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I've moved here from, am entirely new to the world of all things art, and am merely aspiring at the moment. Got myself an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and have been doodling around in Procreate. I'm hoping to get inspired and learn from all your amazing pieces of artwork.

👋🏻 I'm moving over to @virtualwolf, my grand plans of getting all good at art when I got my iPad and Apple Pencil a year and half ago have very much not eventuated and realistically aren't going to, and I don't really feel like I contribute anything worth, well, anything on, haha.

(I'm still impressed by everyone's talent here, I'm just not one of the talented ones myself!)

Now let's see how well this account migration thing works...

Food, alcohol 

It's Kristina's last day of work today so we celebrated with the world's trashiest dinner: frozen gozleme and potato gems, and I'm following it up with a Brookvale Union alcoholic ginger beer. 👌🏻


Kristina made vegetable samosas tonight and they were damned EXCELLENT. 👌🏻

Some awesome things about my native language, Tagalog, on #NonBinaryDay:
- No gendered pronouns ("siya" is for everyone)
- No distinction between gender for a lot of relationships ("kapatid" means sibling)
- No grammatically gendered nouns or articles ("ang")
- The common form of many nouns is neutral. ("doktor" isn't always a male doctor, it's just anyone who's a doctor)
- It's entirely possible (even common) to tell a story and not mention anyone's gender.

Gender is a construct. 🇵🇭

I think it's no coincidence that someone like me, who has worked with computers for over a decade, prefers to own a dumb TV, a blender with mechanical knobs instead of a touchscreen, no "smart home" stuff, etc. I know how computers work, and for that reason I am terrified of them

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"Why companies struggle with recalcitrant IT"

"Airlines are […] now advised to turn the plane off and on again every 51 days, to stop its computers displaying false data in mid-flight."

Love our glorious computerized future

Reading "Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race" 

Barely into this and it's already talking about the experience @Are0h mentioned multiple times.

I am not surprised at all.

Wanted: POC consultants for sci-fi story :boost_ok:​ 

I'm currently working on a sci-fi story set in the far future, and it's my goal to create a world that does not feel white US/Euro-centric. I'd like to pay a few folks for some input as consultants. Mostly, describing how they see their culture developing in the future scenario I describe and being available for future questions. Feel free to ask questions here or via DM and please pass this along to folks who may be interested!

Monsterpit now federates roars in a more-private manner. 

Rather than embedding entire posts and their metadata in our federation messages, as vanilla Mastodon does, we now only federate references to them.

This means that Monsterpit can now always make sure that accounts and servers that you've blocked cannot read your posts over federation.

It will also make the ongoing work to add advanced post permissions possible.

Ooo the art commentary about gaze from @ArtistMarciaX newsletter was nice today. If you haven't yet, Sign Up. All her best stuff needs a subscription.

@error_1202 amen to this. Would also encourage people not to delete when they fuck up. Owning your mistakes means owning them, not removing the argument and providing fuel for the people that blame BIPOC for instigating.

"No one needs my uninformed opinion" is true as far as it goes but think about what we frame as "our opinion" and how it's really our actions that hurt people.

"I didn't think there was anything more to understand than what I gleaned from one toot I didn't read." "I feel erased by blackness while expecting black people to be represented by whiteness." "I dismiss/attack/humiliate people challenging white supremacy by implying it's just one problematic instance."

Let's show our working.

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Hey fellow white people: remember how the best apology is changed behavior?

It helps a lot if we think about WHAT we're going to change and WHY we need to change it. And if we say so, it doesn't undo our mistakes but it makes us less likely to keep making them and it might help others figure out the actual problems, so that people don't get bullshit ideas about how it's just "drama" or Discourse or whatever when we're actually furthering white supremacy.


I've accidentally drawn a cock and balls in my flat white.

Beanie has made himself very comfortable against my Magic Keyboard cover.

Gender roles have got to go, if only for men's sake, setting aside for just a moment how important this is for everyone else:

( A more amusing summary here: )

Even when we personally resist these ideas (successfully or not), we are still ruled by men (and still surrounded by men) who fully embody them, making all of our lives pointlessly harder


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