I found the optimal locations for hosting mastodon instances
@eldang The "But street names don't recurr in close proximity" point reminds me of this: http://www.paulplowman.com/stuff/house-address-twins-proximity/
*Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words*
PB: remember that one of Orwell's key insights was simply that the language we use matters.
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"[T]he conflation of MS-13 members with undocumented immigrants is not an accident stemming from an imprecisely worded statement. The conflation is itself the statement. [...] Dehumanizing rhetoric... slaps the dehumanizing slur on the least sympathetic subgroup and then conflates that subgroup with the larger group that is the real target, then piously feigns innocence of any intention to tag the slur on the larger group." https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/05/25/this-revealing-anecdote-unmasks-trumps-dehumanization-game/
One of my friends at this coworking space has framed a copy of McCloskey's updated Cascadia map ( http://www.marshamccloskey.com/cascadiamap.html ) and is trying to decide where to hang it. In the process he's parading it around the building to oohs and ahhs from various fellow nerds, and it's reminding me of the parading of scrolls for Simchat Torah.
Dutch artist Lotte Geeven is collecting singing sand from deserts across the world. Interview with sound clips.
"Imagine that you and I were standing in the middle of the desert right now, and all of a sudden the wind rose, making the whole desertscape around us hum like a gigantic brass band. We would be in total awe. We would tell that story, and it would make its way into local culture because of its extraordinary nature."
Things I am proud of today include the number of people whose day has apparently been brightened by ducklings because I took the few seconds to take some photos. I missed a train by doing that; clearly worth it.
oh! i thought this was interesting
my therapists office has a new policy where they have to go over app permissions with their patients. it's a matter of ethics- they want to make sure that apps aren't accessing the microphone during sessions.
we really do live in a cyberpunk dystopia huh
Sounds like some people could use the unexpected fuzzballs I encountered on the way to the station this morning, so here they are:
Kayenta Solar Project, built and owned by the Navajo Nation.
Adorkable story about a person adopting a wingless bumblebee, coupled with a bee psychologist's perspective:
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Más una razón por mejorar mi español: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/22/speaking-spanish-dangerous-america-aaron-schlossberg-ice
And more seriously: a couple of years ago @nein09 & I called out a stranger on the bus for telling 2 Chinese students to speak English among themselves. The students were so embarrassed that I wasn't sure if we should have bothered; now I'd definitely do it again.
The sffbookclub June selection is _The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion_ by Margaret Killjoy, book one in a series.
"Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain series is a dropkick-in-the-mouth anarcho-punk fantasy that pits traveling anarchist Danielle Cain against eternal spirits, hypocritical ideologues, and brutal, unfeeling officers of the law."
All you have to do to participate is post to and watch the #sffbookclub hashtag, using the CW to note what chapter/section you might be spoiling.