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  • Wed, 16:47: Today @rahaeli is talking Hard Problems in Terms of Service Enforcement. This should be good! #osb16
  • Wed, 16:48: At the height, LJ had 5 million active users; this took 10 full time staff. @rahaeli #osb16
  • Wed, 16:49: Terms of Service enforcement deals with a lot of legal stuff; talk to your lawyer if you're starting a platform. @rahaeli #osb16
  • Wed, 16:51: Miller vs. California (US) is important b/c people will say your users' content is obscene; you should know what it means. @rahaeli #OSB16
  • Wed, 16:53: ToS has two use cases: covering your ass, or users hoping you can whack someone for them. @rahaeli #OSB16
  • Wed, 16:55: All ToS have "Don't Do That" clauses. @rahaeli #OSB16
  • Wed, 16:57: You have to enforce your ToS. Users will compare notes. Be consistent (though there will always be weird cases). @rahaeli #OSB16
  • Wed, 16:58: Doing ToS enforcement will screw with your empathy; you lose touch with what upsets normal people. @rahaeli #OSB16
  • Wed, 16:59: There are some super clear cut things. Those are clearly actionable, like child abuse, credible threats of harm. @rahaeli #OSB16
  • Wed, 17:04: A lot of problems are not clear: harm reduction for eating disorders and self harm can touch language that might violate. @rahaeli #osb16
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I woke up before 9, even, but spent a leisurely morning getting ready for the day. I got in for the last session of the morning, and after that the little group I was in went for lunch at the food trucks. We wound up in the park to eat, and a good time was had by all!

More sessions in the afternoon. I livetweeted Rah's. Then there was Storytime With Rah down in the hacker lounge. This was followed by dinner -- we went to the pizza place that the lunch train was headed to, but opted to have dinner in the park, where there was More Storytime. Also kitten pictures. I talked about my experiences being too well equipped with coping mechanisms to have any hyperactivity manifest itself, and there was discussion of how people self-medicate for AD(H)D with stimulants, and how some people really seriously avoid cocaine even when trying other drugs, because they suspect it may be *too effective* (and it's illegal).

I headed for the tram line that would take me back, and on my way called Darkside and wished him a happy birthday. Also I came out to him as agender. He wasn't quite sure what to do with that information; I let him know that there really wasn't any substantial difference, just I was tired of being put in gendered boxes that I had approximately no attachment to. Also he wants to hear my talk. ;)

Clippy has turned out useful in "remembering" what the whiteboard setup was like in conference rooms. I am so pleased that Simon Illyan was one of my role models, and that I have had so much early training in the sort of self-reflection that involves looking back at past selves and trying to not judge them too harshly. Self-acceptance, and self-forgiveness aimed at not being *that* kind of asshole again, is an amazing thing.

Also my tactic of writing down my daily annoyances in the course of my Talk About My Day is helpful in the going back to figure out When That Fucking Thing Became A Thing Anyway.

I am trying to set up for tomorrow morning, since I seem to be getting more and more functional at the conference, rather than less.

(And then there was BPAL testing and card reading with F, which took a substantial two hours together, and was definitely informative. My skin makes light florals much better behaved.)
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Arrived in Portland safe and sound with traveling companion! Trip was lovely and included Hamilton sing-alongs, a bag of cherries shaped like butts, chat about our respective talks, and good old-fashioned gossip. I'd taken the last leg of the journey, so my executive function was diminished (12:30, not as much sleep as I'd have wanted) and so F went to confer with the lodging gods.

We are staying in Portland State University's summer dorm-filler project, which is unfancy but adequate -- when things are going right.

This evening did not feature many things going right. Chief among them was my executive function having gone sleepybyebye, so (apparently after them failing to find our info, and not having room in the dorm they said we'd be assigned to) F found parking, and I had a smol meltdown over having no idea what things I needed to take up to the room (under the assumption that we'd have to be moving the next day). Also we had one key-and-keycard between the two of us, and one car key.

We managed to fox-goose-and-grain ourselves into the building with no actual tears shed, though I did swear at whatever snotassed weaselfucks were responsible for the accessibility.

By the time I got horizontal it was 2:30. Then I woke up at 6.

Oh, and I had to speak today.

I went down and fed the meter, then once the hours for the housing office arrived, I went over for that and had a chat. (They had actually opened at 7, not 9; it was the *student* housing department that opened at 9. I feel that any collective misreading was entirely justified based on the hour.) I got the parking pass, a second key-and-keycard lanyard, and bagged myself a parking space near the elevator in the nearby parking garage.

Then I faceplanted on my bed and didn't re-attain consciousness until around noon.

I headed off to the conference upon waking up, picking up some lunch on the way. I there cranked away diligently upon my slides, and listened to someone I was sharing a time slot with rehearse. I also learned that there had been a sudden unavailability of the people who had been going to do video of the sessions, which filled me with woe because a) there are a lot of people who are looking forward to my talk, and b) I was up against some really interesting looking things.

I saw [personal profile] silveradept and the ritual hug of greeting was exchanged. \o/

Then it was time to give my talk. [staff profile] denise, [personal profile] kareila, and [personal profile] shadowspar were all there!

The room seemed interested, and I think I mostly remembered to use the microphone (good for recording purposes; the a/v guy said they were doing audio at least) and [personal profile] kareila got some room audio to boot! So I may be able to get a rough transcription up at some point.

The next talk that a number of us gravitated to was on the history of emoji! Great fun.

I then presented [staff profile] denise with the crocheting project that I had been somewhat successfully keeping under my hat for Quite Some Time, ever since I finished [personal profile] fu's dreamsheep (Dreamsheep Beta).

