TLS happens to benefit our security.
You notice the big push for it came from companies like Google? Google doesn't give a single shit about our privacy.
Did you know that many web proxies will just pass through https traffic?
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that pushing TLS heavily means that it is harder for anyone to interfere with Google's access to us and our stuff. Just one of those weird coincidences.
‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/424829-traditional-masculinity-deemed-harmful-by-american
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.
The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.
“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'
the .pdf report: https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf
My #art career here is very new, but I've been chatting today about competency and skill gaps and not judging people by what they don't yet know.
So, for encouragement's sake:
I've not taken a formal art class since 8th grade.
I've never used Photoshop and have no idea how to stretch my own canvas.
I don't actually know what cel shading is?
But what I *do* know provides both passion and paid work. And I've learned that I can learn. That's all you need. Just sit down and start.
These are my piles of art I've finished that didn't sell so got stashed in folders. Small (A6) and medium (A5) on the left, large (20cm squares and A4) on the right. Both piles over an inch thick.
For $5 I'll send you a small, $7.50 medium, $10 large. You'll get a random one. They're all signed originals, all intricately detailed ink drawings. Price includes worldwide postage.
pet peeve on physical accessibility, being crafty
I know it's a common pet peeve of folks everywhere, but the lack of "tactile design" really bothers me. Especially in things meant to be used while not being looked at.
I'm considering adding a few tactile bumps with sugru to the rotary switches on the dashboard of my car so I don't have to take my eyes off the road to know what they're pointing at.
It's amazing how a car manufactured 12 years ago passed quality assessments like this, tbh.
cops, subtooting another emoji vendor
In light of EmojiOne's recent tweet praising current police institutions (https://twitter.com/emojione/status/1083070633452269568), I'd like to remind y'all that Mutant Standard does not support the way policing exists in it's current form.
It does not support policing that incarcerates instead of does things that help society, one that has an endlessly escalating culture of suspicion, one that treats people as subjects instead of actual people.
This shouldn't be a hot take but:
Asexuals & Aromantics are valid
Gay Ace/Aros are valid
Trans Ace/Aros are valid
Cis Hetero Ace/Aros are valid
Cisphobia and heterophobia are pretty common things amidst the LGBTQA+ community and for understandable reasons!
Don't let bad experiences with and distrust of cis/hetero folks inspire you to punch down at asexuals and aromantics. It's a (differently but still) hard world out there for our ace and aro frens; help keep our spaces safe for them too!!