bright, crisp tones in my mind my pronunciation was significantly better!

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how on earth have i never heard a programmer say they are going to 'defrag the system' when going to the toilet?

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Today marks one year since I joined my co-founder Uku to work on @plausible. And what a year it has been! 🥳

Thank you for being a part of this journey! Let's see if we can de-Google a few more sites in year 2 😎

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This is a long shot, but I want to put the power of social media and federation to the test.

My son wants to become a commercial airline pilot when he’s grown up. It would be awesome if we could find a commercial pilot in the fediverse that we can follow and ask questions of.

If everyone who reads this could boost it, it would be much appreciated and it would mean the world to my son if he could get in touch with a real-life commercial pilot! ✈️

#pilot #flying #airline #jet #boeing #airbus

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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.