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.
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.
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, phew. Just need to stay that way until Sunday morning.
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’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 https://patrick.nz/ for less than (checks calendar) 8 years, but have finally gotten around to using that as my main website.
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)
@xahteiwi stereo blindness being acknowledged somewhere! Surprisingly few people know about this (Watching the LCA recording)
👬 👨🏻💻 🤷🏻♂️ 🏳️🌈 🦄. Pronouns: he/him (they/them are ok too). Married to a wonderful person also named Patrick.
I think you are awesome. Cats are awesome too.
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