PSA: If you'd like to help support this instance (which costs $20/mo and some admin labor, primarily from Zach Faddis and to a lesser extent, from me) please contact Zach at @zacharius for a venmo to send $ to. Limit contributions to $5/mo and max $20 (~4 mo) at one time, since we don't want to manage large balances or deal with the expectations that come with larger contributions.

I will continue to underwrite the cost and cover any shortfalls. We will set up some accountable tracking too.

@vgr @zacharius :) hmu Zach, I'm excited to have to venmo something for the first time! My manager said they use it to send grassroots reparations to black students, which I thought was interesting, and the app I *must* say is super interesting. Kind of gives me culture shock. like stepping into the future or a scifi world

@vgr @zacharius Also been thinking about the element of implicit expectations underlying explicit transactional behaviors. For a long time the only script I had was "avoid incurring wrath by accepting whatever people want to give you or do for you." I think I still haven't internalized that I'm an adult who's entitled to say no. And it was interesting to notice that my own behavior indeed had implicit expectations behind it -- a fear of losing something valuable to me.
Thanks guys.

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Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin. Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe. If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.