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Liam Quin
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Unstoppable.
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I still wouldn't go down stuff like that :-) 
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I've known other LGBTQetc people in Alabama, and their experiences  very much echo the people in this short video.

We're driven underground, become invisible, and then people can ignore us, can say there aren't enough of us to matter to them, can look away.

The fight for equality isn't over, not for gay people, not for people of different height or skin colour, not for women. The fight has hardly even began for trans people - I was in the first Toronto trans pride march and it wasn't that long ago.

In the long term the most effective approach seems to include visibility - for the “straight cisgendered” population to see that we’re not a threat to them and to become aware that we’re all around them already. This is part of why I am openly gay myself - because every time people see someone “acceptable” who is openly gay, the world is (ever so slightly) changed. But I can’t ask anyone else to do the same, and this video reminds us why.
 
'Being gay in the south is just being brave': Alabama couple fight back against discriminationhttp://bit.ly/gayinthesouth

Shanté Wolf-Sisson, 21, and Tori Wolfe-Sisson, 24, were the first couple to marry when same-sex marriage became legal in Alabama on February 9. 
Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Same-sex marriage may soon become the law of the land in after the US supreme court hears oral arguments next week, but the fight for equal rights for gay people promises to be long and bitter.

#gaymarriage   #gayrights   #alabama   #supremecourt  
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As a big lgbqt supporter, and someone living in alabama - yes.  Absolutely.  100%.  I think it's just as important for the support to be all-encompassing.  Do not leave bigotry any quarter to hide.

Ok, I'm going to stop now before I really get on a roll.
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Maybe I don't have enough traffic to qualify for it but I couldn't find it, and the help page doesn't say where to look.
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I'm always pleased to see measurements of typeface legibility even when they confirm what most highly-experienced designers consider obvious. The results of the studies can be used to help persuade people who are used to basing their opinions not on judgment of professionals but on measurements and numbers.

PS: hello to +Vladimir Levantovsky ;D
 
I find it amazing that we need research to establish what every half-decent designer knows: mannered typefaces like Eurostile and over-simplified ones like Helvetica are inferior to those with open shapes, decent contrast and proper tracking (i.e. the distance between characters). I suppose certain engineers or scientists need this sort of numerical proof. They could have just called one of us.
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Good work.
 
GIMP Magazine - Issue 7
Download your FREE copy at http://gimpmagazine.org. The team at GIMP Magazine presents Issue #7. Please reshare.   #GIMP #illustration #opensource #FREE #software
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Some Myths About XML and RDF
It doesn't make sense to compare XML and RDF any more than it makes sense to compare poetry and paper, or a tax bill and a bottle of ink. But people do it. XML here is like blank paper, a medium. It doesn’t give give meaning to the poem, and you could write...
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+Liam Quin I was agreeing that XML was not a replacement for HTML, using the existence of XHTML as an example why saying "XML was intended to replace HTML" was absurd. :)
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Interesting although (at least at 360p) the aspect ration seems a bit off, people's faces look narrow.
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oh, thanks, interesting indeed
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If it's not the whole picture it's an important viewpoint to understand, because it is the message all too often received by people who are not programmers..
 
speaking from personal experience, there is some real truth in there (mixed with hyperbole)
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+Caitlin Potter yes, it's pretty negative, I agree. And there's plenty of positive to be had, but we still need to be aware of both good and bad.
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Would that more religious and spiritual leaders were seen to say such things, and were heard.
 
Experience has shown me that the greatest inner tranquillity comes from developing love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove our fears and insecurities and gives us strength to face obstacles - it is the ultimate source of success in life.
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thank you Liam for posting this. (hugs)
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A well-crafted statement.
 
I’m sure all of us agree that we need to overcome violence, but we first need to examine whether it has any value. From a strictly practical perspective, on certain occasions violence appears to be useful. We can solve a problem quickly by force. But this success is often at the expense of the rights and welfare of others. Although one problem has been solved, the seed of another has been planted.
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As the young political leader of Tibet, he learned that lesson the hard way:

"The CIA, with the Korean War only recently over, offered the Dalai Lama assistance. In 1956, a large rebellion broke out in eastern Kham, an ethnically Tibetan region in Sichuan province. To support the rebels, the CIA launched a covert action campaign against the Communist Chinese. A secret military training camp for the Khampa guerrillas was established at Camp Hale near Leadville, Colorado, in the U.S. The guerrillas attacked Communist forces in Amdo and Kham but were gradually pushed into Central Tibet."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama#Cooperation_and_conflicts_with_the_People.27s_Republic_of_China
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Christmas 1976 (give or take a bit)
When I was seven , back in 1970, my father took a new placement as Vicar at the village of Haynes, in Bedfordshire. We went to look at the house in Winter; I was so cold that my mother put plastic bags over my socks, inside my shoes, to try and warm me up. ...
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I just discovered that The Atlantic had reviewed my Web site back in 2011 and said nice things about it. Or, I've just rediscovered it :D
The site From Old Books is a stunning example of curated creativity, with high-resolution images that anyone can reuse
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  • W3C
    Mrs XML, 2001 - present
  • Groveware
    1997 - 1999
  • SoftQuad Inc.
    1989 - 1997
  • Unixsys (UK) / Andor Systems
    1986 - 1989
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Introduction
I work for the World Wide Web Consortium, where I head up the XML work.

I live in rural Ontario, in Prince Edward County (Quinte region, near Milford).

Years ago I made a decision to be openly gay online (and later, in real life), because I saw how much it helped other people. Some were _not_ gay themselves, and would say to me, “I have never met anyone gay before, and you seem OK, what is all the fuss about?” The answer was that they were probably surrounded by gay people who did not feel safe in revealing themselves. Others who _are_ gay may be reassured if they see I'm openly gay, married to another man, and didn't get struck by lightning.
Education
  • The University of Warwick
    Computer Science, 1981 - 1984
  • Samuel Whitbread Upper School and Community College
    1977 - 1981
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