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I don't know what I am, but I'm here.

I write a lot about feelings (especially grief) and dissolving the plutonomy. I code; I record original music; I build shelves; I pull out wisteria; I parent; I friend.

In suspended transition from 2000-2016, struggling towards transgirl since then.

I just thought of a new way to explain the key features of my Coagitate (fka InstaGov) project:
a power-structure that is resistant to accumulations of power within itself while still being capable of collecting and exercising power within the larger system in which it is operating The problem is that power will always tend to accumulate somewhere, and we need to be able to prevent or contain that.

Existing democratic systems don't act quickly enough to dissolve internal power-structures without becoming ineffectual at governing. Since technology creates power, we need to also be using technology to fight that tendency, to create a power-structure that is internally egalitarian, or the power-concentraters will win (as they have been doing more and more lately).

After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn't block open source implementations, Google says it won't support open source implementations
boingboing.net/2019/04/03/i-ha

#DRM #EME #Google

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So, Frontier is claiming I owe them $74.98, months after I cancelled the account.

I sent them a letter asking for an accounting of the amounts which lead to this total, with date for each, so I could verify that I actually owed it -- and their response has been to send it to a collection agency, CCS, who is (of course) reiterating the demand without providing any new information.

Does anyone know how to say "fsck off, I don't owe this" in legalese?

I have questions...

* Does it come with a tool for converting my old analog air?
* Will it fry all of my air, or just the air I've digitized?
* Does it use DRM so I can only use their brand of air?
* Has it been tested to make sure it won't install a rootkit that gives it control of *all* the air?
* (most important) Can it be gendered? (I need a pink version that's safe for my daughter to use. I'm sure you understand.)

If you're in America, instead of sending money in for Notre Dome have you considered sending money into one of the black churches who were arsoned?

One in Louisiana seems to have had some funding success on the back of this other popularized tragedy.
nytimes.com/2019/04/16/us/blac

But there are a lot of other churches that haven't got the attention this one did.

On a meta level is kind of fucked up that the attention economy plays a role in hypocrisy of taking care of each other.

sandstone is stone! why can't i make a sandstone pick,

Welcome to sunny, conservative Pine Wood Manor, where the early bird gets a penny earned!

Thought for today:

Sometimes one group of people has to do something that *seems* objectively silly[1] because another group of people is doing something that is *actually* silly[2].

-- Footnotes --

1. a word which here means "pointless, seemingly just for social status if you don't know the context"
2. a word which here means "harmful or deadly for no good reason"

...hhheyyy, what are YOU doing here? Aren't you supposed to be in Congress or the White House or something??

Why would an Ubuntu system (16.04 LTS) that boots just fine on one system board refuse to boot on another?

The drive in question has an EFI boot sector, and I suspect this has something to do with the problem, but both boards support UEFI and I've tried it in UEFI and legacy mode.

"Me? Oh, you know... converting return values from arrays to result objects, mapping object relationship structures... same as usual. You?"

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duck duck duck goose goose
(everyone's favorite childhood game)

Apparently a historic building near downtown exploded because of a gas leak, a little over an hour ago.

I was downstairs and heard the windows rattle; @Harena was upstairs by a window and heard the explosion and felt the house move.

Links: htyp.org/US/NC/Durham/2019-04-

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