interi https://interi.org standing alone in complexity Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:12:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Call for submission for Comics for Choice https://interi.org/2016/12/call-for-submission-for-comics-for-choice/ https://interi.org/2016/12/call-for-submission-for-comics-for-choice/#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:12:45 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7793 Continue reading Call for submission for Comics for Choice]]> There is a call for submissions for Comics of Choice, “an anthology of comics, art, and writing about abortion, raising money for the the National Network of Abortion Funds.”

Comics for Choice logo

If you want to just draw or write a story, they have directions for finding someone to pair with:

If you have a story to tell but aren’t an artist, or if you’re an artist who wants to contribute but doesn’t know what to draw, we want you to team up! Use the hashtag #ComicsForChoice on Twitter to find each other, or if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, email us at comicsforchoice@gmail.com before December 23rd, and we will do our best to pair you with someone. All genders are welcome!

Can’t wait to see this come together; there are important stories to share, and everything will help moving forward.

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Moving forward https://interi.org/2016/11/moving-forward/ https://interi.org/2016/11/moving-forward/#respond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:13:36 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7788 Continue reading Moving forward]]> I have a lot to say and I am having a hard time starting. Gotta start somewhere…

So first, play this video:

I’m worried about the damage already done, and the damage yet to land. But that is external, and I am struggling internally. In some ways it is a matter of focus, and of homecoming.

Eight years ago I was a manic, paranoid technologist. Today I am a scattered, weary parent. I’ve taken a lot in stride, and healed enough to know that I am not broken. I’ve opened up to others and I’ve been invited in by even more people. And so much of my meaning in this world is being threatened by the ancient yet mundane forces of ignorance and fear.

I wish I had more to offer, but I am still formulating; I have the great fortune of many layers of privilege that allow me time, and my thoughts are constantly with those that are being hurt right now. I have so many questions and precious few answers.

But love is the answer that always rises to the top.

Please contact me if you need help: maiki@interi.org

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https://interi.org/2016/11/7785/ https://interi.org/2016/11/7785/#respond Sun, 06 Nov 2016 13:11:18 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7785 Continue reading ]]> Making a note here for reference later: just got through a very rough 48 hours of illness.

I slept through most of it, and it is a bit disorienting to go to sleep when the sky is starting to get light, and then wake up when it is starting to get dark. I am not sure this mammal brain of mine can handle that.

Happy to be not in constant crampy pain and sore throat! And hopefully my ideal sleep pattern will return: crash 15 minutes before the sky starts to lighten, and then wake up mid-afternoon…. bliss!

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https://interi.org/2016/11/7784/ https://interi.org/2016/11/7784/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:05:56 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7784 ]]> An emergency server failure means I need to make nine WordPress migrations today… I got this!

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https://interi.org/2016/10/7782/ https://interi.org/2016/10/7782/#respond Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:41:38 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7782 Continue reading ]]> I meant to blog more often, but these elections have me stressed. I try to stay informed, but news about the Republican candidate triggers me, and that shouldn’t be the case for a candidate.

I voted already, so in a way I can check out and await the results. But for some reason my productivity is just shot.

I really hope weed becomes legal in California

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https://interi.org/2016/10/7780/ https://interi.org/2016/10/7780/#respond Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:54:04 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7780 ]]> In case you play Hearthstone and chose a Champion in hopes of getting prizes, you can see what other folks predicted, as well as throw in your own vote. ^_^

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I voted https://interi.org/2016/10/i-voted/ https://interi.org/2016/10/i-voted/#comments Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:56:23 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7774 ]]> Receipts from my mail-in ballots

I just voted. It took me about three hours. Make sure you do your research before you hit the polls! ^_^

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One down, nineteen to go https://interi.org/2016/10/one-down-nineteen-to-go/ https://interi.org/2016/10/one-down-nineteen-to-go/#respond Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:00:52 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7772 ]]> A couple days ago Clover came home crying about eir “wiggly” tooth.

This doesn’t affect me in anyway possible, expect perhaps in marking that my baby isn’t really a baby, and will soon have the non-baby teeth to show for it.

However… it kinda freaked me out!

I mean, I remember my loose teeth, and the weirdness of it wiggling, and that one time I fell on the playground and saw it drop from my mouth and bounce around on the porous floor of the play set until finally dropping down into the sand beneath, never to be seen again (I didn’t get any money for that one, my parents were apparently sticklers for tooth fairy “rules”).

I have been here to give C lots of support and am willing to discuss it at length, but gah, some things I could happily skip over.

Tonight we had pizza help it along, and finally a popcicle to finish the job. There was some manic reevaluation of reality, but after a little bit of bleeding and a lot of cheering, I think kiddo is gonna be okay.

Clover smiling, missing a tooth on the bottom row.

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Got my idea for NaNoWriMo 2016 https://interi.org/2016/10/got-my-idea-for-nanowrimo-2016/ https://interi.org/2016/10/got-my-idea-for-nanowrimo-2016/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:16:22 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7769 ]]> Oh snap, I haven’t done NaNoWriMo in years! I missed it, and am up to the challenge!

I was worried for a while there, because I didn’t have any fleshed out ideas I thought I could write 50,000 words about, but I’ve just discovered a confluence of ideas create something I find quite interesting.

I am not too sure on all the details, and I am not trying to be. Rather, I just know it will involve low-level magic users working in government agencies during a tumultuous era of growth and change. And by low-level I mean both as mages and as employees; they are the rank and file of the civil service. Whereas great wizards may go off to fight wars or run for elected office, these folks deal with paperwork. And some of them work in a customs office.

My brain is spinning, but I am jazzed to have the foundation for this to build on. There are so many interesting events in the real world to reflect and interpret, I think this may the easiest year I’ve done NaNoWriMo. ^_^

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Name a website that impressed you https://interi.org/2016/10/name-a-website-that-impressed-you/ https://interi.org/2016/10/name-a-website-that-impressed-you/#respond Sun, 16 Oct 2016 01:06:02 +0000 https://interi.org/?p=7768 ]]> I am starting to plan out a new design for my website. After some soul searching I realized that my ideas won’t fit into a pre-existing WordPress theme, and I need to start building one.

I am pretty clear on how I want posts and custom content to look and feel, and of course I will endeavor to make it as accessible and useful as possible. Once I get a repo going I will share that.

There is one aspect that I can’t quite decide, though, and that is landing or informative pages. Specifically, I don’t know how I want the front page to look. I want it to be easy to read and serve as a launching point for the different sections on my site, with a strong emphasis on the work and play that is my life.

I started looking at websites that I frequent, but I wanted broader exposure to what folks find useful or pretty or interesting or maybe just something that stood out for them.

So please, share with me an inspirational design. Or something tragic and ugly that must be avoided at all costs. Leave a comment or email me at maiki@interi.org. ^_^

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