Finally, things seem to start moving in the right direction:
Meet @forgefed, an ActivityPub / Federation protocol for networked version control services like GitHub or GitLab.
musing on my past sense of self-worth
Not to get too psychoanalytical here, but my sense of never being good at anything was definitely fed by A) having more connections with people decades older than me than my age-peers, and B) growing up with a best friend who had the same hobbies as me and was effortlessly better at all of them. He’s still my friend, and it’s better now we do much different things now (and I know he wouldn’t be good at what I do).
I just need to emphasise how good it feels to consider myself *really good* at a skill/occupation for possibly the first time in my life. (Specifically now it’s theatre lighting programming.) There’s definitely more areas to learn and develop, but at the scale of shows I’m doing at the moment, I feel more capable than I ever have at *anything*. I’m elated.
MOBILIZON (beta) IS OUT! Free, open source, decentralized, (soon) federated, privacy by design software to allow us to organize freely. So proud to be part of it!
sudo flaw lets Linux users run commands as root even when they're restricted:
Being a freelancer and exclusively casual worker means I have to constantly tell myself not to spend/send away as much money as I would if I was full time, because (like now) I could suddenly be out of work for a month or two without even actually losing my job, and I have to cover all my own sick days & days off.
The second photo hints at my programming setup. I have a laptop running ETC Eos lighting software, a customised Cherry POS matrix keyboard for lighting functions, an external 15” USB-C touch monitor, my iPad Pro with touch surface controls I’ve designed, and the newest addition, a DIY 2-encoder OSC control surface. Here’s a clearer photo from today, and one from a few months ago showing my expanded setup with extra monitor when I have the room for it.
Day 3. We plotted, teched and rehearsed Act I. About 70 cues. The LD turned out to be a pretty chill guy after all, and I felt very capable of keeping up and fixing everything that went wrong. It’s nice after some anxious days leading up to feel like I’m doing the thing I love, and really good at it. Very hard to take phone camera photos with the quantity of light this designer is using - the dynamic range is crazy. #theatrelighting
@pbandkate the Rojavan revolution has been the greatest leftist project of the 21st century, and I feel confident in making that claim. there are other cool things going on out there like the neo-zapatistas in Mexico, but Rojava has been something special in it's defiant stand and transformation of society. it's also been an internationalist effort with people from the world over dying to defend it
Day 2 of Conservatorium Opera. I was flat out working today and forgot multiple times to actually take photos of any lighting stuff. But here’s the UV paint in action! It’s invisible under normal stage lights, showing the pastoral backdrop painted underneath. #theatrelighting
well folks. It's time. This is my favorite poem I've ever written. In fact, I got a tiny little reputation at my school for it. I hope to perform it at some slam poetry competitions someday, so you might see it online! This is the special uncut version for y'all. Please give it some love!
"To The Best-Selling Abled Authors Who Love to Write About Disability"
Genie: You have ONE WISH.
Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.
Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].
Genie: Wait, is that...?
Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.
because i gotta affirm this for myself:
"trans" just means "has a gender identity that doesn't align with what was assigned at birth"; it doesn't matter how that gender is expressed, it doesn't matter what, if any, professional or medical care is involved, it doesn't matter how happy or sad you are, it doesn't matter who else knows or cares or accepts it
i don't understand why i've been so reticent to claim this term for myself even as it is so screamingly obvious to me
Trans woman theatre lighting designer, electronics tinkerer and maker. Sydney, Aus.
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