And a bit more recently, this new mother, back in February. It can be a difficult life, out in the wild, not only having to gather nesting for one's newborn (or expected) kits, but also having to evade aggressors..
An early favorite shot, when there was some fortuitously timed snow. (I'd be cursing it a month later, but that's another story) They'd largely stayed inside for a couple days, understandably unimpressed with the turn of the weather, but soon were back to normal. =:)
A couple of my favorite cybernetic TF tales:
Sync, by Kotep:
Excellent first-person perspective of transferring one's consciousness, and accepting one's new self.
Repossessed, by demurePet:
Even more gradual, with a wry sense of humor running through the exchanges between the two parties.
Soft Hardware, by ZatieLunaVulpe:
A fan of an author's writings gets to experience such themselves.
Looking for makeup recs, white supremacist/anti-vax mention Show more
Kat Von D's Tattoo eyeliner pen looks exactly like what I want and feels easy to use, but since she's a piece of shit anti-vaxxer who fucks Nazis, can anyone recommend a nice smooth soft felt or brush tipped eyeliner pen?
Gillette, satire Show more
“Schick responds to Gillette’s #MeToo ad by releasing misogynistic razor"
"This product is 400% more likely to slice your face open than a regular razor, but you can take it because you’re not a pussy,” explained the three minute Schick Alpha Male Razor commercial. “It’s a razor for a man who refuses to be told what to do by a woman, whether she’s running for president or a doctor trying to stitch up his bleeding face.”
web accessibility, legal stuff Show more
I wish this was a more popular story: https://www.lflegal.com/2019/01/dominos-ninth-circuit/
TLDR: a district court had ruled that Domino's Pizza didn't have to make it's website accessible under the ADA, but now an Appeals court has reversed that decision
Ooh. Next Monday, we apparently get *four* Steven Universe episodes. =:D
Editors leave Elsevier and start their own journal Show more
Editors dump Elsevier in favour of open access journal owned by scholars.
"They contend that scholarly journals should be owned by the scholarly community rather than by commercial publishers, should be open access under fair principles, and publishers should make citation data freely available."
I've hesitated in posting this, as I can't really tag the content warning without giving it all away. Suffice to say, it's much more emotional than one might expect going in.
This is a fake ad - ninety seconds long - for Johnnie Walker, by a duo who produce such not-ads as exercises in very short form filmmaking.
Dorian & Daniel "Dear Brother":
The New York Times killed their behavorial advertising integrations in prep for GDPR and... it went fine! Their revenue actually increased:
(Edited to note: This only applied to their pages served in Europe, as far as I can tell.)
Jesse Singal, interesting, birdsite Show more
An illuminating thread on how Jesse Singal deliberately chose to ignore those he interviewed who explained what the relevant research means, presenting only the viewpoint he opted to present:
Just wrong lewd Show more
A while ago, a friend sent me an awful black and white cartoon of Mr Blobby orgasming. I coloured it in and made it vibrate and now that gif sits on my hard drive as a last resort.
Dear Tooters of Mastodon. This is an open declaration that I have a weaponized meme of mass destruction, and my borders are sovereign. The launch codes are on my person at all times.
Prague recommendations! (alcohol and food mention) Show more
So, my partner and I are going to Prague in May and I would love recommendations from anyone who has been/wants to go/lives there/has lived there for what is fun and interesting.
I don't drink or really eat much meat, so the usual "Drink tons of beer and eat sausages!" thing is... not for me.
Most in US favor 70% marginal tax rate Show more
A poll held last week finds that 59% in the US favor a marginal tax rate of 70% on very high incomes, an idea raised by Congresswoman #Ocasio Cortez, and provoking fury in some circles https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/425422-a-majority-of-americans-support-raising-the-top-tax-rate-to-70
For the past several months, I've been sending american-flag-belt-coworker almost-weekly network messages through an app he logs into that I have full admin on. The message pops up in the bottom corner of your desktop, and gives no appearance of having anything to do with the app it's coming from.
For the first few months, he only received this message, over and over:
code bunny (video & embedded)
probably near London or SF
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