Here's a reminder that MLK Jr was not your precious Civil Rights Jesus™. That his politics were & still are radical & that their scope surpassed *integration* & took shots at the states' horrid treatment of veterans, poor folx here (abroad) & and the idea of "US Hegemony" pic.twitter.com/ngAdguClnD
MLK The Civil Rights Teddy Bear 🐻™ that your mamaw and papaw told you about in your youth is a lie. So it would beseech you to refrain quoting the same three damn quotes about "love driving out hate" and "loving your enemies". pic.twitter.com/X0X7r1gCJI
So I watched the “unedited” version of the video which is not the same video but I did it so you don’t have to. Here’s what happened.
Four Black men peacefully exercising their freedom of speech whatever they were saying or whether you agree. A literal mob of these boys starts to gather on the steps of the Lincoln memorial....
Hey Twitter, we need to have a talk.
Last night I learned & confirmed the name of the "main student" from the #CovingtonCatholic incident. The kid grinning in front of the Native elder.
Hop in this thread because I'm going to walk you through some deep but important stuff. 1/? pic.twitter.com/5NyXFCwJR9
Anyway, here's my Kamala Harris story.
Back in 2009-2010 I spent a LOT of time volunteering for Repeal Prop 8. I worked in SF and one day the email list mentioned a gay marriage rally was happening in front of city hall in response to…something. That was a short walk, so I went
At the end of the rally, Kamala Harris came out and talked. She wasn’t an announced or planned speaker. What I understood at the time was she'd literally walked up as the rally was happening and asked if she could join. I think she'd literally seen it out the window.
I’m in the midst of supporting my close friends through an awful, heartbreaking tragedy so I don’t have the capacity to really even think about anything right now. But center and listen to Native voices on the MAGA hat boys.
These incidents are not new for Native folks. They’re part of larger systemic problems that stem from ongoing settler colonialism. Allow Native writers, reporters, and community members illuminate that context and nuance for you.
Eurosceptic argument - as it was - held together rather well around a single unifying idea: that the UK could not historically, culturally, spiritually, politically go where the EU is heading....to (crudely) "a country called Europe".
Britain's opt-outs and exceptions were testament to that fact.
'Brexitism' then grew out of euroscepticism in the 2000s because of the feeling that despite opt-outs, the integrationist ratchet was still dragging us where we didn't want to go. /2
A THREAD: How I shut down scammers who used a phishing email to steal personal information from a friend
And thiiiis is why it’s interesting, today, to be having a conversation about her transphobic official acts as CA Attorney general, and her apparent inability to explain them (a thread of mine about that below:) https://t.co/1Snrga4jWz
Because I absolutely cannot reconcile the woman I saw up on the mic that day with these mealy responses, at least, not without making some unfortunate conclusions. https://t.co/qOtxu26YPe
Just want to point out that today is the 30th anniversary of the beloved Macintosh SE/30. Small in stature but huge in performance, expansion, and overall likability. The king of the compact macs, and considered by many to be the Best Mac Ever. pic.twitter.com/V2h0vJy8hQ
Hey #gamedev, tell me about some brilliant mechanics in games that are hidden from the player to get across a certain feeling. Example:
Assassin's Creed and Doom value the last bit of health as more hit points than the rest of it to encourage a feeling of *JUST* surviving.
As someone who works in ag & food distribution I gotta disagree w this.
A lot of "ugly" food
-Won't survive distribution bc weird shapes makes it prone to getting smushed, bruised, start to rot, & make everything else in the box/crate rot. Broken skin does the same thing. https://t.co/O8USJYrSfT
-Most "ugly" produce gets turned into soups, sauces, salsa, jam, ice cream, etc. You think that stuff gets made from the pretty fruit & veggies?! jeebus, think about it for a minute
I started this thread differently, but changed my mind because I'm angry.
I want our games companies to stop favouring angry gamers over their own employees, over our health, over our well-being and over our jobs.
Not demanding better of your communities is patronizing! Thread:
What a goddamn rough couple of months...! Layoffs, no severance, companies wanting to finish a game before paying their laid off workers, people being fired over angry hate mobs demanding their heads. Like, fuck me, I'm so tired of this theme over and over again.
It has been super tough to end up here but: Today, I have finally signed an offer for my next gig. TBA, still, but finally after such a tough 2018, honestly!
I learned so much about interviewing and negotiating globally that I thought I'd write a master-thread on my thoughts: pic.twitter.com/bSXA2o0Po9
First of all: Everybody always thinks that there are "stars" in this industry who can go anywhere and get a job in an instant - some people would count me as one of them.
Let me tell you: It's a myth. Star or not, companies differ WILDLY in their needs, culture and requirements.
what's a principle/advice that you remember from childhood because your parents drilled it into your head 100x? Mine is (via my dad):
THERE ARE NO FREE LUNCHES
Hiten Shah @hnshah
Leave things better than you found them.
Oh hi. Let’s look at this bullshit article on the BBC website, shall we?
First of all it’s on the BBC so you’re like oh wow it must be a big deal. pic.twitter.com/H1FlH9T7WY
You read that there have been calls, calls for Gillette to post an apology video! Damn.
Oh there’s a link to the source. Let’s click on that. pic.twitter.com/7gVoorVkP8
Hey #gamedev - I talk quite a bit about gamedev literacy as part of player understanding and empathy towards our craft, so I thought you should hit me with your favourite random gamedev terms and explain them! Like when everybody was wild about hearing about frustum culling! ✨ pic.twitter.com/i0fmlfsrZX
Some terms popped up during my hidden game design work, terms such as Coyote time, referring to the split second after falling off a ledge where jumps are still valid in mostly flow-based sidescrolling platformers. pic.twitter.com/GdGzFUanGT
A few thoughts on the Ocasio-Cortez effect on policy discourse, which has been salutary in ways that have little to do with her specific ideas 1/ https://t.co/nCZucgE3Bv
To be honest, I'm somewhat uneasy about all the attention @aoc is getting, because a lot of it is obviously for the wrong reasons. She's telegenic and her shocking rise makes a good story; but there are lots of impressive freshmen in this class, and she gets all the attention 2/