3 of the remaining requests are Font Awesome webfont stuff, so I might look at ways I can ... not use webfonts at all. Might take some doing considering how I'm using them.

I'm very happy with recent changes to my site. Poked at the theme & worked on some taxonomy stuff, and now I'm down to a baseline of 6 requests per page load (plus one per image on the page). Also added a feature where I can group posts by "series" for my occasional multi-part posts (like the Lambda comment system tutorial).

Next step: dropping Bootstrap in favor of much more lightweight stuff, since I don't need 80% of Bootstrap.

The whole "you can still make a site behave / look nice without a full CSS framework and oodles of JavaScript" thing is still new to me - a learning process. I'll get there.

Maybe a better way to word it is "lots of the things that push my physical dysphoria buttons are the same things that would traditionally be considered prerequisites to passing"? Idk

This is getting translated into a blog post later probably

It's, I think, another example of how, sincerely, Everyone's Journey Is Different. Like, I'm unrepentantly trans on the Internet, I transitioned openly at work and I'm not planning to go anywhere there, heck I went full time including legally literally FOUR MONTHS into HRT, so I'm not hiding shit - but there is still a lot, physically, that I really, really aspire to. Separating the concepts of "passing" and "stealth" from one another, if that makes sense.

Thinking about "passing" in the context of being unambiguously out to everyone, how it's still where i'd like to end up despite it being Problematic In Current Discourse, and how at least for me it seems to be rooted in physical dysphoria and not internalized transphobia

So it turns out that my efforts to distract myself when spiralling result in really high productivity. this is not a good lesson to learn

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linux shitpost 

dysphoria mention 

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Alice giggled as her girlfriend pulled her into a corner of the town gardens. 'What's the big secret?'

Her girlfriend smiled to one side, that irresistible quirk that had first drawn her to her. 'It's a big *adventure*.'

'Yeah, but everything's a secret with you,' she said, a little breathlessly.

Her girlfriend's smile widened. 'Am I really so mysterious?'

She was. She was laughter on the wind and a smile in moonlight. She was perfume quickly whisked away.


#microfiction #TootFic

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Pebble was like any other cat; she played, she picked a human to live with, she purred and she prowled.

She was like any other house cat... except she was roughly the size of VW Beetle.

So she lived, unironically, in my unused garage, where she slept all day.

At first I was worried about keeping her fed, but she always seemed... full.

And like other house cats, she'd bring me gifts...

I learned how to wrangle alligators .

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday #UrbanFantasy

Feeling very aware of my privilege in social transition the last couple weeks.

transition bureaucracy, internalized shit 

hrt and MCU spoilers (Endgame) 

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Trans Lifeline (a very good organization that I can personally vouch for) is looking to hire a full-time remote volunteer coordinator for their microgrants program. $17+/hr w/full benefits. Can be worked from anywhere.

This is an administrative position focused on recruiting, managing and training volunteers. What they're asking for is any community organizing experience. If you need work, apply!!



Part 3 of my discussion of building a comment system for a static site: ajl.io/static-site-comment-sys

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