I might delete my Mastodon accounts. I'm using them occasionally, but mostly they're functioning like my Twitter account was before I tombstoned it: periodic brain dumps, little interaction, fragmented user experience.
As much as I want a free/libre alternative to places like Instagram, that's where my friends are and if I haven't persuaded them to use Mastodon by now I never will 🤷
First time ever, the lab messed up my film. They ran B&W film in C41 chemistry.
To be honest, I'm not surprised. An industrial lab goes through so many rolls, a mistake will happen.
This particular lab (naming no names) made it right and were extremely apologetic, and that certainly goes a long way!
“For decades, the overriding objective of American business and government has been to remove friction from the tracking system, by linking networks, by speeding connections, by eliminating barriers. But friction is the only thing that has ever made privacy, let alone obscurity, possible. If there’s no friction, if we can all be profiled instantly and intimately, then there’s nothing to stop any of our neighbors from being targeted…”
Palantir is going to the CMU campus tomorrow, so if you are a local consider going to their talks and giving them some grief. Twitter link has details on protest activity from the organizer: https://twitter.com/bonniefantastic/status/1179202285609607170
Shameless self-promotion: I made a photo zine, and it's available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/719796266/turn-and-face-the-strange-photo-zine
It's a collection of 110-format photos in which I try to construct a sense of place for myself while going through some life changes.
Open to trades for zines or prints!
odd tangent about philisophy and disagreements
There's a photographer I follow and whose work I enjoy that I profoundly disagree with in life philosophy.
This particular photographer seems VERY dead set against "society" in any form. He has a very thought-out philosophy, which I understand but simply cannot agree with.
Society results in medications, therapy, philosophy itself. These things cannot exist without a society to support them. We as a species are better off for society.
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