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posting a re- since there are lots of new folks! welcome!

I'm christa. I live in san francisco with @jim and a pup named piglet

I work as a software engineer trying to make US government services better. generally, I care about the impact of technology on people

things I post about lately when not (just) shitposting: synths, dark room photography, powerlifting, plants, outside, sf

more info on website/pinned posts! welcome dms/follows from friendly folks with shared interests

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I've been writing and running a little Rails forum for about a month now for some friends!

I think I still have a little bit to go for a 1.0 for the software (mainly pagination, our forum is too small to require it yet) but think it's in a place where I can recommend it to others if you're interested in shaping development.

if you're interested in running a little forum for your friends or an existing community, check it out (and let me know so I start versioning!): github.com/hartsick/ruBB

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paid off my $2.02 debt to twilio so bleep bloop hotline's back, baybee!!!

419-452-4857

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music 

is it me trying to will the last of summer out of this san francisco fog blanket? who is to say

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music 

I got this album a few years ago but started playing it non-stop the last few weeks. so goooood

malblum.bandcamp.com/album/pit

$ request for mutual aid space 

a mutual aid space a friend is involved with in Knoxville was just totally devastated by a flood yesterday. they’re raising funds to recover, anything appreciated!

gofundme.com/f/help-mutual-aid

logic magazine - new leadership 

starting next year, Logic Magazine will be led by @xrw and J Khadijah Abdurahman, with a renewed focus on "marrying our thoughts to the poor" and increasing engagement with international issues, particularly in Africa and Asia.

I'm really excited about the new vision and folks leading! more about both here: logicmag.io/logics-the-next-ch

if you're interested in pitching for our PIVOT issue end of this year, check out the call for pitches: logicmag.io/pitch-us/

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sf history / james baldwin 

I knew about these things from a historical standpoint - the pushing of Black folks out of the western addition, the intentional segregation of bayview, etc, but had never seen contemporary video of people describing what was happening in their own words, and tying that into larger currents

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sf history / james baldwin 

this morning one of @jalcine's posts led me to this james baldwin video touring san francisco and talking about conditions for Black folks in 1964 - youtube.com/watch?v=J9UG9nJ2E9. footage and conversation includes the fillmore during redevelopment, bayview projects during demolition, ilwu cooperative housing under construction, st marys cathedral before it was rebuilt. recommend for anyone living in sf

here's the original post sharing (& thread) twitter.com/MadebyUche/status/

photo sale 

a friend is having a photo sale right now on instagram! all tintypes and silver gelatin prints, haunting and beautiful, get them while you can

instagram.com/stories/kelseyti

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mr. peanut sign (hair affair sign), (closer view), route 6, swansea, massachusetts, 1984

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rooster statue at shirt world, route 441, pigeon forge, tennessee, 1984

SF event tomorrow - free outdoor launch party for internet for the people 

there's a free launch party for Ben Tarnoff's Internet for the People tomorrow (Tues 6/21) at 6pm in the alley next to City Lights!! gonna be a fun time. I'll be there, taking video probably. come hang~

citylights.com/events/ben-tarn

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san francisco power tools question 

anyone know of any place to borrow tools (like a lending library) in san francisco? so far I'm only seeing things in berkeley, oakland, and richmond!

us government software 

there's legislation coming down the line to hopefully change this. aaron snow wrote a good blog post about this more in-depth as it relates to both the US and Canada here: aaronsnow.net/2022/05/09/shari. recommend checking it out if you're interested!

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us government software 

here is, I believe, the latest guidance around this:

whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uplo

and in it a quote from Section 302 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968, which still provides the foundation today:

"The Director's rules and regulations shall be consistent with, and in furtherance of, the Government's policy of relying on the private enterprise system to provide those services which are reasonably and expeditiously available through ordinary business channels."

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us government software 

a thing I think folks outside of government may not be aware of is that it's not a given that the federal government can develop technology services that can be provided, for fee or for free, to non-federal agencies (eg gov in states, tribes, territories, local).

why? good question! it's because the US loves private industry, and has written into its guidance that the US federal government should not offer services the private sector could.

links in next post -

programming dates horror 

@kit this may be the burnout speaking but perceived inaction is easier than action

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