therapy/something I needed to hear 

So, I ended up doing the therapy session today. Talking about purpose, limitation, and love.

Therapist responds with "Some people have love and affection but are unable to feel it. You are far better off than they are. Because you *can* feel it when you get it and they never will."

Kinda sat there stunned as that processed in my head and crossed some wires, but it seems so poignant. I immediately recalled people in my life that this could and couldn't apply to.

Tomorrow’s date will be written as an eight-digit palindrome around the world, the first time this has happened in 900 years.

The coincidence is rare because countries use differing conventions. February 2, 2020, is a palindrome whether expressed as day/month/year (02/02/2020), month/day/year (02/02/2020), or year/month/day (2020/02/02).

This happened last on November 11, 1111, and it won’t happen again until March 3, 3030.

!!!

I'd like to say to people who donated a couple of months ago or on NYE to help me tackle debt, food cost and medication when I didn't have insurance: thank you so, so, so, so much.

Even if you boosted the status and couldn't donate, it still meant a lot to me. Mastodon's community is amazing as always.

And when I'm in a stable position, I'm going to pay it forward to others in need.

re: Sysmed in denial 

@Eeveecraft oh, I thought they paid for airfare + hotel

re: Sysmed in denial 

@Eeveecraft say that stanford wants to interview you as part of an admissions program! /s

I've not interacted with the community in awhile, but I'm hoping some of the previous things like the Fusion or Reply All interviews helped get the ball rolling on the study itself

re: Sysmed in denial 

@Eeveecraft wonder if they got the necessary 25 to start producing results. I fronted to talk with Luhrmann and her assistant directly... you might find it humorous that I wouldn't be surprised if she would be adding conclusions about being an endogenic system being a healthy thing in itself emotionally based on some events I told her and her coming away impressed

re: Sysmed in denial 

@Eeveecraft oh that one! yeah, we were participant 3, but I wasn't aware that they had released any news or conclusions since then

re: Sysmed in denial 

@Eeveecraft wait, did they release brain scans? I haven't caught up on the research and now I'm interested in learning more

@starfall my dirty little secret was basically just trusting tarsnap (in the beginning) or vultr's auto backup. I think all vps provider have auto-backup options?

you might be able to reach out to @rey or @tastymochafox to get their advice as well

@starfall that is odd. I wonder what decision led to either linode or mailgun doing that

@Eeveecraft needs elasticsearch iirc, which isn’t running

plural.cafe instance meta 

Heya folks, as @KT already mentioned, we're going to be your new plural.cafe instance admin! Most of y'all probably already recognize us from the local timeline, but for those who don't:

We're a young and opinionated (thanks Circe) system who live in the Dallas, TX area. Most of us are aromantic, ace-spectrum, and on the feminine side of gender.

We can be intense sometimes (again, thanks Circe) but we do try to keep ourselves open to questions and criticism. Please feel free to reach out to us, especially if there's anything as a white, reasonably-well-off yank that we can do better.

updated: during the demo they threw rocks at the glass to prove it was unbreakable. it broke anyway. I'm not making this up

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tesla unveiled their new truck, the "Cybertruck". it's a fucking trapezoid on wheels. I'm losing my shit

catching up on things after participating in a TDoR vigil, gimme a bit to respond to everyone

begging, really need help 

I was out of work two days last week, one for a medically necessary appointment. I have to help support three other trans people who live with me. I will be out two days next week. I won't have enough for rent on my weekly apartment without help.

Please help me not be on the street:

paypal.me/Elizafox

@KT to clarify for you folks, I'm one admin out of a few on SBC, and we, the Sunbeam City Co-operative, may be able to lend a hand in the time after your current admin leaves to help you set up as a co-operative in your own right. This mostly just requires people to be on board with the idea. Come chat to me or others on SBC if you're interested.

Meta 

The admin of Sunbeam City, @puffinus_puffinus, has offered to take over the instance as a part of their co-op. I think this would be excellent for everyone, but I wanted to see how everyone here felt about this?

sunbeam.city/@puffinus_puffinu

Sunbeam City! Any thoughts on taking over an instance that's going to be shut down very soon? We have money saved up but probably not enough to be sustainable in the very very long term with our current monthly income.

We can run it as part of the co-op with the aims to set it up as a separate co-operative once we find our feet.

This is all, of course, subject to the current admin's and current users' permission.

Thoughts? Is anyone willing to contribute time to this?

#SunbeamCoop

plural.cafe/@KT/10317247027347

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Plural Café is a community for plural systems and plural-friendly singlets alike, that hopes to foster a safe place for finding and interacting with other systems in the Mastodon fediverse.