#introductions my old one was stale and needed an update.
i am Erin.
i am a woman, who loves women. i am trans. i am white. i am young, and a student. i have severe OCD, anxiety, and depression, and a shitton of self-worth issues. i am usually anxious.
i use the surname Moon online. i program software, do maths, and design electrical systems. i am the head of the Rustodon project (https://github.com/rustodon/rustodon). i do ML research for $dayjob.
i listen to and play music. i am trained in piano, but love synths. jazz and funk are my shit, as well as an embarrassing amount of shitty EDM.
i do not generally play video games. when i do, it's usually a lot like work. for relaxation, i read: fiction, comics, nonfiction.
i am strongly left-leaning to the point of anarchism/anarchocommunism. i try to only build systems that do not harm other humans, now or reasonably in potentia.
@geesehoward vibe status: Not cute! Ukrainians only get invaded when they are very stressed
ie most ppl i know
funny running one of the oldest instances on fedi now !
more things need to be decentralized in the "its just a bunch of your friends' and enemies' computers" and less in the "its a web3 transactive marketplace of ideas" way
thinking a lot about soulseek recently and the way content is only available when other people are online. temporal partitioning is really interesting from a social standpoint, and adds to the existing almost sociospatial dynamics of online communities
people kept trying really hard to put social features into AP2. it didn't work out well tbh! things don't have the behavior ppl expect and then they get mad. and i think that's because it's a platform *for people*, rather than an arbitrary construct people carve space from (which historically is often the root of little internet subcultures)
things need to have less technical features and more social affordances. things should be more ephemeral but in the irc way : it's not enforced, individual users or communities can keep things around, but by default systems don't attempt to ledger well
spun out on addy a couple weeks ago . thinkin bout how the internet isn't bad enough... things should be worse (technically) and more fragmented (socially) and we didn't do that well enough with ostatus/AP/the stuff on them