Quoth my (so far clearly delightful) copy editor for The Raven Tower: "Note: This author sometimes uses commas in an unorthodox way, to indicate pacing or tone." It's a fair cop, Copy Editor!
Queer Eye but it's 5 trans computer programmers teaching a cishet techbro to not be a douchenozzle
Racist words in tech Show more
I wrote about use of m*ster and sl*ve in tech:
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The midterm elections are really important this year, and it's super easy to register and ask for your ballot to be sent to you. I just did it in a few minutes I had to kill before I left for work. :)
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Successfully tabled one amendment for debate at #LibDem conference next week :) If adopted, it would amend the business policy motion to commit the party to fighting for provision of low-interest startup loans for cooperatives, mutuals, and social businesses, and to a statement of principle that running businesses only for their shareholders is "fundamentally outdated and inadequate" as a business governance model.
Kind of wishing I could be a fly on the wall when a particular email gets read. Someone is going to be having a bad day.
Today's sub-toot--for which context will not be forthcoming--has been sponsored by Schadenfreude.
So I'm pleased to see that the Lib Dems are finally officially backing Land Value Taxation as a replacement for business rates:
Boost if you're comfortable holding hands with your friends.
For the ~3 people it's relevant to, I've got a second account.
It's on liberalism.masto.host, an instance for people who support and are interested in liberal politics. It's UK Lib Dems so far.
There, "liberal" doesn't mean what USians mean by it (especially when we use it to mean "disparaged centrist" though that's increasing in the UK too).
Masto is all anarchists and commies so I'm having to come out but honestly liberal doesn't mean centrist. :)
I'm testing liberalism.masto.host at the moment - which is a mastodon host for people who support and are interested in liberal politics.
(it's mostly British Lib Dems at the moment) For Americans, we don't mean quite the same thing by "liberal" as you do, though there's a lot of overlap.
If you want to know a bit more, try here: https://liberalism.masto.host/about/more
This is still my main account for the moment, though. I do like the community here on 'shop.
Well, turns out those house text-image memes are fuckin horrific to get through with a screenreader, so let's put those under CWs from now on and save people with visual impairment from sitting through "forward slash forward slash period underscore IN THIS HOUSE underscore period", etc.
retoot to pet the cat
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@hoodie British History (500 chr version):
- Absolutely as racist and whitewashed as America. There's a lot of recent history they don't teach in schools
- Most of the TV industry (hence the main propaganda vehicle for the past ~70 years) is controlled by rich white Londoners who have no perspective of what the rest of the country is like, and it's as crooked as the phone industry in the US in that the law is rigged to funnel everyone's money to those people and nobody has a choice in the matter
Rockstar is a dynamically typed Turing-complete programming language.
> Mainly because if we make Rockstar a real (and completely pointless) programming language, then recruiters and hiring managers won't be able to talk about 'rockstar developers' any more.