In the holy name of Cthulhu, stop doing video tutorials!
They are useless, do not allow you to go in depth on a subject, and, unless your production values are top notch (read professional sound and image crew) will probably be horrible and a pain to watch.
If you care about a technical subject, please take the time to *write* about it and publish it on the Internet.
Plastic in the ocean misconception, environment Show more
Firm reminder that about half of the plastic in the ocean is made of fishing nets.
Also, because I'm incensed:
Plastic straw bans aren't just pointless, they serve to divert the blame from the corporations wrecking the environment onto the regular populace.
Listening to real life examples of microaggressions is incredibly uncomfortable. More uncomfortable? "How many people have had to quit a job because they felt unsafe"...looking around the room, almost every woman in the room had their hand up...almost exclusively women.
The case for replacing confederate monuments with bad triceratops statues (with illustrations).
biphobia???? kinda. Show more
Since pride month is coming up lets remember even if a bi person is in a heteronormative relationship doesnt make them less bi. People need to stop dictating that entire concept that bi people arent gay enough or theyre just "straight passing" of course theyre not gay enough theyre not, gay, theyre bi. I'm bi and hearing "oh bi people are greedy" makes me hate that im bi like no im not greedy, stuff like that is total bull.
I would just upload the CIVS software onto webspace I already have, but I'm fairly sure I'd need an actual virtual server for it not just cloud hosting, and I don't have access to that. So I'm looking for people who'd be interested in helping either with tech or with organising/fundraising to keep such a project going in the medium term. I'm happy to commit some funds and can probably do the setup OK, but I can't bankroll the whole thing or shoulder all the maintenance work.
OK, this is a "boosts needed" post, please boost this if you see it. At least one organisation I'm involved in has a major problem in that it runs online and needs to be able to ballot members, and just about all the easy services for doing so aren't GDPR compliant.
Would anyone be interested in clubbing together to try and run a Euro-side, compliant server of CIVS or a similar e-voting system that could be used by community groups, activist orgs, and so on?
"Why do you hoard gold and silver anyway?" the princess asked.
"Copper, too," the dragon said.
"I've never heard of copper hoards."
The dragon shrugged. "Those metals are the best heat conductors. When I have enough, I will build cooling fins."
"Are you hot?"
"My egg will be."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Jordan Peterson, transphobia Show more
Today I would like to write a short, investigative thread which uses my first-hand knowledge of the academic world in order to answer one simple question: Who is Jordan Peterson, and where did he get where he is?
We all know, of course, who Jordan Peterson is. A reactionary transphobe and crypto-evangelical preacher for the internet age. But it seems to me that, even the most critical analyses of him and his work neglects to mention how he got where he is.
Uspol Show more
Apparently, Jacob Wohl raised $8000 for a return flight to Minneapolis (from DC).
So he could visit Sharia Law no-go areas in the city and report on them. He was raising other money for "security" while he was there.
uspol, joke, baseball references Show more
If the USA and the DPRK traded Presidents, which country would have to throw in a politician to be named later?
Three-time Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Man Utd and Red Sox fan, cis man, he/him/his, 83 protons
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