The question is not whether or not I have something to hide. Everyone has things they wish to keep private and confidential for many reasons. The question instead is whether or not you should surveil me.
Having something to hide implies a possible future transgression that I may commit. Surveilling me is a form of control that you are actively engaging in.
"In British Columbia, Canada, right now, a different vision is unfolding: one climate emergency following in the wake of another, indeed made possible by the previous disaster, and in a prosperous, modern, well-governed corner of the global north, absolutely overwhelming local infrastructure and the capacity of public officials and local bureaucracy to manage the crisis."
"You should rewrite it in Rust" they say. Meanwhile...
There's a world-wide 24h JS8 party starting 2021-11-13 at 19 UTC, with some special "party games" on 80 m on Saturday evening (mostly for central Europe). See https://www.delta25.de/js8 .
Some of you might be interested in CookLang, a recipe markup language. https://cooklang.org/
website made by someone who describes themself as "a dipshit who doesn't know how to use computers" and hosted on a raspberry pi or some random VPS: loads instantly, well designed, easy to navigate
website made by fortune 500 company, with teams of designers, programmers, and servers in 8 countries: takes a full minute to load, layout shifting around the whole time, breaks if you have 1 browser add-on, the page you want can only be accessed via a third party search engine, gets worse every year
"Mastodon's Founder Says Trump's New Social Network Is Just Mastodon"
Andrew Yang on premium mediocre
Good insight into figuring out that you're not cis: https://aninjusticemag.com/am-i-trans-a-roadmap-to-figuring-out-the-toughest-question-7bb0e809a32d
Written by a trans woman, so, more examples from that direction, but I'd recommend it to anyone who feels "as if their gender were a pair of wet socks that they could never quite find a way to take off".
#IATSE is currently negotiating for reasonable wages, benefits, and rest time. Among other sticking points, Hollywood management apparently still considers streaming productions "new media" and underpays for them on those grounds.
My IATSE friends are in favor of rejecting the low wages, benefits, and rest that management is currently offering, in favor of striking if necessary for their own reasonable terms.
@epilanthanomai Just wanted to thank you for the referral of those local foresters. They're doing an amazing job on invasive plant removal in my forest and we're starting to get Big Ideas about what do do with the remediated land.
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