New profile, it's time for #introductions again !
Hi all, my name's Morgan ! I'm a twenty-something transgender dude from France, trying to adult as best as I can in this world
My pronouns are he/him and they/them (you can use both !)
My current ambitions are to finally get my legal gender change, switch from my retail career to a dev/IT one, and eventually start my own adventure as a crafter of sound devices ! (Eurorack modules, synthesizers, pedal effects, tube amps, you name it !)
Day to day, I struggle with ADHD and chronic depression, so I love to give pointers and help folks who need it.
You're welcome to follow and have a chat if we have common interest or just to say hi
See you in the federated seas !
It's funny how liberating making something for yourself only can be. And it's equally painful to realize that pretty much everything you create tends to be done in comparison with similar works, even subconsciously, and marketed towards whomever you're imagining will enjoy it, even if it's free.
It's not just about being accepted or praised by your peers. Capitalism fucks up everything, including the sincere relationship you're supposed to be having with your own creativity.
Common Rust Lifetime Misconceptions — very helpful resource that helps avoid fighting the borrow checker:
anxiety, failing, ph
I went to the rugby practice and stayed a grand total of 20 minutes.
The rain didn't bother me, but both my legs feeling very painfullt on the verge of breaking did.
I feel like a failure for not even going through two practices before my body gives up. I've talked to doctors and osteopaths about this leg pain and they all basically brushed it off.
I don't know where it comes from, it might just be psychosomatic for all I know. But somehow walking fast or running makes it happen all the time. This has been going on for years now.
I've been looking forward doing sports and being part of a team since the start of the pandemic. I feel pretty stuck, and sad, and disappointed in myself.
I'm looking for psychological research on like trans, genderqueer, non-binary etc. people (anything to do with queer gender identities) and memory. It's very broad.
We want to add this to a broader, course on psychology with a particular focus on identity, meaning making, narratives about self, and personality.
We're going trough all the scientific search engines ourselves, but if you have something in mind we'd greatly appreciate it.
on the "just joking" subject and alienating people, ableism
"I'm just joking and he doesn't mind". Which said guy confirmed, he didn't mind.
Following argument : "if we joke between ourselves and people out of the discussion have their feelings hurt, its not our fault. We're not gonna ban every joke because people have feelings, else we won't even be able to talk of serious things. "
I fail to see the logic there, but that definitely sounds terrible to me. But hey, protesting this point of view got me compared to a mentally disabled person, so I guess were okay now :D
uni, negative & positive
Things I missed from going to school :
Things I absolutely did not miss :
These two years are gonna be long. Thank the gods I really want this education.
rant, capitalism, production, self-employment
Are there really ways today to make a living creating electronics without giving it to tools and models imposed by capitalism ?
My dream is to conceive and sell sound tools such as eurorack modules, synthesizers, guitar effects and others... But I hardly see how I could make a comfortable living for my fiancée, myself and our family (comprised now solely of 2 cats, but hopefully also some kids in he near-ish future), without resorting to common marketing and mid-size production practices.
Branding, social media, newsletter and promotions, use of contractor and suppliers for parts and/or assembly...
The concept of calculating the cost of a product I would conceive and build really mess up my anticapitalist side, but how else should I afford to live ?
I'd love to discuss this with y'all !
transgender guy from france. twenty-something
self-taught developer, tinkerer of electronics, serial optimist, anarchist
yearning for a better and kinder world
A place for trans makers, coders, tinkerers and dreamers.