One of the reasons I love the movie "DREDD" (2015) is that it's hard, somewhat recent proof that, with the right script and actors, you can still tell an ages-old story in a new, fresh, entertaining way.
"Hard-nosed veteran and uncertain greenhorn are trapped behind enemy lines, must shoot, smart, and sneak their way out"? That's a million books, movies, even songs.
But none of 'em are THIS one.
Trying to prepare for my trip Wednesday without getting TOO far ahead of myself. I have a checklist of "must take" items; I'll tackle some of the cosmetic stuff I wanna do tomorrow or Tuesday.
Today, I think prep will be a wander around the house, looking for the stuff small enough to come along and useful enough to feel like home away from home.
If I could easily bring a cat along, I would.
I hope more, of course, that a new vaccine booster for omicron becomes widely available, allowing us to really fight back, allowing more and more people a greater measure of safety.
I'll take a form that just wants to blow through town without burning the place down. We know it could be worse. We've seen it.
Stay safe as you can, fedi-friends.
So, I think it's commonly accepted? that a truly successful virus may start deadly, but through multiple mutations hits an eventual point where it spreads well and leaves most of its hosts alive. The most successful variants manage to edge out the deadlier ones, and they go on their happy way, taking over cells, making more of themselves, and leaving most hosts standing for a possible repeat performance down the line.
Omicron may be that version. I hope so.
Friends still need a couple hundred dollars ish to stop being threatened with eviction. We have cases up to 15,000 of COVID in our county. One household member just had it and another is currently positive. They have a child and another baby on the way, tons of wages have been lost. None of them have family local.
Anyone out there on the federated timeline with some money to spare, please help them. I’m literally begging you. https://goblin.camp/@hammerhead/107024049928580902
If you make a piece of software, and people are required to use that piece of software in order to, say, pay for their housing or groceries or pay back a loan, you are on the hook to make sure that software works for _every single person_ who needs to use it.
All of them.
Every screen reader user. Every person with muscle issues who can't use a mouse. Everyone who doesn't speak English. Everyone with three first names, or no last name. Everyone who is Irish or Jewish and has a ' in their name. Everyone with slow internet.
"Oh we don't have the resources to do that!" Great. Then you don't have the resources to make and sell that kind of software. Pack up and go home.
You don't need to advertise for the companies you're using. Create a simple logo for yourself. (Have someone design one for you.) Buy some patches and stickers.
Advertise yourself. I'm betting we all need the money far more than fuckin' Under Armour or Nike or Nvidia.
Products with big ol' logos, so I can advertise to the people around me, just don't sit right. I buy stacks of blank tees and baseball caps, bc you can get them in literal, unadorned stacks.
If I put anything on there, it'll be MY logo. I have light artistic skills. I have a logo. I even like it.
But if I didn't have a simple logo, there's someone here or on Fiverr who'd make me one for a bit of cash.
When I bought the parts for my new computer, fully half of them came with little branded decals for me to add to my case, I guess? Also not happening.
Favorite computer I ever owned? The original Cr-48. A *huge* part of that was due to the case: matte black rubber coating. No logos. Nothin'. Fuck, did I love pulling that bad boy out: "What kind of laptop is that?" Every time.
When I looked for a new backpack to take on my upcoming trip, I looked at an Under Armor bag. Size was right; color was right.
Too bad they all had that "UA" logo in huge, reflective ink basically covering the back of the bags.
I went with something of comparable size that has no logo on it—at least, not anywhere I've seen in a cursory inspection.
Hell, if it'd even been a few sewn-on, seam-rippable logo patches, I might've paid the extra & just removed them. But no.
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