Author's avatar


A trans-person and a clueless amateur coder. Doesn't like her look and uses an anime-styled avatar instead.

Published: by Vika

  • TIL
  • transgender
  • ARM
  • lgbtq+
TIL that Sophie Wilson, the inventor of ARM - the platform that powers my Raspberry Pi and my phone - is trans ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

Published: by Vika

  • multilingual
  • i18n
  • russian

I think I need to write in Russian here too. It'll be cool.

ะ”ัƒะผะฐัŽ, ะผะฝะต ัั‚ะพะธั‚ ะฟะธัะฐั‚ัŒ ะทะดะตััŒ ะธ ะฝะฐ ั€ัƒััะบะพะผ. ะ‘ัƒะดะตั‚ ะบั€ัƒั‚ะพ.

Published: by Vika

  • sickness
  • flu
  • personal
Also I got sick after my train station visit when I picked up my mom and the pumpkins. Feeling light-headed, trying to stay hydrated... And the humidity in the apartment is so low I get even more sick.

Published: by Vika

  • itches
  • manualtilithurts
  • SPOA
  • ownyourdata
  • syndication

Right now I don't have reliable syndication (I like that word more than cryptic POSSE), so I can't post Tweets from my own site. This is bad! But it means I have room for improvement.

This makes my #itches list look like this:

  • Post processing:
    • Markdown support when sending plain text (like from @swentel's Indigenous
    • Automatic insertion of nicknames from h-card database (that one was manual ๐Ÿ˜ #manualtilithurts)
    • Automatic p-category from #hashtags
  • Syndication:
    • Twitter
    • IndieNews and
    • GitHub (for issues)
  • Own IndieAuth
  • Own Microsub (To lessen the impact of #SPOA phenomenon)
  • Own Webmentions:
    • Notifications for them
    • Rendering replies

Probably I forgot something. But it's OK!

Published: by Vika in reply to

  • travel
  • taxi

Most taxi drivers in my town don't use seatbelts. I always use them. Yandex.Taxi (Russian analog of Uber - they actually are partnered with each other so you can call Yandex in Russia from Uber app and vice versa) support gets a lot of complaints from me and a lot of drivers get disconnected from the system within 24 hours of that fateful ride.

I always say: well, what if we get in a crash? My seatbelt will save me, but what about the driver? I don't have a driving license! How will I get to my destination?

I'm afraid that there won't be any drivers left after they fire everyone who doesn't use seatbelts.