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A huge mistake designers make, still, is to assume that the interaction you're designing has complete command of so…
december 2019
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Holy cow, look what's the first result if you google "is matlab oop slow"! Those are my words right there!
december 2019
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“Narrative”—everyone’s favorite word—is not the only or even ranking way of organizing language.

Most of what we…
december 2019
Dr. Steven W. Thrasher on Twitter: "I find it wildly confusing that 18-year-olds—who can vote, who can be sentenced to death if they commit certain crimes, who can be sent off to war to die—are legally tied to their parents in an infantilizing manner
I find it wildly confusing that 18-year-olds—who can vote, who can be sentenced to death if they commit certain crimes, who can be sent off to war to die—are legally tied to their parents in an infantilizing manner to get health insurance or qualify for student aid. It’s—weird.
The family functions in neoliberal society as a site for the state to offset economic liabilities onto. An 18 yr old who can be conscripted as a soldier deserves Medicare. What neoliberalism grants is private insurance from parents (IF they have parents (if THEY have insurance))

An unfortunate turn in Gay Inc politics was a move from desiring healthcare for all (to free all from hetero/sexism), which was replaced by the “targeted” (@pocojump) goal of expanded health insurance thru same sex marriage. David Eng calls this a kind of trickle down economics.
Adrianne Rich wrote of “compulsory heterosexuality.” When Mayor Pete calls for access to higher ed to be determined for *legal adults* by their parents, I think this is a kind of compulsory heterosexism as well, and a kind of compulsory infantilization.

By demanding LGBTQ young adults specifically (& young adults in general) be bound to their parents’ earnings WHICH THEY DON’T CONTROL to receive public education past age 18, Mayor Pete is using the family as a locus of social control in the most cynical, conservative way.

To say young legal adults must go through their parents to access healthcare or education allows their parents to hold biopower over the lives of adults. Medicare for all or free college for all would grant much more freedom to 18 year olds. But when they must go to their folks->
as legal adults who are basically hostages for the means of life itself, their parents can wield homophobia over them. Demand their trans “adult children” not get hormones or gender affirming surgery. Deny birth control. Wield stigma.

It’s not good, and it makes no legal sense.
No wonder old Dems like the youngest candidate (Pete) & young Dems like the oldest (Bernie):

Pete is trying to reinforce the existing, conservative social order.

Bernie is offering something akin to queer liberation by way of liberated access to learning & health.
politics  berniesanders  healthcare  children  neoliberalism  marriage  twitterthread  by:stevenwthrasher  via:rogre 
december 2019
R. Eric Thomas on Twitter: "Me confronting my past mistakes in a healthy and nurturing way.… "
Me confronting my past mistakes in a healthy and nurturing way.

[Photo of older Superman gripping younger Superman by the neck]
superheroes  superman  tv  dccomics  comics 
december 2019
We're broke, not poor: how I became downwardly mobile | Life and style | The Guardian
According to a 2016 study on social mobility, 50% of Americans born in the 1980s are set to end up worse off than their parents were. Downward mobility is a relatively new thing for middle-class white people in this country. It used to be, if you were born into a certain type of family, you went up from there. To be one of the first generations to go backwards is often dizzying.
healthcare  economy  wealth  poverty 
december 2019
Holiday Magic Is Made By Women. And It's Killing Us. | HuffPost Life
I have yet to send out my Christmas cards this year, but the various steps necessary to complete this task have been weaving through my mind for months. I booked a session with a photographer at the end of August. I picked out and shopped for outfits for the entire family in October. In November, the actual photoshoot took place, but not before a flurry of back-and-forth emails deciding on time and place while factoring in the weather.
The photos will be in soon. Perhaps there will be a clear winner, but the most likely scenario is that I will spend hours deciding which child’s “weird face” picture is the most palatable to send to grandparents. They can never just smile, no matter how much coaxing and bribing is involved. Then I will spend time carefully picking out the right photo card and figuring out just the right holiday message before ordering. I’ll have to check my address book, contact a handful of people for updates, decide who is getting a card, order stamps, hand-write addresses until I have carpal tunnel and lick envelopes until my tongue is swollen.
emotionallabor  women  culture  christmas  by:gemmahartley  via:annehelenpetersen  via:amysullivan 
december 2019
Semantic sidenotes for the web | Koos Looijesteijn
As a nice side effect, on large screens, where the sidenote appears next to the body text, both asterisks get hover styling when one either the content or the inline span has the mouse cursor over it. ) to keep the required JavaScript simple.

