Social networks come and go, and I really like posting social media. In this section (currently called ‘Social’), I’m trying to mirror the stuff I post to social networks. There’s also just a photos page or just a notes page. You can follow what I post here using my whole site RSS feed.
06 July 2020 12:29 IST
01 July 2020 11:36 IST
30 June 2020 17:52 IST
23 June 2020 20:32 IST
So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮
There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.
Maybe I’ve not been saying it loudly or frequently enough for the last however-many years… Privacy is not a luxury. Same with accessibility. Neither are luxuries, they’re life-sustaining rights. And you’re unusually privileged if you’ve not had to care about either.
23 June 2020 17:39 IST
Really looking forward to this:
And I should mention that the tickets are free! ❤️
19 June 2020 14:16 IST
If I had a euro for every time a salaried person from a for-profit company asked me to do work for them for free… well, our not-for-profit organisation would be considerably better-funded.
19 June 2020 09:52 IST
“If cisgender anti-racists aren’t working to ensure that black trans people can survive and thrive, any commitment that Black lives have always mattered is rendered meaningless.”
15 June 2020 09:32 IST
“The feminism I’m referring to does not respect the binary structure of gender. And recognising the contribution of non-binary communities is so important, not only in terms of pointing out the concrete issues that we need to address. And of course many of us already know that Black trans women constitute the target of racist violence more consistently than any other community. We’re talking about state violence, we’re talking about individual violence, stranger violence, intimate violence. So if we want to develop an intersectional perspective, the trans community is showing us the way. And we can’t only point to… and we need to point to cases such as the murder of Tony McDade, for example. But we have to go beyond that, and recognise that we support the trans community precisely because this community has taught us to challenge that which is totally accepted as normal. And I don’t think we’d be where we are today, encouraging ever-larger numbers of people to think within an abolitionist frame, had not the trans community taught us that it is possible to effectively challenge that which is considered the very foundation of our sense of normalcy. So if it is possible to challenge the gender binary, then we can certainly effectively resist prisons and jails and police.”
12 June 2020 13:07 IST
11 June 2020 19:49 IST
Hmm, might sound nice when a big corp announces that they won’t sell their human rights-eroding tech to police.
How about they don’t build it in the first place.
How about we check they’re doing what they’re saying and it’s not just PR performance.