Queer Eye but it's five humans expressing complex ideas by using language

I turned off animated reactions and gifs in slack and my life is so much more peaceful now. why do allistic people use those godawful parot reactions all the time

this is done! there's a lot I could add to the toolchain to make it nicer, and there's many more books I could add too, but I'm calling it done now because I want to build a habit of actually finishing things

clarity.flowers/books/

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Here is what the data format looks like (this is what I directly edit)

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this is done! there's a lot I could add to the toolchain to make it nicer, and there's many more books I could add too, but I'm calling it done now because I want to build a habit of actually finishing things

clarity.flowers/books/

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Apparently per the spec, in the majority of cases it's not necessary to supply closing tags! And you also don't need to explicitly provide html, head, or body tags. In their examples, the syntax ends up looking only a few steps away from markdown.

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and hell, when I feel like those updates aren't too personal, I could also copy them to a public blog if I wanted to keep existing in the public sphere (online is bad often but I do like meeting new people).

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an idea I've been seriously considering today:

what if I reached out to my friends and gathered up all the interested people to put in an email group, and I ran a manual email list where I shared my life updates and thoughts and projects?

it's like social media but instead of posting to a timeline, I'm sending those same things to a specific list of people, not mediated by a specific platform.

I guess this is a thing I am trying to learn & practice everywhere and not just in coding

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one of my major focuses in my growth as a coder right now is learning how to meet my needs with the least effort, without forming too many dependencies on tools I don't know how to maintain

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here's my plan:
- attempt to write out a raw html+css site with all the relevant info
- listen for the pain points. consider making a tiny little templating tool for things like repeating lists or pages with shared data
- share it with friends and ask those interested what ways would be most useful for them to keep up with it (occasional social media reminders? rss? email list? activitypub feed?)

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I've been reading a bit more again, so I logged on to [the amazon book review site] and had the immediate thought that this kind of information would not only be best suited to local files + a static published website, but also that doing that would be easy.

had a new idea for a tabletop rpg and sat down and jotted out a whole page of notes without trouble. a good sign! my creative energy is healing, slowly.

like what if websites didn't ship with stylesheets because it was expected that the user had already written or downloaded their own global styles, or even if they hadn't they could trust that the browser's default stylesheet would make things look legible and pretty just from the semantic markup

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eternally dreaming of a world of computers without brand aesthetics

I had this thought yesterday that if I were a cis girl I probably would've ended up a jock. In school I liked sports but always felt so alienated among boys, so I went into music instead.

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@stellari and I tried playing tennis for the first time yesterday! It was fun!! I love running around and hitting the ball is very satisfying. good 2-person pandemic sport

every time I hear about someone getting retaliated against for union organizing, I look into it and discover that they are trans. Usually a trans woman, specifically. Good way to make a girl feel paranoid.

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