Good Bye Micro.Blog

I’m going to be shutting down my account, as well as the associated Twitter account and Facebook page that got reposted to here. I liked the idea of, but the lack of discovery meant that I was never really able to connect with people who shared my interests here. Even though I brought the issue up many times over the years, nothing was done about it. Then, with the destruction of Twitter, I was suddenly able to connect with hundreds of people on Mastodon in a matter of days, making that a viable option for the first time. I met some interesting people here on, but it always found like a private club. If you like you can find me on Mastodon:

Nov 11, 2022, 22:14

Swiss funder draws lots to make grant decisions: “In cases of grant applications of similar quality, bias often creeps in and influences the final call”

Nov 11, 2022, 22:08

Masks Cut Covid Spread in Schools, Study Finds - The New York Times

Nov 10, 2022, 22:55

Andrew Cuomo stacked New York’s highest court with conservatives who hijacked the state’s redistricting process.

Nov 10, 2022, 01:28

The Story of Baby O—and the Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty | The Nation

Nov 09, 2022, 23:33

How Taiwan’s Midterm Elections Work – Lev Nachman in The Diplomat

Nov 09, 2022, 23:32

Algorithms quietly run the city of DC—and maybe your hometown | Ars Technica

Nov 09, 2022, 23:32

Mastodon's Founder Has a Vision to Democratize Social Media (Nice interview in Time Mag)

Nov 07, 2022, 05:00

Coming to terms with Korean forced-labor history

(Testing out my Mastodon > Facebook Page workflow. Forgive the repeat posts.)

Nov 07, 2022, 03:36

Homeland Security Admits It Tried to Manufacture Fake Terrorists for Trump

Pawalled, but an important article about the impact of pollution in rural areas

The Trial of the Rats of Autun

No, Elon and Jack are not “competitors.” They’re collaborating. - by Dave Troy

What if We Let Majoritarian Democracy Take Root?

No, the West Didn’t Halt Ukraine’s Peace Talks With Russia - Russian diplomacy was always a smokescreen

Hindutva appropriations of indigeneity

Dr Anthony Fauci: long Covid is an ‘insidious’ public health emergency

Beijing’s favorite Bolshevik

Elsevier admits taking Merck money for scientific journal lookalikes

The ghosts of colonialism at the Pitt Rivers Museum

John Cleese on GB News: the hero of the right

Why So Many People Still Don’t Understand Anti-Semitism

Who, Indeed, Are the ‘Urban Naxals’ Who Delayed the Sardar Sarovar Project?

$100 billion later, autonomous vehicles are still a car-wreck

Latour and the Vineyard