Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


Terrible pun 

Be silly.
Be ridiculous.
Be mischievous.

Let the trying, difficult, harsh parts of life be what breaks up your fun, not the other way around.

The mental soundtrack this afternoon switched to the newer Tron soundtrack, which features a repeated set of chord changes throughout.

The part I love enough to grin even if only my head is playing it is a simple major chord with a 9 added, while the melody line is a sustained 5th of the chord. I enjoy it every time, and its resolution too.

It's no wonder I adored playing mellophone parts.

illness, mild, associated music 

Howdy, back from a bit of silence. I installed Lineage before leaving the country and avoided installing Fedilab at all to avoid border questions coming back in.
And then there weren't really any questions.
I'm glad to be back.

to everyone working to self-motivated schedules and goals, reminder that planning and organising work is still work

make sure to take the time required just to figure things out and give yourself breaks from that too ^^

music brain strikes again, choral style 

The infamous "free speech' social media startup known for fostering an online alt-right community is making plans to integrate itself into the fediverse. 

The princess kicked off her shoes. Her jewelry followed, sinking into the sand.

Her tiara was tossed aside next. Her delicate embroidered veils fluttered away.

The waves lapped at her toes as she sang an old song her mother had taught her, wrapped in a simple, passed down fur shawl.

Up in the castle, attendants searched desperately, unaware of the voices rising from the sea, welcoming home the granddaughter of their stolen Queen.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Mermay #Fantasy

I've talked about this before, but let me do it again.

The US is more or less run by the entertainment industry.

Creating your own music, art, movies, books, videogames, podcasts, and stage plays within the US is an act that robs the established power structures of attention.

Making media is an act of radicalism, of protest, and of outright rebellion.

Support local music. Go to a community theater. get a bunch of weird nerds together in a basement and film a talkshow.

Fight back.


If you like with , I can recommend The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher. I've been enjoying the audiobook via my library, and indeed many of my favorite parts have been about the cat society. I'm not done yet, so I'm recommending early, but I've found it quite gripping.

Somewhere in the desert I saw the brightest rainbow I'd ever seen, glaring its bright colors vividly and insistently.

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