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Greg Lund-Chaix
Where are we going? And why are we in this handbasket?
Where are we going? And why are we in this handbasket?
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It's a little ironic that I'm posting on social media telling folks not to wait and post to social media when calling out sexism/racism. But there it is. :-)

https://medium.com/@gchaix/im-not-racist-8a8a86734f21#.d7bj9nm16

It's like we're living in a duplex. The neighbors on the other side have been there for years. We often disagree - about what color to paint the siding, or what to plant in the garden, or what kind of fence to put up to keep the dogs from running out into the street - but we've always managed to find a way to resolve the dispute. The duplex needs a bit of work. The roof leaks a bit, or the foundation is crumbling on one corner .. but it's a good place to live. I like it here.

I woke up this morning to see the neighbors had doused the duplex in gasoline and were standing in the front yard with a box of matches. They're screaming about how it's all broken and they need to burn it all down and rebuild. I don't know if they're going to run out of matches before I run out of breath. The neighbors only need to succeed once, whereas I have to succeed every time.

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I just listened to Michelle Obama's speech from New Hampshire earlier today. Damn that's some powerful stuff. To paraphrase her, this election has ceased to be about politics and become about respect and basic human dignity.

How can any rational, compassionate person not be a feminist after listening to her?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ45VLgbe_E

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You can't make this stuff up ... I tweet about work stuff and Twitter apparently decides it wants to make sure I'm not allowed back into the country.
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I'd say the gang from No Man's Sky/Hello Games are definitely Firefly fans.
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I normally hate this sort of video, but this one distills down a major factor in our industry's diversity problem to a very succinct 3 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_52T8ufdZM

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Update those Drupal modules, folks! Also remove (not just disable) any development modules on any system exposed to the world.

https://twitter.com/drupalsecurity/status/753257873392668673

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Thank you Sara Wachter-Boettcher for pushing this overwhelmingly straight white male audience think about topics like sexual assault and having true empathy and compassion in your #Drupal keynote.

Please do me a favor and watch the video when it gets posted.

https://events.drupal.org/neworleans2016/keynote-sara-wachter-boettcher

The tech community has major problems with empathy and inclusivity. It's too easy to just say "on the Internet it doesn't matter what gender/color/<insert label here> you are" ... but it does. It's absolutely relevant and deliberately ignoring it is not only disingenuous and lazy, it is often actively hurtful.

Sara's talk focuses on the users we write this technology for - after all, they're the ones who make sure we all have jobs - but it's just as important to consider when interacting with our peers in the industry.

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Do AVN or XBIZ have a Pess Release Of The Year category yet? From my inbox:
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And so it begins ...

I can't wait for my new life to begin in the off-world colonies.
Today in Geek History: Happy Incept Day, Roy Batty. Time to live.
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