technological trends I hope seem quaint and naive in a couple decades:

- touch capacitive buttons
- the addictive nature of likes and follows

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whoever thought it would be a good idea to put touch capacitive buttons on home appliances was out of their mind. give me regular physical ones that you can find and push without looking any day.

JavaScript is to web performance as CFCs are to the ozone layer

"But the crisis is real and it isn’t inevitable. It is not exogenous. We made it, and we can fix it."

infrequently.org/2018/09/the-d

instead of listening to white people soul music, why don't we pay respects to the new Swamp Dogg record. production by Ryan Olson and Justin Vernon.

in other words, two white men who understand how to properly support and promote black music by using their own platforms to elevate it.

joyfulnoiserecordings.com/prod

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like, congrats on bravely addressing the heavy conservative tilt in your home state, but completely skipping over the fact that your whiteness allows you to profit more from black art than black people. that's called white supremacy. talk about a blind spot.

rollingstone.com/music/music-f

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bands like St. Paul & the Broken Bones (aka eight white dudes) are not only appropriating black music, they're doing a poor job of it.

but, please, do continue telling me how great their new album is while ignoring the last 50 years of soul, funk and R&B by actual black artists.

Good morning. Yesterday I wrote a post that tries to distill a variety of reasons to give #Mastodon a try.

It’s written for a general, non-technical audience in mind. I’d love to hear any feedback you have.

finertech.com/2018/09/04/the-c

observations after nearly a month off of The Other Site:

- I am not necessarily interested in following someone just because I know/know of them
- I'm less tolerant of high volume posters
- I'm less interested in posting at anything remotely approaching high volume
- I think maybe I'm just done with microblog style social networking?

I just realized that Randy Lenz (“lens”) is literally the character that brings all the parallel story lines in Infinite Jest into a single focal point. Like... a lens. 😲

y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.

cnet.com/google-amp/news/20-mi

as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.

I paid for a NY Times crossword puzzle subscription for about 6 months longer than I used it bc you have to call an 800 number to cancel. Today I discovered you can cancel via support chat on the website even though it’s not documented anywhere. 👍

it’s clearly already affected my ability to write grammatically correct sentences. that’s the real paradise lost, here.

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I had to stop. I know there’s a plot in here but it’s wrapped in a double decker taco of language and poetic flourish that I can’t find it.

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why am I reading Paradise Lost, this is just a dense word brick of dark thoughts

“If you go poopoo or peepee on the potty you know you get gummy bears right?”
“Yeah!”

[five minutes later]

*walks out the back door and pees in the back yard*

“You could have peed in the potty and gotten gummy bears.”
“Yeah...”

[ten minutes later]

*shits in pull-up*

“You know you could have... [sigh] pooped in the potty and gotten gummy bears?”
“Yeah. I just don’t want to.”

😑🙄 🔪🔪

that kinda reads like a humblebrag. not intentional.

explaining privilege to a grown adult person just has the same exhausting nature to it as explaining to my three year old why he can't punch his little brother, over and over again, hoping for it to eventually stick.

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every time I have to explain to another white person why they're opining from a position of privilege, I get really exhausted, and then feel so much pain for my less-privileged friends who have to live this in every moment.

whenever i drive by an arbys they have to lash me to the mast like odysseus

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