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fedi truly is the dark souls of social media

1. very good
2. lots of trans girls enjoy it
3. it's got dragons in it

you know you're getting tired when you start a python file with 'import cis'

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there are 2 wolves inside me, but through the power of containerization, they are isolated from each other

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if your icon is not a funny little creature you are using this website wrong
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I keep seeing lots of long-time #fediverse users saying 'don't favourite posts it does nothing' but actually when you favourite my posts it makes me smile and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

anyway, if you ever feel like you don't know what you're doing or you don't belong, just remember that basically no one else knows what they're doing either, we're all just trying to make ends meet in a world way too big, with no instructions, and if you ever feel like you could really use a hug right now, you're far from alone in that feeling

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it's a weird problem to have, being sad because i'm in a positive environment again, but i feel like i've forgotten how to make friends, like i'm not noteworthy enough to be friends with cool people, like i can't Post Good Enough to keep up

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im sure it comes from a lot of places, social anxiety, depression, but i think part of it is a weird kind of culture shock coming back to mastodon where i'm suddenly surrounded by cool people, and my brain, used to my life being lonely and uneventful and isolated, feels like this is something unique, something that i could lose

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i frequently get this weird kind of FOMO when i see cool stuff or nice interactions on masto, a sort of outsidery imposter syndrome thing, and it comes with this weird sense of urgency where i need to act now or i'll miss my chance or that i won't be able to be friends with someone if someone else beats me to it, as if they'd hit their Friend Quota and disappear, or like the world was going to run out of cool people i could be friends with

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There is this trick in microscope photography that involves filtering the light through a polarizing filter, and then putting another out-of-phase polarizing filter in front of the lens. This largely eliminates specular reflections and makes it so much easier to decipher the markings on SMD chips.

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TIL there's a pretty robust looking self-hosted FOSS live streaming platform that has fediverse integration
owncast.online/

still amazed that the preferred way to include assets in a webpack build is by including them in the source. importing a css file in typescript is extremely normal and fine

today's gender is: the smell of freshly chopped onions and bell peppers. maybe some garlic

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i've updated my webbed site with much more purple, and also i wrote a long post about issues with the modern web and my plans to do better
trashbyte.io/blog/2022/11/11/t

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some people claim to have prophetic dreams that can predict the future. the only paracausal ability i have is waking up with a song stuck in my head that i haven't heard in 5 years and then that makes me go listen to it

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I'd like to tell you about a fun project I've been doing. I changed my web browser font to a custom one. Over several months I replaced the letters in the alphabet one by one, as I adjusted to reading it, until I had replaced the entire alphabet. I can read this fluently now.

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