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Have to tell y'all about the wild flashback I just had to feeling like teenager. 

So I'm taking the kids and two of their friends to Indiana Beach, an amusement park. My 13 year old has taken to my taste in music.

At this point it's me and three teenagers in my little hatchback with the windows open and listening to Black Flag, and Screeching Weasel. I'm picking up the last kid and their Mom comes out to the driveway. I get out to meet her. And I already feel like I'm in trouble.

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Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


I meant to add this photo of recording my friend on guitar the other day. Does this make my guinea pigs official studio mascots?

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It amazes me that so many human behavioural geneticists seem completely unaware of the massive body of research on non-human animals showing how heritabilities and genetic effects are often strongly overestimated, unless you use complex breeding designs and careful experiments.


Got to record my friend Scott playing guitar on this set of reels that I wrote. I am very much jealous of his ear for harmony.

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Nereid gloves for #MerMay! I'm so pleased that the mirrored lace pattern turned out okay on the second glove, phew!

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I did more work on this one. Added and intro and outro, and recorded an octave mandolin part. I'm looking forward to have a friend record a bodhrán (type of frame drum) part soon.

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Had to redraft. Screwed up the link:
Work on the album continues. I started recording another song. This one is fun. I learned it years ago. The melody interesting. The rhythm is weird. And lyrics are endearingly ridiculous.

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#Intro 1/4

hellooo! I'm Evel, an #autistic and disabled #Indigenous Person of Color, and everything I do is through that lens. Been on this planet-ride round the sun for near 40 years. also i'm #dyslexic so typos incoming!

i'm a graphic designer who used to think they were an artist. i do most things in #inkscape and insist on calling gnu image manipulation program GNU Imp! all my arty work is done on linux.

sometimes i post #publicDomain things here ->

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choice quote about eye contact 

"An adult client of mine had trouble maintaining eye contact. She did not look at a person’s face while they were speaking, but she was able to repeat every word he or she said. I still remember her response: “So doc, you are telling me that even though I can repeat every word they said, people won’t think I’m really listening because I am not looking at a special place on their face? So who has the problem?”"

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They are now all awake and back to playing Team Sonic Racing.

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I have a house full of teenage lumps. There were more. One slept in their own bed, and one got picked up by their parents at 4am because they were allergic to something in our house. It appears that fun was had by all.

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Copic Multiliners on Fabriano Artistico Rough 200gsm paper. The mandala is 24.5cm diameter :)

#MastoArt #Mandala

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IIt's important to note that Masto (and the fediverse) is not an 'alternative Twitter'. It's an entirely different platform that has its own unique culture. We don't chase likes or follows or popularity, we don't present as brands or 'personalities'. We care about each others' personal lives and wholesome engagement on a more individual level.

If you're going to use a Masto to Twitter crossposter, please keep this in mind, and ideally, cross post from here to there, and not there to here.

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