It occurred to me today that the mint plant I keep on my windowsill is strangely emblematic of modern life. A plastic tub full of water is not it's natural habitat and it doesn't get enough sun to fully mature. It stretches itself into a shape that allows it to survive, if not thrive, and as a result if I planted it in soil and put it in the sun it might die from the shock. Still, life finds a way ...

If someone starts assassinating my character, spreading lies about me, trying to turn people against me, my first instinct is to panic and try to fix it. Especially when it happens, as it does at times, in the context of community organizing. What I've learned from all my failed attempts is simply this; don't feed the trolls. If a person's goal is to upset me, I win by keeping my balance. If a person's goal is to make me waste my time defending myself from their bullshit, I win by ignoring them.

.com is not available to folks in the EU, because it's publishers don't know how to protect their users' data. At least not well enough to comply with the minimal privacy and portability requirements of the . First time I've seen this ...

" is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine" - Richard Stallman.

Living in China puts a whole new spin on the phrase 'city that never sleeps' ;-)

I see don't have social media display cards yet for images in their articles, so here's that drug policy spectrum diagram without you having to hit their CDN

More #StarWars editorializing 

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