#introduction Hi, I'm Kira!
I'm a white nonbinary trans girl in my early 30s.
I am a verrry curious humyn. I value my connection to plants & nature, free software, small simple handmade tools, exploring new things & places, making interesting things, & doing experiments.
Currently, I'm studying earthskills, sailing, various DIY skills, & how to think more like a scientist. I'm partway into my gender metamorphosis, and healing past wounds & traumas. I'm here to have fun, learn & share new things, and make friends.
I communicate best with people who utilize #1-#7 of https://eastbaymeditation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Agreemnts-Multicultural-Interactions-15.09.13.pdf and have low tolerance for people who behave unkindly or who I don't feel comfortable around, and will mute or block as needed.
I used this cool little web app to make it:
https://sundaysites.cafe is a really cool idea & *such* a great vibe
»If you want to build a Sunday Site
1. Write HTML and CSS.
3. Automate as little as possible. Keep it manual until it hurts.
4. Sign your site with a link to your user page.
5. Have fun!
mastodon, except without federation. Each instance has the space to develop its own deeply unique culture, separate from the rest of the internet. And while travel between instances is possible, it's more akin to going on a journey to a far away place, and finding yourself immersed in their local instance's culture, vs simply seeing other instance's members aggregated in your local timeline.
Because my paid work uses slack, a few years ago I hacked together an irc bridge for myself using slack's bot api, and tbh it's been amazing: I can just use a fast irc client, and only need to dip into the chunky web app maybe twice a month for more obscure features.
Also check out Feynmann's poem on the 2nd page! This is the kind of stuff inspired me to get into science.
"Our freedom to doubt was born of a struggle against authority in the early ages of science. It was a very deep and strong struggle. Permit us to question -- to doubt, that's all -- not to be sure."
Before JS, I mostly wrote Java. And honestly? I miss having clearly defined types, and having more confidence after the compiler had run.
That said, not having to think about types can be really nice for hacking together small programs!
I thought about this a lot in 2020, after writing mainly JS for ~6 years now:
Current top contender for a new keyboard: 🌸
Doing a lot better today. A good sleep & morning meditation helped.
Getting lots of noise from this.
Please don't @ me.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.