I'm actually in a decently good mood today. Who wants to hear about what I think is the most hopeful resolution to the Fermi Paradox?

asking for money for my gf, homelessness, :boost_ok: 

Retoot to link in with the #TransCrowdFund hashtag!!!!!

:boost_ok: :boost_ok: :boost_ok:

Hey so

My one girlfriend is a young trans girl living in NC. She is facing homelessness in like two weeks-ish, if not sooner. She doesn't have any options for an income because of her depression, there are no options for housing that either of us can find. Her abusive parents are actively violent and hunting her down and the pharmacy just refused to refill her estrogen. She's running out of options and neither of us know what to do.

If you could donate or reboost it would mean so fucking much to us. Even just a little bit, whatever you can manage.

https://ko-fi.com/vivian420gay​

I think about the kind replies to this a lot. It feels like a lifetime ago.

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Getting the #Trans High Holy Days on the calendar now and avoiding time blindness or apocalyptic distraction later.

Transgender Awareness Week
November 13 - November 20

Transgender Day Of Remembrance
November 20

Transgender Rite of Ancestor Ascension
November 12 - November 20

(I've been doing the 9-day ancestor rite for a few years, and as someone still forming their trans self, I've used the ritual to ingest a lot of trans history and do deep self work.)

trans-rite.tumblr.com/

dear people designing phone systems:

I understand that I'm waiting in a queue for the next rep. Playing music is fine. You do not need to tell me every 15 seconds that I'll be connected to the next available agent. This is how things have worked for decades.

Reason looks like it's putting out an interesting documentary about the "cypherpunk movement"... an important thing to document twitter.com/reason/status/1313

It's easy to forget that for much of the 90s, the kind of cryptography we all rely on today was more or less outlawed. Much of the advocacy prior to legalization was civil disobedience, under the threat of government punishment. Without this work we'd be in a much scarier timeline (yes, even scarier than 2020 is today).

i can tell you firsthand that doing all-remote creative work is a huge strain. chinese studios are not doing remote work right now because they have something called "public health infrastructure"

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who needs a quaternion. 4 dimensional chumps. real chads only need 3 dimensions to express rotations *two of my axes of rotation collapse into the same space, reducing my total degrees of rotational freedom to two*ah shit. ah fuck

can american science librarian Franklin Sayre please be less vorny on main

i keep getting texts from local officials saying "less than 60% of your neighborhood has completed the census" like gee i live in a mostly latine neighborhood i wonder why fuckin nobody wants to do the census

Election stuff 

@Ricardus On the one hand, absolutely. On the other hand, it's not like I can trust anyone to do anything about it, qv Brian Kemp.

@GreenandBlack absolutely, but keep in mind that this tends to come after, at minimum, a couple of days of focused work, and sometimes after weeks or months of trying to crack something open and increasingly experiencing lack of self-worth on failing

@parenthetical ah, yes, the two kinds of food: cursed bullshit and kosher-vegetarian

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