3 ways tech workers can support police reform

This weekend protests erupted across the country in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on a Black man’s neck while he cried “Please,” “I can’t breathe,” and “Don’t kill me.” George Floyd’s last words were him crying out for his mother. While many police officers are protecting protestors, video taken at protests shows … [Read more…]

Clubhouse review: A step forward in niche community building

In her review of Clubhouse, NYT reporters Erin Griffith and Taylor Lorenz referenced Marc Andreessen’s recent rallying cry to build. “It was an inspirational call to arms,” they write. “But one of the first things Mr. Andreessen and other Silicon Valley venture capitalists have since rushed to help build was something else entirely: an app … [Read more…]

COVIDiaries: Part 12

My friend Lindsay was recently complaining about people being assholes about social distancing at the farmer’s market he works at. Watching people fail to social distance because they’re assholes and other people fail because they don’t speak English and everyone be mean to everyone else understandably fed his inner misanthropist.  One thing I’ve changed my … [Read more…]

Why I joined OnlyFans

On Friday I shared on Twitter and Instagram stories that I started an OnlyFans. For the less-perverted among my gentle readership, OnlyFans is a website where people post naughty photos and videos and other people pay to see this material. So, only click this link if you want to see naughty bits.  It’s kind of … [Read more…]

COVIDiaries part 11

I had trouble writing here last week. It felt icky writing about my life as if people aren’t suffering. That this is the most “elite” I’ve ever felt. I have a secure job that pays me well and where I’m treated really well in a city with great delivery services. I want to acknowledge the … [Read more…]

The Story of Plastic – Review and interview

The Story of Plastic premieres today at 2pm EST & PST on Discovery Channel. For more ways to watch, visit storyofplastic.org/watch.Check out the trailer here. See extreme hottie Jason Momoa pimp the documentary here.  What an interesting time for an oil documentary, as the global price recently went negative, spurring calls for more subsidies on … [Read more…]

COVIDiaries part 10

Don’t tell anyone, but I have exactly one quarantine buddy. He comes over twice per week. He spent the weekend here. I love him for a lot of reasons but one is that when I ask him to do things, he does them. What a concept. So I’ve been on the low-FODMAP diet, right? Well … [Read more…]

COVIDiaries part 9

I’ve been dieting for the past two weeks and lately it’s really affecting my mood. In a way, a pandemic is a perfect time to start a weird diet (low-FODMAP in my case) because there’s absolutely no social pressure whatsoever. I can’t go out to eat, or eat at all, with anyone anyway so might … [Read more…]

COVIDiaries part 8

Monday morning the National Review published Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus? by John Fund and Joel Hay. It contains a number of disturbing distortions that typify the America right’s response to COVID-19. First, the two claim: “No one has addressed this simple yet critical question: How do we know social-isolation controls … [Read more…]