I strained my voice practicing this bridge that's full volume at the top of my range over and over for 20 minutes. Ugh. My speaking voice is all hoarse now.

Yay, I figured out how to strip the lead vocals from the audio files of the two songs I'm practicing for my singing lessons!

First singing lesson today. My teacher assigned me two songs to learn and practice for next week: "Coin Operated Boy" by Dresden Dolls and "Don't Wanna Fight" by Alabama Shakes.

Um, those are really tough songs.

A code of conduct is just as important as a license for an OSS project, for the simple reason that the number of people who are going to be interacting with your project is larger than the number of people who are going to try to make money by stealing your code.

I think it would be so funny to call TERFs who claim that trans people are mentally ill "hysterical"

Also, though, when someone shows you they're a full on nazi, punch them in the goddamn teeth. Some of their power just relies on being uncontested.

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Grunge and Slacker killed my generation.

We had so much promise, then we turned 20.

On this day in 2014, Coraline was born. The past 5 years have been an amazing journey, and I’m thankful to everyone who has helped me on my way.

It’s never too late to be who you are.

I worked 18 hours this weekend on my side project. I really really hope I don't burn out before I finish it.

I just finished recording screencasts of a demo of the Beacon prototype. There’s so much there already, but it’s a long road to v1.0.

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Getting high was therapeutic tonight. Therapy tore me up.


I heard that they legalized marijuana here so I brough my PAX vaporizer with me. Back home, I'm still waiting for my medical card to come in.

mental health 

Hello mixed manic episode, nice to see you again, it’s been a few months

finally launched a small project i've been wanting to finish for ages!

The Lightning Bug Strategy

Inspired by the venerable and wonderful Oblique Strategies, this deck of cards provides web developers 50 questions and related self care exercises to help us pause and think about debugging the problem at hand in a new way.


(no physical decks available. you get printable files. i suggest using moo.com. you can print 50 different business cards in a single order)

drugs, writing 

I did something new. Today was writing day. I managed a little over an hour before becoming blocked. At the suggestion of a friend, I got high, did some brainstorming, and finally saw the shape of the chapter that I wanted. I’m waiting to come down some more so that I can turn those notes into prose.


I watched Vikings while high and now I want to braid my hair and smear black shit all over my eyes


I get *so many* ideas when I'm high. If they're musical, I can do something with them right away... but I can't' code while high, so right now I'm just taking lots of notes.

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