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Oh look, it's the obligatory occasional blog post about why I don't write more blog posts erambler.co.uk/blog/writing-ab

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"Are you at least 18 years old?
Do you identify along the asexual spectrum?
Do you reside in USA, UK or Canada?

If you answered yes to all of these, you are eligible to participate in a new study on families and relationships among asexual people.

Volunteers will take a 15min survey from which about 30 participants will be selected for 2h interviews."

Survey link
tinyurl.com/asexualintimacies

Questions direct to megan.carroll@csusb.edu

#asexuality #acesurvey #asexual #ace #demisexual #greysexual

Our house is not as cold as a certain person is trying to make out

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"WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app"
Nobody is surprised. And it won't change anybody's mind, either. But still ... just in case ... if you stop using WhatsApp, or convince your friends to stop using it, thank you.
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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And I don't mean cutesy theatrical "Ugh racism makes me so mad!! >:(" stuff when it's hip and they can do it without offending their other white friends, I mean the kind of belly-deep, boiling, bursting rage when you really *get* how fucked up and wrong all this is, how much has already been ripped away and will be ripped away by the systemic dehumanization of Black and Indigenous peoples. The kind of anger that drives you to tell your friends to go fuck themselves. No more pledges to "do better," no more teachable moments where you treat the pain of BIPOC as opportunities to better yourselves. No more belief in "progress," no more comfortable distance that gives you the benefit of being beatifically benevolent.

If white people can't feel anti-racism to be THEIR OWN fight that they have skin and blood and guts in then they will, at best, be placating bystanders and whiny "allies" who demand to be carried and catered to at every step.

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I wish white people would be less nice and well-meaning about racism and a hell of a lot madder about it.

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“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is tied up with mine, then let us work together.”
- #LillaWatson, an #Aboriginal activist from unceded #Gangulu land in central Queensland of so-called #Australia, alongside the other activists who developed these words with her

#Indigenous #solidarity

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@ljwrites also it's good practice when introducing First Nations people in so-called Australia to use the name of their people and where they are from (often in settler naming, to clarify). Also worth noting, it's not generally polite as a non-aboriginal person to use the word 'tribe' here. So in summary, Lilla Watson is a Gangulu woman from central Queensland.

Sending solidarity to anyone who needs it tonight. Time to turn my phone off for a bit.

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RT @bduckles@twitter.com

Gonna try a new thing for Open Post Academics this January. We’re doing a four week workshop to jumpstart open projects.

Sometimes we need support to do the things we want to do. If you’re a post ac, I’d love to have you join us!

mixily.com/event/6181207648069

🐦🔗: twitter.com/bduckles/status/13

How is it 2021 and I still can't have The Computer transcribe my scrappy handwriting into moderately accurate digital text for archival & publishing?

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RT @KristinBriney@twitter.com

Hey : is there a published study that shows how difficult it is to get researchers to improve their datasets for deposit? Anecdotally, I feel like we know it's hard to engage with researchers on submission curation but has this actually been studied?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KristinBriney/stat

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I love #flowers but I don't actually paint them very often! Another subject matter to add to the list of things I want to paint more of... 🤔
#Art #Painting #Watercolor #BotanicalArt #Illustration #Lily #Lilies #JordanLynnGribbleArt

Is your library closed or otherwise hard to visit at the moment? Are you missing it? Fear not, because the fabulous Giulia Carla Rossi (nitter.net/giugimonogatari) has made this simulator of The British Library for your enjoyment and edification:

giuliac.itch.io/the-british-li

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And by the way, as mentioned in that post, our digital humanities reading group is opening up to anyone who's interested!

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