#Introduction I'm a transplant to Seattle and split my time (extremely unevenly) between cryptography, programming, storytelling, music, and supporting the local arts scene. At various times I've also done medieval combat, photographed burlesque performers, and generally made my life less believable. (And I'm /still/ the normal one in the family.) #nomoa
Missing my friends at #crypto2020. Virtual is better than nothing, but it's not the same. It's also harder to dedicate the time to actually attend with the distraction of "normal" life.
Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You | by Steve Yegge | Aug, 2020 | Medium
Text USPS to 50409 (ResistBot) to contact your representatives asking them to support the USPS. https://rs.bot/FbHV9x
2020 Summer Amazon Internship Reflection by Caitlin Tibbetts https://link.medium.com/FRbxAs5cV8
Even with everything going on, sometimes I can find moments to be thankful. We have a nice yard I can use. The new air-conditioning we installed in our bedrooms is glorious (and frees up a portable air-conditioner for the home office). And we /might/ have a path forward for educating our kid. So many things can suck and really hammer me down, but at least I can take a moment and appreciate these things.
(Now just to find music and sport practice time.)
link to Anti-Defamation League hate symbols database,
This is one of those links I think everyone ought to have, because if you can see a fuckhead coming you can take a much wider variety of steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your community.
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An old Norse tale on how Odin became a skald/scholar or poet.
The Mead of Poetry.
The Trump admin has awarded 2.6B in coronavirus contracts to first-time bidders, many of them unqualified grifters who played Trump and his administration for suckers and got away clean.
Exhibit A: Fillakit LLC, who got $7.3m to provide sterile test-tubes. Instead, they shipped FEMA soda-bottle "preforms" - these are miniature soda-bottles that you fit into a pressure blower that inflates them up 2l bottles.
Stopped by #chazseattle to support it and take care of some things. Nice, friendly, and safe.
For anyone curious: Yes, I live in Seattle (though nowhere near the #CapitolHillAutonomousZone).
I feel far safer with the CHAZ there than when there were riot police with chemical agents. (I'm also less worried about my friends being hurt or killed.)
Here’s what WHO says your mask should have to prevent COVID-19 spread https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/who-now-recommends-the-public-use-masks-good-masks-in-covid-19-areas/
Storytelling cryptographer from Seattle. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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