Canada politics; Queer safety in school
Currently, by law, teachers in Alberta can't out queer students to their parents by telling them that they joined a gay-straight alliance at school
The right-wing party in Alberta is actually making it part of their platform that they want to make this legal
"Vote for us, we'll legalize outing queer kids again"
I don't have words for how reckless and dangerous this is
First lesson: if I'm in the crosswalk and you nearly hit me, you were definitely in the wrong. Always.
The internet used to be a city: it had its weird bohemian districts, its flea markets, its high-rises and back alleys. Now it's just a shopping mall, and I miss my old city so much
Feels weird to see myself as an old fogey pining for the days of MySpace and Neopets, when people made their own web pages with garish colors and backgrounds, and to know that younger folks today probably have no frame of reference for what I'm talking about.
It's interesting to think of the concept of the "free and open web" as a generational thing. I can't imagine that that phrase means much to someone born in Generation Z, who grew up with "the internet" meaning an array of chiclet-sized apps built by companies in Silicon Valley.
"The [desktop] view of browser market share is telling. There’s Chrome, and there’s everybody else. Everybody else can be split into two groups: Firefox and the pit of despair: a larger group of small browsers with no meaningful market share."
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