A few month ago I wrote a piece on what it feels like being introvert and polyamorous. As of now I feel like I’ve missed a crucial point about this, I haven’t talked about back then, since it simply wasn’t that present in my life as it is now: Polyloneliness. Lately I started to have a lot of lonely weeks and started to somehow grasp why I don’t feel polysaturated anymore, because, I am in the lucky position of calling some of the most amazing human beings I have ever met my partners (<3).
When I went on job hunting adventures in Dec. 2018, I decided to take a break from IT. I worked as a Software and System Engineer for quite some time then, and wanted to take a break from the industry to reassess my longterm goals and readjust my focus in 2019. I eventually joined Wikimedia Deutschland in early 2019 and worked as a part of their Event Team for about half a year.
Finally, after all this time, I went to the Kulturbrauerei Cinema to see the finale of the Infinity Saga, the widely anticipated Avengers: Endgame. One could argue that it wasn’t the best idea by 2009 teenage me to get that emotionally invested in the cinematic universe, so I had mixed feelings going into, and cried a lot, during that flic. One day after having seen Endgame, and after having talked with my close friends about what we liked, disliked, about it and how we all are emotional wrecks because of some scenes, I decided to write a rambling review here on huffleclaw.
The month of March was pretty busy and wild because of the Wikimedia Summit and the ongoing policy process of the EU copyright law, so this blog went more silent than usual for a few weeks. Since April will not only be my birthday month, but also it is, because of CampNaNo, the first month in a year, where I try to focus on my writings, I want to share my writing set-up on this blog.
The bad news is: I have a cold and still feel a bit sick today. The good news is: it’s Open Data Day and as I am writing this I am helping making that event happen in Berlin as a part of my new Job. Though I’ll be more taking care of the organizational tasks, I will probably contribute to that day with a small open data project as well; though I am still unsure about what it’ll be.
After having used Arch Linux for quite some times, I finally decided to give NixOS a try. I already knew that distribution from being involved in DevOps things, having tried to replace the common $distribution + Python3 + Ansible Stack with something more lightweight, so I had a reason to mess around with NixOS. While it may look like an uncommon choice for work laptops, I’ll try to give my reason of using this in the following post.
information: Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Romance 224 pages 7.99 USD published by Penguin Books more information content warning (may be incomplete): racism / racist violence police violence queer antagonism death how I found this book A fandom I’m involved with, the Nerdfighteria, recently got launched a book club, initiated by John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas, called the Life’s Library Book Club. A few days before the official launch in December 2018 I signed up for one of the discord servers where the books are meant to be discussed (I’m part of the Ivy Community, if any of you were wondering), and a shortwhile before Congress I found out, that If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson was the book choice for the first reading period between December 24, 2018 – February 4, 2019.
I love talking about space. And while the area beyond the limit of the Earth’s atmosphere keeps me fascinating, we won’t talk that much about solar systems and planets than about polycules on here. I have recently reconnected with one of my closer partners after not having seen (and consensually not communicated that much with) them for half a year. Though different people may have different approaches and preferences on this, and I wouldn’t say one is more valid than the other, I want to talk about something, which is, for me, a crucial point in any relationships I have: giving each other enough space.
More than ten years ago, I coded my first homepage and uploaded it to a Web space my former school provided. I graduated there a while ago and to make sure that my former schools mail address does not get deleted, I have to log into their web services once a year. However, every time I do so, all things tech are getting worse. Shortly after I graduated they banned Smartphone, about a year later they restricted students internet access not only, which is from an educational stance an okayish thing to do, by blacklisting certain sites but by providing a locked-by-default access where students have to ask for a code to get an hour of internet.