Hi buds, migrating over to @phire if you would like to come say hi!
Black Roman Britains and the amazing myopia of racists
Of course, this has spawned numerous blog posts and tweet threads, but what no one has just said (and I wish they would), was that Black Roman Britains were too upper class (generals, governors, etc., brought in from elsewhere to rule over the Britains) to have stuck around when the empire collapsed. Soldiers would have been needed elsewhere and bureaucrats had to go somewhere where they could be paid.
SHARK, BURSTING OUT: hey guys are we gonna talk about federated networks or what
One of the things I find most fascinating about the birdsite is how fast culture propagates, and how quickly it gets remixed to the point where tweets only make sense if you know a very specific set of Internet touch points. But at the same time, it's sort of an un-humour that's based on recognition rather than any actual wittiness. It's saying "a-ha, I too was here for this moment, I participated".
I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT FOLLOW FRIDAY. To celebrate, here are some of my closest pals and a song that EITHER describes our relationship on this website OR is a song they would despise. Which? YOU DECIDE!
@max: The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades
@aemarc: Fly Like a G6
@myles & @jennijoeyo the Windows XP startup chime
@tcql: We Are Family
@phire: The Complete Discography of Simon and Garfunkel
I'm sorry, I adore you all, but I'm still sorry <3
politics, health care
Hey so the House votes on the revised ACA repeal bill tomorrow and Repubs probably have enough votes to pass it. The bill would cost about 24 million Americans their health care, strip protections for pre-existing conditions, in exchange for almost $1 trillion in tax cuts.
Here's a brief summary of the impact and what you can do: http://tinyletter.com/phire/letters/high-risk-government-may-3rd-2017 If you're American, call and fax and tweet and march. This is not a drill.