Apparently drinking 32oz of chamomile tea in a day is a bad thing if you have issues with bleeding. :/ (buts the tea was so delicious...T_T)
I made a tea pot with 3 different herbal tea bags.
Traditional medicinals "Nighty Night" tea with passionflower, chamomile, linden flower, cat nip, spearmint, lemon verbana, lemon peel and lemon grass.
Tazo Calm Chamomile with chamomile, hibiscus, spearmint, rose petals, lemon grass, blackberry leaves, tumeric, peppermint, lemon balm and licorice root
Biglow Chamomile Lavender with chamomile, wild orange leaves, passion flower, lavender, red poppy and rose petals.
It came out really nice.
An apt comic about the "violence of the oppressed" https://english.emmaclit.com/2016/12/12/violence-of-the-oppressed/
Basically when the media and society focuses on the "violent" actions of oppressed people's without considering the violence subjected to them that caused the reaction in the first place.
The "rich people reinventing basic public services" genre gets less funny when you realize they mean privately-run versions that can exclude undesirables.
I think it's going to take building a culture of inclusivity around the tech needs. De-centralizing social media is a fantastic idea, but it seems de-centralizing the culture around social media needs to be a priority.
Diversity and inclusivity have to be baked in before a single line of code is written. Personal ideology can't dictate what needs are met vs those that are not.
Protecting people cannot be a tacked on feature.
How do you help vulnerable populations with security and privacy while also preventing exploitation within the darknet. Do you think federated currated communities of users is the way? Is this possible to accomplish?
When people make the argument that privacy tools are unnessesary, they are speaking from a very privledged place where they don't have to worry about exploitation, violence or social stigmitization. This seems to be really lacking in the conversation about personal security and privacy.
On the flip side you hear people defend criminal activity, online trolling, abuse, etc on secure froms of communication as a nessesary evil for privacy to be secured.
Who is part of the sec community matters.
People treat other people badly because the cost of their behavior does not outweigh the reward.
If we don't let people get away with treating others badly, toxic behaviors would stop.
Being an idle bystander is secondary abuse. Don't be an enabler. Don't be a secondary abuser. Don't make excuses for toxic people, hold them accountable. #rant #socialjustice #goesforliberalstoo #bekind #solidarity
Simone Giertz, the incredible woman who makes "shitty robots" on youtube has an operable, non-cancerous but still very scary brain tumor. Here is the video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpa4kp4lK60
Maybe y'all can show some support/love and also just watch her videos, because they are great and she deserves the views/ad money. #ladiesinscience #shittyrobots #womenintech #engineering #chronicillness