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Why all white people are racist, but can’t handle being called racist: the theory of white fragility

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:52:47 +0000

if you think of yourself as one of the “good” white people, you think you’ve got it down. You see the latest person caught on camera using the “n-word,” that’s what racism is to you. Whatever you’re doing isn’t racist. And so you don’t think about the whiteness of your neighborhood, your school system or … Continue reading Why all white people are racist, but can’t handle being called racist: the theory of white fragility


Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:38:08 +0000

Instead of calling myself “White”, I am trying out “Euro.” It’s working so far. It’s a comfortable word to say. Unlike “European-American,” it’s euphonious. This is part of my effort to break out of the linguistic trap of the one-drop rule.

Alexaphone? Too big. Think AlexaPods instead.

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:50:26 +0000

Why would Amazon stop squeezing the Echo at the half-sized Dot? Why wouldn’t they keep going to reach phone size? And why not keep getting smaller than that, since Echo’s voice-first UX allows the phone to be screenless? Amazon Nano Echo needs a radio for Internet connectivity. It needs low power bluetooth to connect to … Continue reading Alexaphone? Too big. Think AlexaPods instead.

Sexist things list entry

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:41:34 +0000

Men talk over or interrupt women more often than other men. This is sexist. Men should be aware of the pattern and take steps against it. I’m exploring the idea that helping males scale the learning curve related to sexism is a male responsibility. This is not to claim that I have personally scaled that … Continue reading Sexist things list entry

We had the wrong president

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:49:35 +0000

The 9/11 attacks were clearly meant to sucker-punch the U.S., but also to lure the country into war. A wiser president would have had a thoughtful, sophisticated and less costly response than going into what has turned out to be an enduring state of war in Afghanistan (and bordering parts of Pakistan) and Iraq (and … Continue reading We had the wrong president

29 after this post

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:31:13 +0000

There are still only 28 search results on Google for "bad metadata is killing music" — Marc Weidenbaum (@disquiet) September 2, 2016

#MTFLabs Blockchain white paper

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:22:32 +0000

What can blockchains do for music? A conference working group wrote a whitepaper that maps out both the benefits and drawbacks of how an actual implementation might distribute among industry players and stakeholders – from artists to audiences and all of the many intermediaries. We brought together a diverse group including some of the world’s … Continue reading #MTFLabs Blockchain white paper

OP-ED: Why Ice Cube and N.W.A. Are AFROPUNKs – AFROPUNK

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:14:45 +0000

To understand what Ice Cube and N.W.A. may be doing at AFROPUNK, it is first important to recognize that there is more than one way to be both black and ‘other,’ and that black American counterculture has become a melting pot of ideas about what happens when a person’s racial identity is at odds with … Continue reading OP-ED: Why Ice Cube and N.W.A. Are AFROPUNKs – AFROPUNK

One-line program to sort clipboard

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:52:32 +0000

I often need to sort lines of text in a text document or spreadsheet, so I’ll select and ^C, then go to the command line and do: echo "...^V to paste..." | sort | pbcopy - It’s silly to keep retyping that – it ought to be consolidated into something short and sweet. So I … Continue reading One-line program to sort clipboard

Drone home security camera

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:56:44 +0000

A blue sky product idea – A home security camera mounted on one or more autonomous aerial vehicles (“drones”). The drones are activated by motion sensors. The drone returns to its base station to charge and wait after a sentry pass. It does not follow potential intruders indefinitely. Benefits: Intimidation: It would be scary. And … Continue reading Drone home security camera