I can feel the arrival of fall (or autumn as some folks call it) in the air. The air is cooler and it is windier. About damn time, this summer has been brutal.
A quote for your thoughts, seen in a X-Files episode, originally by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in The Grand Inquisitor:
“Anyone who can appease a man’s conscience can take his freedom away from him.”
- Queer Fatalism by feministkilljoys
- Haraway: a Cyborg Manifesto by Sargoth
- Passive observations of a large DNS service by Wouter de Vries
- How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump by Zeynep Tufekci
- Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games by Cecilia D’Anastasio
The summer heat continues unabated and so do these posts. Fall arrives soon and I’ve never wanted for leaves to start falling than I do now. I am sure I will regret these words when the next winter storm rolls around but that is life.
- Shenzhen Tech Girl Naomi Wu: My experience with Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, and Vice Magazine by Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu
- My “Nonviolent” Stance Was Met With Heavily Armed Men by Logan
- Unrest in Bangladesh as student road safety protests turn violent by Agence France-Presse
- Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible by Eric A. Meyer
- Against Little Free Libraries by Kriston Capps
- I don’t trust Signal by Drew DeVault
- Take better selfies. by Aanand Prasad
Let’s keep doing this, I am enjoying the weekly routine of posting these.
Maybe I should make it official and put it in my to-do list app of choice (Todoist BTW).
- feed discovery and live bookmarks should not be removed from firefox by p1k3
- Out of the frying pan and into the fire by Aral Balkan
- Linux Load Averages: Solving the Mystery by Brendan Gregg
- The Bullshit Web by Nick Heer
- If you want to know how we ended up in a cyber dystopia, read Ready Player One by Laura Hudson
- White Women Aren’t Afraid of Black People. They Want Power. by Stacey Patton
- What’s a User? by Clar
Continuing to do my weekly link posts of stuff I’ve read. Y’all think I should add some commentary to each link or let them stand on their own?
- HOPE Conference Criticized For Allowing Far-Right Harassment by Unicorn Riot
- Why Disabled People Need Plastic Straws by Alice Wong
- Numbers get Bigger and Dark Souls 2 by hoodieaidakitten
- When medication is essential to mental health by Ann-Derrick Gaillot, Anthony James Williams, Diamond Sharp, Imade Nibokun, and Jes Skolnik [Content Warning: frank discussion of mental health issues and medication]
- Do I need to pay for Java now? by Hendrik Ebbers
- Hall: Theoretical fluency by Sargoth
- Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet by Chris Aldrich
- The Cheat Sheet: July 2018 City Council by Neville Park
- Culture shock: The multinational mosaic of Overwatch League by Emily Rand