Just saw that @thunderbird is on here and it made me wonder: does niche somewhat-nerdy technology stand a better chance at success when there are nerdier, more niche communities where they can be incubated and get attention from us? Could Firefox get off the ground today, when the dominant news outlets are shared with Elon Musk and Stephen Colbert and Rihanna, vs. Slashdot and Usenet? Can Mastodon encourage a “geek” technology renaissance?
This is what's wrong with the tech industry. The expectation that one should give their free time *EVERY DAY* or you're somehow "not passionate".
My response to that would be fuck you and your shitty fucking culture.
My kids and family are FAR more important to me than your ridiculous expectations.
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I think one of my biggest life regrets will be not moving to a modern industrialized country to have and raise my children. I know it would’ve been a privilege, but I could’ve gone where they would’ve had the best opportunity to have a fulfilling life where the people are more apt to take care of each other. Ours is a crumbling empire whose leaders have nothing but contempt for its ordinary citizens.
Woke up angry which inevitably yields to sadness. As it has my entire life. Really my depression and anxiety always seem to be rooted in anger as its trigger. So perhaps I have anger management issues. I’ve never physically harmed anyone or been destructive with it, so I’ve tended not to look at my mental health issues through an “anger management” lens. First mentioned it to my therapist last week, who knows, maybe I’ll turn a corner.
Trying one of those CBT journaling apps. I’ve had major depression for all of my adult life. I’m tired. I’m tired of being sad and the people who care about me are tired of me. On my third therapist now and she doesn’t help. After trying a half dozen SSRIs trying remeron. Wish something actually worked. People aren’t supposed to be on SSRIs for 20 years, yet here I am.
He/Him. Grumpy programmer (Python, Android, other stuff). Vegetarian. Marxist-Leninist. Occasional musician (learning Ableton rn). I'll follow back almost anyone. Portland, Maine USA.
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