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pinboard maciej "I have a soft spot for the sheer, unapologetic user hostility of the DC METRO ticket machine. It is a work of art. "  image  jpg  photo  dc  metro  machine  subway  train  UX  chaos  2010s  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by cluebucket
random handwritten notes from work trip in oct/nov 2013... transcribed for posterity
On Train
man: give me a smile.
woman: why? I don't
know you, nor do I
like your face.
man: <dumbfounded>

All About Love: New Visions (2000)
MLK Jr. Black Studies
Div, Reference
call #: 30...
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @TrinityNYC
wanted to tag this for J-followers

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january 2017 by cluebucket
EFF's 100-Day Plan | Electronic Frontier Foundation
1. We will continue to defend digital rights in court.
2. We will test and leverage the Freedom of Information Act.
3. We will hold Silicon Valley accountable.
4. We will reach out to targeted communities to enhance their security and legal capabilities.
5. We will work on creating new security education materials.
6. We will work with the California legislature to resist federal government overreach.
7. We will build the ground game in Washington, D.C.
8. We will lead a campaign to end mass surveillance under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.
9. We will defend a free and open Internet.
10. We will cultivate a grassroots movement to defend digital rights in all 50 states.

'come back with a warrant' bumper sticker etc etc  plan  list  2017  2010s  donald_trump  privacy  freedom  internet  rights  government  america  state  fcc  net_neutrality  surveillance  campaign  legal  congress  dc  california  encryption  guide  silicon_valley  foia  transparency 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress | Rolling Stone
lots of typos in this but a good read, from 2005

"The House Rules Committee is perhaps the free world's outstanding bureaucratic abomination -- a tiny, airless closet deep in the labyrinth of the Capitol where some of the very meanest people on earth spend their days cleaning democracy like a fish."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
The Devastating Story of Washington's Peeping-Tom Rabbi | Washingtonian
"'Converts are the most vulnerable creatures of all,' says Wieseltier. 'They have left what they had, but they have not quite reached where they are going. They are in limbo. The only support they have is from the converting rabbi.'”
"And still the conversion process dragged on. Freundel never told her when she might be ready for the final steps: an audience before three rabbis who composed a conversion court plus a ritual purification bath in the mikvah.

"Months passed. Murphy waited. At a friend’s wedding, Freundel even taunted her: 'This could be you, but it’s not. I control that.'”
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january 2016 by cluebucket
Christopher Reeve Placed Atop Washington Monument | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"Though Reeve was unable to speak at the commemoration due to an intense fear of heights, no one was more moved by the ceremony than the actor himself. "Please let me down," the visibly touched celebrity said to reporters. "I'm cold, and I miss my family."

"Upon Reeve's natural death, he will be removed from the monument long enough to be encased in acrylic plastic, then reattached."
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december 2014 by cluebucket
BYT Interviews The Clientele (2014) - BrightestYoungThings - DC
what a night <3

AM: "We looked at these bands like Blur and Oasis, and we thought, 'We could be the next one of them, but we could do it better. We would correct all of the crassness and stupidity of their music, and we could just being an elegance to it – a kind of elegant surrealism to that kind of sound.'

That was always the plan, you see. There was a chance – a very, very small window that closed very fast – for us to get rich. Because we spent so long working out how exactly to put our first record out – which, obviously, in our eyes had to be this sort of classic record and couldn’t be hurried – we missed that window, and by the time we put our first record out, that kind of 60s-influenced music was completely out of fashion, and it was very hard to sell it either to a label or to fans or to the radio or anybody."
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july 2014 by cluebucket
Living LivingSocial: How D.C.'s homegrown coupon giant is trying to change its culture—and ours - Washington City Paper
comment section hehe

"(2) Simon's piece also shows the complexities of company culture, in particular how a culture that initially has a business purpose (innovation) can grow and cross a line, until you have an undefined "culture" that is effectively just "the type of people we like to hang out with". I'm always skeptical when people in my company or other companies evaluate potential or current employees based on "cultural fit" without having a specific definition of their culture and the business purpose their culture serves. That inevitably leads to discriminatory hiring and promotions, which multiple commenters here point to as a problem at LS."
—Ken Archer
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july 2013 by cluebucket
The boy in the bubble : CJR
"The timing couldn’t have been better. Not only had Klein entered political blogging at a moment when digital natives were beginning to reconstitute the opinion-journalism profession, but the topic that fused his passion and wonkery—healthcare—was surging back into the public discussion, as progressive ideas resurfaced within American liberalism."
"In fact, he is so deep inside now that he’s come to an even more terrifying conclusion about life in The Village than his Netroots compatriots could ever have dreamed: “I’m much more certain that the problems are systemic and the various forms of gatekeeping elites [are] impotent,” he wrote me in a follow-up email to our interview. “And that feeling—that the people in charge aren’t just wrong or bought off, but that, quite often, they fundamentally don’t know what they’re doing—is a bit scary, and fairly radicalizing.”"
ezra_klein  blogger  writer  blogging  writing  journalism  reporting  politics  2010s  policy  student  progressive  liberal  dc  smarty-pants  cjr  columbia_journalism_review  matt_welch  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Sally Quinn Forced to Dine With Non-Fake Friends -- Daily Intel
"Seriously. Hardly a week goes by without somebody blaming partisan polarization on the lack of proper dinner parties or, in an occasional twist, lunch.
"Quinn’s essay follows the general contours of this genre, but she adds her own uniquely mortifying touches. Her mourning of the decline of the Georgetown dinner party sweeps together such disparate trends as the appearance of a Kardashian at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Citizens United, hard times at newspapers, and the appearance on the scene of “25-year-old bloggers.” The result of all these baffling developments is that Quinn now has to have dinner with actual friends and not just people using each other for access to power."
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june 2012 by cluebucket
Dream City Collective
“When our children grow out of clothes, we should have places where we can take them, clearly marked anarchist clothing exchanges and have no bones about looking for clothing there first.”
–Kuwasi Balagoon, Anarchy Can’t Fight Alone
dc  infoshop  city  collective  anarchism  exchange  event  dream_city  radical  space  button  silkscreen  2010s  literature  21st_century 
march 2012 by cluebucket
Provisions Learning Project (ProvisionsLibrary) | LibraryThing
to browse: "The library's acquisitions policy centers around gathering vital materials in over thirty subject areas—or Meridians—that collectively define the field of social change studies"
librarything  database  library  research  infoshop  zine  provisions  virginia  dc  gmu  literature  inventory  search  culture  society  underground  pamphlet  feminism  progress 
november 2011 by cluebucket

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