Progressive: Since I can't find a mask to wear, people keep telling me to just wear a bandanna, but I don't even have one of those. Why do you all have bandannas?

Me: If you just think about this one for a few seconds I'm sure it'll come to you.

My husband and his sister are designing a hovercraft shaped like a giant penis — "you ride on the balls!" so yeah social isolation is going great.

Wow, I am surprised at this! So many people I know face to face rarely do!

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How often do you engage in tasks that will take more than a week of effort?

Daughter told me on the way to school that ice unicorns live at the south pole. By the time we got there, we'd decided they pull the sleigh for Anti-Santa, who gives gifts to all the naughty kids so they won't feel left out, and sabotages the global Santa surveillance network because kids shouldn't be monitored by a shady guy in a red suit.

Love how signing up to join a Matrix chat requires doing a task for Google. This is not the independent tech I asked for.

a ceo's legal responsibilities to the shareholders include pretending that their ancient shitty business model is still valid

Feature thought:

When replying to someone, what if their profile text was pulled up and placed somewhere near the box you were typing in, to give you a better idea of who the fuck they ARE in this modern nightmare hellscape free of all signifiers of a person beyond "their choice of username and maybe an icon, if you're lucky"?

so where do the people who are playful with gender things hang out these days?

I'm so tired of it being a serious topic.

And of course when I say 'you' I mean 'us'. 'cause they're the same damn thing.

And if you missed 'how to make friends' in kindergarten, which I'm sure a lot of you did because your parents were authoritarian fuckos and twisted all the lessons, come see me and we'll talk.

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Basically go make some friends without sticking to your own gender & race, you fools. And question your goddamn motives. Geezus. It's not that hard but you might have to dust off the skills you learned in kindergarten instead of resting on your laurels.

This means justice, solidarity, attempts to understand _and_ space to participate even when not understood.

Don't just make hypothetical people feel welcome.

Make the real people around you part of the crew.

If you say your workplace is disability-friendly, but what that means is "ADA compliant and has a wheelchair ramp", you're trying to serve an other, possibly unwillingly, instead of seeing who among you needs support now, in the specific ways they do, and working to build for them.

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