Added section on Accountability to OcapPub. https://gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/blob/master/README.org
BTW, feedback most welcome on this doc... I'm still writing tho
When I lived in Washingon, DC, there were occassionally TV commercials clearly aimed at Congress.
This week's epiode of @librelounge is about the work @cwebber and I are doing re: Fediverse spam and abuse and while it's interesting to everyone, I'm especially hoping that AP implementers listen, especially @Gargron (since this work got fast forwarded due to a pull request)
Back up and writing again. Wrote "Extending the car key metaphor" section https://gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/blob/master/README.org
U.S. Fascism, personal, FRIENDS: read this
As of today, the feds can detain anyone who can't prove their residency. Due to actions the state took against me under the last administration, I cannot prove my residency.
I've been arrested, detained, and SWATted all before. I'm not worried about it happening again. What I'm worry about is this time, so many people are being detained that I won't have as easy a time getting out. 1/n
Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob
If 20% of a group are harassers (evenly across genders), & the group has more men than women… then each woman gets 16x more bad experiences than each man.
The Petrie Multiplier: in a group where x% are bullies/harassers, the minority will feel it (x/100)^2 more.
This blog post has stuck with me through the years. I like the maths in it, & I like the conclusion that attacking sexism/racism etc doesn't have to be an attack on the majority.
Put Your Head Among the Heads and say "Oh Cutter of the Heads"
This was a short animation on the theme of 'block' done for a local experimental film block party.
The title is a literal translation of an Arabic idiomatic saying.
The prompt was 'block' - shown as pollution/environmental blocking away of habitat, bowel obstructions ;) , and the executioner's block in the title and subtext, opression blocking justice and freedom
Today in an unrelated exploration I rediscovered another interesting example I'd read about and then forgotten: Manchurian wild rice:
"The swollen crisp white stems of Manchurian wild rice are grown as a vegetable, popular in East and Southeast Asia. The swelling occurs because of infection with the smut fungus Ustilago esculenta. The fungus prevents the plant from flowering, so the crop is propagated asexually, the infection being passed from mother plant to daughter plant."
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