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convincing but wrong advice 

protip: 12am/pm comes after 11am/pm so 12am is noon and 12pm is midnight

announcement 

i'm done with mastodon, open source, people, whatever. i'm sick of this culture.

electronics 

after measuring, looking at data sheets and ordering an identical cable only for it to be half the size, i give up. i'm done with electronics shit

racism, dogwhistling, concern trolling, etc 

i can't find any actual articles or people explaining why it's bad so i can or how to look at whether other terms are bad. like i can kind of get that whitelisting/blacklisting is bad but i don't have the tools to know that outside of some news headline like github changing it and others thanking them. i don't know how i'm supposed to be proactive about this. should i just look at anything that could be ambiguous and assume the worst?

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racism, dogwhistling, concern trolling, etc 

it deeply depresses me that me asking if something is troubling or why it's a problem or for an explanation as to why is basically done the same way people wasting time or arguing in bad faith do it. like if i go 'why is master as a git branch name troubling' i'm immediately going in the trash for bad faith arguments when i'm actually trying to learn so i can apply to other things. like is 'master' in other terms bad too? like master chef? i dunno! 1/?

github, word replacing 

ayy @LunaDragofelis how do you feel about this?

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github, word replacing 

but today i'll do a bit of research and see what people of color feel about this because the whole point of changing this is to make their life a teeny tiny bit better, so if it doesn't do that then i'm not going to bother changing things in my projects

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github, word replacing 

i'm fully on board with replacing 'slave' in technical contexts. some project replaced 'master/slave' with 'master/replica' which makes a lot more sense.
but github's replacing 'master' with 'main/primary' etc in the git repos which i always read as 'master copy', since it's data and not a role. it's going to confuse people for not much benefit.
but it's also removing whitelist/blacklist? what? this isn't oppressive or racist it's just words

what if we kissed in an enclosed, unventilated environment 😳😳😳

and we were both wearing p100 full face respirators

@arh I just saw your blog post about the issue of using nonfree software while promoting free software. It's a bit hypocritical yes, but it doesn't mean you care less about free software- often there's no alternative.

tomato clinic accessibility 

bah, it's a little bad with some accessibility parts. :(

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tomato clinic accessibility 

so i just booted up tomato clinic, a renpy based game. it's accessible to blind people, it speaks out things. how? it just runs espeak whenever it wants to say something. with windows it runs a vbs script, with mac is runs say. it seems hacky but it works and it uses the correct pitch and speed i've configured

mental illness? neurodiversity? 

@jookia

how does the blind community feel about people who blind themselves on purpose? truly curious.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
- Martin Luther King Jr

Good Morning Friends 🌞

So I'm getting an inordinate number of reports that Kylie Jenner is not in fact a billionaire anymore; she only has about 900 something million and I can't help but feel for the woman

mental illness? neurodiversity? 

i read an article once about a sighted person who had some kind of need to be blind. she learned braille, how to use a cane, all that stuff. then she found some professional that blinded her using some kind of safe acid, then she was finally happy.
i also listened to a podcast about people who feel they have too many limbs and need amputation to be happy and feel like their bodies are

self-evaluation, racism 

It's fairly disgusting that it took me until national police abuse against protesters to realize police corruption is the norm. I think this is because I didn't see enough brutality to conclude that it's the norm and instead saw it as a smaller problem. This probably comes from privilege and lack of research, and probably optimism filling in my ignorance. Or maybe I'm just assuming that what I see is representative of reality?

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