Wikipedia page: Legality of polygamy

Aparently, this question is getting asked more and more often nowadays, so let me put in my two cents worth. Are polyamorists part of LGBTQ+? And I don't mean those who, like myself, are both pansexual and poly, or both trans and poly, because of course we are. I mean: does polyamory itself make you part of the community?

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@AvrisIT on Twitter: the world would be so beautiful if the “i'm not an expert, but…” folks just shut up and let the experts talk. just this week i saw: a translator schooled about the language, a programmer about software engineering, and the gay community about discrimination. just. shut. up.

I used to think that the biggest advantage of the Internet compared to the old-fashioned media is that the communication doesn't just go one way. It's not just a few people broadcasting to everyone, but instead it's everyone having an equal voice.

But having spent years on the Internet has taught me something more: most of those “equal voices” are stupid and spiteful. And that's I don't have to listen to all of them.

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Your year of Pro services for backing FA5 expire on August 1! Subscribe to the all-new Font Awesome 6 to extend your services and get the new version. Subscribe now for half the price. Just $49/year!

Four years ago I backed Font Awesome 5 on Kickstarter, and in return I received a license to use it and to access the pro features. The license might be perpetual, but the pro features, sadly, are not 😢

If you don't subscribe to a Pro plan, you won't be able to install Font Awesome Pro using npm or yarn.

That's the one feature I need! And on August 1st it will be gone! My dev setup, my deployment setup, of multiple projects, everything depends on fetching Font Awesome from the npm registry.

Luckily, there's a simple way around it 😉

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@AvrisIT on Twitter: no. unconditionally respecting everyone's beliefs implies that everyone can just make up any unscientific, baseless, harmful bullshit and expect it to be taken seriously. that's not how reasonable society should behave. @BunCatGirl on Twitter: When a gay doesn’t respect beliefs like - they respect lgbt why the fuk not respect them or just shut yo mouth 🤔🤔🤡

So apparently I'm supposed to respect the belief that there are witches who have hexed the moon, because otherwise it would justify other people's homophobia.

What a pile of absolute bullshit.

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Name tags with pronouns specified

I'm not kidding, everyone should have pronouns in their bio. Yes, even if you're cis. Yes, even if you're famous and everyone knows your gender already.

Here's why:

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Name tags with pronouns specified

Nie żartuję, każdy powinien mieć zaimki w bio. Tak, nawet jeśli jesteś cis. Tak, nawet jeśli jesteś sławnx i każdy już zna twoją płeć.

Oto dlaczego:

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Screenshot of the lite version of this blog

I strive to optimise this blog's performance as well as I can. But chasing a goal of a lightweight website while keeping it pretty prevented me from realising the obvious truth that the most performant assets are… no assets.

So, inspired by Sijmen J. Mulder's directory of text-only websites, I decided to create a bare version of my blog.

Here's how it went:

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avris.it/lite
Pytanie latarnika wyborczego: “Małżeństwo powinno być zastrzeżone dla związków kobiety i mężczyzny”. Wszyscy kandydaci z wyjątkiem Biedronia się z nim zgodzili, podczas gdy Duda i Trzaskowski nie odpowiedzieli wcale.

Nie mówiłxbyś osobie czarnoskórej, by głosowała na rasistę, bo jak nie, to…

Nie mówiłxbyś ofierze gwałtu, by głosowała na gwałciciela, bo jak nie, to…

Więc nie mów ofiarom homofobii, że muszą zagłosować na Trzaskowskiego, bo jak nie to PiS im zrobi z Polski strefę wolną od LGBT.

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Bart Staszewski bringing president Duda pictures of queer youth bullied into suicide

I keep running away from Polish homophobia. Geographically, I've left five years ago. But online? I'm trying not to read the news, not to engage with homophobes on Twitter, I'm unfollowing Polish accounts…

But I can't keep it up. The extent of queerphobic hatred, especially recently, is terrifying. I can't just idly watch my queer siblings suffer.

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“A” in LGBTQIA+ stands for asexual, aromantic & agender – not for “ally”.

Being an ally is not a gender / sexual / romantic minority.

Being an ally is just basic human decency.

Yet another one of my projects, Naked Adventure, grew too outdated to support it. I had to rewrite it from scratch.

I took the opportunity to redesign it as well. (screenshots before & after at the bottom)

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naked-adventure.eu

There's plenty of reasons to love Daði Freyr's song (and my personal favourite for the 2020 Eurovision win) ”Think About Things”. But the most important reason is this: Daði is singing about treating his child like a human being. And that's why the song brings me to tears.

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I've already complained about my mySN laptop here and here, but now it turns out, there's a part three to be written...

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Having lived in three different countries and interacted with people from all around the world made me realise that Polish names have some pretty unique quirks – to which, as a native speaker, I didn't give too much thought, while foreigners find them quite strange.

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Hackers know your password. I'm like 99% sure they do. Just go to ';--have i been pwned? and enter your email(s). See? Your password is as good as public.

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Yet another one of my projects, Avi • Simple placeholder avatars, grew too outdated to support it. I had to rewrite it from scratch.

I took the opportunity to redesign it as well.

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For me, gender is over.

Not in a sad, “Game Over” way.

In a happy, “Mission accomplished” way.

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If every single person on this planet had a roof over their head, food on their plate, and access to high-quality, free education and healthcare, then I promise I would sod off from ever caring about how many billions does Jeff Bezos have.

But until that day, I care a fucking lot.

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A picture of a brain

Have you ever noticed how unfairly we treat our brains?

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@atheismisajoke on Twitter: Atheist logic: • Laptop - created • Clock - created • Lightbulb - created • Bookshelf - created • Spoon - created • Rug - created • Jar - created • Cardboard Box - created • Universe - magically came from nothing • Life - magically came from nothing @AvrisIT on twitter: Theist logic: • God – magically came from nothing

I keep hearing this one argument over and over again: “if I see things around me that have been created, that means everything had to be created, that means there is a god”.

What they don't seem to notice (apart from such extrapolation being unjustified) is that looking in that direction actually points us towards there being no god.

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Święty Tomasz widzi jak robisz korwin z logiki

Przypomniał mi się dziś pewien cytat z JKMa, który ładnie ilustruje, jak Korwin potrafi robić kurwę z logiki.

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Hail Satan ?

My Twitter bio includes the words “Hail Satan 🤘“.

Except I don't believe in Satan (nor in his evil enemy, Jahwe)... So why the hell the did I put put it there?

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@JackChristy93 on Twitter: Something I probably shouldn't say as a gay man: I don't think LGBT works. Sexuality (LGB) and gender identity (T) are nothing like eachother. To be honest the way Gay & Lesbian issues have been slapped aside for gender identity theory pisses me off.

LGBTQ+ does work. We go together, hand in hand. We fight for each other's rights. It's the “T” who threw the first bricks in Stonewall.

Blabbing about “separate issues” is just you trying to mask that you're EMBARRASSED to be associated with trans people.

It's transphobia🙄

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Kein Mensch ist illegal

If you humiliate and discriminate others, I'm here to tell you I know your little secret: you think you're worthless, and you know you're too lazy to do anything about it.

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Woman covering her face under a bedsheet

Yes, of course the only person responible for a rape is the rapist – they're a criminal and should be severely punished. I'm in no way defending them, nor am I victim-shaming the victims. At most, I'm culture-shaming our culture.

With that said: other than chasing the perpetrators, there's also a big cultural change we need to make, if we want to reduce the number of rapes...

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