It's been over a year since I've been here! Things have changed a lot! Here's a new #introduction
I'm Brad, 33, he/him (mostly), in the US midwest, working on space science hardware (as far as I can get from the military-industrial complex)
I want to:
- Live in community with friends
- Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism
This is also incredibly dangerous because I can play the ebay roulette over and over at reasonably affordable prices
The past few weeks, I've been getting into film photography. Got an old Pentax K1000, and I've been trying to snap pictures everywhere I go.
This weekend, my partner got me a kit of stuff to develop my own film, which is as close to magic as anything I've ever experienced.
I can tell my 30s are going to be defined by being upset that I was never exposed to the arts more growing up!
Louisville Protests, Sep 24
A local Unitarian church is offering sanctuary to protestors who defied curfew to call attention to the injustice of the Kentucky Grand Jury failing to indict on the murder of Breonna Taylor.
The police are considering *storming the fucking church* to arrest these protestors as we speak.
A state senator has been arrested, along with a women who has spent the past 100+ days working to mediate between cops and protestors.
I am absolutely tired of liberals saying that these racist cops, prosecutors, and attorneys general are "on the wrong side of history."
History is not a linear path towards tolerance, and that thinking is itself white supremacist.
History is a messy course, and right now hate, fascism, racism, and others are winning in a lot of places.
To tut-tut about being on the "wrong side of history" is to excuse yourself from doing the work of dismantling systems of white supremacy.
What it's like in Louisville right now
I can hear at least 4 helicopters overhead. At least 2 of them are police choppers. My friends have been arrested at multiple locations along the road I live on. Cops are arresting journalists and livestreamers. A nearby supply drop-off for protestors has been raided. There are armed militias roaming around downtown, unchecked by police, heckling drivers and pedestrians.
It's a Morse Fotomatic IV 4400. Built by Toyota in the late 1950s, it's a champ. Still works incredibly well. The guy I bought it from didn't quite get the upper tension assembly repaired right, but I've got a new assembly on the way, along with a replacement bobbin tire.
Like my dream job is someone pays me some modest amount to work on embedded rust devices, tools for hardware developers, and to stream hardware development, but failing that I guess I'll do something that's profitable to someone 😂
I am so tired of capitalism, and honestly don't want to work at all.
I'm thinking about applying to a new job that is remote, pays more, but outside of my big "career interest". It's tough to work up the motivation to update the resume and write a cover letter that expresses the appropriate amount of energy and enthusiasm when I really, really don't have it.
It was a mistake to be born with a non-prime number of fingers anyway.
Me, spending all night watching YouTube videos of sketchy woodworkers swearing that the tool is safe, while giving extremely intricate safety instructions, and contorting a saw blade in all kinds of unsafe directions: Yes, I want this.
electronics, science, space, bad puns, and one day escaping to the one place that hasn't been corrupted by capitalism.
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