Links for January 18: Color-blindness considerations, Dreams of Orgonon

Color-blindness considerations for Designers and Content Managers by Sheri Byrne-Haber on Medium lays it down starkly: It is completely unclear to me why designers think that it is acceptable to use colors (or combinations of colors) that others can’t see. This is a wide-spread problem that is very easily avoidable. The designers, who generally have …

Links for January 17: Medical transphobia, ad tech

Amanda Jette Knox on Twitter discusses a letter by a small group of doctors agains gender-affirming treatment for children. She’s not impressed by the science and less impressed by the history of homophobia and transphobia behind the signers. On a related topic, some of the studies that are used to argue against gender confirmation, or …

Links for January 16: Art reference, XS4All, oblivion and TERFs

Links I picked up on Twitter and Mastodon.social today. Because sharing on any social media platform, including the good ones, is a lot like casting links into the void, I’m reposting them here so that I, and you, can always find them again later. Fantasy and game artist Noah Bradley and his wife Rachel have …

Links for January 13: Cars, non-indoctrination in academia, recycling, fucky furniture and more

I skipped a few days of linklogging, but that was mostly because I didn’t have much to talk about. I am not dropping the habit. “They Saw It Coming: The Car Was Always the Cause Of All The Problems In Our City” is mostly about the early history of parking congestion in New York, but …

Link for the day: Kate Bush puts “Tory” rumor to bed, hopefully for good.

Here’s Kate Bush’s response on THAT interview: I read some articles that included a number of inaccuracies and usually I don’t respond. However I do feel I need to address one story which came from a phone interview I did two years ago. I was very disappointed that the use of a quote out of …

Links for the day: Chronicles of the Witch Queen, Lynxlet, Sweet Potato Curry

A new Chronicles of the Witch Queen story, Castle of the Gods, started on Wednesday at the slightly more relaxed schedule of three per week. Read it, starting at this page: http://cotwq.thecomicseries.com/comics/314 I’m pretty much only the webmaster for this webcomic at this point, but I love it for how surreal it’s gotten. This one …

The Year in Fascist and Extreme Right Violence

From Antifa International on Tumblr: Our antifascist social media collective has been trying to document the most egregious acts of violence committed by fascists and the racist extreme right over 2018. In the past year, we’ve documented more than 300 incidents of fascist violence, including 59 shootings, 32 arsons, 33 stabbings, 21 bombings, 11 car …