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#introduction Hello! I just realised it's been a while since I made this acct and haven't posted anything so here goes! 

I'm Madds, a non binary (they/them), adhd/autistic, disabled, and married human, with a passion for tech, games, art, poetry, and neurodiversity.

I graduate uni in May with a degree in media studies (focusing on experimental and VR media) and minor in Japanese language.

English is my first language, and japanese is good too! I need more practice lol.

Have a great day!

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As people are talking about it, here's a good article about singular they and its middle-english origin, by Oxford: public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-hi

This instance's adorable cat blob emoji have really turned me from someone who went :angery: :angy2: at emoji to someone who now goes :ablobcathappypaws: :ablobcatcoffee: at them

they're so good for tone! :blobcat_mlem:

ASD, Research, annoyance 

I hate researching things about ASD through my school's library, so much of it is like "parent surveys but only for the autistic participants" "children only" "no autistic people were consulted in the making of this study and it's so obvious" :blobcatknife:

meanwhile I'm just trying to find research information on actual autistic people's explanations of their own sensory perceptions

i have a bit to sort through but if anyone has anything related I'll gladly look!

coffee weirdness 

Me: is tired
*drinks a bit of coffee*
Me: is more tired

.. welp, just enough coffee to calm me down and make me sleepy but I don't want to drink more because then I'll be up all night but I have things to doooo

This is the kind of wholesome April fools content I can get behind (not a Rick roll, seriously)
youtu.be/TP4VQTUbypM

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rms, misogyny, incredibly bad take 

I came across a take defending rms because women seem more interested in UX than free software anyways so it’s not bad he drives them off.

This is not only incredibly misogynistic but also a great example why free software will never reach the consumer mainstream.

If you treat UX as an entirely different thing than free software (and even imply that it’s somehow less important) it shouldn’t surprise anyone when your UX is shit.

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Research project, need interviewees, please boost 

Hello!

I am looking for people with sensory sensitivities and/or Visual Snow Syndrome to take part in a 30 minute to 1 hour anonymous interview for my university final project.

Please fill out this very short form if you’re interested!
nextcloud.hollandart.io/apps/f

If you have any questions please let me know!

Research project, need interviewees, please boost 

To tack on a bit of info, this interview would be mainly about people's experiences living with and trying to explain sensory sensitivities to others, and how that has gone. It'll be super casual, with questions sent out in advance, and can be done in whatever format (text, video, audio-only) is most comfortable!

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Research project, need interviewees, please boost 

Hello!

I am looking for people with sensory sensitivities and/or Visual Snow Syndrome to take part in a 30 minute to 1 hour anonymous interview for my university final project.

Please fill out this very short form if you’re interested!
nextcloud.hollandart.io/apps/f

If you have any questions please let me know!

This is how my wife, an artist, tells me I need to do something when she's left the house before I wake up, it's so cuuute

also yes I fed the fish

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longish VR on Linux, probably already been said 

I wish steamvr worked as well on Linux as it does windows (which is not a high bar) I managed to get Half life Alyx working but only barely :angery: and beat saber still won't run, no matter what version of proton I throw at it.

I haven't tried Ubuntu yet but I'm on manjaro and that's supposed to be decent.. ugh..

VR and some other games are the only reason I still have windows installed

did I do the meme right? I don't get most memes lol

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tired: listening to the same song on repeat to stim
wired: listening to a playlist of 20 covers of the same song on repeat to stim

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"birbs are just air fish" - me, also someone else has probably said this too at some point in the past

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half my town is out of power because of the power pool and I just heard about it on birdsite because my power is still, thankfully, up. the fact that the capitalist monopoly power companies have to do outages when it's 0F outside is so incredibly infuriating

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perk of living next to the hospital is the fact that we are last on the list to have our power cut off, but daily life flights and the train across the field are a pain :angery:

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