starbreaker

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"growing a website and listening to The Sisters of Mercy"

old, queer, married, autistic, agnostic, anti-authoritarian

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Saying No, Setting Boundaries

Category: Life

I recently had cause to remember something so important that society spends years trying to make us forget it: “No” is a complete sentence. Why is “no” a complete sentence? Your first duty is to yourself. You have the right to set boundaries for yourself. You have the right to say “no” to anything and anybody. You don’t need a reason. You don’t have to explain yourself. You don’t have to justify y... » Continue Reading

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Thoughts on the Insurrection

Category: News and Politics

I have some things to say about the insurrection attempt at Capitol Hill on 2021-01-06. Conservatives won’t like it, but they kiss my dirty liberal ass. Disclaimer: This article concerns current events, US politics, and political violence in the wake of the insurrection attempt on January 6, 2021. The opinions within are entirely my own, and not necessarily those of my employer or any of their cli... » Continue Reading

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Weekly Blog Digest for 02/28/2021

Category: Blogging

I've started my own newsletter, and this is the first issue . I wanted to post its contents here , but SpaceHey keeps mangling it. Sorry. » Continue Reading

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BYF/DNI

Category: SpaceHey

Before You Send a Friend Request There are some things you should know about me. I'm a college dropout and I'm not ashamed of it. I'm autistic, and was diagnosed as an adult. I'm not sociable, but I'm not unfriendly. I've never been good at reaching out to other people, and that doesn't bother me as much as it used to (or probably should). I live with depression, and heavy metal saved me from bein... » Continue Reading

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Burnout?

Category: Life

I'm tired of everything. I'm tired of writing. I'm tired of software development. I'm tired of the internet. I just want to turn my back on the world and do nothing but cuddle with my wife and cats, read, and listen to heavy metal albums. I haven't felt like this since I was 18. Is this depression? Or am I just burned out? » Continue Reading

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When You Don't See Me: Reckoning Day: Naomi 1

Category: Writing and Poetry

A scene from «When You Don't See Me», a Starbreaker novel Content Warning : This is a work of fiction. All characters, places, and events are fictional or used in a fictitious context. It may be inappropriate for readers upset or offended by depictions of: violence corruption prejudice bigotry abuse of power psychological trauma In addition, it is not suitable for readers under the age of 16 witho... » Continue Reading

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When You Don't See Me: Reckoning Day: Annelise 1

Category: Writing and Poetry

A scene from «When You Don't See Me», a Starbreaker novel Content Warning : This is a work of fiction. All characters, places, and events are fictional or used in a fictitious context. It may be inappropriate for readers upset or offended by depictions of: violence corruption prejudice bigotry abuse of power psychological trauma In addition, it is not suitable for readers under the age of 16 witho... » Continue Reading

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Not about to see your light...

Category: Religion and Philosophy

To the people who add me just so they can try to tell me about Jesus: I grew up in a Catholic family. I went to Catholic school. I turned my back on the church because I couldn't pretend I believed in any of that. But you think you're going to persuade me to accept your take on Christianity when I rejected one of the OG denominations? Like the man says, I'm not about to see your light. It's a ligh... » Continue Reading

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A few things I believe

Category: Religion and Philosophy

These are a few beliefs I've come to hold over the years. black lives matter trans lives matter any cop who kills a suspect should stand trial for murder no cop accused of murder should be allowed to claim self-defense without independent video evidence that the suspect fired first abuses of power should be exposed and punished without mercy society and the economy should serve people, not the oth... » Continue Reading

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Links explaining misconceptions about the First Amendment and Section 230 (for US citizens)

Category: News and Politics

Neither the First Amendment nor Section 230 apply to SpaceHey since it's based in Germany instead of the US, but here are a couple of links you can drop on trolls who insist that they have an inalienable right to be assholes in spaces they don't actually own. Hello! You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About The First Amendment. Hello! You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About... » Continue Reading

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I Think «Death Note» is a Comedy

Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

I finally got around to watching Death Note (the anime) and even though it's not supposed to be a comedy I can't help myself, mainly because I know a lot of infosec types who watch it and love to point out all the ways Light Yagami fucks up and gives himself away to anybody who isn't constrained by the plot to spot the actual clues (for example, there's gwern's Death Note: L, Anonymity & Eludi... » Continue Reading

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Two songs by SpaceHey members

Category: Music

I listened to a couple of songs by SpaceHey members today: Raxx Quinn Thunder in a Clear Sky Raxx's number is "Gwynnbleidd", which she recorded with Graveshadow and was inspired by The Witcher . This is really solid filk/power metal in the tradition of Battle Beast, and Raxx Quinn's vocals remind me of the late Jill Janus (Huntress), Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers), and Sarah Ann Kitteringha... » Continue Reading

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Do you remember/miss Netscape and Mozilla? Check out SeaMonkey.

Category: Web, HTML, Tech

Do you remember browsers before Firefox and Chrome? Do you remember when Netscape and Mozilla wasn't just a browser, but a whole set of tools? Browser Mail/Usenet News/Feeds Web page editor Address book Well, the SeaMonkey project picked up where Netscape and Mozilla left off, and still develop a full web application suite. The software is free, with downloads for Windows, MacOS, and GNU/Linux, an... » Continue Reading

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SpaceHey RSS

Category: Web, HTML, Tech

I love that SpaceHey provides RSS feeds for blogs and forums. I just wish SpaceHey would let users import RSS/Atom feeds from their own websites. Not that it's hard to switch the editor mode to HTML and just paste markup from the blog, but that's time I could spend interacting with others. » Continue Reading

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