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I feel like an important inflection point in tech is realizing "users are stupid" is actually "management, clients, developers, or designers did not carefully consider this feature and how it would be used in the real world, and people are just doing their best"

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friends repeatedly saying you you're a good puppy to cause a buffer overflow so they can write over that terrible thing in your brain telling you otherwise

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this can cause unintended behaviors when this memory address is accessed, such as blushing, wagging, keysmashing, or awrawrawring

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It still makes me super upset seeing people be afraid or downright ashamed for asking for help

It's OK to ask for help
It's OK to need help
It's OK to receive help

especially if it's dependent on your fucking survival.

personally, if it wasn't for the dozens of strangers that helped me over the years, Idk where I would be, even more so now

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Aggressive reminder to never shame people for asking for help.

And PLEASE stop calling asking for help/assistance "e-begging".

Frankly, it's gotten to the point where it just carries negative connotations and does nothing but make the person asking for help feeling ashamed for asking for help.

You can either give or mind your damn business.

One thing I definitely like about over is that all the core modules are exposed. There's a lot of default stuff you can just straight-up turn off in Drupal, where WordPress requires plugins to do the same.

Evergreen reminder that <h1> through <h6> are not for styling text; they are for outlining a web page.

white compsci graduates can and will reinvent phrenology and call it machine learning

Imagine your pet’s perspective when they watch you do mundane housework tasks. You’re walking all around, moving and rearranging mysterious, nameless objects for no apparent reason. Some of them are loud or make weird smells. And they’re watching all this like β€œwhat the fuck”

yo what the fuck, the admin interface is amazing compared to the one in

Yall should be commissioning @ljames if you want good Telegram stickers. They can take them from idea to finished product so fast, and adorably!

Fuck CRISPR telomere therapy.

I want fur, snout, tail, paws, and ears.

When I saw a jackalope from @Niks I knew that I had to commission them.

This lovely piece that they did of myself, @Timothy, and @shooshy in the middle is adorable! I wanted something of us with our favorite bun, and Niks delivered!

I can use Atom feeds, that is still important.

Being privileged and disadvantaged at the same time 

It's really not that hard to understand that you can be disadvantaged and privileged at the same time.

I am disadvantaged by a disabling chronic illness that's taken much of my life away from me. But privileged by my partner and I being in a comfortable financial position, something many disabled people don't have.

I'm disadvantaged by being a woman, but privileged by being a white cis woman. I still experience oppression (sexism, patriarchy), but the oppression isn't as bad as that which a black trans woman will experience (sexism, patriarchy, transphobia and racism).

You don't lose anything by understanding your privilege. With some reflection and honesty, you can gain a better understanding of the intersections of different privileges and disadvantages, and how you can work harder, and be a better ally with others.

raise your paw if you would date a dragon

Seattle Area Friends 

Job offering prioritizing queer folk and POC, $24 an hour, full time, medical, dental & vision benefits; monthly paid trainings; training allowance; paid leave; life insurance; retirement contribution.

it's a housing advacay agency, helping domestic abuse survivors find housing.

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