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So hey just a request:

if I say something that you know to be untrue or that contradicted something else I said previously, please let me know so that I can reconcile things and disentangle things that are true from things I only wish were true.

I don't want to be an unreliable narrator, and I don't want to fall into some very bad habits and patterns that have been ingrained to me all my life.

I want to be better than that.

Thanks. 💜

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Oops I lost my old post in the last instance fandango but enough has changed I'd might as well make a new one right?

Hi, I'm fluffy! I'm a software engineer by day (working at an HIV research lab as of December, 2018) and in my spare time I make music, games, comics, and bad decisions.

See my bio for various links!

Also for a somewhat fuller bio I guess.

This Medium article also highlights some of the inherent classism in Tidying Up vs. Hoarders and is a pretty good read from a financial privilege perspective:

Wow I think I found a bug in @tootapp guess I’ll report it

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Making “passion” a requirement to get or a keep a job (I’ve seen this at startups too) means losing out on talented people. It makes workers question whether they belong on your team if they aren’t feeling or demonstrating enough enthusiasm.

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Making videogames should be able to be a perfectly mundane 9-5 job.

“Passion” shouldn’t be a requirement.

People don’t have to be head-over-heels in love with what they’re making to be good at their jobs.

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@fluffy If you feel like laughing a bit at the idea…

"How many of your spoons produce deep joy and fulfillment in you when you eat groats with them? Two, at most. Give the rest away on the street while dressed in strips of linen and crying hysterically. Hold the remaining two spoons against your belly and laugh as hard as you can. Harder than that. Spoons should make you laugh from your knees."

As someone who is disabled and having problem with spoons and clutter I am having a really hard time with all of the love people are constantly having for the Marie Kondo show, where people with clean homes but just too much stuff have to make the hard choice about which blouses to donate to charity.

I have no spoons for cleaning or organizing and every time I open up netflix it’s like “You should watch this show about how you should clean and organize.”

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If any of you were furries in the 90s, it's worth noting that VCL is shutting down soon. Last chance to get anything you want to get before the lights go dark there, too.

I wish I had half the excitement about anything that my cats do about getting food.

Wow y’all are really into this. That’s pretty incredibowl

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Normalise not knowing things.

You don't need to always know things, and you don't need an opinion on everything.

In fact, sometimes it's better to not know things. That means you have the chance to learn something new!

(I mean I know why they'd do that, between wanting to charge money for Java in the future and probably not wanting to spend money on a billion people downloading updates that they never use, it makes sense for them to do this)

holy shit the Java updater just ran on my machine and after it downloaded the update it said "Hey you haven't actually used Java in 6 months, would you like me to remove it?" and... and it did

who are you and what did you do to Oracle

That is *literally* all that the “non-exclusive perpetual license” etc. etc. boilerplate means, and the legalese phrasing is always really troublesome to people who don’t understand legal speak. I don’t know if what I wrote could be considered legally-binding though.

But this heckin’ issue keeps on coming up and it will keep on heckin’ coming up as long as lawyers write the TOSes for the benefit of other lawyers and not for the non-lawyer users of the service.

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