Linklog for July 21: Does work dominate your life?

Shit, it’s July 21 already? Time just slips through my fingers. Here’s some links I liked or found engaging in the past few weeks. I felt extremely called out by If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living? by Andrew Taggart at Aeon.com. Some of these considerations have been at the back …

Linklog for June 29, 2019: Massive Link Dump

I haven’t done linklogs in a while, but I have been storing and retracing links, so have a massive link dump: I try not to linklog paywalled posts, but this Patreon-only post from Colleen Doran is worth it to me: Consistent Focus, Consistent Action. It is the first of a series in which she discusses …

Linklog for March 15: Christchurch shooting edition

A terrorist motivated by racism shot up a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand overnight, killing at least 40, making this the biggest white supremacist terror attack since Utøya, July 22, 2011. I am not going to link every news report but some responses are worth keeping. Wajahat Ali on Twitter (thread): Let me quickly explain …

Linklog for March 14: Lawns, honoring historical antifascists, shining a light on fascist motherfuckers and more

McMansion Hell’s Kate Wagner on lawns, which are a plague. Nothing in here that I didn’t already know except for the scale of ecological and social destruction they wreak. Lemmy of Motörhead famously said that they were the kind of band that, if they could come live next to you, would cause your lawn to …

Linklog for March 6, 2019: Executive function, career burnout and more

Once again, I’ve left my links lying around for a week, maybe longer. It’s important for me to have this trail of links that I’ve read or found interesting (lately I’ve often only been able to skim longer reads due to lack of time/energy) so I can find them later, but also to make sure …

Linklog: Catching Up With A Lot Of Stuff

I let the linklog slide again for about what, a week? I’ve been a little under the weather while also working on commissions as well as catching up on a backlog of errands. But I have been using my Mastodon.social account as a scratch pad using both a Content Warning and a tag for links …

Links for February 18, 2019: Trans sex worker Skywalker, How to help insects

Star Wars Episode IV: A Forlorn Hope is an outline for an alternate universe fix in which the main character is a trans girl called Shmi. It’s clever in how it explores the ramifications to the original plot of the change from ‘Luke Skywalker’ to ‘Shmi’ – she leaves home just a little earlier than …

Links for February 17, 2019: Metal confronts its Nazi problem, infodumping, plus new: non-linklogging

I skipped a few days of linklogging because I had other things going on and no energy. I may or may not try to track down some of the interesting links I’ve missed. Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem by Colin Moynihan at the New Yorker is a good overview of the history of Nazis …

Links for February 13, 2019: Fairy Play, Yorkshire cheese

Fairy Play is an interesting fantasy webcomic with focus on marginalized characters. It is also captioned in great detail and has content warnings. I’d seen it around before but hadn’t remembered the link. Now I have. John Bull on Twitter, writer of Brexit Adventures, also knows a thing or two about cheese. The UK National …