MAN: doc i'm so depressed
DOCTOR: listen, they're doing an anniversary screening of Goodfellas, you should go see it, Joe Pesci is in it, he's very funny, it will cheer you righ--
MAN: funny how
MAN: how is he funny
MAN: funny like a clown, is he a clown to you, what the fuck is so funny about him, tell me what's so fuckin' funny
An exciting announcement, solarpunk
I've been keeping quiet about this, but I can finally share!
My friend and I are officially contracted for a book from the West Virginia University Press's series Salvaging the Anthropocene. Our book, Almanac for the Anthropocene: A Compendium of Solarpunk Futures, will focus primarily on collecting practical, substantive applications of #solarpunk thought. And we are currently accepting submissions/pitches!
Hey New York peeps! I'm gonna be in NYC next week to give a tech talk on funky JS/Wasm video decoding at https://bigapple.video/
I'm taking a couple free days after since it's been ages since I was there and just had time to wander myself. Now if I can just find the Hippodrome...
Python Package Index
Thanks to the https://www.opentech.fund/ , in addition to TOTP we now support Two-Factor Authentication via the WebAuthn standard! If you have a U2F compatible security key, you can use the feature in beta starting today!
Read more about this and what's to come at http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2019/06/pypi-now-supports-two-factor-login-via.html
my new MetaFilter post http://mefi.us/w/181439 is about https://twitter.com/bombsfall/status/946391315146788864 , affirmational fandom, that song from "Commentary! The Musical" about dissecting narratives, "Cat Person", and tolerance for ambiguity
At least now I can tell people how fucking ridiculous this has been
Trans PoC asking for help, Boosts OK
Hey, so I figured out that I don't need to feel bad about using the internet for its intended purpose: the sharing of information.
So, here's my asks to Trans PoC Masto:
1: How much did it cost you for facial hair removal, and what sort of procedure worked for you? Laser, electro, chemical, or do you just shave constantly?
2: What're your wig recommendations? This is new territory for me and I need more intel.
3: Does anyone have a good resource on reversing or treating going bald? Wigs are a pain in the ass, and not the most comfortable yet for me.
4. Can you share some starter makeup tutorials?
Razorblade Snowflake (Keffy R.M. Kehrli) @Keffy@twitter.com
Have you read a book, story, or other form of science fiction and fantasy work that explored gender? Recommend it to the Tiptree jury! https://tiptree.org/award/2019-james-tiptree-jr-award/recommend-works-for-the-2019-james-tiptree-jr-award The @TiptreeAward is a juried award, but it relies on YOU to make sure the jury sees all the great stuff out there!
Filippo Valsorda @FiloSottile@twitter.com
I was going to announce a newsletter, but instead I found an XSS in the service I'm using for it, so now the sign up page is a Proof of Concept and I'm not sure this story has a moral.
New blog post: https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2019/06/12/1 "Hey, You Left Something Out"
On the reply/comment pattern that goes (playfully or dismissively): "you did not mention the thing that I think should be mentioned. Therefore, something is wrong." What it's aiming at & what it misses.
I saw several films recently! https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2019/06/12/0 new blog post with short reviews of "Booksmart", "Always Be My Maybe", "Late Night", and "Face/Off"
Reflecting on Rebecca Solnit's "Hope in the Dark" https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/791-hope-in-the-dark , the ending of Allie Brosh's "Depression Part II" [content note: ref. to self-harm] https://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2013/05/depression-part-two.html , & Doug Muder's "We need hope, not optimism" https://weeklysift.com/2019/06/10/we-need-hope-not-optimism/ , on hope as UNCERTAINTY
Hey everyone! 💕
I’m available immediately for full time remote work (from US) focusing on:
- tech & ethics, policy, public impact
- high level diversity, inclusion, and equity
- advocacy for marginalized people within the organization
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