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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 09:06 pm
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[personal profile] skud's latest entry reminded me that I haven't been updating about life stuff because my life hasn't seemed exciting or interesting, but I do like rambling on about stuff I'm doing here. It's a comfort :)

So:

  • I'm trying to learn python, just because. I itch for more... people? activity? interaction? maybe all of the above

  • went to pycon ph. The python community is even friendlier than I'd expected :3 I kinda want to leap in and contribute somehow... somehow

  • still doing makeup

  • stripped off my makeup and put on jeans for the conference because ehhhhhhh I wish both modes of myself were compatible, but even if they might be ehhhhhhhhhhh wasn't doing that this weekend (i have a mental image of myself as bruce banner and hulk. Except that instead of green skin I get sparkly pink stuff all over me)

  • I was chatting about pycon with a friend and he remarked that the tech scene in the PH seems young and vibrant. Thoughts about that bouncing through my mind, not sure I'll ever gather them enough to be useful but... yeah thoughts

  • back to hooping again :) I'm trying to do it at least once a week -- hopefully more, but realistically I can't do it much more often than that especially since uhhh

  • I signed up for capoeira classes. umm. stuff. grace. balance. stuff

  • I have recently realized that my mental image of myself as being physically awkward, unable to move my body properly, not very put together/groomed might be a bit out of date. I'll never be naturally graceful, and I'll always be clumsier than most people, but... it has slowly dawned on me that when I dance people don't see me as "the awkward person dancing", I'm just a person who dances who may have awkward moments but not extraordinarily different in degree from anyone else

    (note: the above was not me going from low self-esteem to high self-esteem or whatever. I really was super awkward; it's just that years of dancing even while awkward has actually changed the way I moved, without my realizing it)

  • "X got cancer even though he's vegetarian; probably he wasn't eating organic" -- I'm tired of food issues :( I refuse to engage anymore

  • Still not cooking

  • OH OH I danced with a fire hoop two weeks ago :) I still haven't watched that video though; afraid of what I'll see

    (I managed to snort fire up my nose oh god I hope nobody noticed)

  • I also need to watch the video of the talk I gave at LCA... but still afraid of what I'll see. haha. ha.

  • completely exhausted from pycon, even though I didn't really do anything. but still exhausted so off I go

  • ETA: tomorrow is definitely a day to put on neon lipstick, cheery nails, and just stay at home and code

    (I thought I could resist until tomorrow but have slathered on purple balm before bed :-))

Date: 2014-02-23 02:32 pm (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic
(i have a mental image of myself as bruce banner and hulk. Except that instead of green skin I get sparkly pink stuff all over me)

best way of thinking about that feeling EVER. (I totally know what you mean! i am exceptionally butch-presenting. EXCEPT WHEN I'M NOT. sometimes i feel like my gender identity is BECAUSE FUCK YOU THAT'S WHY.)

(note: the above was not me going from low self-esteem to high self-esteem or whatever. I really was super awkward; it's just that years of dancing even while awkward has actually changed the way I moved, without my realizing it)

FWIW, I have never seen you dancing, but every time I have seen you, I've never seen you as "physically awkward, unable to move [your] body properly, not very put together/groomed". There have definitely been times when you've looked a bit like you aren't entirely sure where you are in space and aren't 100% certain of where all your limbs are, but few and far between (and, I mean, everybody gets those!) And you dress very 'well' (by which I mean, clothing that is appropriate for the environment, suits your body type, is properly sized and kept up, and all works together to convey a coherent style, not "dresses super fancy") -- your style works very well for you. So, yeah, I definitely think that's an outdated self-impression. :)

and ugh, I still haven't watched your LCA video either! I NEED TO DO THAT AND GIVE YOU FEEDBACK I AM A BAD BOSS

Date: 2014-02-24 03:58 am (UTC)
momijizukamori: Green icon with white text - 'I do believe in phosphorylation! I do!' with a string of DNA basepairs on the bottom (Default)
From: [personal profile] momijizukamori
sometimes i feel like my gender identity is BECAUSE FUCK YOU THAT'S WHY.

SIGNED. 'why are you wearing black lipstick' BECAUSE I CAN.

Date: 2014-03-05 03:01 pm (UTC)
momijizukamori: Green icon with white text - 'I do believe in phosphorylation! I do!' with a string of DNA basepairs on the bottom (Default)
From: [personal profile] momijizukamori

COLORSSSSSSSS

There is a place in my life for no-makeup makeup but there is a much larger place in my life for COLORS.

Date: 2014-02-24 12:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skud
Cosign on the awkwardness/presentation thing -- that's pretty much my impression as well, having met you on multiple occasions :)

I feel you SO MUCH on the dressing-for-tech-events thing. No matter how femme a phase I'm in, I very rarely manage to femme up for a tech event (last year's OSB being an exception). And then I dress butch to fit in but feel horrible. Ugh ugh ugh.

