autism thoughts, routines
i hate how much allistics popularised the idea that autistic ppl are obsessed with routine. like ofc routine is a big thing for a lot of autistic people but its to the point where allistics think you can't be autistic unless you do exactly the same things at exactly the same times every day like a robot and its super harmful to autists with adhd and autists who just don't rely on routine
Telegram feature/privacy PSA (profile picture history)
Telegram keeps your previous profile pictures in a separate album, visible to everyone.
You can see them by opening the settings panel, and clicking/touching your current profile picture there. From this album you can delete them individually.
To me this is kind of a hidden UI. Maybe it's common knowledge, but I decided to post just in case someone's not aware of this feature, and doesn't want an old picture publicly visible.
PSA, autism, please boost
nvidia drivers, wddm, win10
People've reported that WDDM 2.7 mitigates the mixed-refresh-rate dual-monitor issue?
Welp, now to wait for NVIDIA to release a driver update so I can finally re-enable HW acceleration.
Tbh though, running Chrome/Discord non-accelerated hasn't actually been bad even in videos. (Though animated backgrounds will apparently crush CPU rendering, hah)
USpol, masculinity in the USA
Something about the current iteration of the #BlackLivesMatter movement that only just struck me? The number of men--young and old, of all races--who have told the press that the video of George Floyd's death made them cry. Now, AMAB folks who grow up in the USA are trained from birth that "men don't cry", and indeed, that most emotional expression is "unmanly". But seeing a real murder? That broke things open.
Normalize men expressing emotions in healthy ways.
itch.io has an absolutely gigantic bundle of games out now, with all money going tothe NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund!
There is lots of great stuff in there, and also lots of extremely weird stuff. Extremely recommended.
blm rebellions 2020, chicago
"The literal president of the Chicago Police Board — the independent civilian body that decides Chicago Police disciplinary cases — alleges Chicago Police officers struck him with a baton five times at a protest Sunday."
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