My son just danced through the living room. After some struggles he figured out how to play his games on Linux rather than Windows. Somehow, in this moment, I feel like I have perhaps I have succeeded as a parent.
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one of the huge differences between the bird site and here is that bird site support is systemic & massive. while the groundwork here is open source and the code behind it is handled by literally 2 people right now so your help figuring out the future of this site is imperative. creating content, making changes to how the site looks, other guidelines, etc., i thought could be determined by the community as it grows. i’m hopeful that users can make this place into what they need.
I had a loooong day that felt like it deserved a glass of wine, but I'm trying to limit my wine purchases to Fridays.
When I got back from getting supper, a bottle of wine had mysteriously appeared in the kitchen. It's like the universe knew what I needed and was looking after me. #SmallStories
(I had forgotten that I had told my cousin she could stay for a couple nights & she brought it as thanks.)
I was at the head office today during a fire drill. I watched all the folks of different shades, shapes and sizes wearing various office attire flow out.
I noticed a small group of middle aged, white men all in distinctive black suits (well one was charcoal grey) with similar hair standing somewhat apart: The senior leadership team.
Perhaps the single most revolutionary idea in social media right now is discarding the assumption that people will communicate in good faith and plan for people with negative intentions.
Being able to assume good intent is not a generalized view point but one that comes from a very specific place of privilege and access.
Shifting away from this perspective would be a significant step forward in improving the quality and safety of online interactions.
My youngest daughter does gymnastics. She has a couple of new skills she wants to master so I took her to the trampoline park. I watched as she tried over and over to do her front handspring-front tuck, failing every time.
I thought to myself, "Maybe she's not ready for this one..."
But she kept at it and eventually figured it out. She then kept at it until she had done it successfully 14 more times.
It's almost bedtime for me and I haven't seen my son because he's been sleeping since I got home. He is on a schedule of sleeping from 4pm until about 1 am.
But he has gone to school three days in a row, for the first time in almost two years. 🎉🎉
Somehow I'd equated a 9pm bedtime with going to school. He has (again) taught me there's always another way. #SmallStories
I accidentally clicked on a malware email attachment today at work. I was advised to shut my computer down immediately. There are worse things...
I followed a shared link and happened upon this image and wanted to share even though I need to go back to read later: https://www.hcn.org/articles/tribal-affairs-indigenous-peoples-are-decolonizing-video-games
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For the first time in a very long time, there is some prospect that all of my kids might be in school next week. And they all seem somewhat excited about it!
This moment of positivity is brought to you by four different schools including an alternate school, anxiety meds, iron supplements and some good community supports.
Things will certainly not go as smoothly as I'm dreaming they will, but that I can even experience this delusional dream today is fantastic. I'll take it!
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If you're looking to connect, keep chugging. Listen instead of waiting to talk. Apply what people from different backgrounds are telling you about what make them feel seen and included.
Yes, misunderstandings happen, but that's people stuff. It happens. If you're about community, folks will see that eventually.
The tech is going to be what it is, but more importantly, we all have to decide what kind of experience we want to contribute to.
That's how culture is made.
(High Country News) "Indigenous peoples are decolonizing virtual worlds"
can i just say that i really treasure all the people of colour on here who are doing technical things, especially the webdev+ that got to be a stereotype of cis white maleness? yall are reclaiming something that was really ruined for me and every time someone enjoys it without that getting in the way i feel a little better
so thanks 💜
My mom has never liked that we got a cat. She's also had a difficult relationship with my youngest son.
She was visiting this week and the cat killed a rat. And then my son put the dead rat in the garbage (and by some miracle it was garbage day). And just like that, my mom has a newfound appreciation for them both :)
To the people leaving dot social reminder you can export your follows by going to settings > data export, download the csv of your following list then on your new account go to data import and load in that file! Makes switching over way quicker and easier.
I love that when bad things happen here (and they do), I see lots of folks who step up - willing to learn and to try to do better for next time.
Not perfect, but the way that opens the door to real change... Sending kinds thoughts in many directions today. 🌻
Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.
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Because some s*t happened between instances
That is other people in power ruining an amazing thing.
Cancel thinking that one bad egg means a spoiled basket.
Keep being sweet and good and unashamedly yourselves
Stay your quirky and serious and horns Waluigi on main selves
I am so sad how Twitter this place became in a matter of days. REVOLT.
In preparation for writing my dissertation lit review, I pulled out a paper I wrote about #thinkingSmall and Mastodon last year.
I know I got some parts right and some parts wrong. Hoping y'all will help by providing feedback and additional things I should read/ people to talk to.
Tend to be curious and often asking the questions “why” and “how,” which inadvertently stir up trouble sometimes.
Social is the primary social media platform for the forth coming fourth version of Play Vicious, a new initiative built to bring attention to the plethora of creative acts that don't get the shine they deserve.
For more details about the project and how to support, go here.