As promised: a Trash Talk post for The Big Game. Here it is, have at it. This is an open thread.
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Many folks are preparing for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow if not traveling over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house. Share your prep work here including recipes. This is an open thread.
FIFA’s dead bodies below the field, Kyrie Irving’s hate speech, Detroit not at Detroit but Buffalo instead. This is an open thread.
It’s difficult to imagine a social media platform the size of Twitter surviving nearly 90% loss of employees across the organization inside a three-week timeframe.
The self-ownage continues at Twitter.
Elon Musk’s Twitter: where hubris and ignorance meet reality.
Mid-term election-related content, updates, and discussion in this post and dedicated thread.
Critical to the massing of insurrectionist rioters on January 6 is a group of elected Republicans, several of which are running for re-election.
It’s the last weekend of the golf season here. Let the crying begin. This is an open thread.
By now you should be used to hearing this, but I’m leaving this marriage, Elmo. This is an open thread.