Sexism killed the British computing industry https://logicmag.io/05-how-to-kill-your-tech-industry
And it’s not doing the US’s any favours now.
anti-abortionist adjacent, Nathan W Pyle Show more
Elaborate #longread on the case of Nathan W Pyle (the author of the cute alien comics who is carefully close to Pro Life movements) and musings about how to deal with such blurry situations in times where sharing translates to money.
milkshake ducking, anti-choice, abortion, birdsite link Show more
Everyone loves Strange Planet, the quirky aliens who refer to everyday things in charming terms!
*several days later*
We regret to inform you that the creator of Strange Planet is an anti-choice march-for-lifer.
"Things about Relationships I wish someone told me about" by Jaiden Animations
YES! THIS! YES!
“We built a world where I could hit an emergency alarm button and walk off at my stop, feeling like I just saved this girl’s life, who didn’t need saving, without losing a minute of my day, if I wanted to. We built a world for convenience, not community.”
In case you missed it: Erynn Brook wrote about the time when she helped a girl who was about to have a seizure: http://www.erynnbrook.com/the-girl-on-the-train/
Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".
The purpose of putting pronouns in your bio is that most trans people must do this to avoid misgendering, and if only trans people have their pronouns on display it makes it really easy to single us out whether we want to be open about it or not, which leads to harassment.
If you're cis, put your pronouns in your bio. It helps trans people stay safe online.
Not "cis man/woman" or "male/female" or "mr/ms/mrs". The pronouns. Type out the pronouns. Whatever else you add is fine, but please just take 3 seconds, type the pronouns, hit save.
If you don't, trans people have no way of knowing whether you're a safe cis person or not, and I will generally assume you are not since you haven't put forth the minimal possible effort to help protect us.
Playing around with a different logo design with lighter colors.
Inspired by the Astroneer badges (https://www.fangamer.com/products/astroneer-sticker-pack), which is a great game.
Also available in crispy svg https://rash.codes/files/datenobservatorium2-badge.svg
Wir haben vom Social Impact Lab ein Stipendium bekommen! Für uns eine super Möglichkeit unsere Ideen zu verbessern und an uns zu arbeiten. Wir konnten nicht nur die Jury sondern auch das Publikum für unser Konzept begeistern.
We got a stipend from the Social Impact Lab! A cool opportunity for us to work on ourselves and our ideas. We not only convinced the jury but also the audience.
Wir bauen einen neuen Hackerspace in Stuttgart. Willst du mitmachen? Gerade schreiben wir auf, was wir vorhaben und wie wir uns verstehen: Wir freuen uns über Ideen, Diskussion, Feedback, und alles, was ihr sonst einbringen wollt.
Schaut in unserem Chat vorbei!
Mehr unter: https://datenobservatorium.de
Oh nooo. Nooooooo.
The postponed bookclub for The Fifth Season (NK Jemisin) is finally here! I was so sad to cancel it due to flooding.
So, I finally finished the geode cupcakes and jewel shard cake that I planned weeeeeeks ago. The geodes and shards have been living in a box for a month but it's just sugar so they're fine.
Tutorials for geodes if you wanna try making some:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Geode-candy/ This is what I used for these.
https://www.howtocookthat.net/public_html/rock-candy-geodes-recipe/ This is one I've used previously which I think worked better.
shackspace-appointed webhipster princess. Caring about user experience. Likes it when the pixels align.
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
Follow @ordnung for low-traffic instance-related updates.
The primary instance languages are German and English.