GRS, CW meta for this account
I'm having a GRS and FFS on Tuesday, 23 July 2019.
I won't be posting explicit photos, but I will talk about my experiences. That will, perforce, include graphic descriptions of anatomy. I will CW all of this appropriately.
If this isn't something you want to read, or if you are underage and it would be illegal for me to send these descriptions to you either in US/VA or your jurisdiction, please either unfollow me or refrain from opening these CW'd messages.
culture, competition (-)
One thing I really hate about my culture is its fetishization of competition. We create needless competition in business, sports, politics, etc. Why? It is destructive, it creates more losers than winners, and it wastes resources that could be better used to solve our collective problems. Proponents claim it spurs innovation and achievement. Bullshit: it spurs cheating and gaming the system. Competition of *ideas* is better served by *cooperation* to study them.
'right to work' discourse
Someone in my local furry chat mentioned unions, and cue the Right To Work Guy complaining about how he doesn't want to be forced to pay union dues. Gosh, my heart bleeds for this wannabe free rider. Heaven forfend he actually contribute to the union whose activities he benefits from. Oh, the humanity.
Now playing chez chat: "The popular Wobbly." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiBtG4efEFQ
Opsec guidance for mutual aid:
UKpol, covid-19, bojo
VA, covid-19, progress
Looking at the past half-week—danger! danger! extrapolating from too few data points!—it looks like VA's rate of growth of positive tests has slowed pretty dramatically. It held very constant at about 3 days for the last two weeks of March. Over the last three days, it's dropped to about a week.
Doctor Who: First trans companion has plans to be first trans Doctor, too
covid-19, VA, data
Flattening VA's curve. This is my plot of the "Total Cases" figures published daily by the Virginia Department of Health. (These are total positive tests, so I think it includes folks at all stages, including recovery. The circles are the data, the lines are my exponential curve fits. Note the logarithmic scale.) Anyway, note that until the end of March, our cases were doubling every three days. In April, we're only doubling every 4.4 days. So … progress?
Stay safe, y'all.
covid-19, bezos, absurd 'essential' work
Jeff Bezos' space tourism outfit is requiring employees to travel from WA to TX to test launch a space vehicle for rich tourists: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/2/21198272/blue-origin-coronavirus-leaked-audio-test-launch-workers-jeff-bezos
Gen-X, she/her, computer scientist. My 'sona's a snynx (snep/lynx) named Britt. Not from Iceland.
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