I was on a visiting-family vacation with my partner when we saw a flier for "Queer Space Art Therapy" at a local community center. We went.
I don't know how y'all parse that phrase. Maybe you're familiar with art therapy. My other partner wants to be an art therapist. And queer spaces: self explanatory.
Don't get me wrong, it was a good time. I'm just saying. I'm still disappointed I never got to be immersed in queer space art. I can't be the only one thinking that, right?
Anyway, the contrib piece in original toot is a good read. It highlights the frustrations of a non-technical internet user in 2019 (something I literally can't imagine without reading about),
and the relatable desire/dread of carrying your baggage/garbage from one data silo to another,
and the relatively recent idea that your email is your *one single canonical identity* and that it should be your real legal name, whatever that means
So your display name is incredibly "sticky" in Gmail, which legit sucks. My partner changed their name and it took me over a year to find the option (on your phone, it's literally a separate app) to re-fetch *my mailbox's* copy of their contact info.
But not everyone's on Gmail, so changing your display name couldn't push changes to other peoples' address books anyways. Nor should it. Imagine the abuse potential if you could force arbitrary names/words into other peoples' contact lists.
I had already been thinking a lot about email identities when this piece was published https://www.them.us/story/between-the-binary-gmail-deadnaming
Gmail is pretty great as a product, all the legit privacy issues aside. But I'm left feeling like Gmail gave lots of people unfair expectations of what email *is*. Like, it's basically a centralized social network running on top of a protocol for distributed networks. So all the basic account mgmt stuff you expect from social media just... doesn't work.
not actually lewd
To really get a good peek into my psyche, you have to know that I once spent a weekend excitedly building a volatile image hosting platform to serve expiring links to lewd pics.
The well deserved satisfaction of finally launching it was keenly undercut by the realization that I had little to no desire to actually share lewd pics of myself, so now it's just a mostly unused subdomain on my website.
trying to gauge interest for a small LGBT creative collective
it would be for LGBT peeps who Make Things (visual arts, performative arts, writing, coding of any kind) that are not part of a company or another big collective. I want to help build a network of people that can uplift each other and their work.
I can offer:
- a small mailbox under the main domain
- a subdomain
- a spot in the main domain, which would be a directory of creators
reading: Absolute scale corrupts absolutely
"Equifax's data was reachable from the Internet even though it should have only been accessible to a few support employees. Capital One's data surely used to be behind layers and layers of misconfigured firewalls, unhelpful proxy servers, and maybe even pre-TCP/IP legacy mainframe protocols, but then they moved it to AWS, eliminating that diversity and those ad-hoc layers of protection." — https://apenwarr.ca/log/20190819
holy shit y'all!
everyone can and should:
just because your talents may not be able to sell out stadiums or get into prestigious museums doesn't mean they're not valuable and worth pursuing
it is the natural human state to want to dance and sing and draw, they are a symptom of being a human not an extra special talent only reserved for the best of the best
if you have fun singing, dancing, and/or drawing, you absolutely should keep doing them. you don't have to be the best, you don't have to create something polished, you just have to love what you're doing and keep doing it!
FLOSS's future, if it has one, is as an implementation of socialist ideology. It can help us imagine and actualize a future in which humanity survives capitalism in its current form. FLOSS belongs to the world. It belongs to women, to queer people, to the poor. We must hand it to them over the objections of the spoiled, blinkered manchildren of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.
trees and ferns
🌐 web dev^H^H^H sabotage 💣
rust and ruby
Always your lofi hip hop radio babe to make out with.
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