Today seems as good a time as any to get around to belated #introductions.
Hi, I'm @swift, I get paid to be a software developer but that happens to be the marketable subset of my true love: the intersection of making things and abstract problem solving (see also: interest in maths, games/play as mediated social interaction and avant garde theatre).
Outside of those, I'm a queer, lefty, planty, foody sort of a person, who is unsurprisingly delighted to have found my way here.
One of the reasons people behave so shittily to one another nowadays is the ubiquity of advertising.
Everyone is habituated to dedicating a non-trivial portion of their mental load to evaluating and dismissing this constant stream of deceptive, attention-grabbing messages. This leads people to start phrasing their own thoughts and ideas in advertising terms, and/or embracing their power to dismiss all messages, regardless of whether they represent human attempts to connect & communicate.
The seventh annual international Gender Census 2020 is now open until 12th March!
It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.
The EXTREME #MEATPUNKS FOREVER: BOUND BY ASH team is looking for splash screen artists! This is a paid position. LGBTQ+ artists and artists of color are especially encouraged to apply!
If interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your portfolio.
Just finished The Fifth Season and... fuck.
*goes to increase Patreon donation for N.K. Jemisin*
Looking for a small to medium sized #golang project to review live on a Twitch stream. Who's brave enough? 😂
The plan isn't to criticize whatever it is you're working on, but to demo how I approach new projects and codebases, and to constructively show how one can easily improve their Go projects with the help of a few CLI tools. Don't be shy!
Finished fascinator. Finishinator.
Bouquet trimming in progress.
Alt text: A hairband with berries and decorative hazel twigs.
Oop, alt text: buckets of thistles, white and orange berries, white narcissi, perched in the corner of a room.
Partner is also assembling her own fascinator.
This #SunDIY I'm being humbled by my partner's sister (who is a professional florist) assembling buttonholes for our wedding tomorrow :3
According to me: Queer mathematician techie.
According to my wife: Gorgeous enby mermaid orchid.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.