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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.

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New Tusky feature where it switches columns if you don't scroll in a perfect one-dimensional vertical motion is great, and clearly designed for human hands.

Physical health (-) 

Guess who is back in fucking A&E.

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mainstream comedian who last had a funny bit in '92: can't even make jokes these days, with all the frickin made up genders!!!


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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.

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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 with your portfolio.

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Just finished The Fifth Season and... fuck.

*goes to increase Patreon donation for N.K. Jemisin*

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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!

[Boosts appreciated]

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kids are great because you can tell them that one guy has more money than it would take to feed the entire world or that there’s more empty homes than houseless people and they understand why that is absurd and evil.

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Hey, does anyone know of an indigenous or otherwise endangered language a keyboard layout has been designed for, but isn’t available on Linux? I would like to learn how to make keyboard layouts, so I’ll do it free of charge.

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Just remembered that I managed to lose my wife twice in the first 12 hours we were married. No further comment, just made me laugh.

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XR are doing a "lunch strike for the climate" here today, and I have to say the idea of taking action by giving up the brief break from wage slavery I have during the day and having literally 0 impact on corporate profits is a new one

Alt text: A hairband with berries and decorative hazel twigs.

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Oop, alt text: buckets of thistles, white and orange berries, white narcissi, perched in the corner of a room.

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This I'm being humbled by my partner's sister (who is a professional florist) assembling buttonholes for our wedding tomorrow :3

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Periodical reminder that if you need help finding groups to organize with in your local area, then I'm more than happy to help :ancomheart:

Just discovered that the fish shop my parents go to stumped up a bunch of cash to help buy the local fishing quotas (that were otherwise going to go for low bids to giant corps) with the local independent fishers.

They all now manage the quotas collectively as a co-op :)

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The moral of Jurassic Park isn't "do not tamper in the domain of God" but "Don't fucking underbid your I.T. backend, bury your coder in Feature Creep, and threaten to blackball them for pushing back against your bullshit contract entrapment"

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