Self care is not a waste of time. Self care makes your use of time more sustainable. ~ Jackie Viramontez

This one was inspired by a pic of me in my wheelchair, always reminds me of tank girl

I don't usually share articles but I think this is an important one:

Proud boys becoming a paramilitary arm of the Republican party is very bad.

It bears resemblance to Mussolini's blackshirts, who were hired by wealthy industrialists to deal w/ "communist elements," which included killing union organizers.

Once fascists are brought into the mainstream--and indeed the GOP seems to be getting cozy with the proud boys--they're hard to erase.

She smacked him.
And the crack shook
Nations and combinations.
Kings and armies
Would echo after silence
For the slim maid
Which slapped a banker.
Even as he put her down
And ended mere life,
No one expected
She would have a name
For historical harvest.
(Should there be history again;
How little a thing!)
Marx would be chagrined
As the pillars rolled,
When Wall Street joined Carthage:
The children of Fellini
Only smiled and shrugged
And ordered gelato
For them who survived.


get you a girl who can generate a variety of sound effects by extreme de-harmonization of the high harmonic from the base frequency and massive vibrato and amplitude modulation

twigtober 10.9 - Wilting

today's inktober was super quick, I did it on my lunch break at work.

#inktober #twigtober #gw2 #sylvari #guildwars2 #mastoart

Struggling with wishing I had a different brain! But it's time to sleep. May we and our lives evolve towards acceptance, joy and ease.

“A tree is not a forest. On its own, a tree cannot establish a consistent local climate. It is at the mercy of wind and weather. But together, many trees create an ecosystem that moderates extremes of heat and cold, stores a great deal of water, and generates a great deal of humidity. And in this protected environment, trees can live to be very old. ... If every tree were looking out only for itself, then quite a few of them would never reach old age.”

Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees

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"And so it should not be a surprise that the field of civic tech is also littered with failed start-ups, projects and tools. For the last six months, as Matt Stempeck and I have worked to curate and expand the Civic Tech Field Guide, we’ve been keeping track of civic tech failures, in the hopes of learning more about what didn’t work, to help the field better understand what does."
Micah Sifry, The Civic Graveyard

Tired: blockchain currency.
Wired: blockchain breakfast cereal.

PSA to those interested in self-organization: after spending about 2 days in a library, I've found the most relevant search term to be #groupDynamics'.

'Organizational psychology' is almost entirely related to command hierarchies.

Set a timer on my phone today, three times, for 2 hours, and I wasn’t allowed to check the internet in those times, and my god, I’m in such a better state of mind than I’ve been in WEEKS.

Weird how there’s a bazillion riffs on the Dracula story to make it more romantic and fulfill some kind of longing to hook up with an immortal feudal lord (or some form of more contemporary hyper capitalist), but no one wants to romanticize Frankie’s monster, who come on, is just ripe for a hot punk reframing.

Remember when programming used to be all women and their code got us to the moon? Lets go back to that.

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Show more is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]