i have a computer question. Is it bad to use up all the space of my hard drive? My hard drive isn’t very big,


I don’t know if you have to do it now, but when I was younger and drives weren’t as big as they are now, I always left 10% of the drive free for swap space. Someone who is smarter than me will probably comment on this, and help us both out.

Chiming in since I didn’t see this part said by anyone else:

If you have a Solid State Drive (SSD) instead of a Hard Drive, they frequently perform better at 50% or less space used. It’ll still perform pretty well at 10% free, but you may see a large performance difference at 51% compared with 49% or lower, depending on the exact SSD.










Thatadhdfeel when an adhd reddit thread is how you learn that sitting with your legs up on the chair well into adulthood is an adhd thing. 

wait seriously? not sitting in chairs properly is an adhd thing? 

(i mean i’d guess it could be a thing for many other reasons but…huh.)

I’ve never seen and can’t find any research on this, but my experience both as ND and in the field is that sensory issues (which come with ADHD, ASD, and SPD) usually lead to unusual sitting and/or standing postures.

Think about it though. Think about a regular standard chair, think what it’s like to sit on it. It’s pretty uncomfortable, right? Wrong! Most people actually have no trouble sitting on regular chairs! that’s why they are designed the way they are! most people can sit on them just fine without squirming or feeling pain or feeling the need to fit their legs onto the seat too!

And if this thought, that chairs aren’t just badly-designed discomfort-items, is as mind-boggling a thought to you as it is to me, you probably aren’t all that neurotypical (I won’t say either way about it being ADHD specific since I don’t have ADHD as far as I know, but I’m not neurotypical). 

What the heckie?

I mean, I’m also short, so I just always assumed that was my problem with being comfortable in chairs.

But even in the car, I end up scrunching into the pressure stim of having my legs crossed or under me, so!

yeah this is def an autism/ADHD/etc thing. you see it all the time in coded characters as well

…there’s no WAY neurotypicals can possibly like chairs. Can some people without ADHD or autism chime in?

yeah i have no idea how normal people sit in chairs like that but they seem to like it. i absolutely scrunch up like a goblin if i can get away with it. 

Come to think of it, I never really see other people sit cross-legged in chairs. Why did I never notice that?

Wait, is this why I cross my legs in chairs?




What a wonderful video on indoor cat enrichment! Indoor cats can have very fulfilling lives if you just put in some effort.

Okay i know this is off topic for me but everyone needs to see this!! I love this youtuber and I love his cats!!

Jun, his cats, and his wife are awesome :)


all the websites now begging us to turn off our adblockers sound like cheating exes wheedling for another chance

no, you blew it

you had your chance but you put up autoplaying animations with horrible flashing and sound and gross sex things and lies and viruses, pop-ups and pop-unders and things that download themselves and try to run, and fucking chaos and crimes basically

we don’t trust you anymore and we’re not turning off our ad blockers probably ever again, and you have no one to blame but yourself



So my cat Lydia likes paper right. If I open my mail on my bed, she’s right there, walking on it, listening to it crinkle under her toes, and then laying right down. Even if I leave paper on the floor, on carpet or tile or hardwood, she’s there, curling up, standing on it, happy as can be.

And like many of my fellow fanfiction addicts, I don’t read a lot of print books, but I recently borrowed a novel that sounded a m a z i n g and I wanted to get it back to my coworker on Monday. It was going pretty well Saturday afternoon until

Every time I put this book down, whether open or closed or page up or down, she was there. Happy as can be. And so freaking cute that I didn’t want to move her, which meant I was not going to finish it.

So finally, in protest and so I could actually finish this book, I gave her another one

I finished my book (White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi, highly recommend) but I left the decoy out.

She’s been sleeping on it every night. It’s been a week.


Canadian Vacation 2017 (part 1) by Shivers

Via Flickr:

These are photos of my trip to Cape Spear, the Eastern-most point of North America. It is really pretty!