Dysphoria

So, in my last post, I mentioned that I have dysphoria, and that it’s not limited to gender dysphoria. I want to expand on that a bit, because it’s a complicated subject for me given the multiple axes involved. The dysphorias I experience are age, gender, and species, and I’ll tackle them in that order. […]

Trans Questionnaire

So, last weekend I (re)posted a ‘one like equals one answer’ meme specifically for trans people on my Twitter account. I’m not nearly popular enough to have been able to answer even half of the questions it posed, so I’m going to do that here. Because this isn’t Twitter, I can get more verbose (and […]

On Software Freedom and the Free Software Foundation

I have been using free software for literally my entire literate life. My earliest memories of actually using a computer involve writing emails to my dad in pine on my stepdad’s computer (circa 1993 or so). However, it wasn’t until I started interacting with free, open-source software (FOSS) communities that I really became aware of […]

Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

I accidentally deleted my first round of notes for this parashah, so it took a bit for me to get back on the horse, so to speak. I’m already familiar with the Great Deluge, having picked it up through Sunday School and Rugrats, but they glossed over the important details, like the cause and the […]

Parashat B’reishit: Genesis 1:1 to 6:8

I’m familiar, in general terms, with the early parts of Genesis, having had some Sunday schooling as a child. That was, of course, a Christian interpretation, and so I expect to encounter differences. Anyway, this is the first of hopefully 54 articles following my reading of the Torah. For reference, I will be referring to […]

Biden is not the answer

A Biden presidency will be no better than a Trump presidency, and it will in fact do irreparable harm to the Democratic Party independently of the so-called ‘Bernie Bros’ deciding to take their ball and go home. Current Affairs did an excellent article hitting the salient points, but I’m going to enumerate them here (and […]

OSI Considered Harmful

In 1986, the first draft of the Free Software Definition was published, and included three freedoms; a fourth, freedom 0, was added in 1996, and together they read as follows: The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose. The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it […]

Elizabeth Warren & Native communities

Before I talk about Senator Warren, I have some things to say: I’m not Native; I’ve never been a part of any Native community and I had no exposure to any, growing up. Because of that, I refuse to identify as Native or to wear Native regalia. I do have a Native ancestor possibly as […]