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Maybe I should add to my bio: "Possibly on the spectrum, might infodump on you, apologies in advance." 😔

I never know if it's OK, but I have this itch and then infodump (or nerdsplain), and afterwards I'm anxious if that was too much. 😭

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If anyone's wondering why I have a venus symbol on my profile name nowadays:

I originally added it for International Women's Day.

A bit of background: Growing up, my internet experience early on was that I had to hide my gender because I'd get harassed otherwise.

On International Women's Day, I decided not to hide (took some courage), and was amazed that no one harassed me here on fedi.

So, I thought I might keep it, and so I did. It's nice not having to hide, at least in some space. (:

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Do you listen to music?

To explain the question, I almost never listen to music, but it seems like almost everyone around me does. It seems like listening to music is just a thing people normally do.

So, I was wondering how many other people here don't listen to music.

And yes, of course there's music in some elevators or stores, movies, games and so forth, but I mean intentionally turning on some music.

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Did you know I run a small Minecraft network?

It's been a bit silent around it lately, perhaps you'd like to join or know someone that would?

bitloco.org

You are welcome to hop on and play and bring some friends. (:

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If you got a follow request and are confused, I moved from mastodon.social to chaos.social and that's why.

Clearly, a higher power tried to warn me about Arch Linux. 😆

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The weird thing is, my keyboard is set to "block offensive words" (default setting). I just checked to be sure.

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I wanted to type Arch Linux, and my keyboard legit turned it into Arsch Linux. I guess I can't forget that.

("Arsch" is German for "ass")

I've been observing a friend of mine become a Linux user. He even posts about Linux nowadays. He distro jumps sometimes and sometimes he even tinkers. I'm afraid it's consuming him. It's quite disturbing. He's not who he used to be. 😔

I'm uhh... joking, of course. 👀

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shitpost, joke, linux 🐧 

Gonna make a video titled

My Top 10 Worst Linux Mistakes

Mistake #1 - Installing Linux 🥲

shitpost, joke, linux 🐧 

@shahaan Mistake #0 - using any kind of computer at all.

Having a construction site for weeks can be stressful. They keep opening up the road and it vibrates the entire place. Ugh.

Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

blind person looking for a keypad :boost_ok: :at_me: 

My national org for the Blind has been out of Orbit braille gear for a while and they don't seem to be restocking anytime soon, and the site doesn't seem to ship outside of the US at the moment.

I am looking for either:

- An USian willing to send a package to Spain so I can buy the actual Orbit 20 braille typing keyboard.

- Advice on bluetooth keypads and programming them for braille on Android and Windows.

- Someone who builds keyboards who could make a small wireless keypad for braille and navigation (6 to 16 keys)

I live in Spain, in case you need to account for shipping and such.

It always amazes me when natives (especially true for those who only speak one language) can't make heads or tails of what foreigners are saying.

I think some legitimately struggle. However, I think some are also unwilling to engage and try to understand.

I mean, there are some natives who would literally say "learn the language" in a dismissive way rather than trying to communicate with them.

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I think being a child of a parent who only speaks the language broken gives me an advantage.

When foreigners speak, and leave out words and/or use poor grammar, natives are like ???

And I have no problem understanding foreigners speaking the language broken.

I think speaking four languages also helps, as this means I naturally understand different concepts that aren't shared across languages, this helps when someone applies their language rules onto another language which isn't compatible.

White people have race
Cis men have gender
Straight people have sexuality
Abled people have access needs.

It's just that theirs are dominant and unquestioned in a way that refuses coexistence with difference, always elbowing others out while denying they do it.

gonna start a Tumblr about cursed and forbidden statistical analysis and call it Strange R Things

Knowing that you don't know something is actually really valuable. Because once you know that you don't know, there's a question to be answered. There's something to look into.

If, however, you don't know that you don't know, you can't even conceive a question.

Every time science advanced in knowledge, it opened up more questions. We now know many things. We also know about many things we don't know. Imagine how much we don't know we don't know. The mysteries no one even asked about, yet.

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looking for work, boost appreciated 

Hello Fedi can you get me hired?

I’m looking for #jobs, preferably as #contractor, in #translation. I do Chinese—English and vice versa.

I have experience in translating news articles, political opinion pieces, research papers, technical documentation, and poetry. While working for a news website, I also took on additional fact-checking as part of my job in translation.

I have no trouble tackling the most dense jargons of theoretical physics, nor massaging the rhyme and metre of a verse in order to evoke the original‘s aesthetics.

I believe strongly in cultural sensitivity and empathy in a translator’s work.

In addition to English, I’m also learning French, Russian, and Sanskrit for fun.

Under the tag #VerseThursday you can find some of my translations. Be warned, there are gay stuff.

I am currently employed full-time, but I am looking for additional sources of income and satisfaction.

DMs are ok, thanxx

Covid, rage 

Well here's me rage-tweeting the supermarket chain here today.

Doing my groceries on their app and see this.

"There's still a pandemic, you fuckers, maybe don't encourage people to spread covid when the government it too concerned about money to find their balls."

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