Weekly Update, February 15, 2021
Greetz internet friend and welcome back to my blog! I’m enjoying a four day weekend thanks to a recharge day that my employer insisted on, and I almost forgot that I write updates today! However, I didn’t forget so I’m writing this now. Anyway let’s get on with it. One quick note – this is a spicy post because I am fired up, so if you are easily offended you might skip this one.
Finished an engagement and a report, looking forward to training this week and learning about how to perform a new offering. That’ll be cool.
Black Lives Matter
I’ve been spending a bunch of time on TikTok as opposed to other social media lately, and I am shocked to see how many white people are picking Black History Month to be racist and say the N word. Usually they are young and really stupid, but they are also occasionally older and really stupid. To be clear, I have no tolerance or patience for racists. I also don’t think that punishing people for their free speech is cancel culture, it’s called consequences.
All of that is to say that Black Lives Matter and holy shit to my fellow white people, shut the fuck up! If you aren’t providing a platform for BIPOC, or calling out hypocrisy, or actively fighting racism in 2021 just shut the ever-loving fuck up and get out of the way!
I also want to make it clear that the argument seeking to equate the terrorist attack on the capital with Black Lives Matter protests are morally bankrupt and do not deserve the dignity of a response. However, I’m going to reply to this garbage argument right here. Anyone who doesn’t have their heads up their own ass know that it was police and agent provocateurs (read undercover police) or far right extremists (which, I realize is the same thing) – they were the ones doing the majority of the violence.
Anyway, I don’t have more to say outside just repeating that Black Lives Matter and encourage all my white people to step up. It’s not enough to be an ally, it’s time to be an accomplice!
OH MY FUCK! Everyone knew the Republicans were not going to do the right thing. MOSCOW MITCH IS THE WORST OF THEM ALL! Immediately after voting that Trump was innocent, he went on TV and said he knew he was guilty.
I am not going to keep ranting about how evil Moscow Mitch McConnell is, but he truly is a monster.
It is my sincere hope that no one from the Republican party is ever elected dogcatcher after what the so-called “Grand Old Party” did last weekend. I am so disgusted I could vomit.
I posted a TikTok video about this over the weekend, but if everyone between the ages 18-40 were to put around $10 in a hat, we’d have around a billion dollars. We could buy a bunch of land, build apartments, pay the workers to build them, and let people live in them for free. Do a socialism.
I’m suggesting that, rather than having some violent revolution where a bunch of rich people get killed, instead a bunch of like-minded people could all band together and buy land together and start building a better world. I’ve written about this before, in the essay you can find here. I bet if we trained them, or promised not to sue them too much, doctors would show up too. Just a thought.
I’ve been spending a bunch of time lately making art and music. I had both a single and an EP come out on Apple Music and Spotify under the name, “Dude and the missing rugs.” I’m adding more links in the art section at the bottom. I also have been doing spray paint art and making stencils. I think it is really helping with my burnout from tech to be investing time in making cool art. If you are struggling with burnout I would highly suggest giving something creative a try. It’s done wonders for me and it might be good for you as well.
People to follow (on Twitter)
Bernice King - The daughter of Dr. King
Martin Luther King III - The son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
@cetolyne - great friend, awesome programmer, super helpful!
@blenster - cool maker, very positive, well worth a follow!
Marley - first place champ! Marley is one of the best on Twitter!
Null Coder - another awesome person to keep an eye on!
@EvilMog - creator of the DC MUD and an interesting person to follow.
TrakoZG – an internet friend who tweets excellent things
Sofia Rune – brilliant scholar who shares things that are both insightful and valuable
MildThrone – up and comer with a small following for now, but I think this account is on the rise!
Johnny B. Ill – Brilliant musician with wisdom to share for those smart enough to listen
Tiffany Collins - This is my wife, who is making cool art and is well worth a follow!
One last thing – for the music and art lovers
If you want to find what I am doing on other platforms, this is my TikTok here is my YouTube channel and here is the music project Twitter. Finally, if you want to listen to the full songs that I’ve recorded, you can check out my Spotify or search most music platforms for, “Dude and the missing rugs.”
My wife is making incredible art, and this is her website here is her TikTok she is also on Instagram and Twitter and you can buy her art on Etsy – she has some very affordable prints as well as even more affordable and cool stickers! Finally, if you like her art you can support her on Patreon as well!
That’s it for this week, internet friend! Thanks for reading this far! I hope you have a very nice day and a most excellent week.