"Most English-speaking people ... will admit that _female-presenting nipples_ is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). More beautiful than, say, sky, and far more beautiful than _beautiful._"—J.R.R. Tolkien
implied systemic transphobia, call for help Show more
the doctor i received HRT from is facing sentencing today. she's been harassed and attacked just for providing adequate care to UK trans people. she's never once had a complaint from a patient, but other doctors and non-patients (namely terfs) have hounded her in to losing her medical licence. all just for giving people like me HRT.
Please share links if you've read useful articles on the gilets jaunes and what the hell is actually going on in France these days.
Prière de partager articles si vous avez lu qqc informatif sur les gilets jaunes et le situation actuel en France [informatif pour quelqu'un qui n'est pas entièrement au courant avec les événements là-bas]
Moar hydropohones + fewer technical requirements to listen to our orca neighbors: https://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2018/11/30/hydrophones-open-a-world-of-underwater-sound-to-people-at-home/
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I'm involved in a giving project for environmental justice right now. This means that I and 25 people from all walks of life are getting together and raising a bunch of money and then giving it out to organizations that we think will use it well.
We started out by getting to know each other, developing a shared understanding of race and class, and how racism and classism operate in our society.
This was crucial to understand because we were going to talk about moving money around.
There's something in the juxtaposition of these two articles:
This one is about how a no-longer popular instrument (which I love to use) is still revealing insights into human biology:
and this - about using new technologies to examine ancient manuscripts:
Both are about finding traces of unexpected life by looking in ways no one else has thought to. This fills me with longing.
Current status: installing XCode so I can install the prerequisites to run a local copy of a web tool.
Time to saying "fuck this, I'm going home": maybe 5 minutes?
A drained swamp
So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.
The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.
I just saw this sign. These kids are great.
As @nein09 is gently reminding me, I should sometimes say things here about cool projects I get to work on. I don't want to do too much 🎺 blowing here, but here are my two main long-term clients:
I do also sometimes blog about things that aren't self-promotion, at https://eldang.xyz/blog/
Because the present disaster is perpetually displaced and dispersed *elsewhere*, in the form of factories, container ships, fibreoptics, pipelines, drone strikes, waste sites, and CO2, the disaster is made to be simultaneously *nowhere* in particular and yet *everywhere* at once.
Monument to the laboratory mouse
"According to Nikolai Kolchanov, the director of the institute, the monument commemorates the sacrifice of the mice in genetic research used to understand biological and physiological mechanisms for developing new drugs and curing of diseases."
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TIL that every single climate monitoring station in the Pacific Northwest shows an increase in temperature over my life time. Every single one.
@dzuk I saw this and thought you might have a good laugh with it: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/A97630_01/server.920/a96529/ch5.htm#1004591 (a list of attributes that Oracle thinks Unicode instantiates perfectly)
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antivax is a harmful reactionary ideology that costs lives
& when you debate things like the flu shot you are giving antivaxers ground.
like it's utter bullshit. just get the fucking flu shot. get it get it get it.
it doesnt matter if you're scared of needles or think it doesn't work, it should be LITERALLY MANDATORY to get a flu shot. you SHOULD NOT be allowed to participate in society if you're ABLE to be vaccinated and you HAVENT