Wednesday, 20 February 2019
🎉🍾5 freaking years!🍾🎉
quote [ Oh, fuck yeah! You're so freaking hot the way you click that subscribe button. That's it, shower my naked body with your dirty digital singles. Make me your capitalist whore! Oh! God, Yes!!! ]
We made it another one! Thanks for being here, be sure to thank the subscribers that are still keeping the lights on around here. I'm still plugging away at code in the background trying to make my stupid new features work within our means while wondering why old features randomly stop working. Seriously, it's really weird. I think some of the site's functions are getting blacklisted. Or the site is haunted..., I'm open to the possibilities.
Not a lot going on otherwise; I'm fulltime caring for my grandfather who is in hospice now, so I apologize if I get a bit cranky... Unless you deserve it. ;)
Oh, and Oy the Cat is doing fine now, no more pee issues. But we're both a bit stir crazy. The road is calling.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
quote [ The longtime independent senator from Vermont told "CBS This Morning" he's running for president again in 2020 ]
Friday, 15 February 2019
quote [ It was only the beginning: On Feb. 19, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the secretary of war to designate certain coastal "military areas" and to exile "any and all persons" from them. Almost overnight, many of our neighbors of Japanese ancestry disappeared. Soon 120,000 West Coast Japanese-American citizens found themselves herded into 10 "relocation" camps for the duration of the war.
Based on an accumulation of evidence, we now know that the government's action was partially initiated by California corporate agribusiness interests hoping to satisfy their own lust for land while ridding themselves of competition from the state's most productive family farms. ]
For some reason, this part of the Japanese Internment was glossed over in all the History classes I took in school. The whole Victory Gardens being necessary because we fucked ourselves over by being greedy is really resonating with me right now.
Dr. Sarah Taber talks Japanese internment and how it relates to DACA
Thursday, 14 February 2019
quote [ If you grew up in the latter part of the 20th century, you didn’t have the Internet we have today — or maybe not at all. What you did have, though, was Radio Shack within an hour’s drive. They sold consumer electronics, of course, but they also sold parts and kits. In addition to specific kits, they always had some versions of a universal kit where lots of components were mounted on a board and you could easily connect and disconnect them to build different things. [RetoSpector78] found a 200-in-1 kit at a thrift store that was exactly like the one he had as a kid and he shares it with us in the video below. ]
I had one of these. Breadboarding isn't quite as easy as these spring kits, but Arduinos and the variety of their sensor modules reminds me a lot of them. Same energy, as the kids say.
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
quote [ A Mexican union has declared total victory in a mass strike at 48 border assembly plants, but now the movement has spawned a storm of wildcat walkouts at other businesses. The union won 20 per cent wage increases at all 48 “maquiladora” factories in Matamoros, a city across the border from Brownsville, Texas.
The Industrial Workers and Laborers’ Union also won a one-time bonus of about 32,000 pesos, about $1,685 at current exchange rates. The strike involved about 25,000 workers.
Now workers at about a dozen non-union businesses and factories organized by other unions have started wildcat walkouts to demand the same increases. ]
There's been a lot of good labor news these past few weeks.
Background on the Mexican strikes:The rising of the maquiladora workers
BuzzFeed Journalists Agree to Unionize in Wake of Layoffs
Also Comrade Cher is apparently on board with a general strike. Is this even real life anymore? :D
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
quote [ 今年も呪いのバレンタインのシーズンがやってまいりました。今回は可動式のバレンタインチョコレート(箱付き)を一生懸命作りましたよ！ ふふっ ※音声はガンマイクを使用しています ※動画は安全に十分な配慮をして制作しておりますので、絶対にマネしないでください ＃JapaneseknifeMan ]
Every time I open this link I get pulled in and watch way more than I intend to. It's amazing.
Monday, 11 February 2019
quote [ Longtime friend of the show Brace stops by to tell us about his work unionizing Anchor Steam brewing in San Francisco.
#AnchoredInSF #AnchorUnion ]
Anchor Brewing Company Workers Announce Union Drive
How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown
Red for Ed Continues: Where Teachers’ Strikes Are Set to Spread Next
Denver! Teachers are striking in Denver today.
Sunday, 23 December 2018
quote [ At 70, the beloved children's musician is speaking (and singing) his truth. Just try to stop him. ]
RING RING RING!! BANANARCHY!!!
Thursday, 20 December 2018
quote [ Jeri shows a bass guitar she build from an old C64. It uses the original sound chip (SID 6581) for keytar and string sounds. ]
Well that's just fucking awesome.
Saturday, 8 December 2018
A Utah bobcat named Mr. Murderbritches was just released back into the wild — and the video is going viral
quote [ A Utah bobcat now known as Mr. Murderbritches is rapidly gaining notoriety on social media as a video circulates of Murderbritches snarling and swiping at wildlife officers who try to free him from a cage near Kanarraville. ]
We are all Mr. Murderbritches.
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