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Updated introduction 10/2020 

I'm married (monogamous), bisexual, trans, geeky, and a proud but exhausted parent. We live in Boston, Massachusetts. I love cats, cooking, computers, and staying healthy.

Most of my posts on this instance are about my transition, which I'm pursuing with the help of a supportive & loving partner. But this is also my main Fediverse account these days so expect a lot of random geeky stuff too.

Most of my retro computer content is posted on my @danaross account.

On this instance, I use she/her pronouns.

I follow back if you look interesting. Most people do. I love the wide variety of queer & other voices that have found a home on Mastodon. But I'm not interested in your racism, sexism, or other bigotry.

Don't expect a lot of selfies. I'm sorry to disappoint.

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How I use content warnings 

Content warnings are one of my favorite things about Mastodon.

I understand how easily a word or situation can trigger a trip to the darkest places of your psyche. Whether you're dealing with CPTSD or recovering from addiction, the world can feel like a minefield.

I don't want my account to be part of that.

I cw things of a sexual or highly personal nature. I cw references to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. I cw talk of racist or sexist behavior.

I cw long posts like this one and use the cw as a title. Line what you see? Tap to read more. But you don't need my long rambles filling up your timeline.

I reached out to an adopted cousin I never met.

We probably don't have much in common but I wanted to try to make a connection.

I'm embracing the role of the parent/big sibling my inner child never had and it brings me so much joy!

Congratulations little Dana. You finally learned to use a sewing machine.

Ok well the fabric store didn't have all the parts I needed to get the sewing machine working so I ended up buying a new one. At least it was on sale.

I always wanted to learn to use a sewing machine. For $15 I think I can afford to give it a try and see if I like it!

(Please boost!)

Come work with me at Grindr! I’m expanding a diverse web engineering team so I'm looking for a Sr. Full Stack Engineer who will report to me. You'll help us build an exciting new web React application and modernize the Grindr dot com web site.

We offer a uniquely queer environment with great benefits (including Folx for your HRT needs!) and unlimited vacation.

It's suddenly dawned on me that I'm working at a place I could wear my collar to work and people would be like yeah cool but could you send your status report in by 3:00?

Drugs, mh 

I had some depression symptoms and took 5mg of a sativa tincture and I was my usual self before I got to the top of the stairs.

This is amazing. I can just get on with life.

Antivaxxers are taking sprio to prevent covid so I better stock up on pickles in case they empty the shelves.

Who am I kidding? The shelves were so empty at the grocery store this weekend.

Kiddo and I christened the new Belgian waffle maker and if anyone needs me I'll be in a food coma.

If Yoshi eats one of the little mushroom people does that make him a carnivore or an herbivore?

Dana Rose :heart_trans: boosted

For USA folks with an adjusted gross income under 72,000:

Federal law requires tax prep software companies offer FREE tax prep software to you, REGARDLESS OF HOW COMPLEX YOUR TAXES ARE.

(Not open for 2022 yet 'cause early, but soon.)

I've had people assume I'm a product manager instead of an engineering manager today which says a lot about how little progress we've made including women in the tech field.

"See, when Mama started hormones, she developed eyes in the back of her head just like Mommy…"


Dana Rose :heart_trans: boosted

Sick of the latest corporate right-libertarian Silicon Valley blockchain/NFT/metaverse bullshit?

You’re not alone.

362 people, projects, and organisations have signed the web0 manifesto since the New Year :)


"When I grow up, I want to be as good a mom as Mama" :trans_heart:

"I don't need a paternity test. This is YOUR child."

"What now?"

"The whole time we were rafting in Mario Party she was telling me how to play and not paddling herself."

"How does that make her my child?"

"Because she has management potential!"

So that was a rush.

"LGBTIQA+ training" at my kid's school turned out to be "gender identity training". I had a much bigger role than I expected but there was a ton of learning going on.

Even had some trans & nb staff speaking openly about their experiences for the first time.

Setting a 6am alarm for my day off.

I'm going to be part of my kid's school's staff training on LGBTQIA. I'll be speaking & answering questions about being a transgender parent and now the parent of a trans* child.

I never would have expected this to be happening even three years ago.

* She's now considering if she's genderfluid

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