medication, fear 

It appears as though today's medical toot day. So because of circumstances and health things I don't want to go into too deep right now I've been presented with the possibility of being reliant on medication for the rest of my life. And that scares me. Like I seem to have a deep fear of needing medication to survive especially at a young age. So mad respect to those of you for whom this is already reality. How do you do it? Like it legit terrifies me

Also wtf has it really been that long already? That's insane. Still remember it like it happened yesterday

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And it's been like this for a good 2 ish years so my hopes of this discomfort ever going away are pretty slim. It's funny how we adapt though. It's gone from a thing I just can't stop thinking about to a thing that happens and I just kinda notice it sometimes when my mind isn't busy with other things

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What's worse than a foot falling asleep?

A foot with a lot of nerve damage falling asleep. Because now my body's all like "aaaaa help what is this how do I deal with it omg no too much"

You could seriously write books about the million unexpected ways PHP can fail you. About the days of productivity lost because it does something so mind twistingly dumb that you'd never think to check. Yes I have strong feelings for PHP. No, they're not all too positive. :(

Trying to use multiple Python versions because there's this huge diff between 3.7 and 3.8 apparently and honestly just no. Venv's broken, pyenv won't work either... Whyyyy

There's some Irony to how big corporations are absolutely terrible at handling accessibility. Not all of them and not all the time but... Twitch firing their accessibility lead during GAConf and Google killing community captions during deaf awareness week? Can't make this shit up

Reminder: Tone policing is bad.
You don't get to dismiss someone's argument merely because they fucking used a word, phrase, or tone of voice that you do not like. (see?)
Yes, obviously there are limits. But generally, if a person seems rude to you, try thinking why that is so. Are they perhaps the less-privileged party, frustrated because they are not being listened to?
More info:
rationalwiki.org/wiki/Tone_arg
geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/To
Yes, subtoot. But also useful in general.

Thinking about alternative user interfaces that aren't graphical, I've often thought about how much I'm missing out on in a digital audio workstation or an integrated development environment because of things that were purely graphical. I know Reaper as well as VS Code are doing amazing things in that regard, they actually allow me to have a job doing code, but there are things that I wish I could do better, more efficient, faster... And now I really want to make this happen. Somehow.

Hardstyle/hardcore, very loud 

I was challenged to make hardstyle or hardcore. I had a vocal, and exactly 8 minutes to do it. How did it turn out? How far did I get? Did I maybe softclip it a bit much? Yes? Yes. I believe I did. I was struggling for time! :P

@talon Seconded! Being able to know just how clever, silly and/or cute the cats of Mastodon are is a luxury I'll never get used to. Fediverse is also the place that made me understand why some others love plants so much (because they really are beautiful, it turns out!), and that good memes do exist. :)
Keep it up, everyone. I know you think barely anyone will read those things, but Fedi is all about abandoning popularity and instead improving lives for a few, isn't it? :)

So I was trying to check the progress of my Macbook updating to Big Sur beta 7 with VoiceOver... and this happened.

I wanted to take this time to once again thank every single being on fedi that posts pictures, even mundane ones, with image descriptions. Thank you for describing your screenshot, your drawing, your selfie, your cat. Seriously. Thank you. I'm not sure if you realize how much that means to me.

I posted a thing about harmonizers a while ago and asked if I should turn it into a full song. Well, I did. Have a listen before I post it everywhere!

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Nothing like lying on the couch petting a cat while scrolling through fedi

In today's edition of things I'll probably never finish... I tried to make... uh... a happy hardcore bootleg remix of some kind?

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