October 12, 2014
Telcopunk

So we’ve had steampunk and dieselpunk, cyberpunk and seapunk.

My I’m going to call my aesthetic ‘Telcopunk’.

I favor practicality.

I believe in universal service and universal access.

Utilitarianism rules.

Research is important.

Unions are good.

Work locally. Think globally.

Distance is expensive.

Connecting people is important.

Information is and should be a primary concern of industry.

Designs…

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October 8, 2014
"How do I get good at programming?", I’m asked.

“How do I get good at programming?”, I’m asked.

Read. Write. Publish. Repeat.

And in general, people’s opinions are meaningless without data to back them up. So ignore the haters.

Ignore the people saying you’re doing it wrong unless your job depends on it or they have good reasons.

People will tell you “javascript will die” or “ruby is just a fad”

Ignore the haters.

But also ignore the haters who say “java is stupid.”

And ignore the haters…

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October 5, 2014

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September 22, 2014

herlittleidiosyncrasies:

I tried a cello this evening and it was like a big violin but oh it sounded so beautiful and never squeaked *sigh* I think I need one

You’re welcome to borrow mine.

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June 11, 2014
LG_T

izs:

Erasure is a complicated subject.

I was born onto a bed of privilege. I’m of white European descent, and my immigrant ancestors came over the ocean long enough ago that my parents could speak without any trace of dialect to the teachers at my well-funded suburban public school. They both had…

Every bit of this.

June 7, 2014
portraitsofboston:

     “I dropped out of school in the third grade, so I could focus on dancing. I’ve never followed a straight path, and I’ve always been a little different my whole life. I don’t like to blend in. I don’t think it suits me. I was ostracized twice as a child. The biggest thing I learned was to be myself because no matter how hard you try to be someone people want you to be, it won’t work because you are lying.”

Yay for Unschoolers!

portraitsofboston:

     “I dropped out of school in the third grade, so I could focus on dancing. I’ve never followed a straight path, and I’ve always been a little different my whole life. I don’t like to blend in. I don’t think it suits me. I was ostracized twice as a child. The biggest thing I learned was to be myself because no matter how hard you try to be someone people want you to be, it won’t work because you are lying.”

Yay for Unschoolers!

(Source: portraits-of-america)

June 4, 2014
Read the fine print

zoekeating:

People, read the fine print of your health insurance policy very, very carefully. In fact, you might want to find an expert or a lawyer to help you decipher what it says, because the truth will be artfully hidden from you with circular and obtuse language.

You might think you’re covered for a…

May 18, 2014
Unbelievable

thisfeliciaday:

zoekeating:

Dear Listeners,

My husband Jeff has been sick with a mysterious illness for several months. It’s not so mysterious any more. My man, my best friend, my partner-in-crime for 16 years has cancer. All. Fucking. Over. Lungs, brain, liver, bones.

We’re at the hospital. He is a warrior. We are…

This is so sad. I love Zoe Keating’s work, she makes the cello something new and amazing to listen to, so artistic and innovative. Check out her work if you’ve never heard it, and support if you like it. 

May 13, 2014
stunningpicture:

In Colorado, snow during the month of May can lead to some weird things.

stunningpicture:

In Colorado, snow during the month of May can lead to some weird things.

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April 28, 2014
"If millionaires in the United States formed their own political party, that party would make up just 3 percent of the country, but it would have a majority in the House of Representatives, a filibuster-proof super-majority in the Senate, a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court and a man in the White House. If working-class Americans — people with manual-labor and service-industry jobs — were a political party, that party would have made up more than half of the country since the start of the 20th century, but its legislators (those who last worked in blue-collar jobs before getting into politics) would never have held more than 2 percent of the seats in Congress."

Of Course The U.S. Is An ‘Oligarchy’ — We Keep Electing The Rich (via kenyatta)

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March 15, 2014

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March 10, 2014

snipeyhead:

*sniffe* 

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February 21, 2014
fishingboatproceeds:

riceflavor:

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:
Guaranteed equality between men and women
A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!Congratulate the Legislators!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document! (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)


Yes.

Huge moment for Tunisia, which has persevered through terrorist attacks and assassinations. The hard work doesn’t end today, of course, but this is a great day nonetheless.

fishingboatproceeds:

riceflavor:

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

  • Guaranteed equality between men and women
  • A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
  • A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
  • A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
  • An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

Congratulate the Legislators!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!

Yes.

Huge moment for Tunisia, which has persevered through terrorist attacks and assassinations. The hard work doesn’t end today, of course, but this is a great day nonetheless.

(via stillnotanonymous)

February 21, 2014
The False Analogy of Race and Transition

tobitastic:

I’m sure we’ve all heard it before. The assertion that bein trans is wrong, ridiculous, or “not real” because it would be similarly wrong for someone to try to change their race. As a Latina, Yaqui, and White multiracial trans woman, I usually scrunch my eyes in response as a “what the fuck are…

Tobi, as always, is beyond spot on.

February 18, 2014
colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Reflections on a rocket launch. Florida photo by James Vernacotola. 

colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Reflections on a rocket launch. Florida photo by James Vernacotola. 

(via postcardsfromspace)

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