Going to bounce our sidekiq server, probably you won't even notice any interruption but if you do just give it a second.
work, burnout Show more
It's interesting, I feel like up until around 2014 I was on-point, super sharp and really good at my job. I was keeping up with all of the major trends, learning new techs eagerly, etc.
When I left my startup and then had a lot of life stress in 2014 something changed. I struggle so hard now to learn new concepts. Docker, RxJS, even CSS-in-JS tools just bounce right off my thick skull. It's daunting.
I really hope I can bounce back.
weirder.earth rules changes Show more
Here's the whole rules and etiquette with the changes:
weirder.earth rules changes (talking about cops~) Show more
Hey, just to let you know, in the spirit of other instances and in the light of the humanitarian crimes and the warped and unjust security culture that exists in many parts of the world, people who work for police organisations or immigration enforcement organisations are not welcome here.
(This doesn't mean we will refuse legally valid requests from law enforcement, it just means that it would be the only situation you aren't shown the door.)
I can no longer read the word "dirty" without immediately thinking "computer" and singing the line in my head, thanks Janelle Monaé
Therapy is great, pass it on!
@mykola a trailer for weirder.earth disguised as the trailer for Yet Another X-Files Movie, except that mulder and scully are investigating rumours of a social network for cryptids:
scully: what are you doing?
mulder, dead serious: i'm "shitposting", scully.
scully, rolling her eyes: you are making this up.
mulder: no, this is how i signal to the other weird-earthers that i'm cool, you know, one of them. see? already a hit, one of them sent me a steve buscemi image.
Instances should record dramatic over-the-top trailers for people considering joining.
"In a world... that's... a little bit weirder..."
What would y'all put on such a thing?
"Every intention act is a Magickal Act."
-- Aleister Crowley
Blocking a troll? Abjuration.
Call to action? Conjuration.
Weather app? Divination.
Power tie? Enchantment.
Artistic expression? Evocation.
Brave face? Illusion.
Learn to spot their spells, build up your resistance.
Learn to understand your own, build up your craft.
You have the power within you to create your own reality.
I am the tale I tell myself.
We are the tales we tell each other.
sensory overload Show more
Came into the office today after spending most of this week sick and working from home. There's a loudspeaker that could fill an auditorium set up in the small room where I work for some sort of presentation. There's a ton of crowd noise. There are sirens outside. I want to crawl under a rock, but then I remember this is just what the world is like. :(
Politics, Deplatforming, Debate Show more
I just went ahead and wrote up my thoughts on "Debate me!" and the Groundhog Day hell of waking up to "Hey have you heard these nazi ideas yet you should really debate them on their merits." literally every fucking day.
Hey all, hopefully this fixes the sidekiq issues. Any instance admins out there know why my sidekiq might be clogging up periodically?
Death, mourning Show more
At my grandfather-in-law’s wake, taking a short break from the five hour receiving line.
I only knew him for a few short years, but he was one of those people so enormous and generous of spirit that I don’t remember not knowing him.
I’ve lost people before - grandparents, an aunt - but somehow this one feels different. Steve didn’t seem human, to me, but almost a force of nature.
I feel like a river or a mountain has vanished and I can’t quite comprehend it.
There are not always easy answers and I’m sorry that this situation unfolded as it has. @shadowfirebird i hope you find a place where you’re happy.
NK Jemisin writes beautifully about how hard it is to find a just solution when a whole culture is predicated on oppression. It makes us all do things to survive and protect ourselves that we would otherwise not do.
MH, triggers Show more
Is it so much to ask to just not get bombarded with negative emotions? Is it so much to ask to just get a day where I'm not swimming furiously to tread water? Does this get easier?
I guess we can't control the world, and I'm getting better at controlling my reactions to it. It's just... fuck. I'm so sad and tired all of a sudden.