My colleague Elizabeth did analysis re: how we catalog the most popular antiracism books & the upshot is LCSH and catalogers really really hate naming racism.
That itself isn't news, but this is a good look into the severe disservice it does.
(if it's not available, I can help you get it... but I'll be blocking social media for a while)
This is pretty amazing. Researchers were able to duplicate keys from the sound they make in the lock. https://kottke.org/20/08/researchers-can-duplicate-keys-from-the-sounds-they-make-in-locks
... My F-keys and esc crashed.
#Apple: It Just Works™️
uspol, payroll tax, important but also negative
The president just signed an executive order deferring payroll tax collection. He’s trying to sell it as a cut. It’s not a cut. It’s just not withheld from your check now. YOU WILL STILL OWE THIS MONEY NEXT YEAR ON TAX DAY. If you spend this extra money now YOU WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH HUNDREDS OF EXTRA DOLLARS ON TAX DAY NEXT YEAR TO PAY THE GOVERNMENT WHAT IT DEFERRED. This is a trap, please do not consider this extra money spendable. You’re going to have to figure out what you’d normally pay in payroll tax and put it somewhere you’re not going to spend it so you have it on tax day next year or you will be hurt by this trap.
Me: "Ughhh I'm doing so badly right now I feel like I'm operating at like 15% capacity. All I'm doing is cranking out trivial jQuery snippets."
My coworkers: "Oh my GOD how can you even DO that to the page. And so fast! You're some kind of superhero kaiju wizard!"
... being the Code Guy is weird. At least it's looking good on my performance reviews?
Tom Scott made a great video on this topic, visualizing the difference between 1 million and 1 billion, and, it is FULLY captioned
Inaccessibility isn't just a matter of discrimination, though discrimination underlies and defines these choices. Inaccessibility in itself disables people, more seriously and in more situations with more detriment than dictated by their medical conditions. People who can get around fine on their own on wheelchairs are disabled by the lack of ramps and elevators where they are affordable and feasible. People who'd be perfectly functional with dimmer lighting and less noise are made to suffer in spaces made artificially bright and noisy. People who can navigate websites with screen readers are excluded when websites are made opaque to screen readers. The inconveniences and exclusions are imposed by choice, not dictated by immutable physical reality.
Queer nerd from Oakland, CA. Literally the Space Core. Striving to make fiction as strange as truth.
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