2016-08-16T00:57:57Z via deadsuperhero.com To: Public
Turning the pageIn about a week, I will be stepping onto a plane to begin a new chapter in my life. It's pretty surreal to think about - to be frank, I never thought that I would get to this point.
I am finally in the process of moving to San Francisco. This is five years after I started working for a little startup company in the SF Bay Area, a Mission Street company of people trying to hack together a social network on their own terms. That I even became employed there is an utter fluke, and is the fulfillment of a juvenile dream of mine.
Things have changed. Their focus has shifted, and over the last three years, we have worked together to help nearly 2,000 crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. I was their first hire at this new venture, and have grown into a role where I get to solve hard problems every day. I have acted as a remote worker in all that time, from my dining table in #Peoria.
Part of me is beyond excited. Part of me is terrified. Part of me is very, very sad. I wish that I could take the people involved in my life and take them all with me. Life doesn't work like that, though.
In taking this next big step, I am leaving behind everything I've ever known and loved. I am saying goodbye to my closest friends, who have had a massive impact on how I live my life. I am saying goodbye to my family, who I already only see every once in a while. I am saying goodbye to a town that I am comfortable in, and I am saying goodbye to someone who I am madly, passionately in love with (and always will be).
I've cried a lot about this, because it's painful. In fact, I'm still crying right now. But this move is something that I have to do for myself. You can't finish a good book if you never proceed beyond a comfortable chapter. Otherwise, there's not much of a story.
To everyone who has been present and close in my life - thank you for being here for me. Thank you for opening up and sharing so many beautiful things about who you are and what you care about. You have given me so much drive to keep living, even at the points where I felt like I didn't want to anymore.
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2016-08-01T17:28:44Z via deadsuperhero.com To: PublicI know some people probably don't like Chelsea Manning for her involvement in leaking classified information, but punishing someone with indefinite solitary confinement for an attempted suicide is about as inhumane as our prison system can get. It's bad enough that the prison system refuses to recognize her gender transition, and is all too happy to put her alongside male inmates without any consideration for personal safety.
This situation just sounds hellish all around. You may think that this is a justified way to treat a prisoner, but frankly nobody deserves this.
#^Chelsea Manning Faces New Charges, Indefinite Solitary Confinement Related to Suicide Attempt
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning received a document from Army officials today informing her that she is being investigated for serious new charges related to her July 5th attempt to take her own life. If convicted of these “administrative offenses,” she could be placed in indefinite solitary confinement for the remainder of her decades-long sentence.
#ChelseaManning #prison #transgender
2016-07-18T14:50:47Z via deadsuperhero.com To: PublicWhen a system cannot admit fault in taking a person's life (despite a vast body of evidence), then the people must stand up to denounce it.
#^Is California preparing to execute an innocent man?
Kevin Cooper was sentenced to death in 1985 for the brutal slaying of Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica, and 10-year-old Chris Hughes in Los Angeles.
Petition here: #^http://www.savekevincooper.org/pages/petition.php
2016-07-15T06:38:25Z via deadsuperhero.com To: Public
New Experimental Theme - Bookish@Themes+
I've been wanting to make something like this for a while. Bookish is a variation of the #Hubzilla layout that makes use of only 2 regions instead of 3. The goal is to emphasize long-form content as well as a more blog-like layout.
It's still pretty experimental, and I'm still playing with it. I'm thinking of allowing color customization for the main color highlights, and I'd like to investigate the best way to set the Cover Photo widget just above the profile tabs. I'm pretty happy with where things are going, though.
Check it out at: #^https://github.com/deadsuperhero/hubzilla-themes
2016-07-15T04:55:41Z via deadsuperhero.com To: Public
Tight-slacked clad girls on the graveyard shift
'Neath the cement stroll
Catch the midnight drift
Cigar chewing charlie
In that newspaper nest
grifting hot horse tips
On who's running the best
I've been getting into #TomWaits a bit more, and I've been really enjoying both his earlier and later music. His voice is much less rough here, and sounds like a slanted, edgier version of Frank Sinatra or Harry Connick Jr.
And I'm blinded by the neon
Don't try and change my tune
'Cause I thought I heard a saxophone
I'm drunk on the moon
I'm particularly impressed by his hooks, which sometimes shifts the music in a strangely pleasant way.
2016-07-13T06:32:15Z via deadsuperhero.com To: PublicThe new #Jamendo looks ridiculously nice. I'm going to use it for a while for the sake of #CreativeCommons music discovery.
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2016-06-30T17:38:28Z via deadsuperhero.com To: Public
We Distribute now has a wiki!Although it is merely a humble beginning, I am very excited to be building out a wiki for @We Distribute . #Hubzilla ships with a ligthweight integrated wiki feature now, and I hope to use it to the fullest. I may also be interested in opening up the wiki for collaboration editing at some point, though you will need to use Hubzilla to do so.
Thanks to @Andrew Manning for developing this amazing feature, and for putting up with my many questions involving getting the thing to work. :)
You can see a small (very incomplete) preview of what's to come here: #^We Distribute - The Federation Wiki
2016-06-16T18:48:23Z via deadsuperhero.com To: Public"If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe." - Robert Anton Wilson
2016-06-05T19:42:11Z via deadsuperhero.com To: Public
Good luck with understanding anything.Started working on this guy again. I've been procrastinating for a while because the overall piece is very complex, and requires many different layers. On the bright side, #Krita is an amazing app for drawing with a pen tablet, and has allowed me to develop an entirely new coloring technique all on my own.
I may offer prints on this one, it has a much higher resolution and level of detail over previous works.
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2016-06-01T17:32:04Z via deadsuperhero.com To: PublicThis dude is a piece of shit and has no place in being any kind of spiritual leader.
#^James Dobson: Kill Transgender People Using Public Bathrooms
Evangelist James Dobson says transgender people using public bathrooms should be shot.
In an anti-Obama rant the Focus on the Family founder said that transgender people using public restrooms should be shot. Writing for World Net Daily Dobson complained about President Obama’s order to “every public school in America to open all its bathroom facilities including those that are in use by a member of the opposite sex.” Dobson wrote:
Would you remain passive after knowing that a strange-looking man, dressed like a woman, has been peering over toilet cubicles to watch your wife in a private moment? What should be done to the pervert who was using mirrors to watch women and girls in their stalls? If you are a dad, I pray you will protect your little girls from men who walk in unannounced, unzip their pants and urinate in front of them. If this had happened 100 years ago, someone might have been shot. Where is today’s manhood? God help us!
In short, Dobson is giving Christians permission to shoot transgender people using a public bathroom.