My #introduction toot!
I'm Andy and I'm the admin of mentalhealth.social.
My interests are covered in my profile. On #mentalhealth I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with #BPD bundled with #anxiety and #depression (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about #MH support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. 👍
Well, I managed a little #RPG lifepath writing this morning at least. I might work to make this a little less criminal and just more street-focused. We'll see.
This morning I am mostly...putting 90 GB of SQL databases into high-availability DR replication.
And #writing whilst watching progress bars.
Hello everyone !
📢 🔴 URGENT 🔴
An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.
It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (https://natrongithub.github.io/)
Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.
Boost very appreciated
Thanks in advance for your contribution !
Let me know your thoughts via here or #XMPP (room address on profile).
I read some interesting psychology in "The Happiness Hypothesis" today. Whilst not defending right-wing Conservatism, it explains why a society with an excess of freedom (e.g. no rules, everyone free to express themselves however they want with no repercussion) leads to an unhealthy society.
People need boundaries/rules to give them something to strive for or push against. Absolute freedom negatively affects a population/community, even resulting in an increase in depression and suicide rates.
I slept well and dreamt actively and lucidly. I've endeavoured to avoid exposure to conflict (the news, reading the global timeline here, etc.) and am focusing well on my breathing so far this morning. A coffee + vanilla natural yoghurt and sliced banana for breakfast. This needs to become a routine way for me to begin the day. #MentalHealth #Health
I should work on the garden today or at least, spray down the weeds on the drive. But I'm feeling very person-averse and tired and really don't want to get into a protracted discussion with people about how I'm doing it all wrong (despite me spending two years studying undergraduate Plant Science and kinda knowing a bit about the subject).
So I'm doing housework and writing instead. But I feel a little guilty about it. Which also implies I'm tired (i.e. vulnerabilities). ☹️
if you want to type things in full but don't have the spoons, consider a text expander. i use it for literally everything and it helps when i want to save on keystrokes or my hands hurt. my email is "em+", eye contact is "ec+", mental health is "mh+" and I even do it with character names and frequent phrases when i'm writing fanfics/my novel
give it a try, there are a lot of programs out there
Dev. AppSec/InfoSec guy. Writer. Hubs. Dad. Punk of Many Colours. Mental Health First Aider & Advocate. Middle-aged Northern Brit. Sweary. Simplifying life.
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