I loved how the new Star Wars defied old tropes, weaved new themes about the Jedi and the Force, and had important character arcs that weren’t the sort of typical (white dude, with a couple tokens) cast that most movies present to us. My problem was that I just didn’t think it was a very good movie in terms of telling a well-constructed story that moved us along, made sense, and created character interactions and character development that track to the developments in the plot.
It is making my stomach turn to have to say this, but:
home and comfort
there's peace and quiet
not for all
but For me
foreign streets still welcome
to power and force
and Will to dominate
these parks and harbours and proud others
not strategic allies
but Sisters and brothers We see
when we look believe
when they speak give up our
day Off to fix the leaky roof
or Give up our distance and our
exclusion and our comfort
so They may know the
peace We covet because life is short and memory is long--
or life is long and memory is short--
who can remember?
we give up our comfortable beds to
another or for the stepping out we have
chosen not to take, chosen not
to See the textures, the wrinkled
faces and cracked shingles of
brothers and sisters We forgot
This is a repost of Pramila Jayapal's statement on the Black Lives Matter protest at Bernie Sanders's campaign event yesterday in Seattle. You can read, like or share the original here.
Today I finally got around to trying out a new technique I heard about a couple weeks ago -- and wow, I wish I had known about this earlier. By placing a simple link on your website, you can give your mobile and tablet visitors the ability to instantly share your page with friends using the popular WhatsApp messaging service.
Snoogle(tm) is a search engine that indexes all the hypothetical stuff you've ever hypothetical invented and tells you (and your annoying friend who won't believe you) whether you totally came up with that thing first that someone else just brought to market.
My feature idea: conditional formatting rules in Google Docs -- not spreadsheets, text documents. Useful for highlighting names of colleagues who are owning certain tasks in a project document, or for highlighting tags like "critical" or "completed".
Swipe right on resumes.
With Employr, job seekers and posters get a quick look at what the other has to offer, and match via the time-honored method of swiping right and left. If you both swipe right, you can chat and set up an interview!
Tag yourself or your hiring organization with different interests, skills possessed or desired, and then swipe left or right at potential matches for employment. If you both swipe right, message them and set up an interview. Geographic filters allow for hiring in offices, remotely, or for small community organizations and local businesses. Resume previews show only a summary of skills and experiences, so the initial review process is equitable and un-biased, with no HR overhead.
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