@emsenn I feel this so much.

To wit, this just happened:

Husband: "We still have pumpkin dip in the fridge, I'll pick up some brioche from the store."

Me: "Nah, it's not worth an extra stop, I'll just make some walnut bread."

Trans-inclusive Design

Late one night a few years ago, a panicked professor emailed me: “My transgender student’s legal name is showing on our online discussion board. How can I keep him from being outed to his classmates?” Short story: we couldn’t. The professor created an offline workaround with the student. Years later this problem persists not just in campus systems, but in many systems we use every day.


If you want to seriously change inequality there is a small thing you can do. Support a small southern US black owned coop so they can pasteurize their awesome pecan milk to have a longer shelf life so they can ship it. pecanmilk.com/ This coop must survive but they are in a catch-22 where they do not make enough to qualify for a loan. Their product is so good that it will be a sustainable coop venture. Without us they have no real way out. Ideas are welcomed.

@showerpickles The company merged with Kroger in 1998, btdubs. Something to bear in mind while shopping.

Heard of a cool tech-bro-weeding interview technique the other day. A male and female engineer conduct the interview session together. If, when the female engineer asks the candidate a question, he directs his answer to the male engineer, then he's out. They said it happens a lot

@arteteco sometimes people (especially with less power) have no way to get a word in edgewise other than to use such a strategy. if they asked "can I speak ," it could be misinterpreted as aggression. conversations so often in academia are biased towards people unwilling to cede the floor. point is that these filler words are symptom of broader problem in academic discourse. as a student grows more confident these fillers decline. but faculty often miss the forest focusing on one tree

Uyghur/Han politics; marriage as colonization 

I have a question re: Roman religious ideals.

How does the whole thing with the doors of Janus' temple only closing when Rome is at peace (which is apparently pretty rare) mesh with the ritual of ending warfare in October for winter (/harvest?) given the whole citizen-army thing?

Addendum: are there any long-lasting, stable, reasonably large countries/nations/states that... weren't basically constantly at war?

I'm reading a biography about Harriet Tubman and it's really driving home how different Christianity, and especially Evangelical Christianity, is in white and black American communities. It's so difficult for me to even conceive of Evangelism as anything other than a force for evil, at any point in history.

please remember to set your parent's homepage to snopes

gross solar panel anecdote 

@kawaiipunk @raye @interneteh
When I was planning my garden I was thinking about growing nasturtiums, and I remember an article about pickling the seed pods as an alternative to capers.

Generally anything that makes good salad also makes good pizza topping or omelettes.

Anyone know anything good to make nasturtiums into?

We have loads and we're not getting through them just in salads.

#flowerspondence #solarpunk

@raye and @interneteh I think I saw you fine folks posting about them?

Tip for newbies (and reminder for oldbies): those of us with cheap phones (i.e. 3yo Android that is not gonna get updated) will see your 𝒻𝒶𝓃𝒸𝓎 𝓉𝑒𝓍𝓉 (and a lot of newer emojis) as a bunch of character-not-found rectangles whenever we're on mobile. The occasional usage in a post is fine, but geez don't use it as your username if you expect a followback.

Why do monitors take so long to turn on?

Serious question, but I'll need simplified answers.

hot take on videogames & violence 

Let's try something:

Our goal for this week is to get the percentages to match the labels.

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