I'm Dan. Originally from the UK, I've been living in Kingston, ON since March 2017.
I love listening to music (I have an eclectic taste, but metal and classical are my true loves), reading, coding, and watching wrestling!
I work from home as a software engineer on the Ubuntu Server team. My focus in that team is on cloud-init and curtin.
Politics-wise, I'm a lefty, and inclusion is very important to me. I'm currently trying to work out what that means for me, both in my online life and my offline life. (I deal with a lot of anxiety, which makes working that out much trickier!)
Related to politics, this Mastodon/hometown instance is my first foray in to the world of the decentralised web, which I think is going to be very important over the coming years.
Strike, occupy, takeover. https://twitter.com/BRRN_Fed/status/1244695486730317824
r/traa post, may contain sensitive content
trans irl https://redd.it/fr8sed
US folks: Instacart's workers are planning a strike on Monday. Don't cross the picket line.
as someone who’s done a lot of work remotely the biggest tip I can give is to keep up with personal hygiene. It can be easy to slip on things like taking a shower since you can talk yourself into not needing to because you’re not going out, but you still should. Same goes for shaving and stuff like that. Feeling clean can do a lot for your mental health long term.
Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok
I'm going to post a long thread on how to cope better if you're stuck indoors at the moment. I've been housebound by disability for a long while now, and sporadically housebound due to depression and agoraphobia before that. These are things that have improved how I deal with that. This is not gonna make houseboundness painless for you but it might help you cope. Disabled comrades are welcome to share their own advice to this thread.