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Steve Ivy
Steve Ivy

Some thoughts on crimes against BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) voters I left in a thread on Twitter

https://twitter.com/steveivy/status/1278807752005939200

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Steve Ivy

Stopping work to relax and celebrate my birthday and a late father’s day. Left a Sticky for myself so I remember what my next steps are with #goldfrog

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Steve Ivy

TFW your sweet sweet db storage changes and your not-close-to-ready-for-release feature share a branch #programmerproblems

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~ # 15:57 ~

Steve Ivy

This is the first time in my life I’ve wondered if my family will be intact come my next birthday. It’s terrifying and a feeling the BIPOC folks around me have lived with for centuries

shaken

~ # 14:12 ~

Steve Ivy

Today I am “one more ‘til 50” years old

~ # 12:44 ~

Steve Ivy

Readers: I’m processing a LOT of stuff these days, and I’m reading some recommended books by Black authors about the structural racism in our nation, so writing here on the blog will be… sporadic. Brain is full, do not have concrete opinions to post right now.

~ # 23:25 ~

Steve Ivy

My wife gets awfully competitive when we play head-to-head Ticket to Ride #games https://www.daysofwonder.com/tickettoride/en/

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Bob the Tomato on Racism in America

Wow, Phil Vischer, creator of the wildly popular (in the 2000s) Veggie Tales christian kids series and voice of Bob the Tomato, made a video discussing the history of race in America:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGUwcs9qJXY&feature=emb_logo

It’s amazing, and I’m going to link to some similar videos from black creators, but thought this is a great intro for us white evangelicals who are just getting our heads straight.

Steve Ivy

TFW you’re teetering on the edge between using the #microformats library to find h-cards and their properties and writing an entirely new wrapper to make finding #webmention comments “easy”

~ # 16:01 ~

Steve Ivy

Cynicism, sarcasm, and snark are defense mechanisms against difficult feelings, and I’m trying to set them aside and “sit with” the things I’m processing right now.

~ # 15:54 ~

Steve Ivy

One thing I remain impressed about with #golang: I almost never see “alternate libraries” for things like http, networking, html parsing. The builtins are good and well-documented, and there’s a culture of using what’s provided.

~ # 15:49 ~

Steve Ivy

“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.”

https://nationalseedproject.org/Key-SEED-Texts/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack #bookmark #racism

~ # 21:53 ~

Steve Ivy

White public radio host Peter Sagal shares about (1 instance of) the education white people get in this country https://twitter.com/petersagal/status/1274004959017697280

~ # 17:53 ~

Steve Ivy

It’s #juneteenth and some of my day is going to be spent educating myself. #blacklivesmatter

~ # 15:45 ~

Steve Ivy
Steve Ivy

There’s simply too much variation in this (5-song) playlist. I better bring that down to the 2 songs I’m crushing on right now.

~ # 15:47 ~

Steve Ivy

Back to a nerd topic: implemented some of the #webmention server in my blog software this evening, and rearchitected the storage layer with an interface to make testing easier. #golang

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