If someone has a History Of Being Shitty, just because they are notionally "one of my people" doesn't mean I have to welcome them or accept people in my communities welcoming them. And I'm not tagging this with meta because this goes beyond recent events on this network, it's something that I see all the time and I will not fucking stand for it.
So after everything that's happened over the last week, here's a boundary that I shouldn't *have* to make explicit that I'll be pinning to my profile now because of abusive figures with clout in this network:
If you think that someone's marginalization excuses them from criticism, especially if they are acting in a way that marginalizes others, stay far the fuck away from me.
Crosspost from Twitter bc ive seen this shit un-CWed here too:
oh god fucking dammit people this shit again
loss.jpg is a fucking comic about a miscarriage. it is a blatant fucking trigger for a whole hell of a lot of people and the meme of mocking this shitty comic is shitty for people's mental health
Transgender discrimination, SCOTUS Show more
A worker whose employer baldly stated she was fired for being #transgender won a #discrimination case in the appeals court. Appeal to the #SCOTUS is now pending which could endanger title VII protections for transfolk https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/politics/transgender-job-discrimination.html
emoji vs. smileys vs. emoticons (227 words, my own idiosyncratic use of vocabulary phrased in an unnecessarily prescriptive manner) Show more
All three of these involve walking through a sequence of steps:
bytes -> characters -> rendering -> reading
...with all but the last step occurring in the computers.
In the case of emoticons, the bytes become pictures at the reading stage. : does not represent eyes and is rendered as a colon character, - does not represent a nose and is rendered as a hyphen-minus character, and ) does not represent a mouth and is rendered as a close-parenthesis characer ... but in the eyes of the reader, :-) registers clearly as a smiling face.
In the case of smileys, the bytes become pictures at the rendering stage. Again, none of the *characters* represent pictures, but the computer recognizes a sequence of characters (e.g. :geek: on a phpBB forum) and renders this sequence of characters as an image.
In the case of emoji, the bytes become pictures at the *character* stage. 😸 represents *as a character* a picture of a "Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes", on top of being rendered as a picture (😸) and perceived as a picture by the reader.
...that said, "emoji" as a term has undergone an expansion in meaning, probably through the influence of group chat services like Slack and Discord, and now includes smileys. But that is how I think of the distinction between these three things.
*sets chalk down* Any questions?
lmao my having a ridiculous amount of trouble in super mario bros world 2 and utilizing save states heavily netted me a cheevo i should not have gotten. i guess i kept reloading before the game registered deaths (as well as reloading if I so much as lost a powerup) so the condition monitoring saw those coins as being collected with no deaths.
Was going to go for a photo walk when I got home from the polls today but I'm going to wait for tomorrow because by the time I got out of the shower (needed to shave because itchy leg stubble + jeans is not a good combo) it's darkened enough that I don't think I'm going to get any good shots with my SX-70. Also jeans are still itchy and the rest of my clothes are still in the wash so I can have comfier clothes tomorrow.
Game developers NEED to unionize. We don’t have to wait for homophobic Halo players to pause their slur laden power fantasies and support us. We create the aesthetic, model the characters & environments, write the narratives, & program the tools. We have a right to healthcare, maternity/paternity leave, middle class wages tied to inflation, time off for friends/family/personal betterment, & the right to a safe work environment devoid of racial & sexual harassment.