@pandora_parrot good combination
online multiplayer jerks
@jplebreton this kind of stuff is why I loved Second Life back when it had boundless possibilities and before it turned into unending casinos and sex shops.
A gentle suggestion for newer trans folks
Okay so, a definite pattern in trans communities is that quite often, the folks who are most outspoken about discourse-y topics are those who have figured out their gender or started transition relatively recently. This applies to both internal community discussions and external advocacy.
This is especially true when it comes to opining on what language or creative works are unacceptable.
And like, I was there too. I get it. You're coming out of decades of living with culture and individuals that are shit to trans people. You've also been reading as much online gender theory as you can, and thinking about trans issues all the time. These topics are high in your mind. You feel confident that your takes are solid.
Listen though. For the first like, two years of your time in the community... maybe hold off on the shouting about what you feel is problematic.
I say this with love: there's nuance and context that you haven't learned yet. Reading a shitload of posts and essays or hanging out in a trans support group isn't enough. Context and nuance take time. Give it some time.
@bstacey It is really useful and I wish it were also visible on the non-web-client view.
@Teryl_Pacieco tea, and fuzzy sweater
@sg yeah I was a heavy user of pwm and it was so good. I had written some simple tools to let me do almost everything from the keyboard, and having pervasive tabs at the WM level was nice. And I didn’t want minimize or maximize buttons and I was glad to not have them! (Instead I had a crap ton of workspaces I flipped between - and it was fast and responsive, unlike “spaces” on macOS.)
I really miss that flexibility.
@sg weird thing is Linux used to be great for accessibility in that you could make the UI behave pretty much any way you wanted. I had a great accessible setup back in the early 2000s. Unfortunately then Gnome happened and pretty much overnight everything in Linux turned into a bad clone of Windows.
Windows is also moving to a signed binary model. “Windows Defender” makes lots of software not run without even worse contortions by the user than on macOS.
Since our answer is not to be found in culture, perhaps we should look to changes a little bit more... material.
Some historians provide an exact date for the beginning of the renaissance (also known as the early modern era): 1492. This date is notable for two things: the rescue of Christopher Columbus's lost-ass ship by native americans, and the violent expulsion of Muslims and Jews from current-day Spain.
@srol needing to pee
@notimetoplay oh, sure. and lots of languages provide alternate syntax that's a bit more sensible, like C#'s foo[x,y] syntax (which IIRC Pascal used too?)
@notimetoplay It's also not even a very good idiom in C, because it doesn't do anything to guarantee that the rows are contiguous in memory and the underlying detail of what `a[n]` on its own means can be incredibly variable depending on how it was actually declared. And it's also a minefield of confusion.
@ironfroggy aw shit
I mean I know how I got so many and they are ironically from prior workplaces “waste reduction” incentive programs.
Like “we don’t want to keep buying disposable cups so we’re giving everyone a reusable water bottle.” And I am pretty sure I got way more of these water bottles than I ever got disposable cups.
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