I’ve been pining for an outlining app as good and simple as the old Arranger on Palm for years. None of my Palm devices have survived, but here comes archive.org archive.org/details/palm3_arra Palm was such an amazing platform.

So, don't tell anybody, but we're going to announce Palm Pilot emulation in the browser at Internet Archive in the next week or so. I've still got to get descriptions in for the hundreds of apps that are uploaded, and add a few more classics. But if you want to help with that, or just let me know how it's going, ping me here.

But don't tell anybody! It's a secret!


I've put together a small, but incomplete, list of instances/communities with POC moderators. Mastodon.social, and Mastodon online, are not it.

weirder.earth, rage.love, scholar.social, blacktwitter.io, Mastodon.art, queer.garden, writeout.ink.

#BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #BlackFedi #FediTips #TwitterMigration

If you're like me, then you were really happy to learn about Mastodon's enthusiastic support for image descriptions, and you were really eager to join in.

Then you went to actually write something and realized you have no idea how to present visual information in a way that is helpful/enjoyable to those who are #VisuallyImpaired or #Blind.

I found this guide really informative: uxdesign.cc/how-to-write-an-im

Of course, I'd also love to hear any additional tips y'all might have!


If I could have a minor superpower, I'd want to walk into a room and *whoosh* put everything back where it belongs. Then I'd head straight for the British Museum

Has anyone listened to "Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show", the podcast series?

It's genuinely my favourite piece of superhero fiction in ages

Squirrel Girl, aka Doreen Green, is a computer science student who has been outed as a super hero. So she starts a college radio show with her friends to help people by providing advice to callers

It's just so good! So beautifully college radio, right down to the theme song


The flight of NASA's Artemis (purple) uses two very close encounters with the moon's gravity (green) to changes its trajectory to get back to the earth (blue.) Amazing.

For those who don't know, Bookwyrm is basically a better, federated Goodreads. Because it speaks ActivityPub, you can subscribe to someone's Bookwyrm feed from directly in Mastodon and see the book reviews they post!


Also there are 2 spots remaining in the Bookwyrm patreon to pay $40/mo and support the project in a huge way *and* have @tripofmice run a server for you and 50 of your bookwormiest friends: patreon.com/bookwyrm

Trans rights are human rights, click boost. :transgenderflag:

It’s always “Sunflowers this, Starry Night that,” and no one ever mentions Van Gogh’s erotic sketches or this glorious smoking skeleton he painted in 1885 (“Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette”)

It’s perfect. I love it

#histodons @histodons #art #arthistory #19thcentury #gothic

Eli Lilly losing billions after a rumor of free insulin.

Lockheed Martin losing billions after a rumor of no more weapons exports to crisis regions.

"$company losing billions if $goodThing were to happen" is really all you need to know about free market capitalism.

Capitalism is a system of violence.

If you're white and telling BIPOC people to CW their posts about racism, you are the problem. It makes you uncomfortable? Figure out why. Doesn't apply to you? Move on.

This is true across all axis of marginalization. Don't tell disabled people to CW their posts about ableism, older people about ageism, fat people about fatphobia, etc because you're sad about it.

You can unfollow or block people and move on with your life. They have to deal with people trying to stifle their voices every day.

Think about it: every corpse on Mount Everest was once a highly motivated person.

Stay lazy my friends.

New webcomic from my friend Gene Ambaum and artist Willow Payne! Get it at barbariangirl.com. Badass girl! Giant kitty! Gross cartoony violence! Get in now while it won't take a week to read the back issues! Did I say Giant Kitty‽

Matt Mikalatos's piece on Tor.com about engaging with problematic classics is very good. I don't envy today's comment moderator, though. I'm seeing almost as much knee jerk reaction to the word privilege as there often is to the word racist. Stop defending yourselves and listen for a minute! tor.com/2018/08/27/problematic

I really enjoyed Sam J. Miller's novel _Blackfish City_. Reminded me of Gibson and Geoff Ryman with a deep undercurrent of Delany. Sort of cyberpunky but fully character driven. One of those characters is a woman whose (sf techy-tech) companion animal is an orca. Nuff said? goodreads.com/book/show/350687

Wishing the wind would hurry up and clear the smoke outside so I can open all the windows and cool off the house without destroying our lungs. 😷

Okay, why is that upside down when zoomed, but right side up in thumbnail? Guess I don't want to call the camera from the mastodon post ui...

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