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this is your irregular reminder that an apology comes with a change of behavior or it wasn't an apology~

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Reminder of the day (and a subtoot):

Nothing about us without us.

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should just set up a cron job to post "Your experiences are not universal" once a week or somethinh

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It's fucking time we stop policing poor people for how they spend their money!!!!!

From the moment you decide to give money to someone, it's not your business what they do with it!!!!

Poor people deserve things that make them happy!

STOP POLICING POOR PEOPLE. Period.

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Twitter thread on the police pretext of the "routine traffic stop" (cw: discussion of racist police violence) twitter.com/sahrasulaiman/stat

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I present you: mosey culture (as opposed to hustle culture)

Our goals are out there and we work toward them, but we take our time.

"Someday I want to achieve my goal, but for now check out this pretty flower I have 🌻 . I'm gonna stop and enjoy it before I mosey on to my next task."

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TXPol, here we fucking go (transphobia) 

hot on the heels of a bill that would level the death penalty for doctors and carrying parents who seek abortions, bill SB1646 seeks to criminalize ANY gender affirming/ transition care for children and label it as "child abuse".

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random thoughts on gamification in learning (2/2):

The problem with apps that gamify learning is that they take as an unexamined axiom that learning is unfun (I blame school trauma). So the app devs don't have the arcade goal: making every single second engaging and pleasurable. They start from the evil mobile game premise: ok doing this is a chore, how can we get them to do it anyway? This approach leads to burnout.

The only worthwhile gamification of learning is the one that goes right back at the core meaning of the word: a game is something you do for its own sake because the doing itself feels good, it's a thing of joy. Can you make your language learning etc. app to that, or are you trying to paste over bad design with medals and gold stars?

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general meta, abuse/unhealthy dynamics 

I wonder how much of people's rigidity about refusing to admit mistakes or wrongdoing is due to being taught that admitting to being wrong means they are Bad People who can never come back from it and are no longer deserving of respect or love?

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abuse meta, "positive" effects 

Reminder that people who mistreated you get no credit for any skills or positive traits you developed in response to mistreatment; that was your own resilience and ingenuity in response to a bad situation, not something they did for you. The line that bullying and abuse build character or make you a better or more capable person remains a giant, harmful lie.

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It should be socially acceptable to nibble or gnaw on your friends

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pol, militancy 

Have you ever heard the somewhat cliche phrase "no justice, no peace" at a protest? It has a nice multilayered meaning.

On the one hand, it says that there can be no true peace without justice. That such apparent tranquility is a false peace based on exploitation.

And on the other, it is an often un-actioned (and thus ignored) threat: if there is no justice, we will destroy any false peace.

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"why do you even need libraries when all the information in the world is on the internet" because it's all behind a paywall and the library is a battering ram

work related 

can i put "i don't want to be perceived by the cis" on this work form asking why i don't want to go back to the office?

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Wendy Carlos, early prolific synth centric score producer and personal trans hero talking about her Moog Modular for nearly 4 minutes.

Your welcome:
youtu.be/4SBDH5uhs4Q

food/mh - 

stress eats half a box of mass-produced cupcakes

immediate regret

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Kinmisia in the Transgender Community: A Body For Me, But Not For Thee. Dreamwidth entry, public. Basically what it says on the tin. An intro the the topic, more than a deep dive.

cobaltdrgn.dreamwidth.org/3932

right, "wei" is a pronoun and we ran into a situation that the distinction would have been useful recently... maybe starting to use that is an idea

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Work, plurality on Mastodon, funny 

I think it's kind of telling that I've gotten so exposed to plural people that I almost said "fronting" rather than "primary" when describing which of our servers was currently acting as live in our DR setup. XD

The Internet really does bring you into contact with people you wouldn't otherwise be likely to meet. :)

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here at enterprise software inc. we don't build software, we build technical debt

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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.