Have you seen this list of alternatives to Amazon's offerings? Not all entirely free/open, but definitely some options to say "not Amazon"
Enigma code-breaker castrated for being gay revealed as the new face of UK's £50 note https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/15/business/alan-turing-50-pound-note/index.html #CNN #news #global #bot
Adobe Creative Cloud holds creative works hostage: if you stop paying the monthly fee or if Adobe's servers go down, you can't edit your work. Once you buy into the Adobe ecosystem, you're stuck there and forced to pay rent.
There are many free open alternatives which give you full control over your work without locking you down:
Every last atom on this planet was either forged by nuclear reactions deep inside long dead stars, or was created by the birth of the Universe itself. That includes the atoms which make up every pebble, every oak tree, every lettuce leaf, and every human.
The Universe isn't merely some faraway thing which you only see when you look into the sky at night. It's also you.
You share that in common with everything you've ever seen, and everyone you've ever met.
“Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children”, Maxwell King’s article in The Atlantic, discusses the compassion and care behind Fred Rogers’ nine rules for communicating clearly with children:
I end up using variations on rules 1, 2, 6, and 7 when flipping instructions / policies for adults that contain punitive language.
Jesus Chairez, host of the late-great “Sin Fronteras” #queer #Spanish language radio show, guest-wrote a story for the #Dallas Voice about #Mexico City’s special anniversary 41st #Pride Parade and “El Baile de Los 41” (“The Dance of the 41”): https://dallasvoice.com/being-is-resisting/
Happy Belated #Stonewall Riots Anniversary, everyone!
Enjoy an article on the riots by chronicler of #trans-ness, Andrew Matzner, from the late lamented GLBTQ Encyclopedia’s archive. Come for the knowledge, stay for the bibliography:
Enjoy a short video from the party just outside the museum: https://www.darkmirror.org/reflections/2019/06/22/pride-block-party/
Where to hear "History is Gay": http://historyisgay.libsyn.com/rss
Station 4 (S4)
3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Saturday, June 15
Followed by visit to one of the nearby drinking establishments.
I'm recovering from marching in today's #Dallas #Pride parade. For the first time ever, it was held in June (previously September, when a lot of #Texas #Queer history happened), in the Texas State Fairgrounds (previously our #gayborhood), and televised by hetro media. Participation was massive, perhaps because of the #Stonewall anniversary, perhaps from a need to show #solidarity in the face of recent attacks against #Trans people.
Enjoy some parade prep photos.