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I have always thought in the back of my mind, "Cheese and Onions".

Back in NYC. Severely under-slept last two days and jet lagged. Good to be home but I miss my gf and the cats.

Trolling keyboards and conlangs 

Ido is to Esperanto as Colemak is to Dvorak.

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I don't really talk about it because I haven't put enough work into it, but #IAmNonbinary (but I have a lot of imposter syndrome about it). Any pronouns are ok, but I think the Spivak-derived ones are great for me (and society)

If you didn't know before, I guess you do now.

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In the spirit of trying to share more stuff over here in tootland: I was on a local tech-focused radio show this week, and they've posted video of the show taping. Watch me slouch down in my chair and be awkward for most of an hour!

youtu.be/xLqWyt7sJek

Mental health 

This has been a very rough week so far. The weekend was devastating, plus a ton of stress around a bunch of personal stuff.

I don't think I'll get the show out this week... But I'm writing some datashards docs, slowly...

What is a reasonable Bar Mitzvah gift amount in 2020?

My Bar Mitzvah was nearly thirty years ago and I got a lot of $18 and $36 amounts. I'm guessing double that? More? I have no idea about these things...

Youtube, Free Culture, Music 

I wish more folks in the Free Culture/Remix communities would talk about the Daikon IV movie...

It's a mix of superhoes, monsters, sci-fi and a playboy bunny, all to the music of Electric Light Orchestra.

youtube.com/watch?v=-840keiiFD

Calls themselves @lain, posts like Haruko Haruhara.

Read an article about how the DMCA is being used to fight people from allowing people to use their own modified health devices.

boingboing.net/2019/12/12/they

Explaining DMCA to someone, I found an old article about myself. I've been thinking about this stuff for over twenty years.

wired.com/2000/03/geeks-protes

Would love if Mastodon supported editing posts, rather than just "delete and re-draft" so spelling errors wouldn't be there forever.

Does Pleroma support the Modify activity?

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GF says my cat Crispin is dusty. I don't know what she's talking about.

Made a political contribution to Bernie Sanders this morning after realizing that my support of Elizabeth Warren was thinking about who I "thought could win".

Warren is still great, but I want to support the candidat who most fits my views and values.

Bernie 2020

Hate Crimes 

This doesn't even mention the anti-semetic attack on the subway last week....

Nor the attack in the deli in Jersey City, just across the river from NYC.

cnn.com/2019/12/26/us/anti-sem

US Politics 

There is a serious issue where the various media powers are choosing to deliberately block Bernie Sanders from not only being elected, but being visible as a candidate!

It's called Bernie Blindness, and this Reddit comment collects the evidence for it.

I've also seen it in the 2016 election by the Washington Post.

This is very serious:

reddit.com/r/politics/comments

me seeing my cat (Crispin d'Familiar): "Jump into my arms!"

me thinking to myself: Given infinite time and an infinite number of Crispins, there is a Crispin that will jump into my arms.

...

me again: Given an infinite number of Crispins, there will be a Crispin who replies back, "No, jump into MY arms."

Just made the girlfriend sit through Star Wars Holiday Special. :)

Ignorance, Cultural Erasure 

Disney is trying to be woke, but in doing so, they're ignoring major issues.

1. Sephardic Jews are not "Latinx"
2. Sephardic Jews don't speak Yiddish or have Ashkenazi customs, "Bubbie", "Gelt", etc. Why not show actual Sephardic customs?
3. The whole "Hanukkah episode" thing also bugs me The only time gentiles seem to portray us (Jews) is on this most minor holiday, rather than on the holidays or customs that matter to *us*.

momentmag.com/disneys-first-je

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