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Hello! :wave: I just moved in from another instance. Very excited to be here and can't wait to make new friends/acquaintances. But first, I guess I'll do the whole interests hash-cloud thing.

Looking forward to finding my place in this community, and to grow from it.

See you around!

I think the most important thing I can say is:
If there are kids/teens close in your life that might be Having Gender Feelings, or have expressed that they're trans -- acceptance is good but not remotely enough. Don't just be 'cool' about it. You need to be actively loving and supportive. Because they are trying so so hard, and being met with casual acceptance may be less than they need even if they don't know it. They are dealing with grief, and fear, and confusion, and new joy, and so, so vulnerable. Talk about that with them.

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Help us decide on a product name! It's a Evil Genius Labs Fibonacci64 Micro HDR with ElectroMage #Pixelblaze Pico & @geekmomprojects magnetic wearable battery connector. Here's our top picks, vote for your fave. Reply with others, if we pick yours we'll send you one! Pics & video 👇

┳┻| psst!
┳┻| _ I secretly seeded
┻┳| •.•) native wildflowers
┳┻|⊂ノ on bare patches
┻┳| by roads in my town.
┻┳| don't tell anyone....

Which fediverse software do you use, boost for scale.

Finally revisiting this project. Waiting on some new capacitive touch sensors to try, so I thought I'd write a new pattern to take advantage of the rings.
I mapped all the "connections" between rings, randomly switch to a new ring & change direction.

We don't often link to birdsite, as truth be told we have no account and only occasionally is our attention drawn that way in any meaningful/useful way.
But this thread from WhatTheTrans on UK trans stuff is a good rant that fits into the constraints of that medium.

Below is the content as a series of toots so you do not have to visit :birdsite: , use nitter, or go off this platform.
🤞Fedilab splits/links this OK.

----tweet contents below here----

Cis people say that the trans stuff is confusing.
Here is a thread of simple explanations of trans issues

1. What is being trans?
Male gender identity and born with a dick = Not trans
Female gender identity and born with a vagina = No trans
Any other - 1/7

Invitation For P4P Rust Learning Group
(invitation in website form)

for any folks who share dreams of non-extractive infrastructure, and are working in Rust, or interested in learning about Rust,

I started a public matrix channel with @glyph,

I hope it can be a space for sharing rust confusions, asking questions, sharing resources, encouraging each other's work and deepening our understanding of the language

if you're interested, you can join via this link,

beginners and experts both welcome (questions and guidance both appreciated)

there are no time requirements for joining, if you join feel free to participate whenever you have energy and availability

the term p4p means "peer for peer", and comes from the scuttlebutt community

Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind

Whoops, accidentally posted this as unlisted. Still getting used to Mastodon. I have no idea what I'm doing.

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I found some very tech-oriented resources, awesome-lists can be helpful sometimes. I suppose I'll continue to share my discoveries here for others to follow-along with.

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I'm woefully uneducated when it comes to internet accessibility, but I was wondering if there exists a sort of collaborative description database for common images (like memes)? It's not difficult for me to describe images, but it could be for others, not to mention the unconscious bias of the more-abled when it comes to describing an image sufficiently. Alternatively, I would appreciate it if someone could point me toward some helpful resources on the topic. :)

We can't achieve a #solarpunk future - an integration of technology and society with sustainable ecological awareness and the natural world - without embracing #anticapitalism and, in my opinion, #anarchism; however, some technologies that exist today prefigure what we could do in such a future.

"Solarpunk envisions a future where we don't have to crush other people, and the planet, to find happiness in our lives."

what fool of a Bene Geserrit named it a "nerve induction box" and not "microwave glovin'"

So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

in the spirit of continuing introductions, here are some of my longer-running interests, which i would love to hear and talk about with new or old friends here:

- birds
- gardening
- cryptic crosswords
- music (i play poorly and listen broadly)
- disc golf
- (sigh) computers

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.