Hey I'm Riley. I'm a trans musician and gamer who recently started diving more into tech when my desktop decided it didn't need to reliably run 3D graphics in Windows but would run them in Linux Mint just fine. Good to meet everyone; looking forward to finding my way around! #introductions #introduction
Stumbled across someone in an online group who knew me pre-transition, and it reminds me: I hold a couple of Women's records in two or three very small races around the area. All were set pre-transition, but I wonder how they'd take knowing that I turned out to not be a woman after all.
Also, holy shit, please try to recruit UI/UX experts into your projects, because until your software is as dead easy to use as the most polished commercial products on Windows and iOS, most people are going to have no interest in using it.
(Hm. Maybe under socialism, your projects would receive funding from society as a whole to permit more work on that end of them!!)
"Free Software", as a movement, is incapable of achieving any of its political goals, and every useful goal it does seek to achieve can only be achieved through the total replacement of capitalism with socialism.
Open software and hardware is theoretically an infinitely better model than our current commercial clusterfuck, but we're only getting universal adoption of that when the profit motive is eradicated.
My favorite conversation with a customer so far:
Them: Hey we've been experiencing issues with our camera recordings skipping constantly
Me: Yep, a recent Microsoft update broke the recording program on most customer servers, however we are applying the fix to all affected programs and should have yours recording normally soon.
Them: Can't you predict what a Microsoft update is going to do and apply fixes to your program in advance?
User: I'm having issues downloading this program. It's giving me a bunch of errors and I'm not sure what to do.
Me: Those errors do sound weird. Here's a link to a program that will allow me to take a look at your computer and do some troubleshooting.
User: I don't know what I'm doing wrong but the link doesn't do anything.
Meanwhile, I absolutely am reading the user guide and watching How To videos, because no the system is not intuitive at all to a first-time user. But hey, it's free if you keep extending the trial...
Nonbinary flute player, gamer, and tea drinker
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