He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel 'cause he never ever does what he should
But just because he doesn't do what everybody else does
That's no reason why I can't give him all my love

@sophia Thank you for sharing this. I found it a very interesting read. I think when I was teenager I probably participated on some of these "well meaning" behaviors. I learned in college that any time you meet someone that is "different" in some way the most well meaning thing you can do is just treat that person as a person. I think most of us just want to be a person, not defined by something about us that society has decided as exotic or novel.

On disability and unintended, dehumanizing ableism behind some common compliments and advice.

I am not here to inspire you.
beef.nipple.solutions/2018/10/

When super man observes humanity I wonder if he feels inspired and says to himself, "If those people can make it through another day, there's no reason why I can't too."

I'm taking things to the next level of paranoia. While at work I am access my Nextcloud, Mastodon, and Diaspora services through Tor only using my .onion domain. I'm having trouble setting up my phone to reliably use these services over Tor. Orbot keeps giving me trouble.

I feel like all too often it is the females in my life that are pushing for unnecessary artificial barriers on my daughters.

In landslide vote, Florida House agrees to end ban on smoking medical marijuana

The Florida House affirmed the right to smoke medical marijuana in a 101-11 vote. That means the bill is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk, and he is expected to sign it.

miamiherald.com/news/health-ca

Here's a VERY VERY important talk by Liz Jackson: "Empathy Reifies Disability Stigmas". Enlightening, challenging, provocative and exactly on point.

Designers, please listen closely to each and every second of this talk (subtitles available)

vimeo.com/319388683

#ixda #interaction19 #disability #empathy #a11y #InclusiveDesign

I've been listening to NPR's Invisibilia podcast, starting from the beginning. It is truly fascinating. The human mind is such a fascinating topic, simultaneously limited in very frustrating ways, and malleable in very unexpected ways.

npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisi

I think the best video game plot is "there are bad guys and you need to kill them."

Google's AI, considered one of the best in the field, is convinced I want news updates regarding Nikki Sixx. We have a long way to go before we can reasonably rely on AI.

Paul Krugman says that "there's only one brand of antisemitism" that scares him. Are there versions of racism that he finds acceptable?

Check out @paulkrugman’s Tweet: twitter.com/paulkrugman/status

How will the people of Utah know how to be moral if they don't have their government telling them how to live?

Fornication will no longer be illegal in Utah – fox13now.com

fox13now.com/2019/03/06/fornic

I wish there was a way to have a single federated identity that followed someone across federated services.

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@sophia I think data mining has long been in the political sphere. I did a very small amount of work with the Obama campaign and to this date I am still getting e-mails from Democratic politicians. I can't seem to get off their lists.

Total Eclipse of the Heart is a great song if you want to be bored, ironically, for a little over 5 minutes.

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