so we all know autistic and adhd people have certain issues with our senses but nobody ever talks about how much visual pollution can affect us
and I'm not talking mess, I'm talking lots of different contrasting colors and eye catching details everywhere and awkward shadows and transparency
just so many things that are just asking to be looked at and????? I dont want it
there's been quite a bit of research on the cognitive/health benefits of multilingualism, but I think the framing tends to be backwards. multilingualism isn't a bonus, but the default (historically, anthropologically, biologically). our species developed multilingual, and still is everywhere not too damaged by colonial steamrollers. monolingualism is a v recent development, an emergent artifact of a capitalist+racist society.
so we should be talking about the cognitive damage of monolingualism.
"There has yet to be a non blk artist that makes work about racism, specifically anti-black racism, that ever makes a lick of sense or lands the way the artist wants it to do. The lived experience, the care, the nuance just aren’t there. But also, and this is especially true in the case for white male artists, they’re the ones that get the fellowships, the residencies w the 5 figures, the big shows [sic] All at the continued appropriation, expense and mis/ab-use of Black bodies and history." AMX
@red One thing I really do appreciate about the fedi is that it makes it crystal clear is that the problems with social media are largely cultural and not technology based.
Masto proves simultaneously that the means to create better online experiences are within or grasp but are is only denied by the limitation of imagination of people dedicated to maintaining the status quo of privilege.
We can do better. We just don't.
That's the tragedy of the fedi.
So I was trying to find out when people first started using scales in kitchens to weigh ingredients, because I have a feeling that it may be relatively recent. All the cookbooks I've seen which are older than a few centuries don't seem to give measurements.
I did not find an answer yet. But I did find that the oldest known balance scales were found by archaeologists in the Indus Valley civilisation, dating back around 4400 years!
uncomfortable and frightening truths about covid
yknow what’s wild?
the dissonance between the messaging i got from local gov around covid and the messaging i get internally from my coworkers, healthcare professionals.
yknow what our chief of medical said yesterday in a company-wide call?
“take time to mourn the life you had before covid. there will not be a ‘post-covid’ normalcy. this is our normal.”
Hey the creator of The Yawhg, one of the best multiplayer-party-sadness games I’ve ever played, is currently donating all proceeds to charity. If you haven’t tried this one I extremely, extremely recommend it. It’s good as fuck, and has amazing art by Emily carroll
This is not a theoretical source of exasperation.
I get very exhausted when people use their knowledge about how things are done in the big tech / surveillance capitalism (or maybe just "capitalist") world, and try and apply it in totally different domains, like community-focused volunteer projects.
Almost all the implicit assumptions don't hold.
Capitalist projects have a lot of resources to solve problems because they are willing to engage in destructive and extractive behaviours.
If we remove that part, the equation massively changes.
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I love Ruby on Rails but I have to admit that ActiveRecord (and almost all other ORMs) made it hard to comprehend event-sourced architecture.
They trained a lot of developers to assume that individual domain models should always come from a single table row (plus associated tables) instead of from summing up multiple event records.
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