Coronavirus, politics, MH (-)
How many years of my life am I expected to endure feeling literally physically worthless and expendable?
I'm a pretty cool, smart, hardworking person. Transition has given me a new shot at happiness, and now this -- more direct messages that the average person in my country is worth less than dog food. Bleh.
I just want to live somewhere that doesn't feel like I'm still living with my abusive parents.
The USA is in an abusive relationship with its government, and it has officially escalated past personal safety. Time to get out.
re: Coronavirus Stimulus Check and Poverty.
@erosdiscordia @NOCARRIER If you're under 30, you can get Holiday Work Visas. Look up what countries 🇺🇸 has active agreements with. I did one in 🇦🇺 for a year, one in 🇳🇿 for a year; then I aged out and got a real visa for NZ ... man why didn't I just stay in NZ...
But yea, Holiday Work Visas. If you end up in NZ and like Linux/Open Source Software, my old company is usually hiring.
Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, compiled from images captured by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979. https://humanoidhistory.tumblr.com/post/611676412378857472
A friend of mine from Uni just introduced me to some incredibly good coding music. This album is even free on Bandcamp:
Fucking boomers. Jesus. Arguments about climate change now go like this: "shut up, dickhead, you're wrong. Go read this, and if you're still wrong, then fuck you." https://skepticalscience.com/argument.php
Before I moved off of Gmail, I extracted an archive of all that e-mail and placed it in a Maildir folder and put it on my current IMAP server.
Maybe once or twice a year I'll go through and read some old e-mails .. reading stuff today from 2005. We talked so much differently back then ... we actually wrote out our thoughts in long form.
Over the years there have been fewer and fewer people I've done that with. Today it's probably less than 5, and it might be months between replies.
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