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Occasionally, you'll see someone argue that a topic is too important to "censor" behind a content warning.

The purpose of CWs is not to prevent people from seeing the warned-about content, but rather to prepare them to see it. That's especially necessary in a forum where posts come through in a steady stream, with barely any transition from one thought to the next. It helps people fight numbness, keep from feeling overwhelmed, and ultimately maintain their engagement with important issues.

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Today is a 3 video conferencing system day (zoom, meet and chime). I… have clearly made mistakes in my life to now spend enough time in meetings that this is how I measure my day😆

The thing I hate about being a hiring manager is having to make a snap decision on people.

Every person I interview to deserves a job, some just don’t have the right skills yet and it sucks when the reason I think they won’t work out is because I can’t provide them the environment for them to be successful in.

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Know someone who'd like to use Mastodon? And would like a nice account on our nice little slice of the web?

Our very own @jbowtie has generously sponsored 4 invites!

Sing out if you know someone who could use one of these! 😄

Negative 🎉 so time to 🛫 back to Sydney.

Didn’t catch up with friends this time, so here’s hoping it’s less than 10 months before I get back to Auckland again.

(Although I also don’t want to risk hoping for too soon, as that would be due to bad health and nope not ready for that)

Due to time zone fails I have an 8am interview to do tomorrow. Rats.

Negative, phew. Just need to stay that way until Sunday morning.

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Half way through my trip. Tomorrow I do a day 5/6 RAT.

I’m mediumly anxious it’ll be positive and then I’ll be stuck here which… well, ok, NZ has Coke Zero, the cookies I like, a time zone that suits me for work purposes (especially for interviewing candidates in PDT), and I have my work computer and a 5K display so it’s almost as good as being at home… except for the husband not being here, so yeah, I still want to go home on Sunday.

I find myself in Auckland until next Sunday.

Now I need the overcome my anxiety and reach out to people (and figure out how to provide a “I just flew in, I understand waiting for day 5/6 test or even just not wanting to risk it at all”)

I’m in an airline lounge for the first time since 2019 and … it feels weird.

Waiting for things (like test results, travel passes) adds a different kind of stress to travel, on top of the fact that I’m about to spend hours on a plane with people and I don’t like being around a lot of people and … time to take some deep breaths.

I have owned patrick.nz/ for less than (checks calendar) 8 years, but have finally gotten around to using that as my main website.

I have an 8am meeting tomorrow that is going to absolutely suck. Must think of ideas of how to make the whole day not suck.

I have booked flights to visit Auckland at the start of April.

Now to figure out getting tested (mostly figuring out the return end), getting my vaccines recorded so I can get a my vaccine pass, and of course figuring out if I can catch up with anyone while there.

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For any trans people who need to hear this:

Your body is beautiful. You're worthy of being desired, if that's something you want.

Whether you choose to transition (and in whatever direction you want), and wherever you are in that process -- you're seen, you are believed, and I'm proud to be your sibling.

When you look in the mirror, you deserve to hear, "Hey, Beautiful." If you don't hear it in your voice, hear it in mine.

Your strength is incredible. You come from a long tradition of transgender people, stretching back to the earliest days of humanity.

Let the haters shout into the void. You don't need to. The Void already loves you. ✨​

(cis people please boost)

My mac suddenly has ECC errors on one of the sticks of memory. The day after the Mac Studio was announced. I know what you're up to computer, and it won't work.

My day started with an 8am meeting and really hasn’t improved since. Maybe nap the rest of the day? The 1:1s I have this afternoon will understand surely.

My Bella arrived, and I accidentally walked out of the office with a bow on my head so what else to do but accessorise

@xahteiwi stereo blindness being acknowledged somewhere! Surprisingly few people know about this (Watching the LCA recording)

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