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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!

severe weather 

okay one of two local tornado warnings got canceled and the other one is over 100mi away so it'll definitely calm down so it's probably safe to go to bed :blobcatcomfsob: (but not sobbing I just don't have that emoji)

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severe weather 

I hate kansas
I hate getting ready to go to bed and checking the weather because you know it's tornado season, and seeing a tornado warning two counties over pointing directly at you

ugh, the tornadic weather will probably calm down before it hits my area but it's stressful

me: sees something that I know a little bit of back story about

everyone: doesn't ask or say anything

me: the need is too great I must share this interesting fact in the hope that someone else will find it interesting

sometimes people appreciate, other times they don't, but meh, it's me giving out free tidbits as my brain vacuums up little facts like there's nothing better to learn and I have too many useless facts for one person to handle lmao

selfie, no eye contact 

damn I'm in love with this hairstyle

one last thing for real this time lol
(I have feelings)

People saying that the proposed tracking is not any more than what proprietary stuff or web stuff tracks is true, but also,

why *should* literally every piece of software and website track its users?

why should audacity add to this landscape when it has gone 20 years without?

why risk people forking it just for some data to be sent to Google and used for adverts by them with minimal advantage to audacity?

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Also, why should this data go to Google? The #1/#2 *advertising* company?

It is sent via the internet, so they get the IP and if anyone has signed into Google from that ip then they can link that data directly to an individual and it's just asking for data leaks.

The PR writer's response completely sidesteps the Google issue, which isn't good, and honestly their basically non-response to the literal thousands of people raising issue is worrisome for the future of a long-lasting project I use

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Two last thoughts, I sort of get some people's reaction against the reaction of people who are against the telemetry (those appearing to be being against the 'dogpiling') to which I reply why didn't the new team try to get public input first?

There's some really good discussion happening in that thread (also a lot of unnecessary noise but that's the internet tbh) and it's not like there is a better opportunity to say people are against something than the thread in which it's being added.

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physical health 

stomach cramps are the worst :blobcatknife:

and that my lactaid doesn't really help with liquid milk

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me: is lactose intolerant

also me: drinks coffee with milk in it forgetting that milk has lactose

wow it really didn't take muse group very long to start making the community hate them after buying audacity

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selfie, no ec 

got my hair dyed today :blobcataww:

my wife found my stash of ~2k note cards :blobcatgiggle:

I heard a loud "oh baaaaabe"

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COVID-19, vax study, menstruators needed 

Heyo! If you are a person who menstruates and you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, there is a STUDY OPEN NOW to track the side effects associated with menstruation, and how the vaccine affects periods! You can participate here: redcap.healthinstitute.illinoi

It is NICE AND GENDER-AGNOSTIC, all of the language seems to be inclusive, so!

Spread the word if you are comfortable doing so! :)


me: worries about the health of everyone and everything

also me: eats an entire tub of oatmilk ice cream for dinner

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