Date: 2014-03-05 01:20 pm (UTC)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
From: [staff profile] fu
The one time I tried it (granted it was a half-tech half-marketing event, more like a meetup than anything technical), people treated me really weird and called me miss. UGHHH :(

I don't wear jeans except at tech conferences and the like but I really appreciate the almost anonymity they offer! (EXCEPT THEN I FEEL WEIRD LIKE I'M NOT MYSELF BUT... but maybe I'd really rather that people not see me in those contexts so it balances out in a really weird manner)
Edited Date: 2014-03-05 01:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-03-05 01:19 pm (UTC)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
From: [staff profile] fu
IT IS OKAY I HAVEN'T WATCHED MY LCA VIDEO EITHER

Date: 2014-02-23 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swaldman
"X got cancer even though he's vegetarian; probably he wasn't eating organic"

...bwuh?! Is there even any evidence that eating meat increases one's risk significantly?
(If you don't want to engage on that then just ignore the comment; I have no wish to pressure)

I am also loving the pink-glittery-Hulk analogy :-)

Date: 2014-02-23 05:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] exor674
But non-organic food has CHEMICALS! CHEMICALSSSSSS! CHHHHEMIIIIICALLLLLLLLS!

Ahem!

Date: 2014-02-23 09:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexia
I would love for someone to tell me to my face that my three year old had cancer because I didn't feed him exclusively organic food, or because I let him eat meat.

(And no, there is no link, for most cancer there is absolutely no predicting who it will take. But you know, people. SIGH.

Date: 2014-03-05 01:27 pm (UTC)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
From: [staff profile] fu
I almost wish that would happen, just to watch you rip their hearts out very satisfyingly.

(UGH yes so much. I know it's a form of wishful thinking but just... it's such a horrible thought which leads to such horrible conclusions :()

Date: 2014-03-05 01:24 pm (UTC)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
From: [staff profile] fu
I think there are conflicting results or probably non statistically significant ones, but I'm willing to bet halo effect. Also a large dose of self-righteous "oh people think vegetables are healthy, well unless they're eating organic, they're not eating healthy *enough*"

Date: 2014-02-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
zorkian: A picture of Oliver sitting up with his Dreamwidth onesie on! (Default)
From: [personal profile] zorkian
I use Python all the time at work, and the more I use it the more I like it.

There are definitely still things that are easier in Perl, but broadly speaking, they're not usually things you need to do. Or rather, they're things that should probably done more cleanly and Python does that.

The one thing that's pretty fantastic is that you don't really have to think about references vs. not. Lists are always lists, you only have one way to create them, use them, and pass them around. Same with most things in Python.

Also, this post was pretty awesome overall. Bullet point updates!

Date: 2014-03-05 01:28 pm (UTC)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
From: [staff profile] fu
I am still getting used to the python-esque way of doing things, but oddly, the whole... there should be only one way to do things doesn't feel very restrictive? IDK I thought it would be a bigger deal than it was.

(I think partially it's that even in Perl it's not like you do it in all the ways all at once, or at least I hope not ;))

Date: 2014-03-05 07:54 pm (UTC)
zorkian: A picture of Oliver sitting up with his Dreamwidth onesie on! (Default)
From: [personal profile] zorkian

Yup -- Perl's motto is fun and interesting, but ultimately, programming should be about accomplishing something and that's one thing Python is pretty good at.

This is one of the reasons I adore Go, too. They define ways of doing things and it simplifies a lot of stuff.

Date: 2014-02-23 11:39 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Does the fire need to be nasally fitted? :-P

Hooray sparkly pink stuff as needed! *glitters about, safely away from Kat*

Date: 2014-03-05 01:29 pm (UTC)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
From: [staff profile] fu
FIRE ISN'T NOSE LUBE

Date: 2014-02-24 04:01 am (UTC)
momijizukamori: Green icon with white text - 'I do believe in phosphorylation! I do!' with a string of DNA basepairs on the bottom (Default)
From: [personal profile] momijizukamori
If you are at all into comics, check out the new She-Hulk ongoing (available digitally through legal or, uh, less-legal means) - only one issue so far, but it is basically 'being an awesome female professional AND A SUPERHERO at once'

Date: 2014-03-06 03:18 am (UTC)
momijizukamori: Green icon with white text - 'I do believe in phosphorylation! I do!' with a string of DNA basepairs on the bottom (Default)
From: [personal profile] momijizukamori

I started out in manga and then somewhere in the last year or two sold my soul to Marvel.....

Date: 2014-02-24 05:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ursamajor
I managed to snort fire up my nose

EVIDENCE YOU ARE A DRAGON. *applauds*

Date: 2014-03-05 01:39 pm (UTC)
fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
From: [staff profile] fu
HEEHEHEEE. I like that explanation! PHEAR

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