Was lured onto LinkedIn tonight by a friend who wanted to gossip about a mutual friend's career developments. Boy, I forget how much I hate the way That World talks and thinks. My profile fits in perfectly, which is to say that it's utterly insufferable and self-important, and I can't believe I spent four years learning (among other things) how to be that vacuous.
I didn't have the heart to rewrite my profile so I just deleted a bunch of stuff.
Like I think our apartment is about 650 sq ft for two humans and a cat and I would like another maybe 100 sq ft for a bigger dining area and another book case, but I don't know that I need much more. There's a 3 bedroom for sale in our building and quite apart from the outrageous asking price I realized I don't actually want that kind of space, that ideally any home office of mine would sit empty most of the time.
I'm having the startling realization that I will never have a big enough home that I will be content being there most of the time I'm not at school/work. I think this is why I've always had tiny spaces when I lived on my own - I like going to the library and coffee shops and bookstores and not being at home. And I think part of my struggle here in Vancouver is that I feel stifled by my apartment, but I don't have the time or energy to be anywhere else.
hey everyone I wrangled my friend @Vainto into joining Masto please go be nice to her for she is a Good Egg.
Mastodon and race
At some level, building an alternate platform to Twitter in order to avoid bad actors feels like a very white response to an issue - going home instead of enduring or fighting to improve. At least it connotes a freedom to act. Black Twitter exists, and it seems unlikely that it will migrate wholesale as a black Mastodon. And why should it?