• Dang I wish I could justify buying one of the new M1 13” MacBook Pros for myself.

  • Spent the day listening to The Cranberries. A hardwire in my brain takes me directly to riding the school bus in 1995, escaping into my Discman.

  • You want an Apple Watch challenge? Set your “Stand” goal to 16.

  • Tomorrow will be the first time in 20 years I won’t have a Macintosh capable of running the latest OS.

  • The work of democracy should be more considered than 280 characters at a time. We can slow down the discourse without slowing down our efforts demanding justice. Lessig calls this the Slow Democracy Movement.

    Listen to an example in his Another Way podcast.

  • I regularly get this song from Square One TV about probability stuck in my head: www.youtube.com/watch

  • It’s not the thing we care about the most, but the thing we had to care about first. Virginia will have drastically less partisan redistricting in 2021! Virginia redistricting amendment approved by voters - The Washington Post

  • The ERA has already been ratified

    I consider the ERA already ratified and is presently the 28th Amendment. The date limiting clause is in the resolution submitting the amendment to the States, not in the amendment text itself.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

    “ARTICLE —

    “Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    “Sec. 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

    “Sec. 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.”

    Congress does not have the power to set a date limit directly. Congress only has Article V power to propose amendments, not to dictate how those amendments are ratified. It can make (and has made) a date limit part of the amendment text itself, basically forcing the States ratify the time limit when ratifying the whole text. See the 22nd Amendment, Section 2:

    This Article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress

    Congress can say “here’s a new rule to vote on” and part of that rule can be the rules of passing that rule. But it can’t say “here’s a new rule to vote on and here are the new rules to follow when voting on that rule”.

  • Look at the Red Mirage/Blue Wave scenarios on this site to prepare yourself for Election Night: Election Night Scenarios – Electoral College FAQs

  • Lessig’s new mini-season on all the ways the electoral count can go sideways. podcasts.apple.com

  • I’d really appreciate it if they stopped putting out “20th anniversary” editions of albums I listened to in high school.

  • One positive aspect of parenting a virtual schooler is getting to drink a beer during Back to School Night.

  • Hammock + Beer + Book = Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday to me! Opsec be damned!

  • Sometimes I make unnecessary Venn diagrams

  • The fact that my president has no problem lying about little things and big things and still can’t answer the question “Do you denounce white supremacy?” with a simple “yes” is chilling.

    It’d be so easy for him to just lie.

  • Thank you Micro.blog! themarkup.org/blackligh…

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  • Anyone know how to make Books.app go back to just one column in iPadOS 14?

  • The way that my Richmond City conducts mayoral elections is stressful without ranked-choice voting.

    Does the candidate-I-don’t-like end up with district-level pluralities because the candidate-I-really-like and the milquetoast candidate split votes?

  • Lies.

  • Theme System journal and Cavies

  • Just read through this short book/long essay from Cory Doctorow: How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. Makes me want to be more deliberate with my interactions with Big Tech, but not sure where to start.

  • You’re having a two condiment sandwich requiring two knives. What condiments do you have and, more importantly, which knife do you use to cut the sandwich?

  • First day of ninja school

  • Can I just say that editors are the best? I cannot sing the praises of the editing profession loud enough.

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