Show newer

tips for meddling parents 

It's not an easy situation when the parent refuses to meet their child where the child is and insists on living in the past or in fantasy. For those who do wish to break this pattern or not fall into it, these tips may help:

1. Cultivate identity, interests, and sense of meaning beyond being a parent and needing someone to be dependent on you. This may also help you avoid becoming an annoying "gimme my grandkids" whiner. Your parenting days are done!! Get over it!!

2. Rethink and challenge your own concept of what makes a good life. The world is always changing, and what worked when you were young might no longer work. Your child is also not you (I know, shock!!) and what worked for you might not work for them. If your child's life isn't actually off kilter, they don't need you to fix it for them.

3. Understand and know your child as who they are, not who you wished they were or the small child you remember them to be. Your child is so much more than your fond hopes could have conjured up, and that's a blessing! Get to know this wondrous, unique person you had the luck of bringing into the world and/or raising to adulthood. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done and for God's sake get a hobby outside of meddling in their life.

Show thread

A long time ago, I had a National Association of Rocketry membership. I just wrote NAR HQ asking if I could get my old member number back under my chosen name.

This is the sort of ridiculous model rocket I need to build.

I also want to build and fly an Estes' Big Daddy, but get a "Daddy Issues" decal made for it.

𝟻𝟶 𝙵𝙾𝚁𝙼𝙰𝚃(𝙰,𝙵𝟸.𝟶,𝙰)
𝟷𝟶 𝚆𝚁𝙸𝚃𝙴(*,𝟻𝟶) '𝙰𝙿𝚁𝙸𝙻 ', 𝙳𝙰𝚃𝙴,

Please, /please/, don't make /only/ videos, y'all! Make text articles too!

Text is even /easier/ to make it's just /always/ video


Not everyone can do videos. Especially long videos that we're expected to Sit Down And Focus Entirely On which means engaging speech parsing AND we can't easily back up and reread things like we could text and we /can't slow down/ like we could text and we can't skim like we could text and just

there's often /no point/ to it being a video and we /can't/.

people are talking a lot about Space Jam today, i guess. which means it's probably time to dig this one out of the vaults

"I Now Own the Coinhive Domain. Here's How I'm Fighting Cryptojacking and Doing Good Things with Content Security Policies." by Troy Hunt

Good reminder of the importance of Content Security Policy!

This is an interesting take on mining games vs. farming games by Max Kreminski

That’s the gardening games #zine

This edition talks about how by constantly generating new resources infinitely, mining games create a somewhat exploitive approach. Compared to gardening games, which have finite resources and enrich the location instead of depleting it

This is a great video on the Planck keyboard. If you are thinking about a mechanical keyboard, watch it.

When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

Hayao Miyazaki, creator of Howl's Moving Castle, says that the new cactus flavor of vape juice is an insult to life itself.


What will the tanikies do if a Nazi compliments them?

podcasts but they're just the transcript and without any of the talking. i think this could catch on

Show older
Magical Girl Party!

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!