Forenoon is a good word.
I've personally imported it into English from the danish word "formiddag" (lit.: before mid day).
It's the time period between morning and noon, where morning is until 8 or 9 depending on your circadian rhythm and other context.
Noon is 12:00, before is forenoon, after is afternoon.
On gender as a spectrum
The point of "gender is a spectrum" was never that one's gender can sit somewhere between male and female (but sure, that's an option), and neither does it say anything about how many poles or dimensions gender have.
The point was, is, and always will be that gender is continuous. Gender is not a finite set. Gender is infinite. Gender is not countable.
When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.
1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.
2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.
3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.
hot take, unconcious imperialism
I'm tired of people posting stuff like "everyone should read this" / "every white person should do this" and then it's something that only makes any sense in either an American context or a British context.
I'm frustrated because it feels erasing to sit over here in my "tiny" country and try to communicate in English-as-second-language, and then over and over again see all these "everyone" labels that are apparently only meant to apply to Americans/Britons.
luke-warm take, mastodon, UX
Implementing "delete & re-draft" rather than "edit" is a lazy cop-out, that is only ever meant to make it easier for the developer with no regard for user experience.
Fuck not being able to edit a typo without destroying coherence with anything down-thread.
Fuck posts showing up twice in my feed, and the first one only disappearing when I click on it, because it had a typo somewhere.
And fuck any excuses for why it's "hard to implement" being able to edit posts.
Why many people don't and won't use open source federated sites
People will continue to use big centralized sites like Discord until the alternatives drop the literal paragraphs of technobabble to explain what they are.
Most users do not know tech well. If they see pages of words they don't understand it's clear the software 'isn't for people like me'
so they go back to centralized sites.
If people don't understand what any of those acronyms and words mean it won't matter that the site is easier or better to use.
There's nothing wrong with technical explanations.
But they can be deeply alienating as a first impression and explanation to someone with no tech or coding skills who's after 'a site I can talk to my friends on'.
Folks know the sites they use are bad. But the alternative isn't accessible to the vast majority of people.
Non tech users need to be included and respected as potential users if open source is to appeal to all the communities it could benefit.
you say the death god is ageless, is immortal, is invincible simply for having endured in the theology of a vicious and warlike cult with so many conquered shards still stuck in its boots. i say to you gods may be killed, and even death may die. its immortality is propaganda, a sign of the envoy of the spirit of death which infests the mind and diverts any thought of its absence, of its eviction. tear out the infection and witness the brighter day that lives in your own potential.
@ajroach42 I'm working on a gardening game, where the player can grow 25 different pixellated flowers. Today we've been drawing patterns for the match-(3/4/5) minigame that will let player crossbreed flowers.
words about buffalo
who the hell decided that the latin name for the american plains buffalo subspecies should be "Bison bison bison"?
Here's the grammatically correct buffalo sentence:
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Here's the grammatically correct buffalo sentence with the latin name for the animal:
Buffalo Bison bison bison Buffalo Bison bison bison buffalo buffalo Buffalo Bison bison bison.
#WildIdea: A program organised in chapters rather than in modules.
It's mandatory to include an introduction either before or in chapter 1. It should give a clear view of the goals of the program.
Code in any chapter can only depend on and call code in previous chapters.
Reading the entire program in proper chapter order should give an understanding of the program and it's architecture.
Reasoning for why a part does what it does should be included in the chapter where the part is defined.
Parent, Feminist, Softwaremaker - in that order
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