I need the Internet to settle an argument.
Is banana bread bread or cake?
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Bread 64% (25 votes)
Cake 33% (13 votes)
Other (leave a comment) 2% (1 votes)
I've been using this account as my primary for about a week now, and I'm think I'm settled on using it for the foreseeable future, so I guess it's time to do another #introduction post.
I'm a dad of four kids, and a web developer. I have a college degree in #Theater (or #Theatre) and had aspirations of being an actor. I kind of fell into web development as a career. It was a hobby back in high school, and I just needed to pay some bills after college, so I ended up doing this.
I always have aspirations to do other things, but for now, I'm pretty happy spending most of my time as a dad and husband.
Some day, I'd like to get back into #acting, or maybe do some #VoiceActing. I also enjoy #writing and will, from time to time, post some #MicroFiction, usually from somebody's #WritingPrompt.
I love #StarTrek, and usually watch at least one episode nearly every day. I like all #SciFi really, though, as well as #fantasy. I used to read a lot, but find I don't have as much time or mental capacity for it as I used to. I also enjoy watching #anime, and have really been enjoying the new episodes of #Bleach lately.
Feel free to follow me if you think we have similar interests, and I may follow you back, if I think likewise.
#WebDev #PHP #BackEnd #Laravel #introductions #Parenting #DadLife
One of my coworkers, during a meeting, just accidentally misgendered another coworker who's non-binary. They gently corrected the mistake and moved on, which was fine, but the manner of misgendering made me wonder how best he should've addressed them.
He was trying to give them a compliment on their new haircut. What he said was "Girl, you're rocking that look!"
They corrected him saying, "Not girl, 'they', but in response to your other question ..."
If they were a woman, "Girl!" would've been a culturally appropriate way to address them in this circumstance. If they were a man, "Dude!" might've been more appropriate. So, what's the appropriate (at least in the US) non-binary alternative in this circumstance? Obviously, he could've just used their name, which would've worked well enough, but doesn't quite carry the same weight as the gendered alternatives.
This Lutheran pastor explains why "hate the sin, but love the sinner" is nonsense and un-Christian. #LoveEveryone
Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. "With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model." Simply the best. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/may/24/tina-turner-legendary-rocknroll-singer-dies-aged-83
This has been apparent for months now: Twitter Is a Far-Right Social Network. "Twitter has evolved into a platform that is indistinguishable from the wastelands of alternative social-media sites such as Truth Social and Parler." https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/05/elon-musk-ron-desantis-2024-twitter/674149/
I Get No Mail and It's Glorious. Great list of tips on how to cut down on junk mail. https://ironicsans.substack.com/p/i-get-no-mail-and-its-glorious
A true warrior knows the greatest victories are not celebrated: no fireworks, no parades, no cheering crowds. Those are the victories within you, where you have struggled and overcome personal demons, conquered your fears, won for yourself. Celebrate, warrior. You have earned it.
Driving home from the grocery store today, I saw a bald eagle as roadkill on the side of the road. Seemed like a pretty good analogy. #USPol #TrueStory #UnitedStates
A little exprriment... I wanna see how far this post can go & how many people are on what software. Repost for exposure pls
#Poll #Fedi #Fediverse #Software #Experiment
Mastodon 67% (4534 votes)
Misskey 3% (221 votes)
Calckey 6% (417 votes)
Foundkey 1% (74 votes)
Pleroma 3% (248 votes)
Akkoma 2% (201 votes)
Pixelfed 8% (554 votes)
Other 7% (480 votes)
Is your MC good at relationships in general?
No. Not really.
She had a very good, loving relationship with her mother. Her father died when she was very little, so her mom raised her on her own.
But her mom died when she was ten. And then four years bouncing around the foster system, mostly with pretty crappy foster families got her a bit jaded on relationships with others.
Her aunt and uncle took her in when she was fourteen. They were nice, but she never really got close to them.
When she got her dog when she was fifteen, that became the first relationship she'd really had since her mother's death.
A lot of the story is about her learning to build relationships with others, and overcoming her fear of getting close to people.
Is your MC good at romantic relationships?
It's not really a thing she's ever prioritized in her life. She's been on a few dates, but she's never really had a boy- or girlfriend.
She's always had other things in her life that were more important to her.
One benefit of working remotely:
I had a meeting this afternoon with my boss and the CTO. Right before the meeting started, I opened up a soda, that sprayed everywhere, but mostly on my pants.
Since the meeting was just on video chat, I was able to just remove my pants, and nobody noticed.
When you see trouble on the road ahead, you may falter, you may lose heart. But take a moment to look at the road you've taken so far, at all the other times of trouble you have left in the distance. You will face the challenge before you, and soon it too will be behind you, fading into the distance.
A true warrior may roar and laugh in the face of a challenge, but inside harbor doubts and fears. Sometimes you must act brave until you become brave, even if you never truly feel brave. There is no shame in this, for true courage, and true glory, is about overcoming.
Leonard Nimoy & Nichelle Nichols striking in support of #WGA, May 14, 1981.
Pictures via https://nitter.qwik.space/hesbianspock/status/1653567947258953728#m Hesbianspock. Comments also note #ReneAuberjonois supported the 2007 strikes in kind.
⚪ Ein schnelles Lieblingsfoto.
🟤 A fast favorite photo.
📷 by Artist: #BigTreeHunters in Loc.: #Maui Hawaii - Title: "The Running Tree" 🌬️🍃- #Streetart #Art #Mastoart #Tree #Nature #Photography #Fotografie #Artwork ➡️ #APhotoLove
no one has ever surpassed the animated netscape logo's ability to make the internet feel majestic and awe inspiring