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A word about the safeword in my bio: I try to be inclusive, considerate, and generally not an arsehole, but I am not always able to do that, consciously or not. I sometimes have trouble reading the room, even more so online. The safeword can be used to unambiguously signal that I have fucked up. If you send me that, I'll try to stop and reach out to understand what it is that I have done wrong if appropriate. This is open to anyone and I hope this can become a more widespread practice.

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I am now accepting applications for pro bono work. If you are a person or organisation (registered or not) that is or works with/for marginalised identities, especially LGBTQ+, or black/anti-racist activism please get in contact with me. I cannot guarantee I have the expertise or time to help you, but you're always welcome to reach out so we can work something out together, even if you're not sure. See rest of the thread for things I might be able to help with:

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can we make or a thing? I wanna read more trans stories from folks

Going to take a break from here. @ahuggingsam:matrix.org if you want to get a hold of me

Seriously, I had never even heard Edward Colston's name before his statue was toppled, rolled through the streets, and dumped into the water at the same docks where his slave ships used to be moored.

He will not be missed. Anyone who claims his statue was of historical importance is fooling themselves.

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Today I will be working on some creative work, but not sharing it.

That's ok. Instead consider the following:

Black Lives Matter ✊🏿 ✊🏾 ✊🏽

Defund the Police πŸš” πŸ–•πŸΌ πŸ’°

Pride was a Riot :ms_rainbow_flag: :ms_brick:

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A word about the safeword in my bio: I try to be inclusive, considerate, and generally not an arsehole, but I am not always able to do that, consciously or not. I sometimes have trouble reading the room, even more so online. The safeword can be used to unambiguously signal that I have fucked up. If you send me that, I'll try to stop and reach out to understand what it is that I have done wrong if appropriate. This is open to anyone and I hope this can become a more widespread practice.

brb renaming master/slave to employer/employee

gotta make it enterprise friendly

Good morning fedifolk and tootfriends!

Today I wish you motivation ✨

Announcement!

I will be streaming Antichamber today! I'm going either for around 1 pm GMT+2, or 8 pm!

If you'd be interested in joining, let me know which time you'd prefer!

Boosts welcome ✨

Things I have no experience in but am particularly interested in:
- Community building
- accessibility (both digital and non-digital)
- mentoring
- graphic design

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Things I can get by in:
- Web development
- Public relations
- sys admin
- cyber security
- event organisation
- content creation
- Project management

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Things I have expertise in:
- Data science
- machine learning
- data visualisation
- technical writing
- software testing
- science communication
- software development
- making & giving presentations
- interdisciplinary communication

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I am now accepting applications for pro bono work. If you are a person or organisation (registered or not) that is or works with/for marginalised identities, especially LGBTQ+, or black/anti-racist activism please get in contact with me. I cannot guarantee I have the expertise or time to help you, but you're always welcome to reach out so we can work something out together, even if you're not sure. See rest of the thread for things I might be able to help with:

The witch watched. She was unseen until she was ready - sorting through her satchel of lockets.

A maiden gasped as the witch manifested, beckoning with a silver crow on a silver chain.

"Thank you," she spoke for the first time in her life, throwing down her mop and fleeing the castle.

The others stared after her, amazed.

One by one, all their voices were returned.

The witch smiled as the home that had tried to silence her too, crumbled.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

Dunno who needs to hear this but trans guys don't always have it better.

In my experience, conservative fathers in particular seem to have this revulsion to the idea their beloved daughter is now their son. So they proceed to make their child's life a living hell, often to the point of abuse, or beyond.

This and not to mention the issues they have with being abused, not being believed when they speak up, etc. Not unlike a cis female, as, well, that's what society sees them as. Just butch lesbians.

Still salty that Dutch has such a piss poor support for queer language

This is jot yo say that all of these things are always bad but they are so much more ubiquitous than they need to be andbwe should do something about it because despite what capitalism says it had no actual purpose and also advertisers are evil

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So it's easy to think about how poluting industries like flight, transport or agriculture is but can we please talk about how poluting the advertising industry is? Some things that the ad industry perpetuates that are by no means as free as we think: internet bandwidth, machine learning models, extra servers for analytics, huge electronic billboards (looking at you time square), useless flyers that nobody reads and become litter, shitty cheap free crap like pens nobody uses (1/x)

It is an interesting idea to me.that looking at art.in an exhibition like this is actually get a good impression of art. I guess it's a style preference but I enjoy art most when I ruminate andbstudy it in detail, which is hard to do in a setting like this. I guess this is a remark both for me and others, it's okay to not like art museums very much, even if you like art. (This is independent from my thoughts on glorifying objects instead of the art itself bit that's a rant for later)

One of the interesting things about van Gogh's work is that IMO his work is best viewed from a distance. This is in stark contrast to the work of other Dutch master like Ver Meer, whose work is so detailed.you could enjoy itbwith a micrscope. This is not a criticism of either but just a observation

I'm at the van Gogh museum where they sell Van Gogh themed monopoly and if that isn't one of the biggest ironic disconnects then I don't know what is

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