just two things 

greg davies peering out the door of a police box with "BAD DONG" painted on the side

@russss i just read that the InSight mission is winding down, so i really wanted to thank you for @insight_images and the direct connection it gave me to a hardworking space robot

Transphobia, General Reactionary Crap 

If there's one term that makes me mad it's 'gender ideology'.

For this reason:

Do you know what ACTUAL gender ideology looks like?

It looks like people making a superficial examination of a baby's groin when they're born and deciding:
- What names they can have
- What feelings they can express and how
- What clothes they should wear
- What kinds of work they can or should do
- The ways in which it is normal and acceptable for them to think
- The acceptable length and style of their hair
- What kind of speech prosody is the norm for them
- What kind of toys they can or should play with
- What personality traits are acceptable for them
- And a whole boatload of other things

'Gender ideology' looks like people posting photos of complete strangers and having a moral panic about how they're dressed.

You know what /isn't/ a 'gender ideology'?

People not being hassled for deciding on their own names, self-expression, how they dress, and overall how they go about their lives because someone mistook the fashion trends and popular baby names of the last century for immutable truths of the universe.

If people went around today dressed like George I or upper class folk in the Anglosphere in the time before Beau Brummel. Or, for that matter, just dressed up in one of Thomas Jefferson's more colorful outfits, the same people who venerate the founding fathers would be snapping their picture and captioning it 'Look what has BECOME of America! I weep for it!'

people hear about other people suffering and think talking about it invalidates their own suffering instead of finding solidarity with each other

𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 figured out how to play minesweeper

in a different universe somewhere people got Daft Punk's version of Call on Me and i feel we were robbed of that.

USA Friends:

Here's the URL for the rapid tests that you can order. Limit 4 (sigh...)

special.usps.com/testkits

me, this morning, raging that i'm being cornered into installing winXP for a customer

me, this evening, remembering how nice it is

the Japanese Trainspotting poster is an aesthetic 🧡

If you make a piece of software, and people are required to use that piece of software in order to, say, pay for their housing or groceries or pay back a loan, you are on the hook to make sure that software works for _every single person_ who needs to use it.

All of them.

Every screen reader user. Every person with muscle issues who can't use a mouse. Everyone who doesn't speak English. Everyone with three first names, or no last name. Everyone who is Irish or Jewish and has a ' in their name. Everyone with slow internet.

EVERY person.

"Oh we don't have the resources to do that!" Great. Then you don't have the resources to make and sell that kind of software. Pack up and go home.

mh~ 

chronic anxiety likes to tell you how perceptive and clever and smart you are

halp? i need advice about a linux drum machine. i'm an absolute beginner so approachability > power, and i have a device that i'd like to sync it with. thanks!

I once met a guy who worked his dream job, and I said: woow, you're so lucky.

He got angry with me. He wasn't lucky, he worked hard to get that position.

Hey, guess what. Everybody works hard. If you got a dream job, a good house, or a lot of money, you worked hard ánd you were lucky. Don't go around being entitled thinking you 'deserved this' because you worked hard. We all work hard.

You were lucky. And now you're in a position to create some luck for someone else.

flipping through ebay listings for old qwerty phones; imagine if we could use these things as general purpose personal computing devices

Saw someone say that dial-up wasn't "usable".

The modern web is the one that is unusable. You open a blank website and it has 478 trackers and runs some javascript heavier than Windows XP.

has anyone experimented with exposing the substrate for aesthetic purposes on pcbs from jlc or pcbway?

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