I can't help remembering "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias this International Women's Day:
✅ arguably the greatest woman athlete ever
✅ one of the most accomplished athletes of any gender, because HOLY CRAP
✅ absolutely queer (had a primary relationship with a woman for the latter part of her life, while married to a man; bi? lesbian in a marriage of convenience? We sadly can't ask her today)
✅ just fucking amazing
"Arkhos" and "Kratia" give us the suffixes -archy and -cracy, both indicating power and command
But "Kratia" is the more dangerous and vulgar of the two; "Democracy" in its original coining had a distinct flavor of mob rule
Anyway, in a just world "Bureaucracy" would mean "rule by roving bands of accountant-warlords"
Oops. trumphotels.com has been hacked and filled with honesty.
A couple things I saw and thought "Mastodon will love this":
- Alias, a 3D-printed "parasite" that sits on top of your Amazon Echo or Google Home, feeding white noise into its mic until you say the wake word: http://bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias
- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook: https://m.habr.com/en/post/437912/
Dang, but newsletter from our campus Queer Devil Worshippers for a Better Future is a sweet bit of candy from the Void.
My #kickstarter is only £170 from being able to publish on non-Amazon platforms! If you're able and would like to, I'd really appreciate it if you'd back it! Only have 10 days to make up the difference.
It's a librarians-and-necromancy fantasy novel with small town charm in a city of the dead.
Please do take a look! Support at any level is really helpful.
billionaires are lazy
So, I feel this is typical of Elon Musk solutions:
1) Try to do something cool.
2) Figure out the easiest way to do it all hisself, with as little interference or oversight as possible. Can't get tied up in committee; can't lose interest.
3) It's probably not the best solution AT ALL, but it's maybe the best solution that "he alone" (and his companies, etc.) can do fast, themselves, without anyone else sticking a hand in. NO COMMITTEES!
I get it, but
Hey guys! In a bit of a financial hiccup so I'm promoting my Esty page!
Moira is now available on my #Etsy! I did her as part of the New Horizons tarot project and now I have two mini posters left!
#overwatch #art #mastoart #illustration #moira #digitalart #artforsale
If you're furloughed and need insulin, there's a group trying to arrange supplies at https://mobile.twitter.com/Alt_OCHA
need help from trans gals
Looking at getting Special Occasion hair & makeup done w a friend of mine who is a trans woman. I'm making the phone calls bc as a cis woman into hair & makeup myself I can kind of tell who is doing stuff "right," and I can take more bullshit on this subject.
My long list is from LGBTQ directories in the area, and I'm going to make a shortlist out of the ones who have experience serving trans women clients.
But what ELSE do I need to be checking for?
THE PRINT COPIES OF “FTL, Y’ALL!” ARE HERE, and they look fantastic! I love how the soft metallic cover came out, and @skolli ‘s art printed great! Can’t wait to dig into this later....
I’ll have these for sale at FC, ECCC and (if supplies last) TCAF, so make sure to nab one if you’re attending any of those events! https://mastodon.social/media/SkgCH_xdgL9NlFJULiw https://mastodon.social/media/I56H2qdwd9sD1L3iEBs
"Do your part" energy conservation plans, like turning lights off when you leave the room, are great for your energy bill, but their job as part of "lowering carbon footprints" is to deflect from the big corporations that actually use the vast majority of the power.
For example, the average US stand-alone home uses ~11,000 kWh per year.
The VERY MOST EFFICIENT roadside LED billboard uses ~61,000 kWh per year. That number rises to ~323,000 kWh at the top end.
Here’s a survey about titles that should only take 3 minutes or so, for literally anyone who speaks English:
It’ll end at noon UK time on Sunday 13th January 2019 at the soonest.
Every survey response, RT and boost is really helpful! Thank you. :)
They/them | White | Secular Humanist | Spoonie | Massage Therapist | Professional Weirdo
It is not focused on any particular niche interest, however, I am a fountain pen user/collector, hence the semi-related "squid" name. (Squid. Ink. Get it?) Also... Cephalopods. Analog/digital photography, science. It’s all good. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow the code of conduct.
Bow to your cephalopod overloards!