I played some music briefly in front of my students yesterday and one of them said it was poggers. 😃

My uni's alumni association has sent out a form asking if people went by different names while they were students. This is a super fair question to ask, as a lot of alums did change their names when they got married. But it also felt super awkward to me.

Is there a way that they can ask for former names without making it weird for trans people? How would you phrase this question?

I've been posting some about Mills College, the place where I did my undergrad degree, and the fight to keep it open.

Along side that, undergrad students who are living on campus have been massively impacted by covid and are suddenly faced with major upheaval and unexpected expenses. There is a Go Fund Me set up to help them. gofund.me/0b9376a0

The student population at Mills is majority non-white. Many of them are the first in their family to go to higher education. The undergraduate student body is women, about about 30% non-binary. A very large percentage are queer.

If you've got extra $, they need our help.

Dying my toy poodle black in mourning for HRH Prince Philip

Every time an asshole emails me over the Stallman letter, I feel more correct for having signed it.

Me to the dog: you're pissed off because you don't want to get up for a walk like I /want/ to go stand around outside right before bed, waiting for you to piss.

Now listening: othermindsrecords.bandcamp.com

Ramón Sender was a co-founder of the San Francisco Tape Music Center, which later became The Center for Contemporary Music at . Sender was instrumental in the invention of the voltage controlled synthesiser and I think I hear a Buchla on this delightfully weird, multilayered album.

People on the internet are like what's your guilty secret of music you like and people say things like Bananaramma like they weren't a powerhouse of complete bangers. Everybody likes Bananaramma.

Me? I don't play around. I think the Tifanny Trump single is an underrated gem.

I have a missed call from Buckingham. Which uh ok

Or you know, maybe you don't have students but just want to put on a talent show or get some community event going or even just do poetry readings or whatever: celesteh.com/blog/2021/04/09/r

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I've been posting some about Mills College, the place where I did my undergrad degree, and the fight to keep it open.

Along side that, undergrad students who are living on campus have been massively impacted by covid and are suddenly faced with major upheaval and unexpected expenses. There is a Go Fund Me set up to help them. gofund.me/0b9376a0

The student population at Mills is majority non-white. Many of them are the first in their family to go to higher education. The undergraduate student body is women, about about 30% non-binary. A very large percentage are queer.

If you've got extra $, they need our help.

Fun-fact: my first PC had 64KB of RAM.

That's a million times less 🤯

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When my dad decided to teach my younger brother and I to program, he started me on a TI4A and my brother on a very advanced calculator. But part way through the first lesson with my younger brother, an infinite loop caused the processor to spin out and start smoking.

@pisscotheque one of the funniest videos i've ever seen in my life is when Mr. Blobby was brought on as a surprise guest on the Big Fat Quiz show 90's edition, and proceeded to horrify the guest contestants and genuinely scare Jack Whitehall absolutely shitless.

youtu.be/97fw8xjB5u4

Signal messenger, UK, crypto currency 

Also I'm not going to lie, who wants unregulated money?

Fiat currency is already a nightmare of dodgy trading and tax avoidance and arms dealing.

Why would we want to encourage that kind of behaviour?

GNU Taler is a much better concept AFAIK.

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My uni's alumni association has sent out a form asking if people went by different names while they were students. This is a super fair question to ask, as a lot of alums did change their names when they got married. But it also felt super awkward to me.

Is there a way that they can ask for former names without making it weird for trans people? How would you phrase this question?

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