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I might not be around as much over the next few days. Bar the train trip...something has come up with my SO that I'm honestly not sure how to process or figure out.
It may be beneficial to be offline. I don't know. I don't think it's going to help me to be around, and I don't think I can pretend that everything is fine enough for any other sites.
I'd go and sort beads, but it's far too late at night, and my heart's not in much anymore.
If you aren't going anywhere for Christmas, consider unplugging for a day.
Finally sit down with that book you've wanted to read, start writing down that stuff in your head that doesn't want to leave you etc.
You don't even need to reflect on your life, just take a breather.
And, it looks like everything is finally ok between us. Now if my asshole brain could stop with the agonizing so I can read some goddammed Engels, that'd be real nice.
Pretend it's the 1980s.
Your phone is tapped, and it's super fucking obvious.
What do you do?
Write a letter or meet at a park, right?
In 2017, everything spies on you, everyone knows it, and no one cares.
#Mastodon v2.1.0 is finally released! https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.1.0
What's in it? Here's a scoop:
✅ Profile redirect notes
✅ Moderator role
✅ Moderation audit log
✅ Invite system
🐘 Various fixes and improvements
Congratulate yourself for doing difficult things, even if they might not seem difficult to others.
'The Trump administration has reportedly banned the Centers for Disease Control from using the phrases “evidence-based” and “science-based” on official documents.
Senior CDC officials distributed the list of “forbidden” words and phrases to policy analysts at the CDC on Thursday, the Washington Post reported Friday. The list also bans the use of “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender” and “fetus.”...'
So chocolate is made using child slave labor. Also the U.S. Department of Labor keeps an updated list of goods produced by child or forced labor around the world, but being on this list doesn't automatically bar the import of these goods
If I had it my way, my SO would have the whole two months off so we could read leftist books and watch movies, and chill...
...I guess I can summarize The Bread Book for him later, but we're definitely watching Tank Girl at some point.
Remember.. remember.. remember.. you have 9 more days to submit your story this December. We're putting out the call for diverse sci-fi writers that are:
- First Nations
- Marginalised sexes, genders, & identities
- Scientists (research & comms)
New or established, we want your micro-scifi! Remember to read our new guidelines. The shorter the fiction, the better we pay! storyseedvault.com/submissions/
Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no morals. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, has no ethics. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, is devoid of a conscience. And AirBnB, the world’s largest accommodation provider, lacks scruples. Something interesting is happening.
(With apologies to Tom Goodwin.)
United Nations Special Rapporteur's interim report on poverty/inequality in the US is absolutely scathing - scroll to the bullet point list, for example. So far (predictably) little to no coverage in commercial US media.
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Trump bans CDC from using the words "transgender," "fetus," "diversity," and others. This will impact the Center for Disease Control's efforts to address trans health issues (including HIV), reproductive health (including abortion), and is just fucking horrible in every way.
"lowercase", "PascalCase", "camelCase", "snake_case", "SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE", "kebab-case"
I'm ditching my regular reading today to go investigate hauntology via Mark Fisher's Wikipedia article. I'm thinking I might buy The Weird And The Eerie for myself for Christmas, though I still need to find a more readable version of Fisher's PhD thesis.
Also, kiiiinda want to read The Bread Book and/or some Bookchin with my SO, but I'd probably have to start with the Manifesto and Principles (possibly with the assistance of the relevant Discourse Collective theory episodes).
by the way, I was wholly unqualified to build an ISP when we built our ISP and I was also the only one of us who computered so do not let little things like having any idea what you are doing get in your way.