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I'm Jaycie, a , indie (who works full-time as a software developer to pay the bills)! Check out the demo for my visual novel!

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We're still hiring for devs at all levels at my new employer! Give me a shout.

We're also less interested in specific tech backgrounds than in general aptitude and potential. Offices across the globe!

Even though I'm not on Twitter anymore, I see lots of blog posts starting off with some variation of "People are divided! Can't we all just get along?" or "People are so wrong about this! I'll set them straight." Invariably it always turns out that the author got their view of the world from Twitter.

Twitter is not the world. The world is not divided and angry and fighting over every minor thing. It just looks that way if you spend all day using Twitter.

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What's the most recommended service for self-printing books these days?

Paid work: Someone who can do the print layout for a novel from a Scrivener source file. The text is essentially complete (need to apply line edits, add the colophon, etc.).

Please reply here or email me at Boosts appreciated. Thanks!

Going to unload some good books (the kind I've been meaning to read for years but would have read by now if it was ever going to happen). If you can pay for shipping from the US, I'll send you one. First come, first serve. Boosts okay.

Looking to pay someone with Scrivener experience to apply prepared line edits to a manuscript. Quick turnaround required. Reply here or email me at Boosts appreciated.

Serious question: What's the folk history of "pineapple on pizza" on Mastodon? I'm planning to reference it in a lightning talk.

Don't worry, ma'am, I'm a fox. I've know what I'm doing.

Universal Basic Income (UBI): A History 

Basic income is a concept that has existed in various forms, under various names, since the days of the Enlightenment. Political economist Philipe Van Parijs defined basic income as “an income paid by a government, at a uniform level and at regular intervals, to each adult member of society. The grant is paid, and its level is fixed, irrespective of whether the person is rich or poor, lives alone or with others, is willing to work or not.”

"Nagging" isn't a thing. It's a concept invented to make women* feel bad for asking when something will be done. After they have asked before and the "nagged" person already said "yes" but didn't bother following through.

Hey kids when you're designing awesome decentralised stuff, don't forget discoverability. I mean podcasts, conceptually, are perfectly decentralised but when I ask someone about their podcast 90% of the time they tell me to look it up on iTunes.

If you don't want ads and paywalls you have to support the people doing shit for you that aren't putting up ads and paywalls.

Roman History. Stabbing. 

I had never heard this translation before but it is now my favorite thing.

I hate the term minorities because many of us are not minorities in the spaces we occupy but still are oppressed.

Common CW abbreviations I use:

* mh: mental health
* ph: physical health
* alc: alcohol
* pol: politics, sometimes plus locale, like:
* uspol: United States politics
* pda: public display of affection
* nsfw: not safe for work (this is rare, I prefer more specificity)

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