I'm very sorry Mastodon friends, but I think I'm going back to birdsite. Mastodon's tech is OK and I like the friendlier community, but it's just too small and too many people I want to communicate with aren't here. And I don't have the energy to split my attention between both.
I'm going to keep posting my linkblog posts here, they are automated. Won't be offended at all if you unfriend me because you're not interested in them. And I'll be over @firstname.lastname@example.org until the Nazis there get me down again.
Karl Rove's kinky dad (NSFW) • Details on Louie Rove, his gay father, and his love of genital piercing https://news.bme.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/pubring/guest/20070818.html #linkblog
ICE legal tactics • Various dodges ICE uses to avoid people's civil rights https://theintercept.com/2018/02/23/ice-search-seizure-handbook-manual-secret/ #linkblog
ICE thuggery • Farmer reports outrageous behavior from immigration http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2018/04/upstate_ny_farmer_says_ice_officers_stormed_his_farm_without_a_warrant_cuffed_hi.html #linkblog
Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico • Various shady business bros formed a blockchain thing in Puerto Rico https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/technology/cryptocurrency-puerto-rico.html #linkblog
Underscores in Python • Various ways the _ character is used in Python; some idiomatic, some built in https://hackernoon.com/understanding-the-underscore-of-python-309d1a029edc #linkblog
Californian taxes in 2018 • Impact of the GOP/Trump tax plan; richer Californias get a significant tax hike http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article209015539.html #linkblog
Russia blocks AWS and Google Cloud • hamfisted attempt to stop Telegram https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/in-effort-to-shut-down-telegram-russia-blocks-amazon-google-network-addresses/ #linkblog
Mexican Repatriation • American ethnic cleansing from the 1930s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Repatriation #linkblog
Internet lightbulbs • How many cloud servers does it take to change a light bulb? https://twitter.com/internetofshit/status/986006653605687296 #linkblog
Beyoncé detail • An appreciation of how complex and deep her work is https://medium.com/@mathowie/does-everyone-appreciate-how-much-thought-and-effort-goes-into-beyonc%C3%A9s-work-49b88beb0ad1 #linkblog
Danakil Depression • Extreme desert environment with many colors in Ethiopia https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/04/travel-monday-a-photo-trip-to-ethiopias-danakil-depression/558128/ #linkblog
China recants gay Weibo ban • Rare about-face on public policy https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/16/asia/china-sina-weibo-lgbt-censorship-intl/index.html #linkblog
OLPC retrospective • Utopian project to give laptops to kids in poor nations did not end well https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/16/17233946/olpcs-100-laptop-education-where-is-it-now #linkblog