Things about this run:
1) It was my best pace this year.
2) I really need to start bringing water.
I just bought it.
Searching for reviews of the video compression package I worked on, and Startpage is giving me an ad for Adult Sexy Latex Lingerie and I'm feeling very called out.
Kobo stuff. How to configure your kobo to export annotations:
A python script to pull annotations from the metadata database:
The reason i slightly plugged rodeoh there is because they're the fucking best and i will always recommend them
Just saw this on rodeoh.com (a sex toy, unobtrusive transmasc/butch harnesses, and other ftm products storefront) and i think i will literally buy it
cw: sex toy enclosed below
my favorite thing about having long nails is that you can literally use them to pick basic indoor wafer locks, and even re-lock them afterward
Just got my copy of Air Land and Sea in the mail, really, really excited to try it out.
it's a mini card based wargame where the two primary mechanics are spreading your resources effectively among the "map" and knowing when to "fold"/surrender in a bad situation before your opponent drains you further than they already have. I love folding mechanics in board games - Red7 being the crown jewel of the folding genre, it's a must-play if you like folding games - and this one seems really tight and exciting, maybe a rival to Red7, who knows. Hopefully I'll get a chance to play it today.
4 non blondes knew what was up
i use rss as my main way to get news and i feel like this will become a problem eventually
Commercial country: Hard work and patriotism will get you the good life.
Traditional country: I worked hard under brutal conditions and the bank took it all away for shareholder profit.
Philly still needs bail donations:
To my understanding, country music had some of its origins in the protest, gospel, and survival music of agricultural and mining labor of the great depression. The mainstream aspects of that genre were kind of explicitly hijacked for commercialism and right-wing propaganda.
Mainstream country has been in the business of selling the American Dream of a house, a truck, a girl in tight jeans, and an endless supply of beer. If you look back beyond that, there's a lot of country music about people who worked themselves to death and still ended up poor and homeless.
I managed to find some time to go behind a camera this weekend!
(The model wishes to remain anonymous, so a leather mask was used.)
The word /they/ is being used as a pronoun of the common gender every day by millions of persons who are not particular about their language, and every other day by several thousand who are particular.
-- Fred Newton Scott, 1885 (quoted in Baron, "What's Your Pronoun")
Why are you suddenly thinking about Heliogabalus?
Instead, the attack on pronouns comes from a tone-deaf majority keen on denying minority groups any shred of dignity, linguistic or otherwise.
-- Dennis Baron, "What's Your Pronoun"
Somewhat encouraging to see the topic appear in as mainstream a forum as them.
"When protests take a turn like this we naturally wonder … why? Was this preventable? Does anyone know how to stop it from happening?
Three federal commissions concluded that when police escalate force those efforts can often go wrong, creating the very violence that force was meant to prevent.
Turns out, we do know some of these answers. Researchers have spent 50 years studying the way crowds of protesters and crowds of police behave — and what happens when the two interact. One thing they will tell you is that when the police respond by escalating force — wearing riot gear from the start, or using tear gas on protesters — it doesn’t work. In fact, disproportionate police force is one of the things that can make a peaceful protest not so peaceful. But if we know that (and have known that for decades), why are police still doing it?"
I was messing around with the vector video encoder one day, and wound up with this rather fetching version of frame 2296 from the Timescapes trailer, showing a field of wind turbines: