me: *explaining the Debian Technical Committee to my mom*
mom: TWO?!?!! IN TWENTY FIVE YEARS????

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Love when irccloud just ups and dies and half the people in all my channels time out

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also the knowledge that she-ra was made by a lesbian in an adorable marriage, and that they took pics with swords in their wedding dresses, has helped my skin stay clear

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the history of dance music since 1940 has been the history of black people, of latine people, and of queer people

to reject that history and see the dance culture that’s worth legitimizing as a combination of mostly white big room / electro house and swing samples designed to sound anachronistic feels like the ultimate “dance music made for white people to avoid the mostly black, gay history of dance”

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Happy long weekend! I'm joining the challenge to donate my holiday paycheck, and I'd encourage you to do the same! 💸

I split mine between two funds: to support Indigenous protesters bhlegalfund.org/ @ndncollective and DSV survivors survivedandpunished.org/ @survivepunish

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remember when facebook inflated its reported video engagement numbers by 60-80% and everyone scrambled to ~pivot to video~ and how were now stuck with shitty autoplay videos literally nobody ever asked for on every news site

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Leftist open-source developers are like "fork around and find out"

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there's been quite a bit of research on the cognitive/health benefits of multilingualism, but I think the framing tends to be backwards. multilingualism isn't a bonus, but the default (historically, anthropologically, biologically). our species developed multilingual, and still is everywhere not too damaged by colonial steamrollers. monolingualism is a v recent development, an emergent artifact of a capitalist+racist society.

so we should be talking about the cognitive damage of monolingualism.

everyone: did you get your talk in???
me:
everyone:
me: so I just submitted a BoF,
everyone: ...

oh dear, you have unlocked my final form 🙃

For Canada's Indigenous peoples, Canada Day is a painful reminder of centuries of genocide and oppression.

Every year on Canada Day, I donate in honour of an Indigenous cause. This year, I'm donating $153 to @apihtawikosisan's Métis Land Trust: gofundme.com/f/back-2-the-land Join me?

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Tired: Supporting rel=me on links so you can add your other accounts to your profile

Wired: Supporting rel=crush on links so you an add your crushes to your profile

http://gmpg.org/xfn/11

software gripe 

Slack your own damn software has acknowledged that I am signed up for a dozen freaking different communities on this email, can you PLEASE let me opt out of being constantly pestered FOREVER

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caps, gripe 

me: in 10+ different slacks for 6+ years
me:
Slackbot: HELLO YOU SEEM NEW I AM GOING TO SEND YOU 5 DIRECT MESSAGES THAT YOU CAN'T OPT OUT OF
Slackbot: YOU SAID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. ARE YOU WONDERING WHO CAN READ YOUR RECENT MESSAGE?!

please.... stop....

covid19 adjacent 

Anyone else having recurring nightmares where people aren't wearing masks?

Today, leadership @RedHat affirmed their commitment to inclusive language in open source projects.

While there is much more work to be done, I applaud this first step in fixing an issue that has been raised but left unaddressed for two decades in FOSS. redhat.com/en/blog/making-open

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Road signs of Scotland.

CAUTION
Otters Crossing

#Benbecula #Highlands #Scotland
Credit: Chantal Cooke

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