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Someone made a good point recently so figure I'll say this and pin: i have an old account @certifiedperson i can use as backup in case something sudden happens (hopefully only temporary!) to w.e
So feel free to follow me there, it doesn't currently post

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The moment when you realize that your terrible singing voice and inability to carry a tune is actually everyone else’s problem and not something you need to worry about is the moment you become truly free.

The idea, btw, is that she and some computer savvy folks in her district will design a talkboard that can be permanently installed at playgrounds. It will be hardened against weather and vandalism and help kids with communication disorders talk to one another

Hey my wife got her grant for her communication board project. This will help disabled/nonverbal kiddos communicate with other kids at public playgrounds

TRANS MEN: TESTOSTERONE IS NOT BIRTH CONTROL.
I'm seeing an alarming number of boys and young men entering our online spaces scared and confused because they might be pregnant. Due to testosterone stopping their menstrual cycle, they believed it was impossible for them to get pregnant — thus they were not as cautious and safe as they otherwise would have been while with their partner.

**If you have not had a hysterectomy, you can potentially get pregnant while on testosterone.**

There are trans men several years on T who will report abruptly having their cycle again after not having one for 1-3 years. It's possible. Improbable, but possible.

You need to continue practicing safe sex even while on T.

Cool way to be annoying *and* racist: saying "I haven't seen any of that" when I comment observations about how whiteness interacts with PoC in contemporary society.

Does anyone know if there exists an open source equivalent to Apple's #Numbers?

It's a spreadsheet program, but instead of one giant Table that goes on forever, you have a bunch of little tables you can resize and arrange however you like, and graphs and such are also separate objects.

I find the Excel way of doing things... overwhelming. My brain kind of shuts down from Too Many Cells. (:

(Boosts would be much appreciated!)

(#spreadsheet, #spreadsheets, #Excel)

random social script / tip, boost+ 

part 2 of question for people who know things about analysing and organising data 

question for people who know things about analysing and organising data, boost+ 

gender hot take 

r/traa post, may contain sensitive content 

trying to talk with my irl friends about how dunking on shitty conservative politicians for things they cant control like looks or weight to me is less about proving a political point and more with getting away with making fun of, for example, fat people

I asked an old activist from the struggle against nuclear weapons how people coped with the looming threat of the end of the world. She had 3 pieces of advice for me:

1. talk with each other about it how it impacts you individually. Yes, you have privilege and others are much more directly impacted. But this still impacts you and you are allowed to talk about how it makes you feel.

2. make our space inclusive to expressions of spirituality. it's a source of stability for many in scary times

i've heard that wearing glasses could start an addiction! 😭 I never knew! I got my first taste of eyesight at 11 and it just got worse and worse and now the first thing I do in the morning is put on my glasses! I get terrible migraines and blurred vision and severe vertigo when I try to quit. Glasses, not even once!

Does anyone here use, used (or wanted to use it but doesn't because of the many issues surrounding it) tik tok?

Would you like an open source tik tok version for fedi? :ablobblewobble:

Do you, or do you know anyone who'd be up to the challenge of making it happen? :ablobcathappypaws:

I have some ideas... :ablobcatbongo:

I do actually think that one of the most dangerous facts of the social media-fication of our internet experience is that our news looks like our jokes looks like our propaganda looks like our updates from friends and family, as if it's all equally important and true.

brb becoming a furry so i can have conversations with my pets

what do you mean "that's not how this works"???

Maybe the top tip for men & white ppl is to shed–to actively fight against & destroy–the idea of ourself as a 'Good Person'. All our lives culture rewards & validates us for basically nothing, is designed to massage our ego at the expense of everyone else, is calculated to make us feel like the norm & prevent us from developing a consciousness of how we affect others & how they see us. We must be always awakening, interrogate & dissassemble our nerve-deadened selves to build functional humanity.

This article on adult AAC is a super quick overview but holy cheeseballs I'm sorta blown away and have a *ton* of good processing to do from it. Suddenly I'm processing *sooo* many things I already do/have done as makeshift AAC. Really looking forward to really digesting the article and reading a bunch of its cited works. Wow.

liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.108

okay I know we love to post about gay hand-holding and mutual admiration under a 'lewd' CW or whatever but it's actually really good when people have gay sex. yes, the weird kind. yes, dirty and casual and un-fluffy. gay sexuality is often intense and raw and physical, and that's a moral good worth celebrating

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