I know it sounds frustrating when you can't exist in a space because it's not for you, but... can't you accept that? Sorry, but not everything is for the majority of people. It's a side effect of the painful, marginalizing society we live in.
For all the talk about empathy in design, I want designers to understand this. Similarly to tools that get lampooned as "lazy" when they're really aimed at people with differing physical abilities, they're just not for able-bodied people – and that's okay.
Legal recognition for non-binary people planned in Scotland, my dearest home https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/09/legal-recognition-for-non-binary-people-planned-in-scotland
The start of a rant about education Show more
Most of the formal education that I have received (which covers from kindergarten up through phd work) has been constructed to fit into what I am going to call the traditional model. That is obtaining knowledge by reading books, memorising facts and consuming knowledge presented in prose form. Even a lot of math and geometry is presented this way.
As I am certain many people who read this will know from experience, this doesn't work for everyone.
@melissaaveryweir And if you've built the habit of taking meds with, say, breakfast, but you have a bad day and can't eat breakfast, it's easy to forget the meds bc the schedule disruption messes with the habit.
Also, executive dysfunction is a bigger problem for mental health patients in taking meds that either not wanting to be well or thinking we are well.
@melissaaveryweir It's pretty universal. A lot of it is just the usual challenge of building new habits. That's why things like the week-of-meds boxes are so helpful.
But something that I think health care providers forget is anyone dealing with chronic symptoms is going to have reduced mental function. Working through pain or ignoring discomfort or working around asthma takes up some of your mental bandwidth, so you have less mental bandwidth for things like remember to take your new meds.
I hadn't realized that it was so difficult to get patients to take meds on schedule across the board. I knew that was a thing in having a mental illness--the very condition often undercuts one's interest in being well or gives a false sense of wellness--but heart attack patients? Oof.
Shipping software is all about finding who makes a cute relationship even if they have a rivalry for instance you can ship photoshop with gimp and write erotic fanfic about what they get up to
I think I've finally found the way to to satisfy my ultimate drive to make a chat bot do everything for me at Future Proof Games without needing days of development for each type of thing. 👌
I've spent my evening curled up with Dialogflow (a moderately better name than API.ai). 😍 I've already gotten a couple of nice things put together for our Lita Slack bot that hook to Google Calendar and Cabot. I feel like probably over-coded for stuff in the fulfillment webhook, but it works.
misogyny, big bang theory Show more
I'm probably late to watch these videos, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3-hOigoxHs and its sequel are very well done.
Much like with "Game of Thrones", I'm interested in seeing folks critically engage with things they enjoy. I don't mean in-fiction, but critical of it w/in society: are the writers being ethical in their handling of hard topics? The answer might be "no" and the show still be enjoyable; ppl should own that instead of pretending "mindless entertainment" actually exists.
Australia fake fact! Show more
Did you know that literally everything in Australia is both poisonous and venomous? When anything arrives in Australia it immediately grows an extra set of teeth you can use to inject your poison. Even the rocks.
There is nothing special about Australia that causes everything to be poisonous, it is just that all the beer means that anything you consume in Australia immediately gives you alcohol poisoning.
If guaranteed minimum income and universal healthcare were a thing, I think so many of my programmer colleagues would immediately take low-income sabbaticals to write high-quality good-ui users-first free and open source software that it would inspire tedious "how was it possible?!?" medium dot com thinkpieces for years and years
💃 The 15th episode of my podcast with @gregoryaveryweir dropped today! https://avery-weir.net/podcast/audacious-compassion-015-four-pints-in-a-gallon/ Sometimes I'm still surprised we've been doing this for over a year.