@welshpixie hey, dice.camp fell down and had to be hard-reset, so I'm just gonna follow you from my main, not my games-alt 😁
“One of the ways that those in power are going to push back on the movement to defund the police is to say that we need police to keep women safe. And what they really mean by that is always white women. Black women have been calling this out for a long time, and it’s beyond time for masses of white women to join them and say clearly: the police do not keep us safe.” – Elisabeth Long, Catalyst Project
"The Bubble Barrier"
I just learned today about the extent to which a project I started as an undergrad has grown, helped indigenous communities worldwide who speak endangered languages, and brought in a lot of grant money to my undergrad advisor's lab (which, knowing him, mostly goes to paying students who work there) over its lifetime.
I'm a little floored. Sometimes, a thing you think is some minor bit of your personal history turns out to have touched many many more people, for the better.
I'm trying to remember to post here myself. It's easy to slip into treating this as a consumption medium, and forgetting to contribute!
I think that's been hard to do because life has been:
- Pondering the uncertainty of the future.
- Anticipating multiple future things to talk about that I can't talk about yet.
It leaves one feeling like one has very little to add, ex nihilo. But I'll try!
I also, over this past week, made two usability fixes, one API fix to clear the path for an interface improvement, and diagnosed another layout issue that led to a quick fix, all on sweet.sh. Making it better. Still need to grapple with fixing the entire tangled backend code structure, then fixing the API surface to be more Standards-y.
Federation is the place people go when they don't want to be part of, or subject to, centrally controlled systems. It is also where people go when they've finally been kicked off those systems. The fediverse isn't inherently progressive, and without robust shared defensive measures - both against centralization and against bad actors -it will go the way of Usenet.
Transneptodon is a community for people who like stories, games, games about stories, stories about games, probably also computers, cooking, language, and definitely social justice!