that article by Stephen Miller’s uncle is great.

“Laws bereft of justice are the gateway to tyranny… the normalization of these policies is rapidly eroding the collective conscience of America.”

really interesting consideration of software not as craft, art, engineering, etc. I was really struck by this:

“The output of everything we do is some side effect on the world and the next version of ourselves.”

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I’m volunteering on #TheLastWeekend before midterms. I want a blue wave, you want a blue wave, THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS. not watching tweets or frowning at your computer screen. connecting with real people, in real life. this is it, let’s go.

new (to me) coffee shop, Barrett’s Micro Roast Coffee

Nick Heer, on The Bullshit Web:

“You know how building wider roads doesn’t improve commute times, as it simply encourages people to drive more? It’s that, but with bytes and bandwidth instead of cars and lanes.”

bought a handful of @cardpool cards the other day, they all have $0 credit. multiple attempts to contact them have gone completely unanswered. an auto-reply email, a useless chatbot, and years-old FAQs; avoid this scammy ghost company at all costs

may be reading too much into these statements by Garber, but the very notion that both #SaveTheCrew and #MLS2ATX could happen is genuinely blowing my mind ⚽️

Mateo & Bernabé and Friends’ 29 Daniel
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#saturdaybeer

heard the first episode of this new podcast, Everything Is Alive, via 99% Invisible. “an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects”, funny & clever.

…adding: if you don’t use your library or haven’t been lately, you should check it out! (pun intended.) quiet workspace w/wifi (& no purchase expected); downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, & movies; branch transfers; it’s more than old cookbooks! but also: old cookbooks!

just now seeing some of the (intentional, I’m sure) uproar about libraries. spent a day last week reading & working @ Austin’s big beautiful new one; it was awesome. libraries are fucking magical, you keep your filthy damned capitalist hands off ’em

Freetail’s Local Coffee Stout
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heard this as a substitute episode in another podcast, it’s odd and really really excellent: “S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D.” on Imaginary Advice. link to Soundcloud (bleh) here or search for it with your podcast app (which should be Overcast btw). 🎧

finished reading: The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller. I really enjoyed this modern telling of The Iliad story, which I knew broadly but have never read. This is so well written, evocative, with superb characterization. highly recommended. 📚

@manton you probably saw this but in case you didn’t, thought you might find the arguments interesting: The Case Against Retweets, from The Atlantic

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