What happened when I started a feminist society at school is a wonderfully written article documenting the troubles encountered by some humans trying to promote their equality with other humans #bookmark #feminism
One of the worst parts of this is the school blatantly victim-blaming:
As such, we will take steps to recommend students remove words or images that they place online that could compromise their safety or that of other students at the school.
Seeing as the activism was happening on the web, I read this as “give up, don’t offend the misogynists, they might hurt you”, which could hardly be called “support”. The pseudo-politicalese “take steps to recommend” is vague and and improvable.
Clearly such institutions cannot be trusted to support the fight for equality.
261g of #rubbish today
@benwerd I use markdown for initial authoring purely for speed, esp. when typing on mobile devices. After that I just edit the HTML. I’ve yet to come across a WYSIWIM editor which satisfied my semantic, well-structured HTML needs, any suggestions?
When dealing with character encoding issues I repeatedly get this feeling that we need to throw away computing and programming and
redesign it all in a way which prevents stupid, hard-to-debug problems from happening live in trees and eat pita bread all day
Latest exciting purchase: a measuring thing for measuring things! First application is recording the amount of rubbish I produce daily. #qs
The Vísar Dropbox is 1.35GB in size. 70% of that is photos of a waffle wagon. And now you know about Vísar.
25262 #steps today
Battle for the planet of the APIs by Jeremy Keith — nice piece of writing, it’s worth pointing out that Twitter still includes rel=me links back to homepages, but is increasingly wrapping them with t.co, making them fairly useless.
Whilst I admire RSS as a rallying cry for the openness of data on the web, I don’t like it much, mainly due to it’s DRY violation. microformats2 is the better solution.
8418 #steps today
The robots look like this:
My point being that anyone who demands any more than this from a film probably doesn’t deserve it.