The apocalypse has arrived, it's just not evenly distributed yet

just read an apartment therapy before/after article about a kitchen renovation and the person said they got rid of their dishwasher because they don't have many dishes to clean (fine) and that it seems like a water waster (completely wrong!!!) and I screamed internally. hand washing uses much more water!!!

Hello people! You may have noticed that @apconf is now online, and *some* of the videos have started to appear!

So far:
- @mlemweb's introduction to the conference conf.tube/videos/watch/ff347f9
- My keynote:
"ActivityPub: past, present, future" conf.tube/videos/watch/2b9a985
- Mark Miller's keynote: “Architectures of Robust Openness” conf.tube/videos/watch/7a772fa

More are coming... the server is working away at making them available :)

Today I will be giving a brief talk about Datashards to the CCG. Dial in info here: w3c-ccg.github.io/
Slides: dustycloud.org/misc/talks/data

More on Datashards: datashards.net/ (AWESOME new logo thanks to @mray!)

I hereby propose writing unKKKle for "racist uncle"

Added section on Accountability to OcapPub. gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

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)

U.S. Fascism, personal, FRIENDS: read this 

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

Hmm, looks like I accidentally picked similar color schemes for both my previous wobs... gotta branch out.

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.

From @turingfan@twitter.com

blog.ian.gent/2013/10/the-petr

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

@GwenfarsGarden @InvaderXan @maloki @sashakovich

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."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_ric

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