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Here’s a thing I am very sad about re: having been absent here for so long. Apparently I missed a cool . Darn!

I was up at stupid o’clock to write this, and then forgot to tweet it.

“What’s New in WCAG 2.2”

This looks only at the draft release that was posted this morning.

too much work 

But now I have a bit of vacation so maybe I’ll be back for awhile. I hope so. I do have a tendency to crawl into my shell when stressed though.

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too much work 

I’m trying to figure out what it is but when I’m beyond super busy I just shit down from social media and curl up in a ball and head down do my stuff. So that’s why I’ve been quiet here. Much head down curling in a ball.

Feminist journal Hypatia has released two collections, free of charge, with previously published work by Black feminist scholars:

"How do we support Black philosophers in our field?" by Johnathan Flowers:

"For all the efforts for expanding the canon, and even with the APA’s listing of syllabi resources for diversity ..., the organization of our introduction courses, of our field, is still firmly aligned with the view that Philosophy as practiced in the west is the center, and all other ways of engaging with philosophy are to be treated as marginal."

I'm looking for to support the need for . Can anyone recommend me good introductory references? Ideally, it should explain what it is (I assume there's no single way to do it), and/or why is it needed. Thanks!

I’ve been in Canada for 16 years and finally had first beaver sighting in the “wild” (okay, in a Vancouver park but still). Photo kinda grainy.

publishers sue the Internet Archive

As a scientist and teacher, I will not write or peer-review for any journal from these publishers, nor will I use their books in my classroom, because their emotionally immature stunt risks the collective memory of the Internet.

Whether or not the "National Emergency Library" is ultimately a reasonable idea, there are good ways and bad ways to approach the issue, and Hachette, HarperCollins, Wiley and Penguin Random House have chosen a bad one. For two decades, scholars have been asking, "What value do publishers actually add?" Answers vary, but a bitter "not bloody much" is prominent among them. Undermining our social and technical infrastructure in a time of global crisis only gives that view more weight.


Here are a few words I wrote about what it's like being black and working in the UK television industry:


current events 

I've been seeing more people the past couple days saying stuff like "good for [company/white people] saying this or doing that" and I want to remind y'all that the credit goes to the PROTESTERS here

They're the ones forcing the issue

They're the ones out there risking themselves to make everyone stop and take notice

All these businesses and politicians and celebrities would be doing fuck all about any of this if those protesters weren't out there making them. Don't forget that.

Reminder: You don't need to justify taking a break in terms of it being an investment in future productivity

Happy#caturday from Mika next to the hatch going to a roof deck.#mastocat

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work stress 

I thought that I had passed the point a couple of weeks ago where my to do kid was so out of control I was making to do items that said I needed to make some other to do items. But no, here we are again.


Team #IASGE would *love* to hear about how you use version control & code hosting platforms, no matter your level of use or confidence in your skills :heart_cybre:

More info about the research:

Direct link to the survey:

please :boost_ok:

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