Guess since I never got around to it before, here's some proper #introductions
I'm a friendly part-time wolf who runs canislupus.im
Cloud herder and devoperator as a day job
Bi, gay married
Trying to be as good an ally to my trans friends as I possibly can be
I'm into sci-fi like nobody's business and still feel bitter about all the stuff they promised us in the 80s that we never got
Expect random musings, mostly
Airways happy to chat, feel free to say hi.
After many years I'm doing a little something for Mabon again this year.
Feels kinda nice.
City of London's gender survey closes soon - help defy the TERFs Show more
The City of London Corporation's survey on gender identity closes soon, on Sep 14:
If you're trans, or are an ally, please take a few minutes to complete this, if you're in a position to do so, and help offset the TERFs' responses.
The Corporation is responsible for a variety of London spaces, including the Barbican and Hampstead Heath - their future policy will affect many.
Hello trans friends, can I ask for some advice?
In a professional setting (e.g. client meeting, job interview), do you consider it polite for the other person to ask about preferred pronouns or does it come across as patronising?
Could it be taken to suggest you don't "pass" well enough?
How would you like people to address the issue? Assume they need to know because they will speak to colleagues / write about the meeting afterwards.
Recruiter: Come work in Dubai
Me: Gay people like me get sent to prison in Dubai...
Recruiter: Bah, humbug. I saw a gay man once! He didn't complain!
At LeadDev London today.
Kinda excited, even though I hate crowds.
Hope it'll be a good one.
It is way too hot this morning. ><
So... cluster-proportional-autoscaler release history goes 1.1.0 > 1.1.1 > 1.1.2 > 1.1.2-rc2
I'm not sure which disturbs me more, the RC release after the GA or the question of what happened to rc1...
Hmm... This upgrade could have gone smoother...
First an odd Active record error, then an emoji breaking web UI... *grumbles*
Nothing ever rocks and nothing ever rolls and nothing's every worth the cost...
I've fallen way out of touch with trends in web development.
Which technologies would you use nowadays to start a mid-size webapp scaling up to tens of thousands (not millions) of users and gigabytes (not terabytes) of database-like storage?
I'm looking fora coherent answer covering the entire stack: cloud hosting, storage backend, IPC, programming languages, web frameworks, client-side frameworks... plus anything related to testing and deployment.
A friend of mine is raising money for https://www.thecalmzone.net/ by way of a 24h World of Tanks marathon this Friday.
Join in if you wanna laugh along and donate if you can.
It's just as well, though. After the incident we had at work this weekend, any delay before having to write the post-mortem is welcome.
Today is starting out fun...
Train to work delayed, short-formed AND on the wrong platform.
It's a railway fuckup value pack!
Saw Hidden Figures last night.
Really good film, I thought.
Totally a must-see if you're a space nut like me.
Feels, violence, being queer Show more
Yesterday I gave my statement to police about the guy who punched me on the tube last week.
The PC encouraged me to consider that it might have been an anti-queer hate crime, due to my pink hair.
Hate the thought...
It's put me in a really weird frame of mind.
I mean, I know it happens - a lot. I'm privileged and lucky that it never happened to me, but...
Somehow it feels like the comfortable illusion that we were kinda over this has been shattered.