I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section https://gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/blob/master/README.org
There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.
What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.
I saw a really great analogy (for cis people) about what it's like to be misgendered and, like, hey:
"Imagine that your name is Sara, but everyone you meet says you look more like a Susan and refuses to call you by your given name. Now imagine how grating it is, *even if that person otherwise means well*."
'M' is the most destructive letter of the English alphabet, for it is the difference between 'CREATION' and 'CREMATION'.
What I expect when the "Year of the Linux Desktop" occurs:
- The Arch Linux project revives Usenet and calls it "Btw I Usenet Arch"
- Red Hat begins Operation Trilby building super suits for the army, except it's just hats
- Linux Mint creates its own AI assistant called Ginger and collaborates with the Clementine music player project to drop a sweet mix tape
- Someone forks Debian into a distro called Dabian, it's better than expected
- Ubuntu 2: Ubun2
"Dear cis people who put your pronouns on your 'hello my name is' name tags:
"I automatically feel warmer toward you — regardless of your gender or presentation. I feel much more comfortable talking to you, because you already tell me you know a little about gender."
Blog post also includes a list of other good places to include your pronouns, like your email signature and your written or spoken introductions.
Big update: I'm officially graduating with B.Sc. in applied #mathematics 🎆 🎊
Very anxiously waiting for the graduation ceremony in less than 6 hours 😨
Still gunning for extra certification courses to narrow skill gaps though
btw so like if you believe the mcdonalds/hot coffee lawsuit is "frivolous" its because a bunch of corporate lawyers have been trying to tell you that one of the only times a working class person has successfully sued a company and got them to change a terrible thing they were doing that was hurting people, so they retaliated by using it as a big campaign to erode the right and ability of working class people to get restitution when wronged by corporations #mastodev
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