#Hello, I'm not #newhere, but my main instance is gone so I am going to do my introductions again. I am an #autistic #geek, #linux user, and a #gamer. My fav game is #warframe. I hope to one day become a #cybersecurity expert. I am a #feminist. I have an #aquarium and have a senegalus polypterus. I love #scifi and #cats. Also a bit of a #news and #political junky. #introductions
Joke, ableism but reversed
Diagnostic criteria for neurotypicality:
- Really loud for no good reason, not for stimming or anything, just knowingly loud, plays loud music in shopping centres
- Don't understand that you're supposed to actually say what you *mean*. They talk in vague terms for no real reason and that causes problems with social interaction. This is a serious problem which causes many misunderstandings and confusion.
NT: "wanna come over to my place"
Actual meaning: "would you like to have a sexual interaction with me?"
- Make eye contact when talking for some reason. Teach your child to look away if they do this.
- unable to have real interests. They tend to have trouble fixating on something specific. This is a big problem because how will they make friends if they don't have a special interest to talk about?
Please donate to NT speaks to cure this horrible disease. Thanks.
Meta, not drama or cancelling
Sometimes it's really hard for me to interact with the shitposting sphere of the fediverse because my autistic brain takes everything literally and like half of their humor is to say untrue things as if they were true.
I really appreciate when people CW that stuff with "misinformation" or "shitpost" so I can be in on the joke instead of taking it seriously and feeling stupid when I realize it wasn't serious 2 days later.
Google has crossed a line, they tricked homeless people into giving them facial data for it's facial recognition software.
I'm glad there are so many weird people on #mastodon, it makes me feel like I fit in for once.
Don't sacrifice the right ideas to win the right words
ABA, dog training
A lot of people say ABA is like dog training, but an actual dog trainer tells us this is not the case and that dog training is far more humane.
How I experience Autistic meltdowns
#actuallyautistic I'm gonna try to explain my experience with this, though it's hard to put into words.
If I'm walking and on the verge of meltdown I sort of start walking in circles and rocking a bit, because I can't figure out what to do. It's like I'll go to do one thing then get confused or overwhelmed and then I can't make a decision, so I'm just kind of stumbling aimlessly.
8chan's founder says "shut it down" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/technology/8chan-shooting-manifesto.html
If I host a #plemora instance, will it federate with #mastodon instances, letting me comment on and boost/fav toots by default or do I have to set that up? Also what about #pixelfed? I want to self host, but I want to host the least number of possible federated sites as I can to keep maintenance down and so I am not managing multiple accounts if I can avoid it.
I have been exercising a lot more lately and its drastically helped my mood. I got my bike fixed so now I am trying to ride it at lest every other day and I am doing stretching and trying to learn tai chi from a video. I'm also trying to do what strength training I can without weights. So far I feel a lot tougher than I ever have even though I just started and I am noticing a real decrease in my depression.
I am an autistic geek. My fav games are Warframe and Subnautica. I love to use Linux with my fav distro being Arch Linux. I'm also an aspiring cybersecurity expert.
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