This is Dreamsheep Gamma, and it comes with some surprises. (Why is this dreamsheep different from all other dreamsheep?) D says there may be a photoshoot.

This is, like, *layers* of fanworks.

Dreamwidth started as a fanwork determined to make it pro (and successfully so). The dreamsheep icon (by [personal profile] helens78) was fanart conceptually inspired by the concept of Dreamwidth. The crocheted dreamsheep were a transformation of medium, somewhat analogous to making podfic of a fic. Dreamsheep Gamma is, additionally, a crossover.

After that a few of us decided that dinner was in order, and shortly there was a little diner graced by the sorts of giggling, friendly chatter, and toasts that five DW-affiliated people tend to get up to.

Our party started splitting after that, and I got in and fairly immediately peeled off my clothing. I was correct to not try to additionally wear shorts under The Pink Skirt. (Outfit: Pink Skirt, turquoise toeless tights, black sequined sleeveless shirt, tiara, and Jacket of Holding.) One shower later, I felt human again...

F popped in with a friend, but has popped out again; at some point I'll be attaining horizontality. I have marked my schedule-badge with little green dots on things I want to see, and bold green squares next to the can't-miss things, and green blocking off that slot.

The captive portal thing here is Not Done Badly from a UX perspective. I'm impressed that it's not horrible.
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#DWgoestoOSB 2k16

Procrastination:
* Reading the back entries from Check Please! with commentary this time
* Why do I not have a Tub Juice icon?? (Sophomore Year #8 - Parse - Part II has the best image of tub juice I've seen yet.)
* Having feelings about multiple people in deeply confusing ways
* Thinking about gender. (I think I'm officially agender, in the "you have to really focus to see where even on the spectrum the swatch is" level of low intensity, and I'm firm enough on that to start the slow process of asking the people in my life who aren't known-hostile to non-binary genders to stop using gendered pronouns about me when it wouldn't endanger *them*.)
* Thinking about gender. (I still caucus with organized groups who support not-men in tech, reproductive and sexual health rights for uterus owners, and a number of other things where women get the short end of the stick.)
* Thinking about gender. (One of the things that had been confusing as hell to me was that Purple genders me every now and then and I like it. However, my brain has found a context which reconciles this with agender-in-public-life, although it ... is probably not a thing I could explain in the workplace outside of a milkshake walk.) More on that later, possibly; it's the sort of thing I will probably have to chatter about filtered first to shake my ideas into place.

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I decided that I really did need some appropriate clothing for Open Source Bridge. There are at least two Awesome Skirts that I've been planning, and the Pink Skirt seemed less intimidating as a throw-it-together project.

I was just going to do a slinky magenta underlayer and a fluffy neon pink overlayer, maybe with some sequins or rhinestones, but I was in my hackerspace. The e-textiles box caught my eye.

I tripped and fell onto a basket of stuff at Beverly's, and there's now a flounce at the bottom made out of pink and iridescent white glitter netting, with a line of silver iridescent sequin trim going around under the line of cool white LEDs sewn into the top of the ruffle.

The next refinements are the anchoring hooks and the little plug to make the battery + controller pack detachable and the skirt hand-washable, but it's good to wear at Open Source Bridge.

There's a snap-on pouch to hold the battery + controller pack, so I won't keep dropping it while I'm sewing more things on. Also I put on some hot-fix rhinestones.

The under-layer needs a little more elastic as well, I think...


I broke the wires of the LEDs twice, and the second time I broke a needle on them. So I had to solder it back together, and while I was at it, I joined a second set on to see if it would work. (It did.) My hackerspace has soldering merit badges in its electronics gear, so I added one of those to the ruffle down where the jump wire is for the really gnarly broken wire, to make it easier to find when I'm talking about the construction.



I'm having trouble getting photos up on Dreamwidth at the moment, but this is the album where I keep putting pictures.

https://goo.gl/photos/vjgunBJZmrwRFymk8
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  • Tue, 01:05: Filling screw holes with spackle = hard. Inspired by GBBO, I piped spackle in via filling the finger of a glove & cutting a hole in the tip.
  • Tue, 04:00: tips for players moving up from the Neurocasual difficulty setting - devilishdescent: -resting no longer... https://t.co/I93TVZXhyX
  • Tue, 04:42: Holy sh*t I think I got my time will rack back on the wall oh my God
  • Tue, 04:44: I'm tweeting in the shower
  • Tue, 04:45: I am such an incredible grown adults
  • Tue, 04:52: I should probably include a language advisory for my talk for open-source fridge
  • Tue, 04:54: I need to rearrange my pebble apps this one is way too hard on the menu
  • Tue, 04:54: Fix the shower head
  • Tue, 04:55: Obsession friend the little Bluetooth speaker that is waterproof than the shower
  • Tue, 04:57: My electric hell does not turn off reliably justify finding a new one right
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  • Sun, 23:55: Given what has gone down this weekend, taking some time to stare at the ocean. https://t.co/3JBTiCcI2i
  • Mon, 04:00: erinnightwalker: theskaldspeaks: poppisima: skellerbvvt: A Horror Story: The Fey start writing Term &... https://t.co/TpbhFmEXsh
  • Mon, 05:00: if you walk into your childs room and their entire wall is filled with a painting of the ussr banner,... https://t.co/dY93BCSMS2
  • Mon, 05:53: RT @rahaeli: Reminder: Donated blood has 42-day shelf life. Consider donating 40 days after a crisis, not immediately.
  • Mon, 06:00: RT @gaywonk: It's possible for your LGBT friends to be proud, confident, and smiling and still feel deeply scared and unwelcome in this lif…
  • Mon, 06:02: RT @morganmpage: Don't let them erase that this was an attack specifically on queer Latinx people.
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