Oh neat. Here's a website that lets you create your own Ranked Choice Voting polls as demonstrations of the concept. :) Would you vote please? rankit.vote/vote/aLC33HydftdrQ

US politics 

Without (necessarily) recommending the entire episode, the opening essay on our broken primary system is amazing: pca.st/episode/6c78fd66-6e45-4

Orange 45 

Up the street a neighbor is flying a flag that reads "Trump 2020 STOP THE BULLSHIT!" and all I can do is laugh.
"Some men, you just can't reach." --Cool Hand Luke

OMG Monique has a ton of the same shit in Monique's brain that I have in my brain. I'm crying.

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Blown away by this apparently excellent podcast. Among my amazements: I've never heard a person who chooses their name as their pronoun before. whereshouldwebegin.estherperel

"...we witness a family where boundaries have become blurred. The ‘couple’ we meet in Mom and Monique is a mother/daughter. While the episode doesn’t center around romantic love, it’s no less layered, powerful or nuanced. As the pair navigate Monique stepping out of a brother’s shadow..."

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Oh neat. Sarpy County (Nebraska) mailed a card to me. I sign it and send it back and they'll mail me my ballot for November 3, 2020. PERFECT. I must say, voting in Sarpy County has always gone extremely well. They do a really good job afaict! <3

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Today I’m forced to say goodbye to The Bat Player, my internet radio client, as it’s been rejected from Apple’s AppStore, and requires an update to continue working.

I wrote a bit about what led to today: gabekangas.com/blog/2020/08/ap

Check out how helpful this streamer cat is. Poor girl only gets to use the front 6" of her chair while sewing because the rest of the chair is claimed by the most asleep cat ever. :) twitch.tv/beetleatbay

There's nothing wrong with being a chatty person. There's nothing wrong with being a quiet person. I want to stay in touch, at whatever interval each individual wants to post, with all of them.
Social media rewarding the "noisy" to the detriment of the quiet is gross / toxic, drives me away from entire platforms out of frustration...?

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Years have passed, still wanted: A social media platform where I can see the 5 most recent posts from *everyone* I follow. Some people post a ton, flooding out quiet people that I still want to check in on occasionally (and maybe reach out if they've been entirely silent for months?).

If, like me, you have a soft spot for creators trying to leave the financial tyranny of YouTube, you might, like me, spend only $15 for 1 year of access to CuriositySteam AND Nebula. curiositystream.com/wendover
I'm happy with it so far, though Nebula isn't as smooth as YouTube. Close, but occasional hiccups in video streaming quality (that or my Internet is glitching occasionally today).
NO ADS: priceless :)
If anyone else buys this, please let me know so I can post my thoughts about the vids.

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Our CEO just referred to SaaS as "Software as a hostage" and I think that's pretty spot on.

Dan Dubuque covering RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's "Killing In The Name" on Weissenborn Slide Guitar youtube.com/watch?v=OVboY26Aex

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BBC, transmisia, negative 

So, a couple weeks back, the BBC's LBGT+ support page quietly dropped three trans-specific helplines:


At the time, the reason was unknown even to the corporation's internal Pride Network.

Now, we hear the reason has been officially given - confirmation that they were 'dropped due to “audience complaints” relating to the “increasingly contested issues relating to trans issues and children”'.


Fuck that with a rusty chainsaw. Removal of those support lines gives clear support to those who *don't need those helplines*, and unambiguously aligned management against trans people. It's not coincidental that with the ramping up of TERFs in the press has come a sharp rise in harassment and violent attacks against trans people; either the BBC supports that, or they oppose it.

Their complaints page:


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At 8pm central I will be reading THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss ♥️ LIVE on Owncast


Huh. So apparently humans will:
1) Order jewelry from the other side of the planet that might arrive after 12-20 days shipping time.
2) Send their credit card info to that vendor.
3) Install 'Shop' Android app to track shipping status.
4) Authorize 'Shop' to read ALL their email.

(Confession: I made it to step 4 before aborting and undo-ing 3.)

Devin: Dude, you're like a dude.
Venus: Didn't your daddy ever tell you 'never judge a book by its penis?'
-- Sons of Anarchy S5E5

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