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If my posting or interaction causes you discomfort in any way, you have the choice to let me know and help me be a better person. The choice is strictly yours. I understand you may not want to do that, and also I may not deserve it. Meanwhile, I appreciate that I am given the opportunity.

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selfie eye contact sort of 

Definitely cryptid spotted

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selfie, eye contact, filter used 

I got my maxiskirt! With big practical pockets!!!

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This is my belated . My name is Zoë; I'm non-binary and genderfluid pansexual in my early 30s.

By the day, I work in physical science. All day long, I'm hella :100_gay:. I love reading, writing letters, drawing stuff, taking photos of nature (especially plants), and sometimes writing for fun. I identify as leftist, humanist, and anti-authoritarian. Spiritually, I'm a universal unitarian.

Currently, I'm being treated for depression and anxiety disorders. I use CWs liberally, and if you'd like me to CW my posts, please let me know.

All interactions are welcome, as long as we remain respectful towards each other and their consent as human beings, no more no less.

It's nice to meet ya! :heart_nb:

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technology is a scam to make you work more computers should never be used for non recreational or medicinal purposes

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solitude, dépression, recherche d'asso queer nantes / boosts apprecies 

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dans l'optique de sortir un peu de la solitude / dépression dans laquelle je m'enfonce, je cherche à "rejoindre" une asso queer qui dispose de locaux où on peut venir se poser / s'investir, si vous avez des refs ou que vous voulez bien booster, je suis preneuse !

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poll question for trans ppl, "agab" mentioned, boosts good! 

if your assigned gender at birth had been different, do you think you would still have ended being trans?

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Help with possible scripted solution for art admin 

@GustavinoBevilacqua No! Forever pot race ;p

Also this will be my last post — I’ll take a break!

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mutual aid (2/2) 

if you have any other way you want to donate please dm me!
in a few months I should be getting my highschool diploma. after that I can get a job and finally make sure I eat regularly and well. it would have to be a remote job since i can't drive so if anyone can help with that i would appreciate it so much.
thank you all so much for your continued support. this has been such an amazing community full of friends and awesome people. love you all <3

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Today’s card is Justice, with a wake-up call. Time to examine your choices and think about the consequences they bring, for yourself and others. Are you doing what’s right? Or are you just drifting through?

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pork. 150,000 lbs. of stock fish. 550,000 lbs. of biscuit. 72,000 lbs. of soft

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I just read "The Charisma Machine", a postmortem anthropological field study about the one laptop per child program. The book hit home.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/charisma-machine

**That is definitely a must-read if you feel ideologically tightly bound to free software and/or the constructionism learning theory**. It's a painful albeit necessary read.

The book starts by documenting the project's inception at the MIT media lab and linking it to the wider constructionism ideology. The OLPC project's main goal is to distribute a laptop per child to third-world countries. The laptop is expected to act as a trojan horse, pushing children to learn how to program/creative endeavor home in spite of an "outdated and primitive school system". The idea is the charisma alone of the laptop's hardware would lead children to creatively explore the device without any educational help.

The second part of the book actually documents the most "successful" deployment in Paraguay through the NGO Educa Paraguay. It highlights the social and infrastructure-based shortcomings of the deployment that lead to this project being a total failure. Not only the children did not experience the expected charisma of the machine, but the school and teachers/educa educators became the project's biggest allies.

The last part show how despite this obvious failure, OLPC and Educa managed to massage the reality to make it fit the constructionism promises and make look the project like an overall success.

This summary is of course an over-simplification of the 200 pages book, you should read the whole thing.

As always with Mit press, it's impossible to get a hold of a decently priced paperback copy of the book outside of northern America. You can find the epub on zlib ;) https://fr.fr1lib.org/book/11635102/8f85b9
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what does your gender feel taste and/or smell like?

cis people this question is also for you <3

Wordle 213 

213 3/6

Guess 1: all wrong
Guess 2: wrong place, wrong place, unused, unused, unused.
Guess 3: won!

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The Glagolithic script: for words set in stone

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The Glagolytic script: a writing system that dissolves a Glago

The feminine ūrj to avū on full moon evening

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“In a way the lionization of show, don’t tell, almost inevitably leads to the logic of a filmic literature. After all, internality often involves telling the audience how somebody feels. As “Show, Don’t Tell” becomes a hard rule, it’s not hard to see how an audience of would-be authors with an insufficient grounding in literature but a lot of exposure to television will inevitably interpret that to turn the page into a kind of screen.”

simonmcneil.com/2022/01/15/not

I’m genderfluid with neutral good and chaotic good. I’m never evil.

Wordle 212 

212 3/6

Guess 1: unused, wrong place, correct, wrong place, correct.
Guess 2: correct, unused, correct, correct, correct.
Guess 3: won!

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if i were playing wordle i'd simply type sator arepo tenet opera rotas followed by the correct word

Update: didn’t go look for the birb today because sudden change of schedule. Oh the halcyon days!

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