Wearing a mask & eye protection while protesting is an effective counter to COVID, tear gas, and fascists. Don't forget yours!

If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.


Demistifying Machine Learning methods done the right way: "A visual exploration of Gaussian Processes"


The many recent public examples of bigotry during this month make it clear how far we have to go.

The garbage with Sunrise Tech & Kansas made me think back to my dream project of filling in gaps in local education with tech - it's amazing to me how wildly disparate my idea & Sunrise's are.

The strength and power of ed tech is to increase accessibility and form worldwide connections to fill in gaps in the system, not lazily crank out some garbage and cut budgets.

In a very real sense, my dream ed tech could never be profitable commercially, which is the point

What is the future of journalism? BuzzFeed News felt like it was a good step, and it was one of the only mainstream orgs to do good reporting on issues. Is there a model that won't be as subject to the whims of the wealthy?

This Facebook news about force integrating Instagram makes me think it wouldn't be that hard to make a worthy successor. Anyone working on a decentralized alternative?

"I thought my “fart burp yonder” language was really clever until I had to try to remember it myself. "


Note to the software world: using a single, commonly used word as your company or product name is usually a bad idea.

Like, how are you supposed to search for Zeit's 'Now' service? Zeit is also not optimal as, y'know, there are quite a few German-speakers around.

US Politics 

Not a birdsite fan but I looked over at AOC's Twitter and replies. It is amazing how many people do not understand marginal income tax, or how her proposal of 70% on the top bracket is nowhere near the rate during Eisenhower's days.

I want to call out that this is the first time I've made an ear that didn't look like an eldritch abomination on the first go.

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Starting a self portrait. This is going to take forever to make it look good

With the changes to Tumblr and Facebook's TOS recently announced, it feels like the space to be queer on the internet is gradually shrinking. Are all centralized social media services founded by cis straight people doomed to end up like this? Maybe it's time for a federated successor to FB and Tumblr, one designed by and for the LGBTQ+ community.

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