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I guess it's time for a post for all the new people here who might be seeing me

I'm an autistic, queer (he/they) vegan anarchist catboi nerd who makes a lot of random nonsense. I play music (especially bass guitar), do programming, sometimes make art, sew stuff, talk about philosophy and linguistics, play tabletop games, complain about politics and shitpost here.
I basically do whatever comes to mind, and most of it is pointless trash. anyway, hi!

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me constantly correcting myself to use they/them pronouns when writing in third person or in /me because I tell other people to use they/them pronouns for the sake of ease and want to stay consistent

I want to write a guide on setting up an amiga CF card with PFS3 and do it properly for a hardware setup
but I kinda don't want to write it, I want that guide to exist but don't know how to write a guide to be good
how do you write a tutorial/guide so it's good?

your irregular reminder that using "egg" to refer to anyone but yourself/selves, as in this person has this trans/queer/nd identity but doesn't know it yet, fundamentally undermines identity as something that only an individual(s) has authority over.

you're literally diagnosing someone as having this identity. and that's the same shit gatekeepers and essentialists (like terfs & truscum) do. for the love heck just fucking stop and let people explore and figure out their own self/selves.

Like sewing, the basics of programming really aren't that hard, though it's easy to feel out of your depth when you're first starting. And the advanced capabilities can seem like straight up magic, even to otherwise accomplished craftspeople.

But there's no requirement that everyone be a tailor or a professional seamster! Any sewing you know is valuable. Same with programming: there's no requirement you be an expert -- any amount of programming you know is valuble. Even if it's just the "sewing on buttons" of using Excel formulas or writing a simple script.

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"What if instead of an application, we had humans do the driving for you?"

You just invited chauffeurs.

"No, I mean like as an on demand thing."

You just invented cabs.

"No, I mean let's share it so you only need to go to easily identified pickup points."

Like public transit?

"No! I mean for long distances without all the agony of airports."

So, high speed rail.

".....why do you hate innovation?"

I've realized what my problem with writing blog posts is

I'm a bad writer

I can't structure things to be good pieces of writing

and that only gets better by practicing
but then I don't practice because I know my writing is bad
aaaaaa

like seriously I have a lot of cool shit I just never wear it because I never have the effort in the morning to put on anything other than the same t-shirt and shorts even though I feel so much better if I wear smth fun

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I need to make a rule for myself that I can't do any more t-shirt and shorts looks

I want to explore fashion more and the best place to start is the stuff I have accumulated in my own wardrobe and not worn

a feeling that is both good and terrible: when you realise that you'll never get around to something so you cross it off your to-do list
good because you understand your own capabilities and remove a source of stress
bad because that task will now be forever not completed, even if it was an unimportant task to start with

love that feeling when you had a good day earlier but now just feel drained and bad

love that feeling when you want to work on something for a long time and don't and feel bad and then finally go to work on it to realize that it's just conceptually bad and nothing and you have been wasting all that time thinking about it

The energy was nice just after the parade there was like nothing to do except buy stuff from a bunch of supposedly pro-lgbt company stalls

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Went to a pride event today! Pride is kinda weird to be at w/o friends. But I joined the parade and listened to some music and it was pretty cool.
The worst part? The fucking cops had a stand there

Why? Cops do not belong at pride. I was going to go give them shit but then remembered that giving a cop shit is a shortcut to illegal jailing.
Anyway other that that it was fun ig

Pride is a community thing so it's strange alone

I = good person
racist = bad person
Therefore, I =/= racist

People don't want to be labeled a bad person. But having prejudicial thoughts does not make you a bad—on the contrary, wrestling with those prejudices is what makes you a better person.

Florida politics, transition being banned 

"Florida begins rule-changing process to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth"

"The proposed standards would ban trans youth care recommended by major health groups and require waiting periods for trans adults to begin treatment"

independent.co.uk/news/world/a

"...including “social” transitioning measures like changing pronouns or wearing different clothes."

Genocide.

amiga text editors seem to often not have word wrapping for some reason
the two features I want are word wrapping and support for DOS line endings

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