My spouse has written a bunch of books and has just started a podcast. If you could support his Patreon, it'd help us recover from a precipitous drop in income a few months ago.
Okay so #introduction:
I'm a #linguistics student, particularly interested in linguistic #discrimination,
I'm an #immigrant and writing a book about it,
I'm #VisuallyImpaired and interested in #accessibility,
I'm cis and #bisexual and poly
...and while I do talk about all that stuff to a greater or lesser extent, I mostly just use Mastodon to talk about my day and I like people talking about their days. I like getting to know people.
Executive dysfunction Show more
Spent an hour sitting on my bed thinking "I'll go have a shower now."
But at least I have finally done it.
Executive dysfunction Show more
I brought the book from my bedside table downstairs, thinking I'd get some reading done since I had no plans today.
And it's just sat next to me for like four hours while I played games on my phone and looked at social media.
This tree is named Hyperion. Standing at a height of 115.61 metres, it is Earth's tallest known living tree.
Hyperion is a coast redwood (sequoia sempervirens) and it lives somewhere in Redwood National Park in California. The exact location is remote, and is being kept secret to avoid any potential ecological damage or vandalism which too many visitors might bring.
Somebody has animated sheet music of John Coltrane's saxophone, holy shit. Actually a little dizzying to watch, but so much fun too.
Over 12,000 (many say 14.000) Belgian students 'skipped school' (read: walked out on a one day strike) for 2nd climate protest of mostly high school students.
god, i really love modern user interfaces. especially that thing where you miss the tiny, awkward-shaped button you need to click by ONE FUCKING PIXEL and something completely different happens, almost certainly destroying your context, sometimes destroying three hours' work.
really brilliant stuff, UI designers. more of this please, because it's just so easy and fun to work with.
Ana Mardoll on the amazing third option for a fight scene with a woman in it: not gritty gore and not effortless ballet but something else: Holtzmann. :)
"She's not a man, but she's allowed to move like we let men move." I love that.
Also " I spent a long time not realizing I'm queer because while I'm attracted to women, the "willowy River Tam is broken at you" character does nothing* for me." OH HELL YES IT ME.
tea identification request Show more
Out of curiosity, can anyone with a better knowledge of Chinese than I have tell me anything about this tea? It’s a large-leaf green, and presumably organic from the one bit of English on the packet.
terfs, media bias Show more
just found out Ireland's national broadcaster has seen fit to invite Graham Linehan to debate trans issues on a political panel show
this fucking country
going to write an email now
We're seeking visually impaired or blind people with coding experience who want to help ensure solid screen reader behavior in a new iteration of the CodeMirror in-browser code editor. Accessibility in the previous iteration is terrible, and I want to do better this time around.
If you're prepared to answer questions about coding while blind, or to test-drive the current prototype of the editor, please get in touch here or via email@example.com
A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.
An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.
MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.
We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive and Neighbors for More Neighbors. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.
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