i'm in the bathroom and VNV Nation is coming up through the ducts from the garage where Rowan is working. all's right with the world
i just had an anxiety event that made me realize just how omnipresent my anxiety was 20 or so years ago. suddenly the simple act of buying fast food before an event was impossible. it was very strange yet too familiar, a flashback. the anxiety had never gone away, just slowly dimmed, and for some reason this afternoon it blazed up. i don't know why it came back or why it faded in the first place. let's hope this is an aberration and i can get back to my 2017 status quo. i have work to do.
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i think i read in an irvine welsh novel that aging is as much a string of single stressor events as it is a slow background process.
asthma coming back, that was a couple years.
breaking my collarbone, couple years.
end of a 14yr relationship, three or four.
having four teeth pulled, ugh, maybe five.
feel like the election made me older and i won't know for awhile just how much.
whatever. as someone else said, we're all, in fact, just walking each other home.
i'll be showing up tomorrow at the picket lines in support of the at&t strike. dm me if you'd like to come with :)
political establishment: the problems we face are hard. there is no easy solution. we don't have enough ideas. if only creative ideas weren't a scarce resource
the internet, grassroots movements, anthropologists: here are lots of new ideas on how to organise people, overcome challenges of our day, and distribute resources more equitably and efficiently
political establishment: first of all, how dare you. second of all, shut the fuck up.
@indi i keep on faving, like, all your gender posts.
the best ways i've found to think about what i want from gender and sexuality are... often _science fiction_, sometimes _sf porn_. i'm thinking of Iron Eater's _Decanter_ and the Homestuck trolls and so forth. this suits me because sf informed a lot of my early thoughts on gender and sexuality, along with 2nd wave feminism, but, like, these are great _inspirations_ and very bad _resources_.
retoot if you're the gay sibling/relative
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reading about affinity groups and feeling great longing and some sorrow that i've never quite had one.
i almost have one now but it needs to be bigger. this is some of the better evidence i have that i'm getting better and smarter as i age as well as more decrepit.
if you know me irl and want to be part of it, dm me maybe. let's be safe for each other and dangerous for imperial capitalism.
A volume control monitoring app in HP laptops, according to this, monitors *all* keystrokes to see if the volume up/down buttons are pressed, and keeps an unencrypted plaintext log file of every keystroke, *and* has an API to hand over data realtime.
A very interesting interview | Tech employees who increasingly see themselves as workers https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/tech-workers-silicon-valley-trump-resistance-startups-unions #TechWorkers #TechUnion #TechOrganizing
Current work situation:
I was given an additional month on my PiP after I talked with a lawyer and came forward about sexual harassment I had been experiencing. While this is a huge relief I'm still in jeopardy of losing my job and I think it's about time I move forward anyway. I'd appreciate any out reach if anyone has any connections in tech for more trans friendly environment in the Portland / Seattle area! If you contact me here I can send you a resume ASAP!