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I'm Geordie. That's my name, I'm not "a geordie" because if that was my name and a thing I was it'd be really weird. Late 30s, cishet (he/him), love basketball and go to all Sydney Kings home games with my wife and 7 year old kid. I live in the North Shore are of Sydney in Australia. I love cooking, especially for my family, and I work in cloud tech. I joined Mastodon to have a more chill experience with more real people.

musical theatre 

I am going to see Hamilton tonight

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Transphobia? RMS. A whole shitbag really. 

Maybe I didn't expect to see women on a list of supporters of RMS. Maybe that's why I didn't see them.

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Transphobia? RMS. A whole shitbag really. 

I didn't misgender them, in that I didn't see them, and ascribe a gender to them that they don't identify with - I just literally didn't see them at all? I kinda feel like I said a conference was all dudes and I didn't see a woman and that woman now says I misgendered her.

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Transphobia? RMS. A whole shitbag really. 

Someone I don't know said "thanks for misgendering me asshole" and I apologised and (honestly) said I didn't see their name. Looking at it more closely, there are a scattering of female names, but I missed the needles in the haystack because there's not only mostly male, there's dozens of people just called Ivan and dozens more called Gregor. And now I feel bad but also annoyed.

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Transphobia? RMS. A whole shitbag really. 

So there's apparently an open letter in support of RMS being on the board of the FSF at rms-support-letter.github.io This is obviously getting some eyebrows cocked for all sorts of reasons with comments like "Oh here's a handy list of people not to ever hire" and a point I made on Twitter was that it's all traditionally male names. It's not all traditionally male names, there's a handful of names that are usually female too, I missed that.

covid 

I've just got to get to Tasmania on Wednesday morning. They can close the border after that, I'd still be able to get home the other direction. I *just* need to get in there. If this nonsense in Byron blows up into a yellow zone for NSW I'm fucked :(

Pre-employment background checks always feel invasive.

There's a new timesheet code for "Compulsory Rest / Burn-out Leave" ?

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When Daylight Savings ends next week, my cats are going to start waking me up an hour earlier.

Some cats might get some flying lessons.

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imagine being the first ship captain to go through the suez after it gets unblocked, and knowing that you have the power to do the single funniest thing that anyone has ever done. would you be able to resist that temptation?

Good evening aus.social and various federated instances of Mastodon

Also I started reading Earth Abides by George R Stewart yesterday and I finished it this morning at 8:50am, having only really put it down at midnight last night to go to sleep

I got an Aeropress and it makes great coffee

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