A conversation that plays out frustratingly often in theatre
queer and/or non-white actor/creative: "This part of the script/portrayal about a part of my identity is unhelpful/inauthentic/awkward/offensive in these ways. Can we please change or remove it?"
white cis director/playwright: "Hmm, interesting point. But actually changing that doesn't fit my ✨creative vision✨."
*Proceeds to change nothing, while patting themself on the back for being so inclusive*
reduce your ableist language (contains examples of same)
There’s a *lot* of ableist language in common parlance. These words and similar ones exist as slurs towards neurodivergent folks in particular. Try pushing yourself to replace/eliminate them.
crazy, insane, mental ➡️ wild, surprising, hectic
dumb, stupid ➡️ foolish, silly
idiot, moron, dumbass ➡️ bigot, asshole, fool
In addition, you are encouraged to think through what you’re trying to say better, and address what the real issue worth criticising is. And if you can’t rephrase it, maybe it didn’t need to be said at all.
In several of my university courses, we were taught about "the electricity grid". Just some connecting lines on a schematic. I was amazed to see the real-life grid on https://openinframap.org generated using #openstreetmap data. You can trace power from back to the source, and see the stages of voltages being stepped down.
Holy moly, Owncast is really taking off with the 0.0.3 release!
Almost 1000 stars in a single day for https://github.com/owncast/owncast 🙊
Hackernews front page, #1 on several sub-reddits: r/selfhosted, r/golang, ... awesome stuff!
Someone even started streaming public domain movies 24/7 on their Owncast instance: https://movies.shiftpop.com/
Check out the Owncast directory to find more instances: https://directory.owncast.online/
And flinching at every loud noise in front of everyone when there are a lot of loud noises and you just Can’t Help It
That Zoom shut down accounts and calls where people were talking about Tiananmen Square is bad enough. But you need to understand the subtext: Zoom says that their calls are encrypted and private, and yet they can monitor them.
Those two things are mutually exclusive. This entire video chat system is built on a foundation of lies and backdoors.
Why won't I write books about GNU software? Here's a great big one: I don't like the way men in the FSF behave.