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Hey y'all! If you followed me here from the previous instance that hosted my toots: thank you and welcome back! It's great to read all your toots again!

And if we have yet to meet: hello! Nice to meet you. I don't bite*.

I have lots of interests so I'll be tooting about many topics. I'll try to CW anything I feel CW-able or compliant to this instance's rules. Please correct me when I do, inevitably, get this wrong.

*) Well. If you'd ask nicely…

does estraidiol really expire? I've got a bunch that expired 2 years ago

(boosts ok)

being 5' means i gotta climb up shelves at the grocery store. never let gravity tell you what cereal you can eat.

"As we say in Germany, if there’s a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis." - Dr Jens Foell

[fascists approach a diverse* community]

marginalized: close the gates!
privileged: We don't know if that's the best thing to do!

m: they're getting in
p: We can reason with them!

p: Have you tried reasoning with them? They seem reasonable, when we debate them.
m: they're threatening my safety i'm going to leave

p: We're just doing our best
m: i'm leaving

p: Hmm the conflict stopped. Our best must've worked! Go us!

* containing both marginalized and privileged communities within itself.

complicity towards sexual harassment breeds more sexual harassment

It's taking the era when new science and technology developments were achievable at home and using that position as a venue for individual agency and freedom.

It's shining a light on the social damage done by the development of mass production in the name of economy and saying "no, we DON'T have to do this, we DON'T all have to fit into neat rows and boxes and take what we're given".

It is NOT about despair OR about ignoring negativity.

I work in technology and I think that humanity needs to remember that at the end of the day technology is only as good as our social constructs.

Technology should work to serve nobler goals, not serve hedonism or temporary greed.

Advancement for advancement's sake is not noble without purpose.

We must build things that last. All things crumble to dust eventually, but the legacy it leaves should aim to be positive.

A lot of technology I see being made seems to do far more harm than good.

Happy #portfolioday! I'm Sylvia, an illustrator and concept artist. I love to paint ancient, sacred, psychedelic art and commissions. You might know me from my Ubuntu Illustration series, NOWHERE (our game in development) & my tarot deck in progress.


#art #mastoart #illustration

In case you like it: The SVG image can be found here - feel free to have fun with it:

CC BY-SA 4.0

Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

First experiments with block printing on fabric. Need to cut the lino cleaner and maybe use thicker fabric and denser sponge rollers. Still fun tho! #mastoart

deplatforming them is non-violent resistance

platforming is aiding and abetting

Welp, looks like @fdroidorg has explicitly said that they're opting for their privilege over other's safety.

It's a *privilege* to not have to participate in politics. I would love to sit on the sideline and not have to do anything politically motivated, but my literal life is on the line thanks to the fascists trying to ban my existence as a trans woman.

Until people understand that politics is not optional, we cannot hope to end this fight.

Reading Mother Camp / CW slurs 

"take me down to concurrency city where green pretty is grass the girls the and are"

-- a programmer

"Finally, a World Map That Doesn't Lie" by D-brief, from 2016.

Most of us know the Mercator projection as well as globes. And they don't match up.

Meet #AuthaGraph:

#softwareArchitecture #philosophy

Lately I've been implementing declarative predicates:

name -> act_on_name

and its sibling:

name -> act_on_name,
() -> warn_name_is_missing

and I like that a lot.

But it has 2 obvious draw-backs.

1. Deep nested stacks;
2. Code running off the side of the screen.

Draw-back 2 is fixed by moving the actions and warnings into their own procedure.

Draw-back 1 is more elusive.

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