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How many world-changing ideas and inventions aren't a thing because their inventor is too tired after coming home from her third job to work on them?

I've been a Mac user for 13 years, and I've flirted with Linux a few times. But now Apple hardware REALLY doesn't do anything for me, and the software is meh. I still think the iPhone is best for me, but I don't use many apps that are Mac-only cross platform anymore. I'm seriously considering building a PC, and maybe dual-booting Linux. Talk me into/out of this. Boosts for more input welcome.


I'm a teacher and writer -- I live in Philadelphia.

I research and write about the experiences of Indigenous peoples and peoples of African descent as they confronted European colonialism between 1500 and 1800.

I toot about history, the arts, my teaching, and writing.

There shall (no doubt) follow many toots about my kitties (3), movies/TV, and the 'Morse-universe' ('Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour')! :p

To those in particular ::

Kimberley Juanita Brown's book "The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary" is an excellent read on Black women's visual representation (film, lit & art) across the Diaspora (Caribbean, South America & USA)

a lot of people find web #accessibility a bit opaque and confusing, and as a result I've seen some well-meaning (but not always accurate) advice circulating. so to clear some things up (a thread)

silly computers doing precisely what we ask of them Show more

alt: stack of stickers with the text “Move purposefully and fix things.”
I want these as coasters to put near company kegs.
Like responsible tech? Then you might like hese cool stickers by @dpatil now available as t-shirts

I must not post my hot take.
Takes are the mind-killer.
Takes are the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my take.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the take has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

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if adhd were oclc Show more

Idle question for the fediverse and the homies:

are there any journals or scholars looking at the intersections between disability justice, carceral studies, and policing? Anything that looks at the prison industrial complex through the lens of disability? Or vice versa?

The orchid mantis is a big weird lanky bug, which is relatable, but she also rocks high-femme fashion while being a terrifying predator with swords for arms, which is aspirational.

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