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PDF *should* be screen reader accessible, but as we only tested on one computer and by someone who does not regularly use screen readers, I would appreciate any and all feedback on the accessibility of this magazine! This is something I wish we had been able to do *before* release, but I'd like to rectify that now and for future issues. DM or email me to talk about your consulting fee/rates please!

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SHIMANCHU NU KWII ISSUE 1 IS HERE! The Okinawan/Ryukyuan diaspora arts & culture magazine I've been working on for the past couple of months is finally out!!!

PDF is free on Ko-fi, with suggested $5 donation:

IG video of one of the volunteer editorial team flipping through the print copy. It looks pretty darned good for print-on-demand:

Print copy available via Lulu, $15 + shipping.

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You can now download and print my latest zine
HOW TO FIND & WORSHIP YR URBAN GODS. It's a part-instructional, part-personal mini-guide to exploring and finding spiritual connections in your city, heavily inspired by urban animist Sarah Kate Istra Winter's book The City is a Labyrinth.

I'm really proud of this one, y'all! So give it a download and if you like, please consider donating a buck or two!

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Been using Emacs to do some massage office work and tabletop/story game adventure planning. I have some interest from a 2-person group for a game of In the Light of a Ghost Star that I've been prepping for! But I'm really hankering for some low-prep dungeon crawling maybe with Dungeons of the Dungeons and some one-page dungeons I've collected over the years? Who's interested? :D

Scalawag is a Black-led, woman-run website and magazine dedicated to the American South. They are “interested in untold stories, fresh perspectives, and original thought covering the nuances of life, politics, and culture in the American South.” They are particularly interested in hearing from #BIPOC and #queer Southerners. They pay $400 to $600 for reported stories. #writing

Submission page:

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I really want to dip my toes into Emacs but with the headcanon that richard stallman doesn't exist.

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My friend was giving away some of their book collection. I asked for some bell hooks and ended up getting some gender and queer books and a few issues of OP, a trans male zine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited to read these. No spoilers on whether the zine is still around, i wanna look later for myself.

It's been a year of Spanish study so i want to review my lesson notes and type up a reference. And I'm considering moving all my language tracking and logs to some sort of digital space. Pretty much do what I'm doing with physical binders but digitally. (I'm looking fwd to a SEARCH FXN that isn't me flipping desperately thru notes. ) So of course i went down a personal wiki, knowledgebase, roam/obsidian/note-taking, emacs, vim rabbithole the last few days.

Help ;_; what do you use?

Decided to stop school again. I don't need the last 150hrs to actually give massages, but it would've been nice to have checked the hours off. I've spent the last week in an anxious and overwhelmed mess that led to the decision, and also I'm realizing I'm autistic. This is all related to each other. 😅

at first i thought this was just one of those things where they kinda messed up the order of the words but no this is completely incomprehensible

I've been busy in school. Shit is weird bc ppl acting as if COVID-19 is over. Out of a class of 30 only a handful of us mask up. I'm hoping having class cancelled from a student testing positive will get more students masked up again (and vaccinated) tho I'm not holding my breath. :-/

In the dawn's light I sat on the park bench feeding crows in lieu of pigeons. A thin mist pooled around my legs as the crows playfully hopped in and out of view, diving for nuts and seeds I had mixed for them. Timi the tiny perched on my shoulder, waiting for the popcorn that I saved just for him.

All the local witches were envious of my connection to these wonderful birds, but none dared curse me lest the crows forsook them further.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

Now if only i can fit in my own routine that isn't dependent on someone else's schedule. I'd love it if "get up and do morning creative time" daily, for example, became a thing but it's hard to do things i set myself up for. -_-

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turn golf courses back into wolf courses

Really need that outside routine/force though, i realized. I think my brain (maybe it's an ADD thing) likes being able to fit things in with outside "immovable" events. It's easier to prioritize the things i need, rather than a big expansive, open schedule, like during lockdown

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I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and #sustainable #computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

Key points:
* The problem:
- The current emissions from computing are about 2% of the world total but are projected to rise steeply over the next two decades. By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
- The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.

* The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.

* The vision:
- Imagine we can extend the useful life of our devices and even increase their capabilities without any increase in energy consumption.
- Meanwhile, we will develop the technologies for the next generation of devices, designed for energy efficiency as well as long life.
- Every subsequent cycle will last longer, until finally the world will have computing resources that last forever and hardly use any energy.


So many things to work on but school is tiring me out already. Life can be such a drag. -_-

Despite anxiety, am excited to round out my education with the information and techniques we're gonna learn in this class! I just have to practice some mental compartmentalization as i try to be friendly and accepting while also protecting myself.

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autism stuff 

non-autistic people often complain about the minor things autistic people do to cope but do not seem to notice that autistic people have to deal with the ways non-autistic people are different from them *constantly* or suffer consequences in their jobs, relationships, living situations, etc

non-autistic people take for granted all the ways that autistic folks automatically accomodate them, and i think it'd be a good idea for them to start being more accomodating in return

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autism stuff 

another problem with this is that people just expect them to constantly mask without downtime. which just isn't possible. and when someone's mask starts to fall apart because they aren't getting enough alone time or there are significant stressors using up too much of their energy, non-autistic people are rarely understanding of it

they either take it personally or just don't like that the person is doing things that they personally think are weird and unnecessary

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autism stuff 

thinking about a post i read the other day on quora about how "high functioning autism" basically just means "autistic people who have the capability of masking often/believably enough to be vaguely accepted by the status quo"

and how huge a problem this actually is, b/c most of these autistic folks who have to mask constantly suffer from chronic fatigue and probably have had their stims and other coping mechanisms trained out of them making it even harder to unwind when/if they can

School's started up. I'm already tired about it. -_- it's my last class for the massage therapy program (tho I've been certified in California all year since I had the hours) and I already feel excited about it after our first meet yesterday! However, I still have COVID anxiety with 30 unmasked ppl in class!!! Literally only 5 of us had em on yesterday and with the way some of em were wearing em, I'm assuming it'll be less next time. :-/ i highly doubt that everyone unmasked is vaccinated.

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