Pinned post

As a logical consequence of the laws of causality, a time traveler may not stay in the new timeline they have created. At the moment of the change, the time traveler is whisked back to their old timeline, while the new universe continues on without them.
And so here I stand 10 years ago, making miniscule changes, flapping butterfly wings, traveling back to this same spot. One of these times it will work, and that blessed alternate self will be able to tell her how I feel before she's gone.

Pinned post

Hello I guess I will shill my game library, Omegaquad.
It's a bunch of utilities and stuff written over the lovely library Macroquad, for Rust. Works on desktop and the web.

It's not a crate but a Github repo template, which I did to make it maximally hackable. It's quite handy to be able to change every aspect of it.

Or check out some games I made with it on itch! Everything from "Gridlock" on is with Omegaquad.

Oh yeah right I have a mastodon. Hi, I make Minecraft mods! Like Hexcasting!

so um yeah

i mostly do Branding stuff on birdsite tho

Does anyone have that blog post about designing software through the metaphor of Vampire: The Masquerade computer skill ability?

petra boosted
petra boosted

Don't talk to me until I've had my mrlph glompl schlrp

bigender robots are really great, even if it takes a little coercion to get them talking to littleender robots

petra boosted

re: Climate collapse 

@meena @schratze

If companies are producing things because they're doing what people want, then how come everybody is depressed and anxious and suicide rates are unprecedented? How come everybody hates the lives we have?

If it was true that ecological collapse was being driven by people being greedy rapacious consumerists, people would be having fun with it. If humanity was the virus, we would be laughing manically and dancing in the forest fires as we enjoy our cellphone games. Rather everybody seems to feel the grudge of the addict towards their cellphones and to grudgingly binge netflix to try to compensate for a day of bullshit labour we wish we weren't doing.

There was a thread once on Ask Reddit about "how do people have sex at your workplace". Top comment by far was about a guy who worked planting trees; his comment had a zillion upvotes and medals and hijacked the thread, and the thread wasn't about the sex, it was about "how do I get a job planting trees."

80% of Americans support switching to renewable fuels rather than fossils, and that's including Republicans, including Trump voters, _before_ the invasion. 80% support tough restrictions on carbon emissions. 73% support carbon tax. 87% support planting a trillion trees. That last one is 87% of conservative Trump voter Christian right Republicans. With Democrat voters the number is 94%.

If everyone wants to work planting trees, and everyone wants trees to be planted, how come we are all sitting in front of computers? Who is this minority, dunno, let's say, 1% of people who decide what are we paid to do all day and therefore control consumer habits :thounking:

petra boosted
petra boosted

Anyone know how to get out of #Ukraine? I hear there are no flights or trains. Perhaps private shuttle buses or something like that?

Specifically interested in getting from Kropyvnytskyi (Кропивни́цький) to the EU (or at least further west) somehow.

Asking for a family member.

Boosts appreciated.

petra boosted
petra boosted

A question that was posed earlier this week that I want to share:

If you had all of the resources (time, money, energy, etc) to research and write a piece of non-fiction work, what would you want to create?

:boost_requested: let's get a research rabbit hole thread going! :boost_requested:

petra boosted

The last time this bill was introduced, we generated so much vocal backlash that it never went to a floor vote. Now we need EVERYONE to speak out, and most importantly spread the word.Post this link anywhere you can reach people online:

abstract food 

@monorail apologies if you've seen this already

An automatically-updating digital encyclopedia of all the versions of operating systems produced by Microsoft is called Windex

petra boosted

My disabled and chronically ill family needs $840 to cover 1 year of phone service for two phones and 6 months of car insurance. We're still actulaly not making enough to fully cover our house and are pulling from savings.

Anything at all helps, even boosts!

:boost_requested: :boost_requested: :boost_requested: :boost_requested: :boost_requested:

Please see reply for paymenty things

#crowdfund #transcrowdfund #disabilitycrowdfund #actuallyAutistic #chronicallyill #indigenous #Begpest

petra boosted

be the girl you would've been afraid to talk to as a younger you

petra boosted

does anyone have that microfic that's a politician and a robot talking, and the politician is unable to understand why the robot would not want to pass as human

are neurotypicals just ok with smoke alarms

Show older
LGBTQIA+ Tech Mastodon

*Due to increased bot signup, manual approval is required. Please write some applicable request text on signup with why you want to join. Submissions that fail to do so will be denied.*

This Mastodon instance is for tech workers, academics, students, and others interested in tech who are LGBTQIA+ or Allies.

We have a code of conduct that we adhere to. We try to be proactive in handling moderation, and respond to reports.

Abridged Code of Conduct

Discrimination & Bigotry Won’t Be Tolerated.

We're not a free speech absolutist. We're not interested in Nazis, TERFS, or hate speech. No homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, racism allowed.

Respect Other Users.

This instance is meant to be a friendly, welcoming space to all who are willing to reciprocate in helping to create that environment.

Consent is Important in all contexts.

If you’re ever unsure, ask first. Use CWs where required.

Listen; Don’t Make Excuses.

If you’re accused of causing harm, either take some responsibility or ask moderators for help.

Use the Report Feature.

Our moderators are here to listen and respond to reports.

For more detail, please
Review our Full Code of Conduct

This instance is funded in part by Patreon donations.