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Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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Does anyone know a freelance documentation writer, ideally familiar with GNOME and the GNOME documentation tooling, who may be available for a short project refreshing the end-user documentation for Endless OS, contributing to the GNOME documentation in the process? Give me a shout if so!

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From birdsite, UK "rule of 6" discussion, religions 

RT @Lauren9Dudley
I do not want the rule of 6 to be lifted for Christmas, if it’s needed. It wasn’t lifted for the UK’s Muslim community hours before Eid. I want to live in a society that treats all religions and races equally.

Christmas is not more important than Eid. It’s either safe or not.

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stuff about transphobia, cis people read, :boost_ok: 

Something that cis people need to understand, being trans is like going through water torture.

Almost all transphobia is indirect, it's noticable if you're the target, and it's not something you think twice about otherwise. No single instance of transphobia is enough to make someone beat up a trans woman, or to push someone to kill themselves, but... it adds up. All of these building up an implicit assumption that trans women are pretending, or are sex fetishists. That trans men are just confused women.

From going outside and people openly guessing your genitals as you walk past, to every instance someone calls you "Sir" or uses the wrong name or pronouns, stuff like, cheap jokes about transgender strippers that didn't even need to be in the source material for the joke to work, or trans women being played by men/vice versa.

All of it reinforces the harmful ideas that lead to that one man getting angry and grabbing a baseball bat. All of it gradually wears you down. Each drip becomes more harmful than the last, even though no physical or large damage is happening. And the extent to which this pervades society means it is *impossible to ignore*. You can't even turn on the tv and retreat into a show, because tv -- especially comedies (of which most have a "trans episode" if not a running gag about trans people throughout the show), are terrible with this shit. Hell, you can't even open up a presumably ok thread on the internet without encountering people continuing this shit.

So part of a community being a comfortable place for trans people, means actual *effort* from cis people to:

a) understand that when trans people get angry, it's out of years, decades, of frustration at having to point this shit out, of having these conversations over and over and over

and, b) try not go on the defensive, understand not to take it personally, just take what you can from the message, and work on it. And that effort cannot come /close/ to what trans people expend regularly just having to deal with all of this with /little to no/ help from cis people, with nobody else picking up the slack of dealing with this. With having to educate every single cis person we come across, even though statistically trans people occur at a higher rate than people with red hair, or people with albinism.

I don't blame other trans people for being angry, from snapping at cis people. I don't think it's a good way to get people to engage, but I can't fault then becuase I very intimately know where that frustration comes from
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school is in the winter because kids used to work in the fields in the summer

so, why is all covid-19 school planning about returning to school in the winter, when they could be having school outdoors in the summer?

seems like a massive blindspot

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Periodic reminder that non-binary, agender, trans masc, trans femme, and all other non-cis identities are 100% valid.

(:boost_requested: so that this can reach creatures who really need to hear it right now.)

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Increasingly, humanity doesn't pass its acceptance tests.

@juliank Twidere works well for me, and I don't have to deal with promoted tweets, "tweets you've missed", etc.

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Do I know anyone who is, or knows a good electrical engineer, willing to help design a #MechanicalKeyboard or two (or three...), and take them to mass production?

Position available for residents of Europe. Remote or local in Valencia, Spain.

Boosts appreciated. Feel free to poke me for more information either here or via email at [email protected]

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@juliank Cool to see some of aptitude's features making their way into apt. Any chance of the "why" command bring implemented? That's pretty much the only thing I still use aptitude for.

@liw I spent ~$300 on a kinesis advantage keyboard 15 years ago and still use it every day. Investing in a quality tool you'll use a LOT over its lifespan is definitely worth it. The only thing that has kept me from getting something like keyboardio is that my kinesis still works so well.

@rhonda Ah, mate, brings back memories of Mar del Plata. Is been far too long since I've been able to attend a DebConf

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@rhonda They're pretty awesome. If you go back before Jack started Patreon, they made some fun videos too -- youtu.be/q7VEutmO6cY.
is another good band. youtu.be/XZ6rv2ZC3Kc and youtu.be/hRXv_VU35Lw are a couple of my favorites.

@liw Luckily, none of those have anything to do with the xdg basedirs spec. :-)

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Building Blocks, 2014 portrait created with carved wood, single light source, and shadow by Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita #womensart t.co/0JUsNmaJl8

Replaced the battery in my 2.5 yr old cell phone this weekend, with the help of . It's amazing!

My phone lasted all day again, with plenty of charge, instead of dying halfway through my morning. Definitely worth the $12 for the battery, and now I have a heat gun.

@algernon @liw Travis has been providing Windows support for a few months now, but it's pretty rough around the edges. I have yet to switch away from Appveyor for that.

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