The blog of a very opinionated girl who loves coding, writing, and dancing!

C Strings Saved My Code


C strings have the worst of reputations, don’t they? They’re claimed to be unsafe, cumbersome, just a hack based on pointers and not a real data type… You name it. And all of those things are kinda true? Yet they’ve helped me simplify scalc’s code in an unexpected way that I just needed to share with all of you guys, because it’s always fun to get into this sort of stuff, isn’t it?…
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Online Discourse


I have been thinking for some time about writing some social commentary posts, but not falling into the politics trap, though. Politics are divisive, but social commentary… well, it can also be divisive, but I do think is better suited for conversations that are focused on more long-term(ish) stuff. Today I wanna talk online discourse. What I mean by online discourse is mainly discussion over the Internet, mostly over controversial stuff that is in the news.…
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Mentally Exhausted


This is a rather unusual PSA from me. Due to some events that have happened on the last couple of weeks, I’m feeling very, very mentally exhausted… also heartbroken due to some family issues I didn’t expect. I’m doing fine, life’s messy sometimes, that’s all. I know I have some emails from you guys waiting for my reply. I always appreciate your comments a lot. I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can, as well as getting back to posting stuff as soon as I feel with more mental space.…
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A Material Girl in a Material World


Sometimes I like straying away from topics about FOSS, software, programming, IT, you name it… and talk about more personal things instead. This isn’t the first time, it won’t be the last either, but when I write one of these I do like putting this disclaimer of sorts… just in case. Because sometimes these posts get messy, hit some hard rock… and sometimes touch very sensitive matters. You be warned.…
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Me and Android


I have a very weird relationship with Android. As a FOSS enthusiast as I am, using a Linux distro on my laptop with no proprietary software in it, when it comes to my phone… I just bow to whatever Google wants to do with my life, using a regular Googlified Android (+ manufacturer stuff)… and I like it? And my new phone, a Xiaomi 11T, has reinforced all of this and has made me think for days long about a couple of things.…
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A Tale of a Shared Library


This a tale of a shared library that was meant not to be born. Once upon a time, there was a static library named sline, mostly developed by a young lady… namely me… It was written and designed as that, as a static library… and the Readme file even stated that no support for a shared library was planned… until, one day, it became a shared library. So… what happened? Why did that young lady change her mind?…
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On Being Trans


I promise this will be my only post on this blog about this in a long time. If I’m writing this is just out of the need to settle a couple of things I feel are important. I hate talking about stuff I consider to be at the core of who I am, but I feel I have no choice? These days have been very tiresome in this aspect of my life and, honestly, I’m burned out.…
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Some Ramblings about Fashion


Some time ago someone asked me to talk some fashion over here. I was hesitant but… hey… these days something happened and I want to share with you a couple of fun things, some tips, and some experiences. This is gonna be fun because most of my audience is men? But I’ve got some tips for you guys as well! First, I feel I must explain though that I’m not that much of a fashion geek.…
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What the GNU?


OK, this is a post I’ve been planning for months, I think? Several past drafts have been injured and killed before I gave birth to this one, the succesful one. So, let’s jump straight into it: I wanna talk about GNU. GNU. Not the FSF, not RMS… Why are all these three letter acronyms? Are all of these cover operations of some three letter agency? I hope saying that doesn’t get me into any trouble, so you better read my post before I suddenly disappear… Just kidding!…
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Surviving Survival Mode


This has been a very rough week. I won’t get into why. Let’s say life sometimes loves to teach you lessons for you to learn from. But this has had me thinking about my own psychological triggers and mechanisms… and how I found myself keeping on a survival mode way longer than really needed. I’m not a psychologist, although I had my dabblings with basic Psychology in my Psycholinguistics classes back in the day.…
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