Then there’s the inline phrase that gets the asterisk, or let’s call it a label. I’m using the <label> tag after all. That idea came from Roman Komarov who
html  editorialdesign  webdesign  css  accessibility 
december 2019
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15 years ago tonight Bill O'Reilly devoted a whole segment of his show to a story about a department store putting…
december 2019
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Oh this is extremely my jam. One, everything will cost more than you think. Go ahead and pick loyalty to one of the…
december 2019
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New/first time homeowners: what's the best piece of advice you wish you knew during the buying, move-in, renovation…
december 2019
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A list of heavy hitters for all the house-heads out there 🔥
december 2019
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A quick rant based on 's experiences and some of the resulting commentary after covering and criti…
december 2019
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To start my history classes this year, we read the Michael Parenti speech, "The Control of History," then I told st…
december 2019
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Yup, I talk about this all the time. Since Tagalog is an agender language, my mom has gotten pronouns wrong forever…
december 2019
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it's not just 'there's no ethical consumption under capitalism' – it's that focusing on consumption is inherently a…
november 2019
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I still firmly believe that if you're mocking up content coming out of a database with hundre…
november 2019
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=580nU9Wgr1g&feature=youtu.be)
I can still improve my "Content Modelling in Drupal" presentation, but had great feedback …
november 2019
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I can still improve my "Content Modelling in Drupal" presentation, but had great feedback …
november 2019
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Had a moment last night where I finally got to catch up with the hubby & watch when my son bursts…
november 2019
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The trends I see supporting growth of headless content include:
- organizational acceptance that digital as foundat…
november 2019
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When and I were doing the podcast we'd ask everyone to pronounce their name, even names like “Dave Smith.” It…
november 2019
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Y'all, I just wrote my first Ruby gem and command line tool and the hardest part was publishing it. All of the thin…
november 2019
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via , "The Platform Era Is Over." Publishers are swallowing the bitter pill that financial survival means…
november 2019
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My 8 y/o is reading Order of the Phoenix—he’s dismayed that no one thought to stash a portrait of McGonagall as a c…
november 2019
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i added dark mode support to my website over the weekend. it was surprisingly easy for my site; i inverted all colo…
november 2019
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when it comes to extremely emotional life events, it's natural for participants to have differing stories of what h…
november 2019
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This is an interactive tool that shows examples of conversations between romantic partners that might seem ok, but…
november 2019
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ICYMI: In my blog post "Intentional Collapse," I write about how to create a digital narrator who "curates" the pos…
november 2019
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On this day one year ago I ate an edible, went to the lake, and snapped a photo of a seagull. i was very excited ab…
november 2019
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Gonna tell my kids this was Lou Diamond Phillips
november 2019
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As a person who has orchestrated more than one forced, across the board comp adjustment, you should als…
november 2019
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First submission of many more to come! I can't wait to share what we’ve learned so far in the D9 Olivero initiative…
november 2019
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If you're white and well-off and don't belong to one of the groups Nazis target for violence, it's easy to blithely…
november 2019
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I've taken to putting meetings on my todo list as well, it helps my morale to feel like I'm getting somewhere even…
november 2019
Fit on a Floppy
1.44mb Floppy Disk capacity

Websites are getting bigger and bigger. The internet is getting faster and faster but not everywhere at the same pace. A floppy is a physical reminder of filesize.
webdesign  performance  webperf  via:beep 
november 2019
The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox
https://twitter.com/codeability/status/1197932033332236288

Don't read this if the ableism in it will upset you. Do read this if you want to understand how pervasive ableism is in web design. This is just one person who spent a lot of words to be wrong, but their beliefs are common. https://uxmovement.com/thinking/the-aesthetic-accessibility-paradox/#comment-92641

There is no aesthetic-accessibility paradox. Accessibility is important; aesthetic isn't. No one is making accessibility the enemy of beauty. People who make this argument are first crafting a sword, then falling on it and claiming they have been stabbed.
accessibility  design  ux  webdesign 
november 2019
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Sarah Broom won a National Book Award and that is great but her home is GORGEOUS.
november 2019
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They're just gonna keep normalizing y'all to violence until you're at a point where you look away when they come to…
november 2019
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If I get close to it does the high-poly version appear?
november 2019
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💯 this is one of my biggest issues with dev resources/presentations. I’d put abstract concepts in the evaluation le…
november 2019
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📕 I wanted to share a little about my writing process.

First, I expected writing to feel more like the design proc…
november 2019
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Maybe it says more about the length/type of message I drop in slack, but I haven't used it once. I do…
november 2019
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