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I've been on Mastodon for a while now, so that means it's time for an .

I love birds, tacos, dogs, and bicycling, but I struggle to climb hills. I'm a Seattle-based instructional designer creating internal training for a tech company, though my degree is in Computer Engineering. I'm also an atheist, liberal, daughter of a Cuban immigrant, and I suffer from frequent migraine headaches.

I post about , politics (I CW), migraines, work, and random life stuff.

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*crying* I just love tacos so much.

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Handing people ill-fitting ice skates and a waiver, then throwing them out on a rink with no padding or instruction along with a bunch of other people who don't know what they're doing is the worst system and I was lucky to escape with only a banged up knee.

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Shout out to my roommate for being my +1 at the company party. I banged the carp out of my knee ice skating, but this is far less injured than last time I went ice skating. Party was pretty good this year!

CW for selfie, eye contact

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Fun Mastodon hack: don't shit on things people like if no one has asked for your opinion.

Another cool and interesting YouTube video!

YouTube: Art or Reality
youtu.be/kVav1ri65Ws

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Today I learned there's a new Men In Black movie coming summer 2019 starring Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, directed by F. Gary Gray and I'm tentatively excited about it!

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The principle of voluntary exchange as a basis for what is acceptable only works if everyone is on equal footing.

The idea that any exchange is ok as long as all participants agreed to it voluntarily is one of those insidious ideas that seems ok as long as you are willing to completely ignore existing power imbalances, which in my experience far too many people are.

Mastodon reminds me so much of being on Freenode in late 2000s that I am beginning to suspect it's actually all the same people. *looks around suspiciously*

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I trained a neural network on 1,228 types of cookies and apparently these are what cookies sound like to it.
aiweirdness.com/post/180892528

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"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"Yes?"
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Happy Thursday, lovely fediversians.

We're all going through something. That's just a fact life. When one is moving and shaking to be a better person and improve their community around them, it gets hard.

At times, this manifests as some not so great stuff. Aloofness, rudeness, pettiness, even hostility.

I've found it's a good practice to take a step back and give people space in these moments. Don't take it all so personally. Usually, it's not about you.

The walk is just hard sometimes

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This site is dedicated to birbs. A birb is a cute bird. In some instances another animal (dog, cat, rodent, even a snek may qualify)

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