nyc Show more
New Yorkers, https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/get-free-financial-counseling.page you can get free and confidential financial counseling, regardless of income or immigration status, to help you save, improve your credit, and more. #nyc
Folks running your own mail servers - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/announcing-starttls-everywhere-securing-hop-hop-email-delivery "Announcing STARTTLS Everywhere: Securing Hop-to-Hop Email Delivery"
uspol, birdsite, child harm Show more
I learned about orphan trains, and the history of legalized child abduction in the US, by reading http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674005358 "The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction" by Linda Gordon (found via http://crookedtimber.org/2005/05/25/academic-bestsellers/ )
OSCON Show more
signal-boosting from birdsite:
At #OSCON for the day to discuss RIT's FOSS minor; if you want to meet up, message me or ask the folks at the RIT booth where to find the Mel!
On the BBC Introducting Mixtape podcast https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06ds06d , the first song in the July 16th episode, LAURÉ's "Grey Skirt", is a sweet, lovely a cappella tune particularly about transfeminine experiences. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/introducing/entries/f1c96d0c-9f74-41b6-b02e-6905735fb767
Your small tech org, user group, or open source community could, for just USD$200, get a code of conduct evaluation, a report, and a half-hour meeting about next steps. From/with an expert. This is AMAZING value for money, in my opinion. http://lifeofaudrey.com/2018/07/16/coc-consult.html
Offering code of conduct assistance Show more
I’m thinking about offering a flat-rate code of conduct consultation again. I’d spend about an hour to read your policies and create a report with my recommendations, and a 30 min call to discuss. Any open source projects or user groups who might be interested?
Imagine if people introduced themselves like Web browsers do
Hi, I'm Michelle, actually I'm Angela, I resemble George but not really. As I was saying, I'm Christine, and also Sam.
Woke up this morning and realized that I would like a tech ethics framework that can deal with the origin story of Freakazoid, 1990s Kids WB character
Liberapay is in trouble, here's our blog post that explains the situation and what you should do if you're one of our 2000 active users: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/liberapay-is-in-trouble-b58b40714d82
I recall people on here talking about headphones. I’m looking for a new set. I don’t wanna spend audiophile money, but they need to be quality enough to last several years (the current set still _works_ but the ear cushions are disintegrating). I use them mostly for conference calls; microphone and USB i/o are required. And finally, I need over-ear for isolation, but weight on my ears or pressure on the side of my head will give me a headache in a very short time. What meets these requirements?
Objectivism Show more
How will you commemorate the 50-yr anniversary of Ayn Rand's schism w/the Brandens? https://web.archive.org/web/20180225171325/http://www.checkingpremises.org/towhom
https://web.archive.org/web/20171216205428/http://www.barbarabranden.com/answer-nathaniel.html "Until the evening of Aug 25, 1968, Miss Rand and I used the same attorney."
https://web.archive.org/web/20180225171339/http://www.barbarabranden.com/answer.html "forced to choose btw Howard Roark & Ayn Rand"
you have under 6 months to write a theme song for the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements
your template: the International Year of Natural Fibres song Leonard and I made
(Understanding that modernity-feeling, the despair of simultaneous complicity and helplessness, might help us fix it?)
signalboost from birdsite Show more
Moral philosophers, technology ethicists, taxonomists: check out the work Joseph Reagle is doing trying to work out different kinds/levels of digital complicity
Joseph Reagle @jmreagle
A new draft for thinking about digital complicity (Google's Project Maven, Microsoft ICE, bio-hackers, ...): "Digital complicity: The intent and embrace of problematic tech" http://reagle.org/joseph/2017/co/complicity.html#a-framework-for-complicity